13 Adorable Dog Movies That Are Great For A Serotonin Rush

Samaira Sandhu (17)

The phrase “Dogs are a man’s best friend” barely captures how devoted and affectionate dogs can be. And it helps that they are exceptionally cute. My explore page is filled with random pictures and reels of good bois being themselves and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am now a witness to the cuteness that dogs can be- from the walks that can turn into butterfly chases, to uncontrollable zoomies, and of course, the countless naps. For the festive season, our watch list has the Christmas movies, sure, but it also has plenty of movies featuring our canine besties and the dopamine rush is hard to beat. So here are some timeless classics and animated films – that will tug at your heartstrings and make you want to hug your pet a little tighter. Or perhaps get one.

1. DC: League Of Super-Pets (2022)

Superman and Krypto the Super-dog are inseparable best friends with the same superpowers who work together to fight crime in Metropolis. When the Justice League was mysteriously held captive, Krypto, along with the other super pets, take matters into their own hands. Watch the shelter pets with superpowers defeat Lex Luthor and save the league.

Where to watch: Prime Video

2. Rescued by Ruby (2022)

Rescued by Ruby is the story of Daniel, a state trooper, who dreams to be a part of the K9 search and rescue unit. He encounters Ruby, the ambitious dog while looking for a dog to train and he decides to train her instead. The friendship between Daniel and Ruby is depicted in the film, showcasing how they train to become temporary K9 squad members and better versions of themselves.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. Dog (2022)

Army Ranger Briggs rushes on a road trip along the Pacific Coast with his dog Lulu at his side in order to arrive at a soldier’s funeral in time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu buddy up on their misadventures, break a few laws, nearly die, and learn to let down their guard in order to have a chance at finding happiness. Watch how they manage to drive each other utterly crazy.

Where to watch: Prime Video

4. A Dog’s Way Home (2019)

Based on the bestselling novel, A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella. As a puppy, Bella finds her way into Lucas home. Bella is separated from Lucas, and she finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Watch her journey as she adventures with many other dog friends before returning home. 

Where to watch: Netflix

5. The Art Of Racing In The Rain (2019)

Denny Swift, a Formula One race car driver, adopts Enzo, the dog. It’s a tale of family, hardships, love, loss, triumphs, heartbreak, and, of course, racing. Watch the two journey through life as Enzo discovers how the same skills needed for the racetrack can be applied to effectively navigate life’s tricky paths.

Where to watch: Prime Video

6. Dog Days (2018)

A group of Los Angeles residents’ lives are brought together by their dogs. The different lifestyles of each individual don’t allow for much mingling but the dogs prove to be catalyst making them forge new relationships. From a cheating boyfriend to a confused barista, an irresponsible musician, and timely delivery boy problems, the dogs know how to sort them out. 

Where to watch: Prime Video

7. Benji (2018)

An alert orphaned dog comes to the rescue. The movie portrays how Benji is instrumental in saving two children who are kidnapped and held captive for ransom. The dog saves the day by exploring the town with his sidekick in search of his beloved friends.

Where to watch: Netflix

8. The Stray (2017)

The Stray is a heartwarming movie about a family’s reciprocating love for their beloved dog. Pluto, a stray dog, ends up being the family’s guardian angel since he is able to aid Mitch and Michelle with everyday issues, saving their marriage. Watch Pluto, the intellectual dog, perform parental roles.

Where to watch: Prime Video

9. A Dogs Purpose (2017)

A fictional narrative that has a deeply imaginative goal. The movie is the story of a dog who has lived multiple lives with various owners during different decades and has had manifold experiences. The dog gradually comes to terms with his true mission while traveling through these lives and forges an unbreakable friendship with Ethan. 

Where to watch: Prime Video

10. Oddball (2015)

An inspiring story of a chicken farmer and his granddaughter who train their pet dog, the mischievous Oddball, to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks.

Where to watch: Prime Video

11. Max (2015)

Military dog Max, a Malinois Shepherd, was incredibly devoted to his handler Kyle. Kyle was killed in a shooting while on a mission. Following Kyle’s death, the family of the late handler adopts the devastated military dog. Max offers insights to Kyle’s brother Justin, and the two of them start to piece together the details of Kyle’s tragic death.

Where to watch: Prime Video

12. Hotel Of Dogs (2009)

The story revolves around the lives of two orphan siblings who are not allowed to bring animals home. They secretly take in stray dogs at an abandoned hotel to protect them from a pound, where the dogs were to be put down. The two, along with their adept team, orchestrate the rescue mission to save the dogs, transforming the hotel into an ideal shelter and an incredible paradise for dogs.

Where to watch: Netflix

13. Marley and Me (2008)

Marley is a true story based on John Grogan’s book about his own family and their pet dog – one that he called ‘the world’s worst dog’. It is a tale of a newlywed couple’s journey after they get themselves a neurotic dog—of their trials and tribulations. A heartwarming comedy-drama about raising a puppy who is both adorable and difficult to deal with.

Where to watch: Prime Video

Being with your furball is as endearing as having a child without the school bills.

Also, read our article on 10 Insta-Famous Dogs That Will Fill Your Heart With Joy And Feed With Cuteness

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