This was by far the hardest group of films to cut down to just five but after much consideration and deciding to leave out animated ones, here’s my top five dog films.
- Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
This film follows the life of a young Skye Terrier, Bobby, and his bond with his owner. After his owner dies, we see the loyalty and devotion the dog has for his owner as he refuses to be adopted by anyone and wouldn’t leave his owners grave, even in bad weather. When Bobby is found to be unlicensed, the people of Edinburgh look after him.
A St Bernard puppy escapes after being stolen from a pet store and sneaks into the Newton household. The family all fall in love with the puppy except the father, who is jealous of Beethoven getting all of the attention, but when Beethoven becomes the target of an animal experiment, the dad is the only one who can help.
3. Snow Dogs
A Miami dentist, Ted Brooks (Cuba Gooding Jr.), inherits a pack of snow dogs after his birth mother passes away. He decides to keep the dogs and race them in a local race however first he has to learn how to run the sled dogs.
4. Marley & Me
John Grogan (Owen Wilson) adopts a golden Labrador Retriever, Marley, for his wife Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) to see if they’re ready to start their family. Marley refuses to listen to commands and continues to test everyones patience even after the couple have children.
5. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
When a family leave their 3 pets at home to go on vacation, the animals begin to think somethings wrong. Follow the journey the two dogs and a cat take across America to find their owners.