Movies in which dogs or other animals act as protagonists are often a fun option for the whole family. Several productions with this proposal are available on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
That’s why we made a list of ten movies in which dogs steal the show and that are in the catalog of these platforms. Take the opportunity to discover several fun and exciting stories involving man’s best friend!
K-9: A Good Dog Cop (1989)
K-9: A Good Dog Cop shows a detective being forced to work with a new partner: a German Shepherd Dog. The pair then begin an investigation that will lead to an international drug dealer.
The film gave rise to a franchise composed of two more features: K-911: A Good Dog Cop 2 (1999) and K-9: P.I. (2002). Afternoon Session Classics, all productions are available on Netflix.
Always by your side (2009)
Always by your side tells the moving story of a university professor and the dog Hachi. After finding the puppy alone at a train station, the two develop an incredible friendship.
Available on Prime Video, the drama starring Richard Gere is a modern version of the Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari (1987). Both productions are inspired by the true story of the relationship of an Akita dog and his tutor during the 1920s.
Pets: The Secret Life of Animals (2016)
the animation Pets: The Secret Life of Animals shows what pets do when their owners aren’t home. In addition, the story focuses on Max’s life and his difficult adaptation to his adopted “brother”, Duke.
Full of funny moments, pets can be watched on Netflix, and its sequel, Pets 2 (2019), is available on Prime Video.
Palace for Dogs (2012)
the italian comedy Palace for Dogs presents the couple Sara and Luca building a special hotel for pets. Before long, the project becomes a huge success and hosts dogs, cats and pets.
However, the couple’s parents turn into villains when they decide to change the animal resort’s proposal. Palace for Dogs is one of the attractions of Prime Video.
a canine mind (2020)
In a canine mind, a genius boy creates a technology that allows him to communicate with his own pet. Then, the pair use the tool to create a plan that will keep the family together.
The comedy cast has familiar faces such as Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel and Kunal Nayyar. a canine mind is an exclusive production of Netflix.
Way home (2019)
Way home is an adventure based on the eponymous book written by W. Bruce Cameron. Viewers follow Bella’s journey on a journey of almost 650 km to rediscover her tutors.
Along the way, the canine protagonist goes through unusual situations for a domestic dog, such as crossing a Colorado desert and facing ferocious animals. Currently, Way home can be seen on Prime Video.
June & Kopi (2021)
June & Kopi shows the story of a lost dog adopted by a young couple. Thus, the new “resident” has the help of the family dog during the adaptation to the home with humans.
The Indonesian production still features a surprising adventure involving the dog’s tutor’s daughter. To interested parties, June & Kopi is a work exclusive to Netflix.
Marley & Me (2008)
Inspired by the book by journalist John Grogan, Marley & Me shows the lessons learned by a family living with an adorable and messy Labrador dog. The story follows the various phases of the life of the tutors and the dog.
With an emotional ending, the film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. Marley & Me is available on Prime Video and will soon be added to the Disney Plus catalogue.
benji shows the friendship of two students and a loving orphaned cub. So, the dog becomes a hero when the children are kidnapped by thieves and the pet helps the police to solve the case.
Fun fact: the feature is an adaptation of the popular 1974 film of the same name. The new version of benji is an exclusive production of Netflix.
Beethoven: The Magnificent (1992)
Ending the list with another classic from the Afternoon Session, Beethoven shows the adventures of a dog Saint Bernard. Despite being extremely lazy, the huge pet becomes the center of attention for getting involved in various messes.
A hit among young audiences, the film gave rise to a sequel released in 1993. Both productions are available on Netflix.
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