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List Rules 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. For more movie ideas beyond just dogs check out our Disney movies list. You can also check out our lists of anime shows and the best comedies on Netflix.
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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte Box Office: $43,585,753
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a 2010 family action comedy film, directed by Brad Peyton. The film stars Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. The film also stars the voices of ...more

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_denny-wright added The Incredible Journey Rex Allen, Jan Rubeš, John Drainie The Incredible Journey is a 1963 live-action Walt Disney film based on the novel, The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford. Narrated by Rex Allen, the film follows the adventure of three pets, ...more

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enderkiller200 added Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Danny Glover, Chris Carmack, Vicki Lewis Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure is a 2013 American computer-animated comedy/adventure film, and the sequel to the 2010 film Alpha and Omega. It is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores ...more

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Zeus and Roxanne Steve Guttenberg, Arnold Vosloo, Kathleen Quinlan Box Office: $7,233,324
Zeus and Roxanne is a 1997 family comedy/adventure film directed by George T. Miller. The film revolves around the friendship between the title characters, a dog and a dolphin, respectively. The ...more

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

Box Office: $84,216,833

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and released by Warner Bros. Based on the 1969–71 animated television series, ...more

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Good Boy! Brittany Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Vanessa Redgrave Box Office: $37,667,746

Good Boy! is a 2003 comedy film, directed by John Robert Hoffman and produced by Jim Henson Pictures, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starring 7 talking dogs. The film stars Liam Aiken as ...more

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See Spot Run Leslie Bibb, David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan

Box Office: $33,357,476

The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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_denny-wright added Savage Sam Brian Keith, Slim Pickens, Marta Kristen Savage Sam is a 1963 film sequel to Old Yeller based on the novel of the same name by Fred Gipson. Norman Tokar directed the live-action film, which was released by Walt Disney Productions on ...more

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JayneReynolds added Miracle Dogs Josh Hutchersonm, Kate Jackson, Rue McClanahan Miracle Dogs is a 2003 drama-family film directed by Craig Clyde.

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Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson Box Office: $58,946
Shiloh Season is a 1999 family/drama film about a boy trying to defend his dog from a man who is constantly under the influence. It is a sequel to the 1996 Shiloh.

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Johnz96 added Red Dog Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas, Noah Taylor Red Dog is a 2011 Australian family film directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan. The film is based on a true story from the novel Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres ...more

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LindaRoakeHubley added Big Red Walter Pidgeon, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand Big Red is a 1962 American family-oriented adventure film from Walt Disney Productions. Based on a 1945 novel by American author Jim Kjelgaard and adapted to the screen by American screenwriter ...more

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Saving Shiloh Taylor Momsen, Gerald McRaney, Scott Wilson Saving Shiloh is a family movie produced in 2006, based on the book of the same name written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. It is the third and final film in the trilogy, whose other members are ...more

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AmitRawat added Hachiko Monogatari Tatsuya Nakadai, Hisashi Igawa, Kei Yamamoto Hachikō Monogatari is a Japanese language film starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Mako Ishino, and Masumi Harukawa. The film, directed by Seijirō Kōyama, is a tragic, true story about ...more

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A Dogs Purpose is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
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Angel Dog is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
JayneReynolds added Angel Dog Jon Michael Davis, Farah White, Richard Dillard

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Gianna Mari Dailisan added Vampire Dog Norm Macdonald, Ron Pederson, Julia Sarah Stone Vampire Dog is an American family film released in 2012 and directed by Geoff Anderson. The movie stars Collin MacKechnie, Julia Sarah Stone, Amy Matysio, Ron Pederson and Jodi Sadowsky. The ...more

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Oh! Heavenly Dog Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif Box Office: $6,216,067
Oh! Heavenly Dog is a 1980 comedy film written by Rod Browning. The film stars Benjean, billed here as Benji, Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif. The film was directed by Joe Camp and ...more

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_denny-wright added The Legend of Lobo Walter Pidgeon, Émile Genest The Legend of Lobo is a 1962 American film that follows the life and adventures of Lobo, a wolf born and raised in southwestern North America. Neither time period nor precise location are ...more

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Fluke Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman, Nancy Travis Box Office: $3,987,768
Fluke is a 1995 film directed by Carlo Carlei and starring Matthew Modine as the voice of the title character with supporting roles featuring Eric Stoltz, Nancy Travis, Max Pomeranc, Bill Cobbs, ...more

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_denny-wright added Nikki, Wild Dog of the North Émile Genest, Jean Coutu, Jacques Fauteux Nikki, Wild Dog of the North is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.

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1491971760840 added Frankenweenie Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more

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Wiener Dog Nationals is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Mila Miesner added Wiener Dog Nationals Wiener Dog Nationals is a sports comedy film directed by Kevan Peterson.

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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison, Jesse Bradford Box Office: $11,642,946
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog is a 1995 adventure film starring Jesse Bradford and directed by Phillip Borsos. Its cumulative box office earnings were $10,435,021. The film ...more

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Bryce Buckley added The Plague Dogs Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne The Plague Dogs is a 1982 British adult animated drama film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The film was written, directed and produced by Martin Rosen, who also ...more

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White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Ethan Hawke, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Lewis

Box Office: $8,878,839

White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf is the sequel to the 1991 film White Fang. It was released on April 15, 1994 by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by Ken Olin, and stars Scott ...more

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Bingo Cindy Williams, Chelan Simmons, Glenn Shadix

Box Office: $8,667,684

Bingo is the titular character and a 1991 American family comedy film, released by TriStar Pictures. Bingo, a runaway circus dog saves the life of Chuckie, a young boy who is somewhat an outcast ...more

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White Dog Kristy McNichol, Burl Ives, Paul Winfield Box Office: $46,50
White Dog is a 1982 American drama film directed by Samuel Fuller using a screenplay written by Fuller and Curtis Hanson loosely based on Romain Gary's 1970 novel of the same title. The film ...more

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Quill the Life of a Guide Dog is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
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Wiener Dog Internationals is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
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AutumnRetreat added The Courage of Kavik the Wolf Dog John Candy, John Ireland, Ronny Cox The Courage of Kavik the Wolf Dog, also known as 'Kavik the Wolf Dog', is a 1980 made-for TV adventure film.

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A Dog of Flanders Jon Voight, Cheryl Ladd, Jack Warden Box Office: $2,165,637
A Dog of Flanders is a 1999 drama film directed by Kevin Brodie.

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Man's Best Friend Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, William Sanderson Box Office: $12,974,636
Man's Best Friend is a 1993 American black comedy horror film, directed and written by John Lafia. It stars Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, Robert Costanzo, Frederic Lehne, John Cassini, and J.D. ...more

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Top Dog Chuck Norris, Timothy Bottoms, Clyde Kusatsu

Box Office: $5,093,707

Top Dog is a 1995 comedy action film, directed by Aaron Norris and starring Chuck Norris. Written by Aaron Norris and Tim Grayem, it was Norris' last film to release theatrically, before he ...more

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Watchers Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman

Box Office: $940,173

Watchers is a 1988 horror film starring Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Barbara Williams and Lala Sloatman. It is loosely based on the novel Watchers by Dean R. Koontz. The film was shot in ...more

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AnnaPram added Amores perros Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Goya Toledo Amores perros is a 2000 Mexican drama thriller film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. Amores perros is the first installment in ...more

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chiwawa is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
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JimLin added We Are The Night Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Ivan Shvedoff We Are the Night is a 2010 German vampire horror film directed by Dennis Gansel, starring Karoline Herfurth and Nina Hoss. The film deals with a young woman who gets bitten by a female vampire ...more