A good movie usually has a hero or character you can root for. What’s even better is when that hero is a dog who saves the day! Having dogs in movies can uplift the protagonists as much as they do the audiences. Dogs can bring even the toughest of critics to tears.
With everything going on in the world, it’s a refreshing little break to curl up and have your heart strings plucked by man’s best friend. It can be a kid-meets-dog tale, a journey of survival and self discovery, or a story of a kind-hearted pup breaking down the walls of a cynical man.
Even though these movies have canines at their center, they also have tons of faces you've seen and loved countless times over the years, with real star power. So whether you’re in the mood to break out the tissues or looking for laughs of the canine kind, we have rounded up a few movies that have a little bit of everything. From old classics to Disney animation, here are 10 movies where a dog(s) is a central character.
Marley and Me (2008)
The famed tear-jerker (based on the best selling book) that proves how strong the relationship between dog and owner can be. That is, in addition to the chaos one small puppy can bring into the lives of two people trying to start a family.
Best in Show (2000)
This American mockumentary comedy film (co-written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy) follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show as they travel to the show and compete once there. Fun Fact: much of the dialogue was improvised in this laugh out loud comedy.