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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MOVIE

101 Dalmatians

age 5+

Lovable cartoon classic with cute dogs and a mean villain.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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MOVIE

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

age 5+

Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
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MOVIE

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

age 5+

Upbeat talking-animal adventure is fun for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

Bolt

age 5+

Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

age 5+

Latest sequel is surprisingly fun; good role models, too.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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MOVIE

Lady and the Tramp

age 5+

Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1955)
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MOVIE

Super Buddies

age 5+

Popular puppies turn into superheroes, with mild action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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MOVIE

Air Bud

age 6+

Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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MOVIE

Balto

age 6+

Brave dog saves kids in fun but tense fact-based film.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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MOVIE

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

age 6+

Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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MOVIE

Lady and the Tramp (2019)

age 6+

Remake has humor and heart; some peril, emotional intensity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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MOVIE

Pick of the Litter

age 6+

"Dog"umentary fetches empathy, enlightenment, warm fuzzies.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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MOVIE

The Shaggy Dog (1959)

age 6+

A lovable mutt of a classic comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1959)
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MOVIE

Benji

age 7+

Adorable stray dog in '70s classic; some peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1974)
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MOVIE

Cats & Dogs

age 7+

Plenty of heart and hijinks mixed with litter box humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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MOVIE

Hotel for Dogs

age 7+

Young pet lovers will get a kick out of dog comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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MOVIE

The Secret Life of Pets

age 7+

Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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MOVIE

The Secret Life of Pets 2

age 7+

Sequel reduces dark comedy, ups laughs, keeps rude humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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MOVIE

Scoob!

age 7+

Fun Scooby reboot has goofy hijinks, scenes of peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

All Dogs Go to Heaven

age 8+

Intense animated adventure has peril, drinking, smoking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
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