If you’re looking for a relaxing activity to share with your canine pet, a Hollywood dog movie could be just the thing. You’ll find dogs of all breeds featured in comedies, thrillers, romance, sci-fi and adventure movies. In non-animated flicks, dogs have been paired with some of Hollywood’s most popular stars to include Tom Hanks, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Ethan Hawke and many others.
From animated favorites like “101 Dalmatians” to canine cop films like “Turner and Hooch,” Hollywood dog movies provide great fun and entertainment for “chillin'” with your pup. Here’s a summary of top dog movies worth viewing with your pet.
Animated Dog Films
Lady and the Tramp
– In this animated, romantic comedy, Lady, a pampered female Cocker Spaniel living with an upper-class family, finds herself stranded and alone on the street. There she befriends a mongrel street dog called Tramp who takes her under his wing. The two share daring escapades and romantic interludes as Lady tries to find her way back home.
– Two pet owners (Roger and Anita) with matching male/female Dalmatian dogs (Pongo and Perdy) fall in love and marry. Soon 15 baby Dalmatian pups are added to the family. Enter Cruella de Vil, Anita’s villainous boss whose passion for fur prompts her to hire some bungling henchmen to kidnap the pups, adding them to a growing collection of stolen Dalmatian puppies that she plans to convert into a fur coat. The pups’ thrilling escape will have you and your dog on the edge of your seats until the very end.
Non-Animated Dog Films
Turner and Hooch – Small town police detective Scott Turner dreams of living and working in the city. The murder of a friend leaves him with the responsibility of caring for Hooch, the man’s drooling dog. With Hooch as his canine cop companion, Turner sets out to resolve the murder, not realizing the chaos and confusion that Hooch would unleash upon his life in the process.
Beethoven – Beethoven, a cute and cuddly St. Bernard puppy, soon grows into a massive dog whose boisterous mishaps wreak havoc on the Newton family’s lives. Beethoven’s life comes into jeopardy, however, when he’s dognapped by a conniving vet seeking to use him in a dangerous experiment.
– In this heartwarming film, two dogs and a feline companion search for their long lost family who have left on vacation without them. The pets go through exciting, dangerous and comical situations together before being reunited with those they love.
Marley and Me - Newlyweds John and Jenny adopt an adorable Labrador puppy only to discover his mischievous, neurotic nature as he grows into a mature dog. Marley’s naughty behavior keeps John and Jenny on their toes while teaching their entire family valuable lessons on what matters most in life.
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