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20 best movies like Hotel for Dogs (2009)

List of the best movies like Hotel for Dogs (2009): Red Dog: True Blue, Because of Winn-Dixie, Marmaduke, Lassie, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 - Viva La Fiesta!, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years, See Spot Run, First Dog, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Girl vs. Monster.

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Childrens, Puppies
PlotMotorcycles, Love triangle, Funeral
PlaceAircraft, Caves, Deserts, Helicopters, Australia

Explores the early events leading up to Red Dog's discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.

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: 4.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Family, Husky, Friends, Losers
PlotCars, Life, Family life
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry

When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.

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: 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.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:26
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family, Friends, Puppies
PlotAdoption, Rivalry
StyleExciting, To cry

Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley outwits Dobermans, Shepherds and Collies, while stealing hearts in his own unique and lovable way. Get your paws on MARLEY & ME: THE PUPPY YEARS and fetch big laughs for the whole family!

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, comedy, family, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Family

A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails on her. Meanwhile, an assassin mob boss hires 2 goons to kill Agent 11. But when 11 escapes from the van when they tried to kill him, he hides in Gordon's Mailtruck that James is in too. And guess what they name him. Spot.

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: 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: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Demons, Heroes
PlotFear, Rivalry
PlaceCemetery, USA, Laboratory
TimeHalloween

Skylar finds out that her parents are monster hunters after she accidentally releases some monsters from a secret containment chamber; so she and her techno friends must recapture all the monsters and also save her mom and dad from these monsters who are out for revenge.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Teens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Experiments
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting

A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotLife, Justice, Family life, Adoption
StyleLight, Cute

The Garrisons are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups - and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in an uproarious series of household crises that reduce the Garrisons' house to shambles - and viewers to howls of laughter!

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: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Missing people, Adoption
StyleTouching

Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy Williams and David Rasche) are moving house, a thousand miles away, but Bingo won't be allowed to join them. Chuckie and Bingo's determination to be reunited is t

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snake, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year

A lonely cat living in a mall pet shop has a sour outlook on life until, in the midst of the holiday rush, she’s swept up into a robbery and a friendship with a human girl.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Billionaires, Orphans, Foster children
PlotDancing, Music, Chase, Hip Hop, Adoption
PlaceHelicopters, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

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: 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: 5.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Robots, Friends
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight

Mae and Gabby are two friends who go everywhere together but they are not very popular in their school. Their classmates always pressure because they have not had a boyfriend so to avoid further setbacks, the girls put in place a plan to create the perfect boyfriend. Both believe that it will be easy to create their perfect guy using the military team building; machinery owned by the father of Mae, the machine works through a wireless keyboard. The machine can create with their settings, a robotic soldier. Of this plan was born Albert an ideal guy to be a perfect boyfriend. He will be the most popular boy of the school.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersMonkeys, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Friendship, Adoption
StyleTouching

Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.

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: 5.1
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Spy, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Fate
PlaceSpace
StyleAction, To cry, Makes me think

An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersDogs, Animals, Spy, Police, Partners
PlotConspiracies, Undercover
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Cute, Disturbing

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

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: 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: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Singers
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceParty, USA
StyleTo cry, By books

What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?

Markimdb: 2.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersMonsters, Bikers, Family, Santa Claus, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Alligators
PlacePrison
StyleFancy

Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid regulations like no television or no candy. Naturally this will cause some conflicts.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, Fascinating

Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to try and get rid of his lovable pooch. Shakey and Chandler won't have it and hatch a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Blonde girls, Monkeys, Family
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Karate, Vacation
PlaceHotels
StyleAction, Fascinating

Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime -- aided by Robert's sons -- havoc, hijinks and lots of laughs abound!

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Family, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Depression, Baseball, Adoption
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.





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