What Are the Best Dog Movies Of All Time?

Owning a dog can bring benefits not only to the physical but also to the mind and social life. Because dogs are considered to be active and lively, their owners may improve their enthusiasm to exercise, go outside, and interact. 

Have you ever wondered how the dog feels, how the dog acts when we are not around, or what the dog is thinking? 

To find out, let us show you some extremely regarded dog flicks. 

101 Dalmatians


101 Dalmatians features both an animated picture and a live-action adaptation. It is co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Great Oaks Entertainment. The film was inspired on Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. When it was released in 1996, the live-action film with a budget of $67 million and made $320.7 million worldwide. It had two movie sequels after the popular release of the live version, and it was additionally available on laserdisc, DVD, and videogames. 

This film is about dalmatian pups that a female villain wants to buy in order to produce fur coats. However, because the owner of the dalmatians refused, the villain hired a thief to steal them. Finally, the couple’s 15 puppies escaped, along with 84 other stolen dogs. The owners decided to adopt the 84, totaling 101 Dalmatians. 

The story demonstrates that dogs, like humans, require love and care. That the dog is more than just an extra helping hand or a tool, but a member of the family who should be treasured.



Beethoven is a comedy film about a St Bernard breed dog and was released on 1992. The movie grossed over $147.2 million dollars worldwide. It had four Movie sequels and three solo Movies after its first release. It also has an animated television series. Because of the film’s success, it was named Best Picture Film at the Genesis Awards. It was also nominated in other categories by other award-winning organizations.

Beethoven tells the story of a dog who is adopted by a household. Beethoven is adored by the children and mother of the family, but his father is dubious. The father grew jealousy. So when Beethoven attacked the veterinarian, he did not hesitate to hand Beethoven to him. 

It wasn’t long before the father discovered that the veterinarian had not been attacked; instead, Beethoven will be used in an experiment alongside some canines in a warehouse. The dogs eventually fled with the assistance of Beethoven’s owners.

In the story you can see how loving and protective a dog is to its owners. Although sometimes we misunderstood them, in all circumstances, a dog will remain loyal.

Marley & Me


This 2008 comedy-drama film was based on a 2005 memoir. It grossed $247.7 million at the box office globally. It had received awards and been nominated by numerous award-giving organizations. The film was later released on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. A prequel was also released in 2011. 

The plot revolves around a newlywed couple and their hyperactive Labrador puppy. Later, the family had children, and troubles occurred with the protagonists in the film, such as changing employment, shifting to another home, the area crime rate, and the female protagonist’s postpartum depression. Despite the difficulties, the family remained intact, including their favorite dog. At the end of the film, their beloved dog died due to disease and old age. His owners, though, remembered him as a member of their family.

The narrative taught us to maintain hope and be brave in difficult situations. 

A Dog’s Journey


The same-named novel from 2012 served as the inspiration for the 2019 comedy-drama movie. Globally, it brought in $75.6 million. After a successful opening, the movie was made available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc as well.

The story follows the reincarnations of a St Bernard breed dog due to its yearning to be reunited with its old owners. Finally, the pet dog and its owners were reunited. Families that had previously been destroyed owing to their separate dispositions in life have also been reconciled.

The narrative reminds us that when the going gets rough, the tough get going.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey


This animal-themed adventure comedy film from 1993 is based on a 1961 novel. It is a remake of the 1963 classic The Incredible Journey. It grossed $57 million worldwide and spawned a sequel in 1996.

This film follows the adventurous journey of two dogs and a cat returning home to their owners. Even though their adventure was exciting and they experienced numerous hurdles, they triumphed and returned home to their family who awaited their return.

The story’s lesson emphasizes the value of family and the need for a never-say-die mentality when it comes to family.

Lassie Come Home


This 1943 film is based on a novel written in 1940. Because of its popularity, it spawned sequels and remakes. It was also available on VHS and DVD. With a budget of $666,000, the film grossed $4,517,000 at the box office.

The film’s setting is England during the Great Depression. It revolves around the youngster and his rough collie. Due to financial constraints, the boy’s parents were obliged to sell his pet dog to the wealthy Duke of Rudling. Because the dog disliked his new owner, he attempted to flee multiple times. This is what the Duke noticed, so he took the dog from England to Scotland to be his granddaughter’s companion. Because the girl noticed that the dog was unhappy with them, she decided to send the dog home. Their journey was not easy wherein they faced hardships. But eventually, the dog reunited with her beloved boy who is waiting for her return. 

