Tags: movies similar to Turner & Hooch (1989) - full list
|Genre||comedy, adventure, family, crime|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Spy, Police, Partners|
|Style||Exciting, 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.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography|
|Characters||Dogs, Teens, Horses, Childrens, Puppies|
|Plot||Motorcycles, Love triangle, Funeral|
|Place||Aircraft, 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.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music|
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.
|Genre||comedy, drama, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Monkeys, Family, Friends|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Loneliness, Religious, Depression|
|Place||Party, Small cities|
|Style||To 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.
|Genre||action, comedy, family, crime|
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.
|Genre||comedy, drama, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Family, Presidential|
|Place||California, Boarding school|
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!"
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, family|
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.
|Genre||action, comedy, crime|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Light, Tense, Touching|
Dooley and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I. to find a set of high tech computer chips.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Spy, Heroes, Family, Special agents|
|Plot||Martial Arts, Fight|
When Papi & co move into a luxurious hotel, his youngest pup Rosa feels neglected and he must show her how special she is.
|Genre||fantastic, comedy, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Teens, Family, Friends, Puppies|
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.
|Characters||Dogs, Teachers, Lawyers|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Love triangle, Divorce, Family life|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Touching|
Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that, no matter what, it's never a good idea to give up on love.
|Characters||Dogs, Family, Husky, Friends, Losers|
|Plot||Cars, Life, Family life|
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.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Dogs, Teens, Friends, Fathers, Mothers|
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death, Moving|
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...
|Genre||melodrama, adventure, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Gay, Wolves, Family|
|Plot||Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Snow, Avalanches|
|Style||Exciting, 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.
|Genre||drama, adventure, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Wolves, Old man, Family|
|Plot||Adventure, Survival, Friendship|
|Style||Kind, 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.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Dogs, Writers, Artists|
|Plot||Friendship, Mental disorders, Love with age difference|
|Style||To cry, Cute, Fascinating, Touching|
New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
|Characters||Dogs, Models, Friends|
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Love triangle, Art, Radio|
|Style||Romantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching|
A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
|Genre||comedy, drama, family, sport|
|Characters||Dogs, Superhero, Heroes, Family, Friends|
|Plot||Adventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Alien invasion, Supernatural|
When the five puppies stumble upon the Five Power Rings of Inspiron (alien artifacts abandoned on Earth 16 years ago), they all develop super powers, and are enlisted in Captain Canine's battle against the evil Darkon alien Commander Drex. Captain Canine is commander of space ship Megasis and is from the planet Inspiron. He is the mortal enemy of the Commander Drex. In charge of protecting Princess Jorala and the Five Power Rings from Drex, Megasis places the rings in hiding on the planet Earth, and takes the form of a German Shepherd, intending to stay on earth in very deep cover. Adopted by aspiring young comic book artist Ian Shaeffer, and renamed Captain Canine, he spends 16 happy years on Earth, as Ian recounts the stories of his space adventures. But when the five Buddies discover the Power Rings and instantly develop superpowers, Captain Canine has to train them very quickly indeed - for Commander Drex is headed back to earth, and this time he's determined to succeed.
|Characters||Dogs, Gangsters, Thieves|
|Plot||Investigation, Chase, Justice|
|Place||USA, Los Angeles|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense|
Steve Ford is a private detective in Venice Beach, Calif., who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches and wild about his dog Buddy. When local thugs steal Buddy, Ford turns to Spyder, their devious leader, and forges an unlikely alliance. With help from his best friend, Steve pulls out the big guns to retrieve Spyder's stolen cash and cocaine and save Buddy.
|Genre||comedy, drama, adventure, family|
|Country||USA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends|
|Plot||Love, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving|
|Place||England, Castle, Scotland|
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.
|Characters||Dogs, Old man|
Charlie thinks he's met the perfect woman, but in order to be with her, he must first get past her dog. Just when he thinks all is lost, he realizes that he loves the dog too! Now he must do everything he can to keep them both.
|Genre||drama, adventure, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Scientists, Husky, Pilots|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions|
|Style||Action, 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.
|Genre||drama, family, biography|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Friends|
|Plot||Love, On real events, Friendship, Death|
|Style||Sad 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.
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.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon|
|Characters||Monkeys, Artists, Good people|
|Plot||On real events, Friendship|
Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport|
|Characters||Dogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge|
|Plot||Love, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars|
|Style||Romantic, 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.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Teens, Family|
|Plot||Dancing, Fulfillment of desires, Rivalry|
|Style||Light, Fascinating, Fancy|
Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it isn't the cure-all she had hoped for.
|Genre||fantastic, fantasy, comedy, family|
|Characters||Dogs, Witch, Childrens, Demons, Snake|
|Plot||End of the world, Magic, Basketball, Friendship, Fear|
|Style||For children, Exciting|
When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.