Best Dog Movies You Must Watch

Pet parents have their own movie going on 24*7 while spending time or playing with their pooch. Anything that pets do just melts our hearts. But if you want to enjoy a cinematic adventure with your pet or are planning a movie date with them, we have some great suggestions that will evoke all emotions, from laughter to heartfelt; you and your furry baby are in for a treat.

Check out our list of the best dog movies of all time, ranked from Top 5 to Top 1. Get ready for some fun and entertainment with the whole family!

#5 The Secret Life of Pets, 2016



IMDb- 6.5/10 | Rotten Tomatoes- 72% 

Synopsis: The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy movie telling the story of Max, a Jack Russell Terrier. Max’s life is derailed when Katie, his human parent, brings home another pet, Duke, a mongrel. Max and Duke get into trouble while trying to remove each other from the house. This movie depicts their journey through the ups and downs, and how along the way they make enemies and friends with other stray animals. This story ends on a happy note with Max and Duke reuniting with Katie. 

Sequel: The Secret Life of Pets 2, 2019

Starring: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper

Director: Chris Renaud       

#4 DOG, 2022

Top 3 DOG

Comedy/ Road

IMDb- 6.5/10 | Rotten Tomatoes- 77%

Synopsis: An unlikely pair of former Army Rangers is formed against their will, and goes onto the road trip of their lifetime. Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois) drive each other crazy, break laws and learn to trust each other to find happiness in each other. Watch this movie to find out whether they will find their way down the Pacific Coast to a fellow soldier’s funeral, on time.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q’orianka Kilcher

Directors: Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin

#3 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, 1993

Top 3 Homeward Bound


IMDb- 6.9/10 | Rotten Tomatoes- 87% 

Synopsis: Based on a 1961 novel, The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford, follows the adventures of three pets who think they have been abandoned by their owners when they are on a vacation. To reunite with them, a boisterous American bulldog pup, a sassy Himalayan cat, and a wise old Golden Retriever find their way back home through the Californian wilderness.  

Sequel: Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Starring: Don Ameche, Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Adler  

Director: Duwayne Dunham

#2 Bolt, 2008

Top 2 Bolt


IMDb- 6.8/10 | Rotten Tomatoes- 90% 

Synopsis: A fictional canine star embarks on a journey to save his human friend, who he believes has been captured by the villain. He believes his amazing powers are real, but later finds out how wrong he was. With the help of his newfound friends, a cat and a hamster, Bolt learns to live like a normal dog.  

Starring: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton 

Directors: Chris Williams & Byron Howard

#1 Togo, 2019

Top 1st Togo

Historical/ Adventure

IMDb- 7.9/10 | Rotten Tomatoes- 93% 

Synopsis: True story is set in the winter of 1925, of a sled dog Togo and trainer Leonhard Seppala. This is an exciting underdog story of Togo, who leads the pack despite being small and considered weak. This heartfelt story follows the adventures of Togo and Leonhard, through the dangerous terrain of Alaska. 

Starring: William Dafoe, Michael Greyeyes, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl

Director: Ericson Core                 


Here were some of the best dog movies; and how can we forget the most loved dog movie, 101 Dalmatians. This movie takes us through the comic events that happen when thugs try to steal Dalmatian pups for Cruella’s coat. This has been highly praised by the audience and is still loved by many. 

Pick your favorite and cuddle up to your pooch to watch one of these movies. We guarantee a time filled with fun.

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