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1. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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88 Metascore

78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 889,385 | Gross: $293.00M

2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 265,838 | Gross: $72.22M

3. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 237,431

4. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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84 Metascore

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 11,143 | Gross: $21.91M

5. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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66 Metascore

In the 1930s, a tomboy runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, where he has found work.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 4,929 | Gross: $2.14M

6. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 30,321 | Gross: $43.25M

7. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

4.9
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Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile

Votes: 24,686 | Gross: $53.35M

8. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,694

9. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
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Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels

Votes: 13,078 | Gross: $49.14M

10. Frenemies (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.0
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Three sets of friends deal with the ups and downs of their ever-changing relationships.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Mary Mouser, Nick Robinson

Votes: 3,934

11. Johnny Test (2005–2014)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

4.9
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The adventures of average suburban boy Johnny Test, who wittingly plays test subject for his genius twin sisters' various experiments, reluctantly fighting evil villains in the process.

Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Maryke Hendrikse, Lee Tockar, Ashleigh Ball

Votes: 6,104

12. Lassie (1994)

PG | 94 min | Family, Adventure

5.9
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Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd

Votes: 5,052 | Gross: $9.98M

13. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.5
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Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

Directors: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 5,292 | Gross: $8.62M

14. Good Boy (2003)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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49 Metascore

An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

Director: John Hoffman | Stars: Liam Aiken, Matthew Broderick, Molly Shannon, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 3,953 | Gross: $37.57M

15. Beethoven's 3rd (2000 Video)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

4.1
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Beethoven hits the road in this cross-country comedy. Despite a series of crazy canine calamities, when two bumbling thieves threaten his new family, Beethoven puts the bite on the bad guys.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 5,136

16. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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84 Metascore

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 3,983 | Gross: $0.65M

17. Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie (Pal) escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 4,745

18. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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80 Metascore

The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 3,326

19. Firehouse Dog (2007)

PG | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.5
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43 Metascore

Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid to get the station back on its feet.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner, Bill Nunn

Votes: 5,431 | Gross: $13.92M

20. A Dog of Flanders (1999)

PG | 100 min | Family, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

Poor, but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Brodie | Stars: Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jesse James, Jon Voight

Votes: 853 | Gross: $2.15M

21. The New Lassie (1989–1992)

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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The further adventures of the heroic Collie dog.

Stars: Wendy Cox, Will Estes, Christopher Stone, Dee Wallace

Votes: 354

22. The Biscuit Eater (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

5.7
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In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia boys ignore their racial differences to team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a field trials.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 274

23. Bingo (1991)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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A runaway circus dog befriends a young boy who has trouble fitting in with his friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Cindy Williams, David Rasche, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., David French

Votes: 2,592 | Gross: $8.67M

24. Dog Lay Afternoon (1976)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A young girl witnesses her mother having sex with the family dog. When her father finds out, he burns the dog alive. She is so traumatized by these incidents that she later turns into a ... See full summary »

Directors: George Eastman, Peter Skerl | Stars: Philippe March, Juliette Mayniel, Enrico Maria Salerno, Paul Muller

Votes: 282

25. Beethoven's 4th (2001 Video)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

4.1
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The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 3,555

26. Savage Sam (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.3
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Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dewey Martin

Votes: 885 | Gross: $6.54M

27. Beethoven's Big Break (2008 Video)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family

4.5
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When the lovable St. Bernard Beethoven crashes into Hollywood, he breaks sets, rules and into our hearts, in this all-new howl-arious adventure starring Jonathan Silverman and Moises Arias.

Director: Mike Elliott | Stars: Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Finnigan, Moises Arias, Eddie Griffin

Votes: 1,867

28. Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 710

29. Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Thriller

6.1
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When Shiloh abusive previous owner, Judd Travers, tries to retake Shiloh again, Ray tries to find a way to end the rivalry and open up the hidden kindness within the town drunk.

Director: Sandy Tung | Stars: Zachary Browne, Scott Wilson, Michael Moriarty, Ann Dowd

Votes: 745 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Run, Joe, Run (1974–1975)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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Joe, a trained member of the military's K9-Corp., was falsely accused of attacking his master, Sergeant Corey. Joe managed to escape before being killed and a bounty was put on his head.

Stars: Paul Frees, Arch Whiting, Chad States, Owen Orr

Votes: 114

31. Lost in the Desert (1969)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: Wynand Uys, Jamie Uys, Lady Frolic of Belvedale, Wilhelm Esterhuizen

Votes: 362

32. Belle and Sebastian (1965–1970)

26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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Mountain-based adventures of a young boy and his dog in a small village in the southern Alps.

