The 12 Best Movies For Dog Lovers On Netflix (Updated September 2022)


Nothing says love like having a dog.  For most of us dog owners, nothing says movie night like a good dog flick. 

So bring out the dog bones and the popcorn and check out the list of Dog movies you can stream on Netflix.

1. Lassie

Does this even need a description?  Who hasn’t heard of Lassie or know that he is the smartest dog around?  Who doesn’t know that he can get himself out of almost any bad situation?  Who doesn’t know Lassie is a great movie? 

If you answered “me” to any of those questions then you need to watch this movie.

2. Wiener Dog Nationals

Wiener Dog Nationals 2013 Movie Trailer

This cheesy title and catch phrase is not all this movie has going for it.  This little doxie takes on big competition could he be the Wiener?  (sorry that was cheesy too!)

3. 101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians Trailer

This 1996 live action family comedy starring Glenn Close and Hugh Laurie. The story follows closely to the animated movie plot, where the dogs are dog-napped by the one and only Cruella de Vil who plans on making coats out of the “puppies”. 

Hi-jinks and mayhem ensue as they search for the puppies and their safe return.

4. Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (1993) Trailer (VHS Capture)

 This is an all time favorite.  This unlike three-some made up of wise old Shadow a Golden Retreiver, a Himalayan Cat who has the attitude just as her name suggest “Sassy” and Chance and American Bulldog who is young and not used to having a family.

5. Vampire Dog

Vampire Dog Trailer

Released in 2012 this movie takes place in Transylvania (which can only mean one thing).  A pooch mistakenly partakes in a concoction that transforms him into a vampire.  Watch the movie to see how is quest to return to normal goes.

6. Shiloh

Shiloh (1996) Movie Trailer (Beagle dog)

It follows a young boy who is determined to save a beagle, Shiloh, from his abusive owner. He learns that Shiloh has lost his purpose in life and is searching for one.

While Shiloh may seem like a cliche, the movie is full of heart, humor, and plenty of heart.

7. Show Dogs

Show Dogs | Final Trailer | Open Road Films

While “Show Dogs” is not emotionally or intellectually deep, it does feature big names. In 2016, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner starred in the film Nine Lives, as did Jamie Lee Curtis in Beverley Hills Chihuahua. Despite the big-name cast, “Show Dogs” doesn’t even come close to the success of Nine Lives, which brought in over $60 million at the box office.

Show Dogs, on the other hand, only had a $5.5 million budget, but was able to earn $13.4 million during its opening weekend.

8. Isle of Dogs

ISLE OF DOGS | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight

“Isle of Dogs” is a fantasy film based on the life of Atari, a 12-year-old boy. He flees his home city, Megasaki, in search of his dog Spots, which has been exiled from the city. He crashes onto the island in search of his dog, where he meets a pack of dogs led by Chief (Bryan Cranston).

The gang slowly bonds with Atari, and the two eventually find themselves in the middle of a crisis.

Despite its tame, evocative title, “Isle of Dogs” is full of surprises. The director’s style is a mix of drama and comedy, and it is impossible to predict the outcome of any given scene. The story is centered on the relationship between a boy and his dog and the true meaning of love. While the film is full of heartwarming moments, it can be difficult to decipher how it came to be, given the ambiguous ending.

The film is a stop-motion animation, and the background is purposely unattractive. The dialogue is primarily spoken in Japanese, and unless you’re a fluent Japanese speaker, the plot is difficult to follow.

The movie’s content is too graphic for younger children, and its violent themes are too disturbing for younger kids. I would recommend “Isle of Dogs” for audiences 10 years and older.

9. Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures

Emily Elizabeth, a girl who struggles to fit in, meets a mysterious, tiny red puppy named Clifford. This dog is a miracle who has come to rescue her. Clifford grows to incredible proportions and lives in her New York City apartment. But Clifford is not just a lovable pet. His size attracts the attention of a genetics company, which he tries to hide.

While Emily and Clifford try to flee the city, Clifford’s adventures make him the center of attention. In the end, the two friends teach Emily and her uncle about unconditional love.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” is based on Norman Bridwell’s children’s books. Its prologue tells the story of Clifford’s sad origin, and includes scenes of his mom and siblings being abducted. The story is filled with emotional turmoil, and the characters’ aching heartbreak is evident in the prologue.

The movie also features the adolescent Emily Elizabeth, an outcast in her new private school, and her brother, Casey (Jack Whitehall), who is an adrift in his life.

The author Norman Bridwell began sketching the picture of the girl and dog before settling on Clifford. Bridwell originally intended to call the dog Tiny, but his wife, Norma, convinced him to change the name. Since Clifford was published, a number of animated movies, musicals, and video games have followed, as well as a fourth book, “Clifford’s Really Big Movie,” which starred the original actor and actress.

10. All Dogs Go to Heaven

All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

If you have ever wondered what happens to your dog after death, you may want to see All Dogs Go to Heaven. This musical comedy was created by Don Bluth, a former Disney animator who decided to start his own studio. Bluth’s original concept for the film was to create a fictional private eye with an extraordinary investigative skill. Unlike other Disney animated features, however, All Dogs Go to Heaven is not a traditional family film.

This 1989 Disney animated movie, directed by Don Bluth, is a light-hearted romp about a lovable dog who cheats death and goes to heaven. However, this story does have its darker moments, including demons, blue eyeshadow, and murder. Though Bluth is known for darker films, this is movie is a good view despite its darker points.

11. The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a novel by American author and film producer Garth Stein. The story revolves around a dying dog, Enzo, who tries to bring his family together. Enzo is a devoted member of the Stein family, and he does his best to help his family survive and move on.

A custody battle between Enzo’s father and Zoe’s mother has caused the family to fall apart, but Enzo tries to keep the family together by making sure they do not split.

The plot is an intense one, centered around a dog named Enzo. A dog’s best friend is a man’s best friend, but Enzo wants to become a human and be his own person. Enzo explains how this is possible in the film and the lessons it teaches. The film is based on a novel by Garth Stein.

But don’t let the dog’s voice fool you. The movie is not as heartwarming as the novel, but it will give you hope.

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a touching story about love, family, loyalty, and life. The story is often sad and heartbreaking, but ultimately it’s uplifted and rewarding. This is an excellent movie for movie lovers who love dogs.

12. Old Yeller

Old Yeller Trailer

If you want to see a classic film with a touching message about the value of animal life, Old Yeller is the film for you. It follows the adventures of a yellow mongrel, Yeller, a rescue dog from the streets, who is found by a family living in the wild.

The family is surprised when Yeller gets rabies, but Yeller’s fear and loyalty to the family lead to a new bond.

The movie also features animal trainers and a dog named Old Yeller. Although Yeller only makes an appearance in one film, he became a famous celebrity in the film industry. In fact, it is the most well-known dog movie ever made. It’s the perfect movie for the entire family to enjoy together.

Old Yeller is an excellent choice for family audiences. It is filled with heart and charm and features a great cast of actors.

While you may be looking for a cute dog movie to watch with your kids, Old Yeller is a powerful film that teaches you a great deal about life and duty. It helps you understand the hardships faced by pioneer families and the importance of respecting the land on which they live.

It’s hard to watch, but the film will make you re-evaluate your own life.

Stephen R.

Hi my name is Stephen and I am the founder of NetflixUpdate.com. I created this site to help give some information about what is happening in the streaming world.

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