There’s a lot mans best friend has done for us over the centuries. They guard our homes, accompany us on journeys, play with our children and are there for us when we need them. With dogs being such an important part of our lives, Its only logical that they become a part of our entertainment. The silver screen has shown us many lovable pooches over the years and we have listed some of our favorite movies below.
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Lassie come home’ is not only on our list because of the lovable collie but also because its one of the great movies of all. It’s a story that revolves around Lassie and her family, the Carraclough’s who are forced to sell her out of desperation. Lassie wants nothing to do with her new family and escapes and makes an epic journey to find a way back home. Keep the tissues handy when you watch this unless your heart is not made of stone!!
Marley & Me (2008)
“Marley and me” is an American comedy-drama film staring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston who play the part of a couple who adopt a dog to see if they are ready for parenthood. Marley starts testing his owners from the start and she proves to be unmanageable. Their trials do not end as Marley grows up and they lose their first child. The movie’s depiction of the family dynamic is more realistic then many others of the same genre and this realism is what makes the inevitable ending so heartfelt. It’s a great family movie for sure.
Best in Show (2000)
‘Best in show’ is one of the more unconventional movies on our list. The movie is shown sort of a documentary and follows the story of 5 dogs and about their owners. It starts from their homes to the journey to the ‘Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show’ in Philadelphia. The story jumps between all the characters and the surreal exchanges among the various handlers and owners.
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
“Lady and the tramp” is a classic American animated film produced by Walt Disney. It shows the adventures of ‘Lady’ a dog raised by a loving couple who escapes from her temporary caretaker and a streetwise stray named Tramp who lives by begging for scraps. Although, these adventures follow a path similar in many Disney adventures the brilliantly portrayed characters and the happy ending make it a great movie for kids.
Old Yeller (1957)
“Old Yeller” is a Walt Disney production. This movie is based on the book called “Old yeller” written by “Fred Gipson”. The story revolves around a boy who brings a stray dog home and name him Yeller. A profound love develops between Yeller and Travis, the oldest boy in the family. Yeller contracts rabies after defending the family from a rabid wolf and has to be shot. The movie manages to show the audience the facts about life and death through a heartfelt story.
“Benji” is a movie about a stray golden mixed breed dog named Benji who lives in a small Texas town. he gets plenty of attention and food from the people he befriends. When two of the children he loves are kidnapped for ransom he seeks out people to help him in freeing the children. The movie is the first of s series of 9 and was well received in its time.