The dog days of summer are here and so is WCC’s movie watchlist! With ever-climbing temperatures, a movie night can be a great way to unwind (or even a free afternoon spent watching in the air conditioning).
We tapped our WCC team to share their favorite dog-related movies as inspiration for your next movie night — check them out below.
“Without too much thought my favorite dog movie as of late is a Disney Plus Short that is about 10 minutes long called Kitbull. It’s about a chained-up and neglected Pitbull teaming up with a stray kitten. Their first meeting is initially fraught with posturing and fear and quickly turns into mutual understanding that kindness knows no species. They are a very unlikely and adorable duo that make me cry every time I watch it. Because it’s so short, it’s especially poignant. 10/10 would recommend.”
– Michele T.
“My favorite dog movie (although I haven’t watched it in years because I don’t want to bawl my eyes out) is Homeward Bound. To me, this movie is a story about perseverance and triumph as well as it depicts the wholesomeness of a human-animal bond.”
– Jennifer D.
“Aisle of Dogs has always been a favorite of mine since it was released. The art style is so well done in the movie! The dog characters have great depth to them and represent unique backgrounds and personalities so well! I love the “How it was Made” of the movie. Stop motion figures and such fine details into every shot and scene!! An appreciation of fine details for the best outcome, much like in Dog Training!”
– Ketcher T.
“My favorite dog movie is The Art of Racing in the Rain. I love how the story is told through the dog’s point of view and he’s so insightful. His bond with his owner is so insightful, and I love how he’s so in tune with what’s going on, even when his family isn’t. But it’s not for the faint of heart — a box of tissues is an absolute necessity when watching this one.”
– Beth B.
“My favorite dog movie is Marmaduke. It is just so funny and silly and doesn’t make me cry like most dog movies.”
– Riley S.
“That’s easy … Old Yeller (except the ending) and Benji. I don’t know that there’s any real reason that they are among favorites other than I probably “bonded” with the dogs on some level as a kid. …and since I watched both movies in my childhood (probably as reruns) they bring back memories that extend beyond the movie, I think. I haven’t watched either of them since so I don’t know that I’d have the same affinity for them as I remember having.”
– Kevin S.
“I always loved “Clifford the Big Red Dog” as a kid. I shared the same name with the girl character, Emily Elizabeth so I would tell my friends my mom named me after the book. That wasn’t the truth, but it was fun to play around with. Now, my daughter’s favorite book is Clifford. She literally asks me to read it every day. The cover’s fallen off and the last page is ripped out, but it’s creating new memories with her. My favorite dog movie (and book) is still Clifford. Now, just need to wait until she is old enough to sit through the movie.”
– Emily P.
“I don’t watch dog movies; they make me cry LOL. I do love a Scooby Doo though.”
“The Adventures of Milo and Otis – This was one of the first dog movies that I saw when I was little. I loved the friendship between the cat and dog and the adventure that they went on together. Even though their “adventure” took them on separate paths as they grew older, in the end they came back together, and it was like no time had passed. I think the same can be said for humans. It’s a testament to this ride we call life and how the friendships we have evolve and last through our lifetime.”
– Lydia D.
“My favorite dog movie is Balto. It’s one of my favorite childhood movies. My guy stepped up as a sled dog to help deliver an important vaccine in Alaska!”
– Cy F.
Don’t see your favorite on the list? Drop us a line and let us know!
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