Our Top Ten Favorite Movies About Pets
Looking For Some Fun Movies About Pets?
Did someone say… movie night?? We’ve been craving a serious movie marathon & cuddle sesh with the pups while downing some popcorn and M&M’s in the comfort of our own home. Because we figured your friends at FurHaven might not be the only ones feeling this way, we've put together a list of our top ten favorite movies about pets!
"The Secret Life of Pets" (2016)
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. (PG)
This animated film is so lighthearted, sweet, and FUNNY! Your heart will explode exploring the friendships of all these furry companions.
"Marley & Me" (2008)
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. (PG)
Although this film is rated PG, the themes in it are definitely a bit mature and for a more adult audience. If you’re in the mood for your heart strings to tug and shed a few (or a lot) of tears… press play & get your tissues out. Seriously... you'll need them.
"A Dog's Purpose" (2017)
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. (PG)
Narrated by the star pup of the movie, this film exploring purpose throughout a dog’s life will have your insides feeling all warm.
"Lady and the Tramp" (2019)
The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. (PG)
It’s no secret that Lady & The Tramp is a classic, but have you seen the new one?? It’s definitely worth the watch! Or if you want to be nostalgic, you can always stick to the original. We love both!
"Because of Winn-Dixie" (2005)
A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends. (PG)
Who doesn’t love a story about a finding an unlikely best friend? Not only is this film sweet and teaches life lessons, it’s pretty relatable to us pet owners.
"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1993)
Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco. (G)
Every pair of pups needs a sassy cat in their squad! The whole family will fall in love with this adventurous trio of friends. Needless to say, it's another timeless classic.
"Hachi: A Dog's Tail" (2009)
A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home. (G)
There are many reasons this is such a beautiful movie, but perhaps the main reason is that it's based on a true story. Japan, the home of Hachiko, honors this pup as a national hero and even has a statue dedicated to him. To understand why, well... you'll just have to watch. As heartwarming as it is, you'll definitely need a stash of tissues.
"All Dogs Go to Heaven" (1989)
A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all. (G)
"All Dogs Go to Heaven" is such a heartwarming tale about friendship. This children's classic is great for adults too- it could serve as a nostalgic blast from the past if you haven't seen it in quite a while!
"Turner & Hooch" (1989)
A detective must adopt a rambunctious dog in order to help him find a killer. (PG)
Who doesn't love a good buddy cop movie with a man & his unlikely best friend together as sidekicks? This family comedy will have you laughing, and inevitably so, maybe crying just a little.
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. (PG)
As we all know, sometimes a family just doesn't feel complete until they welcome a sweet, furry companion into their home! Beethoven is the sweetest doggo and the king of slobber. If you're in the mood for a good lighthearted family movie, this one might be your pick!
If you're all loaded up on popcorn but your furry friend needs some yummy movie snacks, check out our blog featuring some easy homemade treat recipes!