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The 60 Greatest Movies Starring Dogs

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Since moving pictures first graced the silver screen, yes even before movies had sound, man’s best friend became a star of the big screen. In fact, some of the most beloved movie stars of all time were four-legged and furry!

Movies Starring Dogs

They might be animated, live-action, the hero, or the villain. They may have a starring role or win your heart as a sidekick. But, every dog in our list of the 60 greatest movies starring dogs are worth the watch!

Have you seen all the movies below? Now’s a great time to check them off your must-see list!

Live Action Dog Movies

  1. A Dog’s Purpose
  2. Marley & Me
  3. Because of Winn Dixie
  4. Togo (Disney+)
  5. Eight Below
  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
  7. Where The Red Fern Grows
  8. Benji
  9. Homeward Bound
  10. My Dog Skip
  11. Old Yeller
  12. Turner & Hooch
  13. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  14. Megan Leavey
  15. Lady & The Tramp (Disney+)

Animated Dog Movies

  1. Isle of Dogs
  2. All Dogs Go To Heaven
  3. The Secret Life of Pets
  4. Bolt
  5. The Fox and the Hound
  6. Lady and the Tramp
  7. 101 Dalmatians
  8. Balto
  9. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
  10. Oliver & Company

Movies With Memorable Dogs

  1. “Dug” in Up
  2. “Einstein” in Back to the Future
  3. “Fly” in Babe
  4. “Boy” in John Wick
  5. “Samantha” in I Am Legend
  6. “Sandy” in Annie
  7. “Max” in How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  8. “Jack” in The Artist
  9. “Bruiser” in Legally Blonde
  10. “Hercules” in The Sandlot
  11. “Frank” in Men in Black
  12. “Rex” in Megan Leavey
  13. “Fluffy” in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  14. “Nanook” in The Lost Boys
  15. “Toto” in The Wizard of Oz

Documentaries About Dogs

  1. Dogs Decoded
  2. Beyond the Myth
  3. The Champions
  4. Pet Fooled
  5. Death Row Dogs
  6. Dogs With Jobs
  7. Through A Dog’s Eyes
  8. Prison Dogs
  9. Madonna of the Mills
  10. Second Chance Dogs

Christmas Movies Starring Dogs

  1. A Dog Named Christmas
  2. The 12 Dogs of Christmas
  3. The Search for Santa Paws
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  5. The Dog Who Saved Christmas

Horror Movies Starring Dogs

  1. Frankenweenie
  2. Cujo
  3. The Breed
  4. Man’s Best Friend
  5. White God

Have you seen every movie on the list? Do you have any favorite dog movies that didn’t make the cut? Name them in a comment below!

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