Stars: Mehdi El Glaoui, Edmond Beauchamp, Jean Combal, Hélène Dieudonné

Votes: 235

33. Belle and Sebastian (1981– )

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure

7.3
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The show is about a boy named Sebastian and his huge white dog, Belle. Over the course of the series, Sebastian travels through Europe, looking for his mother who left him with relatives in... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Adrian Knight, Ichirô Nagai, Nicholas Podbrey

Votes: 661

34. The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Billy Lee, Cordell Hickman, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews

Votes: 189

35. Caddie Woodlawn (1989)

104 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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The exciting adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up in the Wisconsin frontier of the 1860s. Based on the children's book.

Director: Giles Walker | Stars: Melissa Clayton, Comet, Victor DiMattia, Aron Eisenberg

Votes: 74

36. Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein (2016)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Amateur sleuths Rico and Oskar deal with thieves of a valuable stone.

Director: Neele Leana Vollmar | Stars: Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Ronald Zehrfeld

Votes: 142

37. The Silent Call (1961)

Approved | 63 min | Adventure, Drama

5.9
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When young Guy Brancato's parents have to move from Elko, Nevada to Los Angeles, California, they are unable to take Guy's dog Pete. Guy is angry at his parents and even more distressed ... See full summary »

Director: John A. Bushelman | Stars: Gail Russell, David McLean, Roger Mobley, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 104

38. Son of Lassie (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 716

39. It's Me or the Dog (2008–2012)

Reality-TV

7.0
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U.S. version of the British series about a professional dog trainer who offers advice to owners of troubled pets.

Stars: Victoria Stilwell, Mocean Melvin, Holly Firfer, Shawn Firfer

Votes: 133

40. Corky and White Shadow (1956– )

15 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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Twelve year-old Corky Brady and her pet german shepherd White Shadow live in the town of Beaumont with her widower father, Matthew Brady, the town sheriff.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Darlene Gillespie, Chinook, Tom Keene

Votes: 24

41. Adam and Dog (2012)

TV-PG | 16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.8
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Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee

Votes: 2,166

42. K9 PI: Sniffin' Out the Reel Story (2002 Video)

Documentary, Short

6.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Mark A. Miller | Stars: Jim Belushi, Richard J. Lewis, Barbara Tyson, Karl Lewis Miller

Votes: 111

43. The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

4.8
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A boy and his sled dog against the elements.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Ronny Cox, Linda Sorensen, Andrew Ian McMillan, Chris Wiggins

Votes: 126

44. The Pooch and the Pauper (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

3.8
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The bulldog Liberty (who's thoughts we're able to hear) is the "First Dog of the USA", i.e. the president's dog. As such he has a lot of representative duties, but also many privileges ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Richard Karn, Fred Willard, Vincent Schiavelli, Cody Jones

Votes: 155

45. The Dog of Pompeii (1999 Video)

17 min | Drama, Short

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Tito, a blind orphan, and his dog, Zeus, live in Pompeii, Italy, in 79 A.D.. Though Tito meets the kind and informative Flavia, his only friend for his whole life has been Zeus, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Garett Thomas | Stars: Andrew Volkert, Allie Garcia, Ali Steele, Eric Gross

46. Bobik v gostyakh u Barbosa (1977 TV Short)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Early in the morning the grandfather walks his pet-dog Barbos. Then he leaves him alone at home, and goes until the evening, appointing Barbos "for the owner." The Barbos is bored alone, ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Popov | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Oleg Tabakov

Votes: 1,161

47. Perla: La Película (2015)

Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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A female mutt called "Perla" (Pearl) is abandoned by her owner on the top of the San Cristobal hill, in the capital city of Santiago, Chile. Without knowing what to do, soon Perla is part ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio M. Castilla | Stars: Diego Acuña, Renzo Albertini, Gustavo Alessandri, Carmen Barros

Votes: 28

48. Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake (2002 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates sightings of ghost dogs at the former home of a 1920s gangster.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Katie Klein, Scott Plusquellec, David S. Hogan

Votes: 68

49. Overgang (2013)

5 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Set in a lonely and distant universe, a young girl makes a life-changing decision in order to take responsibility for her best friend, a dog, which is ill.

Director: Jesper Quistgaard | Stars: Bebiane Ivalo Kreutzmann, Michael Brostrup

Votes: 14

50. Hugo and Bobo (1977)

12 min | Animation, Short

7.9
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One of the moralities of the trio of authors Milos Macourek, Adolf Born and Jaroslav Doubrava. It deals with an important ethical issue of matrimony when one of the partners leaves the ... See full summary »

Directors: Adolf Born, Jaroslav Doubrava, Milos Macourek

Votes: 17



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