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1. 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: 264,363 | Gross: $72.22M

2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 360,456 | Gross: $2.08M

3. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 101,561 | Gross: $29.80M

4. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jed, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 18,683 | Gross: $34.79M

5. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 62,710 | Gross: $57.11M

6. 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: 11,063 | Gross: $21.91M

7. Empty Nest (1988–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure, Park Overall

Votes: 2,616

8. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 8,642 | Gross: $20.00M

9. 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: 4,870 | Gross: $2.14M

10. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 20,557 | Gross: $73.03M

11. 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: 2,683

12. 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: 24,554 | Gross: $53.35M

13. 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: 30,225 | Gross: $43.25M

14. Preservation (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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44 Metascore

An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies.

Director: Christopher Denham | Stars: Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue

Votes: 5,167

15. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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61 Metascore

Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 4,023 | Gross: $6.40M

16. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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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: 3,308

17. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,810

18. 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: 5,093

19. Hundra (1983)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women, the archer and sword fighter, Hundra, has been raised to despise the influence of men. Superior to any male, Hundra takes a vow of revenge until one day she finds love.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari, María Casal, Ramiro Oliveros

Votes: 839

20. 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: 3,527

21. 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: 877 | Gross: $6.54M

22. K-9: P.I. (2002 Video)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Detective Dooley is finally retiring from the police force. However, on his way home him and his partner Jerry dog discover a robbery in the laboratory for assembling chips.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Kim Huffman, Jody Racicot

Votes: 3,145

23. Heart of a Dog (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.1
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84 Metascore

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.

Director: Laurie Anderson | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Archie, Jason Berg, Heung-Heung Chin

Votes: 1,951 | Gross: $0.42M

24. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.9
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

Votes: 1,651

25. 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: 273

26. Davey and Goliath (1960–2004)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Family

7.6
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In this stop-action animated series, young Davey Hansen and his best friend (and dog) Goliath live ordinary suburban American lives. In each episode, Davey and Goliath experience some form ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Smith, Dick Beals, Norma MacMillan, Nancy Wible

Votes: 342

27. A Dog of Flanders (1999)

PG | 100 min | Family, Drama

6.3
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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: 849 | Gross: $2.15M

28. 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: 1,855

29. Cesar 911 (2014– )

42 min | Reality-TV

8.1
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Cesar witnesses first hand how unruly dogs wreak havoc on community sidewalks, dog parks and even restaurants and offices! Whether it's a spoiled Chihuahua going wild in a family business ... See full summary »

Stars: Cesar Millan, Jason Willinger, Erin Gruwell

Votes: 248

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. 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: 131

32. The Christmas Shepherd (2014 TV Movie)

84 min | Romance

6.8
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The Christmas Shepherd is a story about a widow of a veteran, Sally Brown, who is a published children's book author. After her husband dies she is left with just "Buddy", his German ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Teri Polo, Martin Cummins, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Jody Thompson

Votes: 892

33. A Dog of Flanders (1960)

96 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: David Ladd, Donald Crisp, Theodore Bikel, Max Croiset

Votes: 330

34. We Think the World of You (1988)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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An aimless young man, Johnny (Gary Oldman), is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank (Sir Alan Bates). When he gets out ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Alan Bates, Max Wall, Liz Smith, Frances Barber

Votes: 356

35. The Silent Call (1961)

Approved | 63 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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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: 103

36. 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

37. Jock the Hero Dog (2011)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock.

Director: Duncan MacNeillie | Stars: Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson

Votes: 504

38. The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.5
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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone

Votes: 310

39. 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: 127

40. 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: 713

41. Lad: A Dog (1962)

G | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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A Wonder dog wins the hearts of a young child and saves his owners from danger.

Directors: Aram Avakian, Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Breck, Peggy McCay, Carroll O'Connor, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 83

42. 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: 141

43. Smoke (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

6.8
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As a teenager has difficulty coping with his mother's remarriage, he finds and nurses back to health a German Shepherd, but keeps him a secret for fear that his stepfather would return him to his original owner.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Earl Holliman, Ron Howard, Jacqueline Scott, Shug Fisher

Votes: 104

44. It's Me or the Dog (2005–2008)

23 min | Reality-TV

6.6
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In just one minute dog behaviorist Victoria Stilwell can take control of any dog and she's determined to bring Britain's baddest dogs back in line.

Stars: Victoria Stilwell, Sean Chapman, Jilly Johnson, Jodie Marsh

Votes: 284

45. 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

46. Fünf Freunde 4 (2015)

97 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

4.7
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Bernhard, the father of Julian, Dick and Anne organized an exhibition to Egypt. Here, discover the friends after an attempted burglary an old gold amulet. So they fly with Elena, a ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Marzuk | Stars: Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele-Marie Nickel

Votes: 172

47. Jock: A True Tale of Friendship (1994)

91 min | Adventure, Family, History

7.1
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In 1886 the 20 years old Percy Fitzpatrick sets out from Kaapstad (Cape Town) for the Transvaal to dig for gold. On his way he prevents the weakly puppy Jock from being drowned and adopts ... See full summary »

Directors: Danie Joubert, Duncan MacNeillie | Stars: Sean Gallagher, Fay Masterson, Wilson Dunster, Sello Sebotsane

Votes: 164

48. Haunting Ground (2005 Video Game)

M | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A young woman wakes up in the dungeon of a castle after being involved in a car accident. With the help of a White Shepherd, Hewie, she begins to explore the castle to escape and unravel the mysteries of it and its inhabitants.

Director: Kazuhiro Tsuchiya | Stars: Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Greg Ellis, Moira Quirk, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 243

49. Chilly Christmas (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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When he discovers his father is being transferred from Sunshine Beach to New York City, a boy has one week to turn his big crazy beach dog into a civilized indoor dog, while fending off dangerous dog-nappers on Christmas eve.

Director: Gregory Poppen | Stars: Tom Arnold, C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton, Casey Graf

Votes: 190

50. Unnatural History (1959)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.7
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Are animals human? Or vice versa? This is the question asked by a professor, Dr. Beest Lee, who appears on a stage in a theater to give a lecture and show a film about the human-like ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ed Prentiss

Votes: 59



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