Culture

The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time  

All Genre Movies Lists
Originally by
46.9k votes 7.1k voters 1M views 98 items

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 check out our Disney dog movies list or our list of dog movies for kids. You can also check out our lists of anime shows and the best comedies on Netflix and even the best names for dogs from movies.

list ordered by
1
Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on 22 June 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th film in the ...more
2
Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

Box Office: $41,833,324

Homeward 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 ...more
3
101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels
Box Office: $136,189,294
101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more
4
Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham
Box Office: $71,079,915
Turner & 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 ...more
5
Lassie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth
Box Office: $652,163
Lassie is a 1994 adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional collie Lassie.
6
Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
bojanthebest added Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire
Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in Texas. It is based upon ...more
7
The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman
he 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 ...more
8
Marley & Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane
Box Office: $143,153,751
Marley & 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 ...more
9
Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton
Box Office: $57,114,049
Beethoven 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. ...more
10
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill, William Sadler
Box Office: $43,247,647
K-9 is a 1989 American action-comedy film starring James Belushi and Mel Harris. It was directed by Rod Daniel, written by Steven Siegel and Scott Myers, produced by Lawrence Gordon and Charles ...more
11
All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
bojanthebest added Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback
All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the ...more
12
Bolt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz
Bolt 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 ...more
13
Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen
Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō, it is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey,Kaneto ...more
14
Eight Below is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Paul Walker, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs
Box Office: $81,612,565
Eight 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
15
The Shaggy Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover
Box Office: $61,123,569
The 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 ...more
16
Hotel for Dogs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Box Office: $73,034,460

Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film based on the 1971 Lois Duncan novel of the same name. The film, directed by Thor Freudenthal and adapted by Jeff Lowell, Bob Schooley, and ...more
17
Benji is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Edgar Buchanan, Frances Bavier, Peter Breck
Box Office: $39,552,000
This 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 ...more
18
Cats & Dogs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum
Box Office: $93,385,515
Cats & 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 ...more
19
101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Tom Islava added Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

Box Office: $215,880,014 

One 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
20
The Adventures of Milo and Oti... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi
Box Office: $13,299,749
The Adventures of Milo and Otis is an Japanese adventure comedy-drama film about two animals, the titular characters, Milo and Otis. The original English version was released on June 27, 1986, ...more
21
Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Michael Bolton
Box Office: $81,172,560
Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn. The film was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney ...more
22
Max is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Sara J. Worley added Max Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank

Best friend, hero, marine

23
Where the Red Fern Grows is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
bojanthebest added James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman
Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1974 film directed by Norman Tokar, based on the 1961 novel of the same name. It stars James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Stewart Petersen and Jack Ging.
24
A Dog's Way Home is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp
A 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 ...more
25
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Dog Movies of All Time
Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno
Box Office: $43,760,605
Underdog 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