Family movies about dogs

List of dogs collected by visitors to our site: Lassie, Marley & Me, Belle and Sebastian, There Once Was a Dog, The Call of the Wild, Think Like a Dog, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, A Dog's Way Home, A Dog's Purpose, Because of Winn-Dixie.

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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Life, Friendship, Divorce, Moving
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Sad ones

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

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: 8.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersDogs, Wolves, Friends, Talking dogs, Guests
PlotWedding, Depression
PlaceVillage, Forest, Ukraine
StyleFor children

The day comes when an old watchdog becomes useless but the masters being kind don't decide to drive him away. However they turn exasperated when the Dog stays indifferent during a home theft. The Dog leaves for the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy.

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: 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: 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: 6.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Animals, Gay, Wolves, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Snow, Avalanches
PlaceMountains
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

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: 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: 7.3
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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA, Canada, Spain, Mexico
CharactersDogs, Puppies, Talking dogs
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children, Vivid

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.

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: 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: 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: 5.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family, Friends, Puppies
PlotAdoption
PlaceHotels

Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.

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: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Chase, Technology, Rivalry
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, Light, Fancy

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares off against wide-eyed puppy Lou and his canine cohorts.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersDogs
PlotLove

The owners of a small diner are surprised one rainy evening when, just after close, a young woman wearing a wedding dress with three dogs in tow begs to come into their restaurant. What follows is the young woman's retelling of how she arrived at this curious junction in her life and how, through the search for the right man, she ended up as a runaway bride with three new dogs.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs

SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a lovable mutt. With help from the unlikely canine companion, Ben learns the importance of friendship, family and responsibility.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:51
CharactersDogs, Firefighters
PlotAdventure, Fires

Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid to get the station back on its feet.

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: 4.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersDogs, Spy, Heroes, Family, Special agents
PlotMartial Arts, Fight
PlaceHotels

When Papi & co move into a luxurious hotel, his youngest pup Rosa feels neglected and he must show her how special she is.





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