Dog Drama Movies

List of dogs collected by visitors to our site: Lassie, White Bim Black Ear, Belle and Sebastian, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, The Call of the Wild, A Dog's Purpose, Because of Winn-Dixie, Think Like a Dog, Wendy and Lucy, Eight Below.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration03:03
CharactersDogs

A touching story about a white Gordon Setter with black ear, who became homeless because of his master's illness. His master, Ivan Ivanovich, a man far from being young, fond of hunting and nature, took a puppy to live with him, despite the dog's black ear being a "shame of nature" to his breed. The man always took his dog, whom he called Bim or Bimka, to hunting in country. Later, however Ivan Ivanovich began to have problems with heart and when the disease became worse was taken to a hospital. His dog couldn't bear waiting for the only person that ever cared for him and set out to find his master. Thus began the story of a homeless dog and his many breathtaking and exciting adventures, encounters of many people, kind and evil, and leads to an unexpected and heart-rending end.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Climbers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, France
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleTouching, Serious

Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Old man, Family
PlotAdventure, Survival, Friendship
PlaceNature, Alaska
Time19th century
StyleKind, Touching, Uplifting

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong, India
Duration02:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Talking dogs, Family, Puppies
PlotLove, Survival, Soccer, Loneliness, Death
StyleTo cry, Cute, For children, Kind, Sad ones

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Animals, Monkeys, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Loneliness, Religious, Depression
PlaceParty, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
CharactersDogs, Family, Child Prodigies
PlotFriendship, Telepathy

A 12-year-old tech prodigy whose science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSmall cities
StylePsychological problems, Cute, Soulful, Gloomy, Makes me think

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Animals, Scientists, Husky, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceAntarctica, Helicopters
StyleAction, Light, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars
PlaceMongolia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, To cry, Soulful

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Animals, Blonde girls, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceAustralia
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching, Serious

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Family life
StyleFor children, Cute, Soulful

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, Cute, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs
PlaceItaly, Paris, France
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Serious

An elderly gentleman and his dog find themselves out of a home with little means.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefamily
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Teens, Animals, Family, Military
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Fight
PlaceAfghanistan, Caucasus, Georgia, USA
StyleLight, Tense, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMexico
StyleLight

A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Animals, Husky, Puppies
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Friendship, Viruses, Snow
PlaceAlaska, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryJapan
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleSoulful, Smart, Serious

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the dog waited at Shibuya station. Hachikō Monogatari is a melodramatic film that tells the true story of friendship, trust and affection of Japan's most faithful dog "Hachi", whose bronze statue, to this day, stands watch over Shibuya Station, Tokyo.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryHungary, Germany, Sweden
Duration02:01
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Musicians, Criminals
PlotFriendship, Chase, Uprising
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleAction, Heartbreaking, Disturbing

Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events
PlaceIraq, New York
StyleTouching, Disturbing

The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Presidential
PlotAdventure
PlaceCalifornia, Boarding school
StyleTouching

A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Santa Claus, Friends
PlotDancing, Adventure, Friendship, Holidays, Lost memory
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

In the tradition of disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, The Search For Santa Paws. When Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it's up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn, her new friend Will and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Sheriffs, Grandparents
PlotWedding, Life, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Losers
PlotRivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also meets Peyton, a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Talking dogs
PlotSurvival, Life, Supernatural, Life after death, Family life
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his life, and realizes he wasn't such a good husband and father.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration01:32
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Snow, Family life
PlaceVillage
StyleExciting, Touching

During Christmas' holidays, the children of a village split in two gang to play a snowball war. But that half-tone war scattered some bitterness and make more difficult the mutual attirance between Luc, the chief of the assailant and Sophie one leader of the snow castle defenders.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Fate, Adoption
PlaceSmall cities
StyleCute, Touching

An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to Judd Travers, a local hunter. After Shiloh is mistreated again, he runs away and returns to Marty. Knowing his father will once again make him bring Shiloh back to Judd, he makes a home for the dog in an old shed up the hill from the Prestons' house and hides him from his family. His secret is soon discovered when a stray attacks the dog one night and he must turn to his father for help.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryJapan
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Fathers, Mothers
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Moving
PlaceSchool, Japan

One day a puppy comes to the house of Akari, who has just turned twelve, and was trying hard to act strong after her mother suddenly fell ill. She immediately falls in love with the puppy and names it "Socks" after the paws which looked like they had white socks on. Akari was together with Socks day and night. However, as Akari grows up, her feelings and interest moves away from Socks. Year by year, their distance grows, which also leads to her physical distance as she moves to a far off city, and must leave Socks behind to a childhood friend.One day Akari remembers the 10 promises that she had made with Socks and her deceased mother...





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