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The Best Dog Movies for Kids

Updated May 18, 2020 1.0k votes 50 voters 1.3k views34 items

List RulesVote up the best dog movies for kids to watch.

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.

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    Balto is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    Balto

    Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins

    Released1995

    Directed bySimon Wells

    Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    Turner & Hooch

    Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson

    Released1989

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog... more on Wikipedia
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    The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    The Call of the Wild

    Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens

    Released2020

    Directed byChris Sanders

    The Call of the Wild is a 2020 American live-action CGI-animated adventure film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    Air Bud

    Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith

    Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Great Alaskan Race is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    The Great Alaskan Race

    Brian Presley, Treat Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Presley

    The Great Alaskan Race is a 2019 American action-adventure film directed by Brian Presley. Set... more on Wikipedia
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    Togo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    Togo

    Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson

    Released2019

    Directed byEricson Core

    Togo is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ericson Core. Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe)... more on Wikipedia
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    Arctic Dogs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    Arctic Dogs

    Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum

    Released2019

    Directed byAaron Woodley, Dimos Vrysellas

    Arctic Dogs (a.k.a. Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad) is a 2019 British-Canadian-South Korea... more on Wikipedia
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    Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    Snow Dogs

    Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian Levant

    Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding... more on Wikipedia
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    The Art of Racing in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Movies for Kids
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    The Art of Racing in the Rain

    Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2019

    Directed bySimon Curtis

    The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis... more on Wikipedia
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