There's no shortage of movies about man's best friend and we are here to determine the best dog movies for kids. Whether it's an old fashioned animated classic like 101 Dalmations or one of those new CGI ones, there's something about the adventures of a puppy or a dog that pulls on the heartstrings like nothing else.
That goes double for young kids. Even if you don't have a puppy at home, put on one of these good dog films for children, and watch even the toughest I-don't-care kids get wrapped up in the adventure. It makes sense that kids connect with dogs, as studies have shown that dogs can help calm children down and encourage them to connect with other people more. If you've ever asked yourself "what dog films can kids watch," look below for the answer. You'll find that quite a few of them are Disney dog movies.
A word of warning though, if you don't have a dog and you show your kids these movies, don't be surprised if they start bugging you night and day. "Can we please get a dog? I'll take care of it! Please? PLEASE?!"
So vote for your favorite appropriate dog movies for kids to get them to the top of the list, and don't forget to add anything we may have left off.
Directed by: Richard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Bermanhe Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July 10, ...more
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang ReithermanOne Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde GeronimiLady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a ...more
Directed by: Duwayne DunhamHomeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed by ...more
Directed by: Chris Williams, Byron HowardBolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner and ...more
Directed by: David R. EllisHomeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Directed by David R. Ellis, the film features the three animals from the first ...more
Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Chris RenaudThe Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke (Eric ...more
Directed by: David FrankelMarley & Me is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, based on the memoir by John Grogan. Newlyweds John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny Grogan (Jennifer Aniston) learn important life ...more
Directed by: Kevin Lima102 Dalmatians is a 2000 family comedy film directed by Kevin Lima in his live action directorial debut and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians and ...more
Directed by: Frank MarshallEight Below is a 2006 American family drama adventure film directed by Frank Marshall and written by David DiGilio. It stars Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, and Jason Biggs. It was ...more
Directed by: Brian LevantBeethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. It ...more
Directed by: Charles BartonThe Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a shaggy Old ...more
Directed by: Charlie BeanLady and the Tramp is a 2019 American romance film directed by Charlie Bean, based on the Walt Disney’s 1955 animated film of the same name. An upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady ...more
Directed by: Simon WellsBalto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more
Directed by: Charles Martin SmithA Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron. A dog (Bryce Dallas Howard) embarks on a 400-mile journey home after she ...more
Directed by: Joe CampThis tail-wagging tale begins as Benji visits his pals Cindy and Paul, whose father Paul Chapman, won't let them give the mutt a home. But the shaggy stray changes his mind by saving the day when ...more
Directed by: Chris RenaudThe Secret Life of Pets 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. A sequel to the 2016 film. ...more
Directed by: Robert VinceSanta Buddies is a 2009 direct to video film. It is the fourth installment of the Air Buddies spin-off series as well as the ninth film in the Air Bud franchise. It was released on November 2, 2009. ...more
Directed by: Brian RobbinsThe Shaggy Dog is a 2006 comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the second remake of the 1959 film of the same name, which was first remade as a television film in 1994. Both the 1959 and 1994 ...more
Directed by: Lawrence GutermanCats & Dogs is a 2001 American-Australian action-comedy film, directed by Lawrence Guterman. The screenplay by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra centers on the relationships between cats and dogs, ...more
Directed by: Randal KleiserWhite Fang is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. Based on Jack London's novel White Fang, it tells the story of ...more
Directed by: Frederik Du ChauUnderdog is a 2007 American live-action comedy superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon series of the same name. The film was directed by Frederik Du Chau and stars Peter Dinklage as Dr. Simon ...more
Directed by: Roger SpottiswoodeTurner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog as the eponymous characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also co-stars Mare Winningham, Craig ...more
Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan KuensterAll Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 AmericanIrish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the story ...more
Directed by: Raja GosnellBeverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the first in the Beverly Hills Chihuaha series. It is directed by Raja Gosnell and was released on ...more