10.Isle Of Dogs
In a dystopian near – future Japan, a young boy named Atari sets out to find his lost dog, Spots, with the help of five other dogs… with many obstacles along the way. In this surreal but rather strange film, which is silently moving, it’s an all – star cast that provided the voices in this odd-looking animation film, but the story is perfect and at least this film try to be different which I really admire.
9.Turner & Hooch
A detective named Scott Turner moves to a bigger city to get some “real” cases and then have to team up with a dog named Hooch. Might be rather dated now but I vaguely remember this film and this is generally funny and heartfelt at the same time, it also well casted and it is one of those film that just put a smile on your face.
8.Cats & Dogs (2001 – 2010)
A look at the top – secret, high – tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware. Some people will like this and some don’t but I personally love it, all the animals is really cute and many cliché of other films that made this entertaining and pure escapism.
7.Scooby – Doo (2002 – 2004)
After an acrimonious break up, the mystery Inc gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange going on. In the second film The Mystery Ince have to save the resident of Coolsville. This will divided people but I really like this as I love the story and the imaginative with fantastic CGI/SFX, it is well intentioned and it just light-hearted.
An evil high – fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess. If you be a dog fan you will love this film as this is endearing and a family film at the same time, Glenn Close is magnificent as the villain and Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams is absolutely hilarious as the henchmen, it is well made and it will certainly brighten your day.
5.Marley & Me
John and Jennifer Grogan learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. One of those film that is really sad and heartfelt plus it is well paced and it is life affirming, you will be crying at the end and that mean you actually care about with these characters, Marley is super cute and it is just a wonderful story to this film.
4.Hotel For Dogs
16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, race to find a home for their loyal dog Friday. Fortunately for Friday, there’s an abandoned hotel just around the corner. Yes this might be too predictable for some people, but ultimately it is a beautiful film which is generally funny and with a superb cast that bring comic timing that made this a perfect family film.
3.The Call Of The Wild
As the great Klondike Gold Rush is attracting both ambitious treasure hunters and bold adventures to the unforgiving territories of Canada’s late – 1890s Yukon, Buck, a pampered St. Bernard – Scotch Collie dog, finds himself without a master in a frozen new world. Definitely my go to film as this is uplifting and a timeless story, it is gorgeous to watch in this feel-good film but it not quite suitable for the younger generation but it is truly epic.
2.Homeward Bound (1993 – 1996)
Shadow, Sassy and Chance are back! It’s been three years since their trek through the woods and over mountains. Now the family lives in San Francisco and they’re taking a vacation in Canada. Both films is excellent and superb in a film that suitable for a family and it might have slightly darker moment in this film for kids, but despite that the vocal is amazing and the scenery is outstanding.
The canine star of a fictional sci – fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross county trek to save his co – star from a threat he believes is just as real. The reason why this film is my number one it is suitable for a wider audience with kids and adult will like this film, the story is easy to follow and with great voice cast that work really well. this is relatable and rather poignancy in this underrated animation film that will capture people heart.
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Great selection Mark. Here’s 3 more that I would have included:
Lassie Come Home – all time classic
Lady and the Tramp – classic cartoon film
Best in Show – the same team that did Spinal Tap!