Dog Movies for Kids

Are your kids barking mad about dogs? Then there's no bones about it: These great dog "tails" are sure to have them yipping with glee. There are a lot of animal movies out there -- and many aren't great. So to keep you from the "ruff" stuff, we've picked some of the best dog movies that are sure to please your animal lovers. Whether they're in an animated adventure, a touching live-action drama, or a bark-out-loud comedy, these doggos  will be your kid's best friend in no time. And for more exciting animal fun, try one of the Best Animated Animal Movies.

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101 Dalmatians Movie Poster Image
Lovable cartoon classic with cute dogs and a mean villain.
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(Release Year: 1961)
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The Adventures of Milo and Otis Movie Poster Image
Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Movie Poster Image
Upbeat talking-animal adventure is fun for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Bolt Movie Poster Image
Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Movie Poster Image
Latest sequel is surprisingly fun; good role models, too.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster Image
Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.
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(Release Year: 1955)
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Super Buddies Movie Poster Image
Popular puppies turn into superheroes, with mild action.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Air Bud Movie Poster Image
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Balto Movie Poster Image
Brave dog saves kids in fun but tense fact-based film.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Lady and the Tramp (2019) Movie Poster Image
Remake has humor and heart; some peril, emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Pick of the Litter Movie Poster Image
"Dog"umentary fetches empathy, enlightenment, warm fuzzies.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Shaggy Dog (1959) Movie Poster Image
A lovable mutt of a classic comedy.
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(Release Year: 1959)
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Benji Movie Poster Image
Adorable stray dog in '70s classic; some peril.
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(Release Year: 1974)
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Cats & Dogs Movie Poster Image
Plenty of heart and hijinks mixed with litter box humor.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Hotel for Dogs Movie Poster Image
Young pet lovers will get a kick out of dog comedy.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Poster Image
Sequel reduces dark comedy, ups laughs, keeps rude humor.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Scoob! Movie Poster Image
Fun Scooby reboot has goofy hijinks, scenes of peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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All Dogs Go to Heaven Movie Poster Image
Intense animated adventure has peril, drinking, smoking.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Because of Winn-Dixie Movie Poster Image
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Beethoven Movie Poster Image
Sloppy but lovable dog tale has violence, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Benji (2018) Movie Poster Image
Updated dog tale has realistic peril and violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Eight Below Movie Poster Image
Inspiring story about brave sled dogs.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Iron Will Movie Poster Image
Coming-of-age tale has some violence, deaths.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Lassie Come Home Movie Poster Image
Barkin' good moral-rich classic. But violent, too.
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(Release Year: 1943)
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Old Yeller Movie Poster Image
Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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My Dog Skip Movie Poster Image
Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Shiloh Movie Poster Image
Book-based dog tale has some emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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A Dog's Journey Movie Poster Image
Sequel is as sentimental and emotional as the first film.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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A Dog's Purpose Movie Poster Image
Tearjerker is sweet, poignant, and occasionally violent.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A Dog's Way Home Movie Poster Image
Sentimental but sweet dog adventure has intense, sad scenes.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Poster Image
Weepy wisdom dispensed in dog drama about life and loss.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale Movie Poster Image
Dramatic story of a dog's devotion is emotionally intense.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Marona's Fantastic Tale Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, heart-tugging dog drama has some sad moments.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Red Dog Movie Poster Image
Emotional dog tale features drinking, violence, and loss.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Togo Movie Poster Image
True Alaska tale mixes action and drama; some peril.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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White Fang (2018) Movie Poster Image
Elegantly animated take on classic book has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Max Movie Poster Image
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Brave military dog saves the day in intense adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Alpha Movie Poster Image
Boy, wolf face intense peril in epic prehistoric adventure.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Sounder Movie Poster Image
Affecting update of the coming-of-age classic.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Turner & Hooch Movie Poster Image
Dog-buddy comedy has lots of slobber and some violence.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Megan Leavey Movie Poster Image
Poignant, earnest drama about a Marine and her war dog.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Stray Movie Poster Image
Street dog docu promotes empathy; some strong language.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Best in Show Movie Poster Image
Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Stella's Last Weekend Movie Poster Image
Strong language in touching dramedy about family, dog.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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