7 Best Dog Movies You Need To Watch Right Now
1. Iron Will
This film from 1994 is action-packed for you adventure/dog lovers out there. The story follows a man who enters a dog-sled race in hopes of saving his family's farm. Freezing temperatures, physical exhaustion, and other hardships test the willpower of both the young man and his team of dogs, led by Gus - a beautiful Siberian Husky with one blue and one green eye. Iron Will shows the real inner strength both men and dogs possess as the team fights to win their race from Winnipeg to St. Paul.
Benji is the story of the cutest little mutt who roams around a small town in Texas. He has a pretty normal life - getting handouts from a local shop owner and badgering one of the town's resident cats - until two of his favorite children are kidnapped. Benji sets out on a mission to save the kids and even finds love along the way. It's an adorable story, told through the eyes of one loveable pup. Benji was filmed in 1974.
Who doesn't have some amazing childhood memories of Homeward Bound? This 1993 movie follows the story of three pets who, thinking they have been abandoned when their owners go out of town, leave behind their comfortable domestication and strike out into the wild on a search for their owners. The main pet characters of the movie are Sassy a Himalayan cat, Shadow a Golden Retriever and Michael J. Fox who stars as the voice of Chance an American Bulldog. The unlikely trio will take you on an epic journey full of laughs and suspense. This is the perfect movie for cat and dog lovers alike.
4. 101 Dalmatians
This 1961 classic, was one of Disney's most successful films. Pongo and Perdita are perfectly happy with their 15 puppies and charming owners, Roger and Anita - that is, until the evil Cruella De Vil decides she wants to turn the dogs into a fashionable fur coat. This familiar story is one that will keep you in suspense and make you laugh out loud, even if you've seen the movie before.
5. My Dog Skip
The cast of this movie from 2000 is incredible - Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, and Frankie Muniz take the stage along with two Jack Russell Terrier actors named Moose and Enzo. The storyline includes drama, comedy and even historical events, which makes for an interesting plot and a heartwarming story about the friendship between a boy and his dog.
This classic was released in 1957, which means it's been tugging at heartstrings for a half a century already. Old Yeller is a story of how we come to love our pets, the responsibility they give us and how we deal with their loss. Just be warned, if you haven't seen it yet, bring the tissue box because it is a real tear-jerker.
7. A Dog's Purpose ( Our Personal Favourite)
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog's perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.