Get your tails wagging! Here's our roundup of the best dog movies to watch with your family—including the pups, of course.

Best Dog Movies to Watch Right Now

Released: 1981 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie:  Disney’s classic entertains and shares enduring lessons about loyalty and friendship.

The Fox and the Hound

Released: 1961 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: Dogs fighting back against a diabolical socialite show how strong a pack is.

101 Dalmations

Released: 1986 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: It shows that dogs and cats can be best buds. How sweet is that?

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Released: 2006 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie:  It’s gripping, suspenseful, and highlights dogs’ strong bonds in a battle against the elements.

Eight Below

Released: 1989 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: The afterlife + hijinks = a memorable pup movie.

All Dogs Go to Heaven

Released: 1992 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: The antics of this scene-stealing St. Bernard will put you in stitches.

Beethoven

Released: 1997 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: It shows pups can do anything they set their minds to—even on the basketball court.

Air Bud

Released: 1993 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: Seeing how far pets will go to reunite with their families will break your heart and then fill it back up again.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Released: 1957 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: Old Yeller’s dedication to his family throughout the film is heartwarming.

Old Yeller

Released: 2017 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: The film celebrates the tender relationship between dogs and their human besties. Keep the tissues close.

A Dog’s Purpose

Released: 2009 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: You’ll be deeply moved by the loyalty and deep bonds between a man and his pooch.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Released: 1996 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: It brings the classic animated dog flick to life—and Glenn Close plays an excellent Cruella De Vil.

101 Dalmatians (live-action)

Released: 1955 Rated: G Why it’s a great dog movie: You’ll laugh, smile, and say “aww” as two pups from different worlds fall for one another.

Lady and the Tramp

Released: 2018 Rated: PG-13 Why it’s a great dog movie: Wes Anderson’s quirky stop-motion animation adventure is beautiful.

Isle of Dogs

Released: 2009 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: The sweet movie shows the great lengths kids will go to protect animals.

Hotel for Dogs

Released: 2019 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: It’s answers the question: What are pets really up to when you’re not there?

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Released: 2020 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: You learn what it’s like to read a dog’s mind—and it’s just as interesting as you think it is.

Think Like a Dog

Released: 2010 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: You get to experience life’s biggest transitions through the lens of a dog.

Marmaduke

Released: 2018 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: It’s relatable, heartwarming, and a gut punch (in a good way) to realize what an influence our pups have on our lives.

Dog Days

Released: 2008 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: It’s an inspiring story of a pup making his way home and learning valuable lessons along the way.

Bolt

Released: 2020 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: Buck’s strength, determination, and loyalty is inspiring to watch.

Call of the Wild

Released: 2000 Rated: PG-13 Why it’s a great dog movie: The hilarious mockumentary shows just how far dog owners will go to prove that their pup is the best of the best.

Best in Show

Released: 2021 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: The beloved children’s character is just as compelling on the big screen.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Released: 2008 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be reminded that every second with your beloved pup is precious.

Marley & Me

Released: 2005 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: It reminds us that as long as we have a dog, we’ll always have a friend.

Because of Winn Dixie

Released: 2019 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: Race cars, love, and unwavering loyalty—what’s not to love?

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Released: 2002 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: The fish-out-of-water story shows that no matter where you’re from, you can still be part of a pup’s pack.

Snow Dogs

Released: 2018 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: There’s just something about a scruffy dog doing whatever it takes to keep his loved ones safe.

Benji

Released: 1989 Rated: PG Why it’s a great dog movie: Dogs make the best detectives!

Turner and Hooch

Released: 2019 Rated: TV-PG Why it’s a great dog movie: It’s a great reminder that dogs make everything and everyone better.

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