Man’s best friend is a frequent companion on the big screen, but more often than not it feels like these Very Good Characters are introduced only to die later in the film, providing emotional fuel for the main human character. Stories new and old capture the unbreakable bonds formed between man and mutt, or in some cases, mutt and mutt. But the emotional turmoil of watching dogs die on (or off) screen is too much more many viewers.
So to that end, we’ve assembled a list of 15 movies where the dog doesn’t actually die. From cartoons to real trained animal actors to CGI canines, this list runs the gamut in terms of types of dog movies.
Fair warning: We did include a couple of films in which the dog does technically die but is reincarnated in another dog’s body.
The next day, Joel and Boy continue forward, but Boy jumps into the river after his owner’s dress falls in. This attracts the attention of a Queen Sand Gobbler, a very deadly monster. Joel manages to kill it by timing a grenade toss and throwing it into the creature’s mouth at the right moment. However, he yells at Boy for almost getting them killed, causing the little dog to run away from Joel. He then sees he’s been bitten by numerous leeches and he starts to hallucinate from the poison. He manages to find a fern that Clyde told him works as an anti-venom. He then appears to see Aimee and a few of her fellow survivors approaching him. He kisses her before passing out.
Cap gathers the survivors around to discuss his plan to gather everyone to another place, but Joel suggests that they try to adapt to the surface based on what he has learned. The others choose the yacht plan. He then goes to contact his colony to let them know he made it safely. Everyone is excited and happy to hear Joel’s voice, as well as knowing that he actually managed to kill a monster. He is then brought a plate of berries, which he recognizes as the ones that Boy was trying to keep him away from. Joel realizes Cap is not what he seems. When he goes to warn Aimee, Cap’s henchwoman Dana (Ellen Holman) knocks Joel out.
Joel and Boy seek shelter in an abandoned vehicle and find a robot called Mav1s (Melanie Zanetti), which was originally some kind of companion before all of them shut down, including one back at Joel’s colony. This Mav1s turns on and has a limited amount of battery power left. She manages to use her radio to help Joel get in touch with Aimee, and he finds that he is less than ten miles away from her location. Aimee tells Joel that a yacht captain has come with his crew to After the radio is cut off, Mav1s projects a lights display and even shows Joel a video memory of his mother saying encouraging words to him, moving him to tears. Mav1s’s battery soon runs out completely, and Joel buries the robot.
In the morning, Joel tries to head off on his own, but Boy wants to follow. Joel allows it and finds that Boy becomes an excellent companion. He even manages to keep Joel from eating poison berries. While walking, Joel falls into a nest of worm monsters. He is found by survivors Clyde (Michael Rooker) and Minnow (Arianna Greenblatt). They help pull him out and kill the creatures using a kitana and a grenade. The two berate Joel for being out in the field with the little expertise that he has, but they offer to let him and Boy join them on their venture to the mountains where the temperature is too cold for monsters.
Joel wakes up in Aimee’s bunker, where he learns that he actually kissed an older male survivor instead of her. She introduces him to Cap (Dan Ewing), the leader of the yacht team that has apparently come to take the colony to a safer location. After Joel sees the set-up on the beach, he has a private moment with Aimee. While she is happy to see him and glad that he survived, she tells him that she has long since moved on from him and even had a relationship with another survivor who died the year before. Joel is understanding but heartbroken.
Does the dog die little monsters?
Yes, Jonathan Joestar’s (JoJo) dog Danny does die. Sadie, the dog, is found dead at 15:40 by one of the daughters.
Does the dog die in a quiet place?
Is there a dead animal? There are no dogs. John Krasinski (the dad) dies, he calls the monsters to himself to save his kids. …
Does the dog survive in the movie Love and Monsters?
Does love and monsters have a happy ending?
Fair warning: while the dog doesn’t die, the dog and O’Brien’s companion ship comes to an emotional end.
Who owns the dog in love and monsters?