The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time Films
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The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time

List Criteria: Films must be about dogs or feature dogs / puppies as major characters

Dogs have been featured in films since the dawn of cinema. The best dog movies ever feature cute pups that the audience can connect with. As they say, dog is man's best friend. If an audience doesn't like anyone in the cast, then they'll at least like the dog – this is especially important in dog movies for kids. Unlike other animals, canines are easily trained, and therefore ideal for motion picture production. This Hollywood dog movie list includes all types of dogs. So your favorite breed is probably included.

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  1. 1
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    Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham Box Office: $71,079,915

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  2. 2
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    most listed Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill, William Sadler Box Office: $43,247,647

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  3. 3
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    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker Box Office: $41,833,324

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  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Verna Felton

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  5. 5
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    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels Box Office: $136,189,294

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  6. 6
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    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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  7. 7
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    Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle Box Office: $73,034,460

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  8. 8
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Stanley Tucci Box Office: $57,114,049

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  9. 9
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    often listed Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover Box Office: $61,123,569

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  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson Box Office: $143,153,751

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    Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno Box Office: $43,760,605

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  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks Paul Walker, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs Box Office: $81,612,565

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  13. 13
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter, Dee Wallace Box Office: $21,156,152

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  14. 14
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    Edgar Buchanan, Peter Breck, Herb Vigran Box Office: $39,552,000

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  15. 15
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    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz Box Office: $34,134,641

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  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks Kurt Russell, Corey Feldman, Mickey Rooney

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  17. 17
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    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo Box Office: $94,514,402

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  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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  19. 19
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    Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth Box Office: $652,163

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  20. 20
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    Cuba Gooding, Jr., James Coburn, Jim Belushi Box Office: $81,172,560

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  21. 21
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    Danny Masterson, Bonnie Hunt, Debi Mazar Box Office: $53,443,066

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  22. 22
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    Emma Stone, Fergie, Owen Wilson Box Office: $33,644,788

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  23. 23
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kevin Spacey, Brian Cox, David Ogden Stiers Box Office: $21,006,361

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    Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter Box Office: $23,144,499

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  25. 25
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    added by bojanthebest Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise

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  26. 26
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    Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Eric Idle Box Office: $66,957,026

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  27. 27
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    Box Office: $32,647,042

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  28. 28
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    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest Box Office: $18,715,392

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  29. 29
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    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino Box Office: $32,772,492

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  30. 30
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    Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Benjean Box Office: $17,732,000

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  31. 31
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    Leslie Bibb, David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan Box Office: $33,357,476

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    Benjean, Jeff Olson, Lincoln Hoppe Box Office: $3,817,362

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  33. 33
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    added by bojanthebest Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steve Guttenberg, Arnold Vosloo, Majandra Delfino Box Office: $7,233,324

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  35. 35
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    Red Steagall, Joe Camp, Benjean Box Office: $22,257,624

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    added by bojanthebest James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman

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    added by bojanthebest Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen

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  38. 38
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    Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Carl Switzer

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Kris Kristofferson, Jim Belushi

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    Sierra McCormick, Tim Conway, Harland Williams

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    ranked high on reranks Amazing Dobermans

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    ranked low on reranks Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi Box Office: $13,299,749

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    ranked low on reranks Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher Box Office: $153,294,164

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    ranked high on reranks Valerie Bertinelli, Red Buttons, Conrad Bain

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  45. 45
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    Warren Moon, Kevin Zegers, Joey Galloway Box Office: $10,224,116

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  46. 46
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    Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Charlton Heston Box Office: $93,385,515

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    Ethan Hawke, James Remar, Seymour Cassel Box Office: $34,793,160

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    Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, J. Madison Wright Morris Box Office: $1,007,822

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  49. 49
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    Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner Box Office: $13,932,383

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    Christina Applegate, Nick Nolte, Neil Patrick Harris Box Office: $43,585,753

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