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Who doesn’t recall watching a dog movie while they were growing up? Although the plots varied, most movies revolved around the relationship between dogs and their owners, which never failed to tug at our heartstrings and fill us with feelings of warmth and love.
Since the dawn of film making, hundreds of movies have been produced with dogs in starring roles. Here is a list of our favorite if not best movies about dogs:
Benji is a cute dog who loves roaming around a town based in Texas. He leads a normal life- badgering the town’s cats and living on food handouts from shop owners. It isn’t until his two favorite humans are kidnapped that Benji gets into action. In the movie, Benji sets out to find the kids and discovers love on the journey. The movie was released in 1974.
2. Homeward Bound
If you’re a child of the 1980s, you’re likely to have fond memories of Homeward Bound! The film was first released in 1993. In the movie, three household pets feel they’ve been abandoned by their family, who one day decides to leave town. The pets decide to go an adventurous journey in search of their owners. An American bulldog, a Golden Retriever, and a sassy Himalayan cat are the stars of the movie.
3. 101 Dalmatians
This Disney classic was released in 1961 and is one of the company’s most profitable films. Perdita and Pongo are a happy dog couple living with their 15 pups and loving owners, Anita and Roger. When evil temptress Cruela De Ville decides to transform the pups into a fur coat, that’s when things go awry. This movie will take you through a whole range of emotions before triumphing in victory!
4. The Fox and the Hound
This Disney classic was first released in 1981. It’s a light-hearted story of true friendship between a fox and a hound. Through the plot, the movie tackles many complex issues, such as prejudice in society.
5. Old Yeller
Another beloved classic, Old Yeller, is a movie about how pets bestow responsibility upon us, the process of which makes us fall in love with them. More importantly, it teaches us how to deal with their loss. If you’re watching Old Yeller for the first time, be sure to watch it with a set of tissues!
6. Turner & Hooch
In Turner & Hooch, Tom Hanks (a neat freak) partners up with Hooch, a drooling, lazy but loving dog. The duo forms a police pair who set out to solve crime and wins hearts. It’s definitely a favorite amongst moviegoers!
We hope you love our list of favorite canine films. Happy Viewing!