A Dog’s Purpose


The protagonist of the tale is a feral puppy who was put to death in a dog pound. Since the 1960s, it has undergone numerous reincarnations and ownership changes. At the conclusion of the narrative, it is reunited with its original owner, who is now in his 60s. The lesson of the story is to enjoy yourself, help others, find someone to spend time with, and to not worry about the past or the future.

This 2017 comedy-drama-adventure movie made $205 million worldwide, and a follow-up was released in 2019. It’s based on a book published in 2010. The movie is accessible on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The Shaggy Dog


In this movie, a workaholic father puts his job above his family. After visiting a lab, he became infected with some sort of virus. He discovered an illicit top-secret serum that turned him into a dog. In the end of the tale, he transformed back into his former self and pursued the maker of the illegal serum because it involved unethical animal experiments. The protagonist reconciles with his family at the end of the story.

This 2006 movie is the fifth in the titular franchise, which was a remake of the 1959 film and had a follow-up in 1976.

Available on DVD, this movie has a global box office haul of $87.1 million.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale


This movie is based on the real-life events that happened to an Akita breed dog named Hachiko and his owner in Japan. The story of loyalty starts with Hachi the dog and his owner, who he would pick up from the train station after work and accompany to the train station. Even after the owner passed away from a heart attack, Hachi continued to wait for his arrival at the railway station. He became a symbol of fidelity after Hachi passed away from old age.

This film was a hit that grossed $46.7 million at the box office.



The 2008 release of this computer-animated movie saw $310 million in international sales.

This is the tale of Bolt, a dog that appears on a television program and believes he possesses superpowers. He was accidently transferred from Hollywood to New York City when he believed that his owner, who is also with him in the television series, had been kidnapped. He joined forces with a cat and a hamster for his journey. When the dog found his owner again, they were both caught in a fire, and the dog saved his owner. he young owner eventually adopted the cat and hamster and settled down to a quiet life away from the spotlight of being a famous artist.



This 2019 historical-adventure movie is based on a real incident that happened in 1925, during the height of the diptheria pandemic in Alaska. on the story, a musher and his dogs were tasked with assisting on the 674-mile journey from Nenana to Nome of deptheria antitoxin serum. The trek was challenging for the musher, his sled dogs, and dog leader Togo because of the severe weather. 

However, due to collaboration and a desire to win, it was successful with some mushers who took part in the 1925 Serum Run to Nome, also known as The Great Race of Mercy. 

Eight Below


This survival drama film from 2006 is a remake of a 1983 Japanese film. It tells the story of a guide at an Antarctic research base who travels to a camp to accompany a researcher. They were the only ones who made it home due to the poor weather, and the guide’s eight sled-dogs (2 Alaskan Malamutes and 6 Siberian Huskies) were left behind. After repeated tries and with the assistance of the guide’s friends, the guide and his dogs were reunited after 6 months in the harsh Antarctic winter. The two here, however, died before they could be saved.

The movie made $120.5 million in box office revenue.

The Call of the Wild


This adventure movie from 2020 is based on a 1903 book, although it takes place during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. It revolves on the experience of a kidnapped dog from California who ends up in the Yukon where he meets an elderly frontiersman and they are agitated by a cruel gold-prospector. Despite dying in the end, the antagonist shot the protagonist before passing away. The final scene displays that the white wolf and the dog have offspring who welcomed the call of the wilderness.

This movie earned $111.1 million in total worldwide.


This 2007 American comedy movie centers on a bomb-sniffing dog who loses his job as a result of a well-publicized error. When this beagle was dismissed, he went on the rampage at a facility after resisting to be a part of an unethical experiment. Here, he was exposed to chemicals that gave him superpowers including talking like a human, flying, super speed, and strength.

He once more assumed the role of guardian of Capitol City during one of his “superhero” escapades in which he performs heroic deeds.

The box office receipts for this movie were $65.3 million.

Lady and the Tramp


It is the fifteenth Disney animated picture, released in 1955. This is the tale of an opulent and pampered Cocker spaniel’s romance with a stray mongrel, as well as the adventures they go on together. Bringing in $187 million at the box office, it was an enormous hit.


These amazing dog movies teach everyone about unconditional love. It teaches us that dogs are family members, that they are more than just watch or guard dogs, but a selfless buddy.