Who doesn’t love a good dog film? We grew up watching Homeward Bound, Beethoven and 101 Dalmatians (both the Disney classic and the live action remake, obviously). Oh, and then there’s All Dogs Go To Heaven. Classic.
Then there are the emotional pooch movies – we’re talking Marley & Me, Red Dog and A Dog’s Purpose. When we’re forced to watch a pup we’ve come to know and love pass away the pain and tears are real.
However, if you want to avoid doggo films that see the pet come to an untimely end, there’s a website that you can check. Yep – a whole site dedicated to finding out whether or not the canine survives, and we’re grateful.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
This tale of three pets who get left behind on vacation and follow their owners to San Francisco will scare you a couple times into thinking that Chance, Shadow, or Sassy dont make it back, but the movie ends with them safe and sound, I promise.
This pup, voiced by John Travolta, is an actor on a sci-fi action show who thinks he has real-life superpowers and sets out on a cross-country adventure accordingly. But, even though he turns out to be wrong about his magical abilities, he makes it through relatively unscathed. Phew.
The Adventures Of Milo And Otis
Youre 1000 percent safe to watch the ups and downs of these unlikely friends (a cat and a dog!!!) after straying from their farm in Japan and getting lost.
I dont want to spoil the movie, as the entire plot of the first film is that the Newton familys veterinarian wants to kill their St. Bernard, Beethoven, but I gotta — Dr. Varnick doesnt succeed. And heres the even better news: the entire series is safe to watch, as Beethoven slobbers his way safely through it all.
As gratifying as it is to watch Lassie come through all the trials and tribulations of protecting Matt Turner in this movie, be really careful with remakes before and since, because they often kill off your favorite collie.
The full series of this stray golden retriever who can inexplicably play sports is safe to watch, so feel free to suspend your disbelief as hes invited to join his human pals on the field, court, diamond, and beyond.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
An integral part of a kingsman’s training is to train a loyal four-legged friend – and then kill it apparently. Despite this horrible twist that pulls on everyone’s heartstrings by making us think the dog is about to die, JB (short for Jack Bauer, of course) lives on.
That being said, if you want to stay in that happy place with JB I strongly suggest you only watch the first Kingsman movie.
Where to watch: Disney+
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