The 9 Best Dog Movies to Watch with your Pup
There’s nothing like crashing on the couch with your pup and watching (or re-watching) the best dog movies. From animated dog movies to newer releases, dogs are just as popular on the big screen as they are in real life. Butter up your popcorn, grab your dog a bone and curl up with the best dog movies to watch together.
A Dog’s Purpose (2017)
One minute you're crying but before you know it you’ll be laughing—watching A Dog’s Purpose full movie is a real emotional roller coaster. Over four lifetimes with different owners, Bailey is reborn to teach the true meaning of love and friendship. A Golden Retriever in one lifetime and a German Shepherd in the next, Bailey gives us some great dog eye candy in this heartwarming story.
Marley & Me (2008)
Come for Jennifer Anniston, but stay for that adorable little Labrador Retriever! Marley & Me is a classic dog movie that shows an authentic human-dog connection on screen. Comforting like a sitcom but with just enough drama, by the end of Marley & Me, you’ll want to hold your pup just a little tighter.
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
One of the original animated dog movies, the Lady and the Tramp is a Disney classic going back decades. Who among us hasn’t tried recreating that iconic date night scene with the spaghetti and meatballs?
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
There’s a reason why Chihuahuas are thought of as the snobbiest of dogs. Beverly Hills Chihuahua tells the story of spoiled rich dog Chloe who gets stranded in Mexico, only to be helped along the way by a wayward street dog named Delgado. It may seem like a cheesy dog movie, but this story of a mismatched couple is just as good as it was in 2008.
101 Dalmatians (1961, 1996)
You have two options with 101 Dalmatians, you could go with the animated dog movie original or with the live-action cult classic featuring Glenn Close as the hilariously wicked Cruella De Vil. Either way, you’ll be cheering for those black-and-white spotted puppies by the end of the movie.
An underrated Disney animated dog movie, an American White Shephard named Bolt escapes a TV studio where he starred in a show about a dog with superpowers. Bolt is a family-friendly movie about friendship that will stay with you after the credits roll.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets is a dog movie, a cat movie, a rabbit movie—any pet you can think of, it’s here! One of the best animated dog movies of all time, The Secret Life of Pets was a box office smash when it came out in 2016, and definitely deserves a re-watch!
Zoinks! Scooby-Doo is one of pop culture’s most famous animated dogs, and this big-screen adaptation lives up to the cartoon classic. Dim the lights and join Scooby, Freddy, Velma and the rest of the gang to solve a mystery for the ages.
You knew this one was going to be on the list. Lassie should not be watched, under any circumstances, without a box of tissues next to the couch. It’s the archetypal tale of a young, misunderstood boy and his canine best friend out in the countryside that will manage to touch you every time you watch it.