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 so good. 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 and puppers 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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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The Adventures of Milo and Otis Movie Poster Image
Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Bolt Movie Poster Image
Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Movie Poster Image
Latest sequel is surprisingly fun; good role models, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1955)
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Air Bud Movie Poster Image
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Balto Movie Poster Image
Brave dog saves kids in fun but tense fact-based film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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All Dogs Go to Heaven Movie Poster Image
Intense animated adventure has peril, drinking, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Benji Movie Poster Image
Adorable stray dog in '70s classic; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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Hotel for Dogs Movie Poster Image
Young pet lovers will get a kick out of dog comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Beethoven Movie Poster Image
Sloppy but lovable dog tale has violence, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Eight Below Movie Poster Image
Inspiring story about brave sled dogs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Iron Will Movie Poster Image
Coming-of-age tale has some violence, deaths.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Lassie Come Home Movie Poster Image
Barkin' good moral-rich classic. But violent, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1943)
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Old Yeller Movie Poster Image
Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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My Dog Skip Movie Poster Image
Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Shiloh Movie Poster Image
Book-based dog tale has some emotional intensity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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A Dog's Purpose Movie Poster Image
Tearjerker is sweet, poignant, and occasionally violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale Movie Poster Image
Dramatic story of a dog's devotion is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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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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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(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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Megan Leavey Movie Poster Image
Poignant, earnest drama about a Marine and her war dog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Best in Show Movie Poster Image
Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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