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Doggy Movie Night: 5 Top Dramas to Watch With Your Dog


Written by Adam Lee-Smith

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Published: 10/06/2022, edited: 10/06/2022


Are you and your fur-baby fans of serious cinema? Drama is a broad genre that can be thrilling, gritty, heartbreaking, and everything in between. There are even "pawlenty" of dramas that feature adorable doggos! Pull up a chair for your pooch, grab the snacks, and watch one of these top 5 dramas to watch with your dog!

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

Make sure you have the tissues on standby for this one. Hachi: A Dog's Tale is the tale of Parker Wilson (Richard Gere) and his bond with an Akita named Hachi. Parker goes off to work on a train  every day, while Hachi waits for him at the train station. The film takes a turn when Parker doesn't return to the train station, and Hachi is left waiting. 

Machi: A Dog's Tale is based on a true story of a Tokyo pup named HachikŇć, who used to wait at a train station for their owner even after they had passed away. Today, you can find a statue of HachikŇć outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo. It's one of the most famous dramas featuring dogs; just make sure you have your pup to cuddle during the film's heartbreaking finale!

Megan Leavey (2017)

Megan Leavey tells the true story of a United States Marine corporal and her military working dog, a German Shepherd named Rex. Initially an aggressive dog, Leavey and Rex form an unbreakable bond before and during their deployment in Iraq. When Leavey is injured by an improvised explosive, she returns home, but without Rex.

It's a heartfelt and stirring story about the relationship between a veteran and her military working dog that will leave a frog in the throat of any loving pup parent.

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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Searching for a dramatic cartoon caper for you and your canine to enjoy? Get nostalgic with The Fox and the Hound. This Disney drama from way back in 1981 follows the unlikely friendship between a fox named Tod and a hound named Copper. 

The Fox and the Hound is a classic and a seminal film from many people's childhoods. Whether you're watching it for the 40th time or showing your children for the first time, The Fox and the Hound is sure to please the whole family, fur-babies included.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

Who doesn't love fast cars and fur-babies? The Art of Racing in the Rain follows the life of Enzo the Golden Retriever and his racecar-driving pet parent Denny. Kevin Costner provides the voice of Enzo, a pup who wants nothing more than to race with his best bud. But when Denny meets Eve, their lives change, and Denny must decide whether he wants the perfect family or a life in the fast lane. 

The Art of Racing in the Rain is an emotional rollercoaster with no shortage of romance, humor, and heartbreak. It might be a little sad for the smallest members of your family, but teens and adults are sure to love this fast-paced flick. 

Togo (2019)

Disney's historical drama epic Togo is ideal for cuddling up with your canine during a snowstorm. Togo follows the true story of legendary sled dog breeder and musher Leonhard "Sepp" Seppala, famous for introducing Siberian Huskies to America. 

The film centers around Sepp and his lead dog Togo as they set off on the 1925 Serum Run, a 600-mile round trip to retrieve the diphtheria antitoxin serum to cure the sick children of Nome, Alaska. Togo is an exciting flick with plenty of drama for you and your doggo to enjoy.

Did we miss your favorite drama to watch with your dog? Share with us in the comments below!

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