9 Movies Where the Dog is the Star ...


Dog movies can reduce you to tears or have you laughing until your sides split.

They can be stories of loyalty or tales of manโ€™s cruelty to the animal kingdom.

They portray dogs as heroes and villains, as comedic and companionable, loyal, loving and mischievous.

However you like your dog movies, hereโ€™s some for you to consider.

1. 101 Dalmatians

This is one of those dog movies where you are overwhelmed by cuteness.

Whether itโ€™s the original Disney animation or the later live action feature (and the follow up), the delicious villainess of Dodie Smithโ€™s canine masterpiece, Cruella de Vil, is easily one of the best female baddies ever.

The jury is out on whether cartoon or real life spotty dogs are best but revel in the dastardly plot as evil Cruella kidnaps the puppies in the name of fashion.

2. Turner and Hooch

Thereโ€™s nothing new about the cop and best buddy concept, but when that best buddy is a giant slobbering hound it takes on a new meaning.

Instead of worrying about his partner eating too many donuts or rowing with his missus, this dog leaves trails of drool, eats cars and generally leaves a destructive wake.2

But, of course, this is a feel-good story as many dog movies are.

Dog helps cop meet girl, they fall in love.

Dog helps cop solve murder.

Case closed.

3. Greyfriars Bobby

If you like your movies about dogs served up with a touch of reality, youโ€™ll love this offering from Disney.

Tugging at every heart string, the movie is the true story of Bobby the Terrier and his enduring friendship and loyalty to owner, Old Jock, the shepherd.

Enjoy the heart wrenching scenes set in Victorian Edinburgh and the stunning Scottish countryside.

If youโ€™re ever in Edinburgh, you can visit the statue of Bobby.

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