Best Dog Movies: After Watching, a Child May Have the Urge to Get a Dog!

Human’s best friend – that’s how four-legged pets are proudly called. Thousands of years of human history are inextricably linked to dogs, they protect us, sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

History knows many such examples. Of course, pets often appear in the movies, in cameo roles, but it also happens that they get a role that is much more expressive than their two-legged owners. Dog movies can make you cry, as they often sacrifice themselves to save the lives of their dear family.

Our list includes not only touching pictures about brave dogs but also awkward comedies, where furry pets and children get involved in incredible adventures. So, here’s a list of the best dog movies for kids, compiled by the What Kids Like team. The time of emotion begins.

Top-10 Best Kids Movies with Dogs

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

This is one of the best children’s dogs movies. Beck, a big, affectionate, playful, and trusting dog living in warm and sunny California during the gold rush falls into the hands of thieves. Dishonest people took the dog far from home – to the wild north – and sold him to a letter carrier. So Beck became a member of the team and began a life full of adventures. A screen adaptation of the story of the same name by Jack London.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

This touching kid dog movie is a sundowner’s recollection of the life Enzo the dog lived together with car racer Denny and his loving family. Together they went through great happiness, sorrow, trouble, defeats, and victories of the owner, his wife Eva, and daughter Zoe. The human roles in the film are played by Milo Ventimiglia of “This Is Us” and Amanda Seyfried.

A Dog’s Way Home

A Dog's Way Home

By law and coincidence, Bella, a dog once picked up on the street and now living with a loving owner, finds herself a long way from home, escapes from her temporary home, and takes a road trip across half the United States. It will be a long journey home. We recommend to you watch this family movie about a dog.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

The movie dog for kids, based on a true story, is about an Akita dog that waited 9 years for its owner, but never waited.You can’t hold back the tears, the movie plays on the audience’s soul strings so spectacularly. The plot, as well as the story itself, makes no sense to retell. In reality, the dog’s loyalty inspired people so much that they erected a monument to Hachi, which is considered a symbol of love and loyalty, and became a favorite place for dates and meetings.

Marley & Me

Marley & Me

Two young journalists, husband, and wife, move to Florida, make big plans for their lives, dream of having a baby, and get a dog. The naughtiest dog in the world. Who’s who? This funny kid’s movie with a dog is a must-see!


Beethoven dog film old

The hero of the dog movie for kids is the sweetest, anxious Saint Bernard. Friendly with his whole family, except for his daddy. But they are sure to become friends, too, while they are rescued from the villainous vet.

Fehér isten (White God)

Fehér isten (White God)

Thirteen-year-old Lily’s mother flies to Australia for three months and leaves her daughter with her ex-husband. He is already unhappy with a rebellious teenager in his house, and the girl brings along a mongrel dog named Haigen. And such animals are heavily taxed in Hungary. The father is not going to pay anything and throws the dog out into the street, despite his daughter’s tearful protests. What’s next for the poor dog?



A cute white dog who is sure he has superpowers, a cynical black cat who has a broken heart and a kind soul inside, and just a positive hamster, a “geek” and a funny guy. The three of them experience the typical “homecoming,” learning about life, each other, and lots of interesting fun stuff. Plus, it’s a Disney cartoon dogs movie, which means it’s beautiful, high-quality, and fun.

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

A classic dog movie for kids that defies the changing times, morals, and attitudes. The story of the kidnapping of a hundred puppies in order to make a nice coat from them. But, Dalmatians are just very beautiful, brave, and cohesive dogs, all for one and to the end. And the drawings from half a century ago still look quality and elegant, it’s like aged wine, only animated.


A-X-L is a robot dog

A-X-L is a robot dog custom-built by the military to protect soldiers. Miles found him in the desert, where the dog ended up after a failed experiment and activated the robot’s communication mode with its owner. Now the boy and the adorable machine are best friends. But the scientists who created A-X-L are determined to get their property back.

Thanks for reading our Top-10. We have a little quiz for you:

What’s the movie where 2 kids are looking for their dog named Chocolate?

After finding this movie, be sure to watch it. We promise you and your kid will like it!

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