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Most Iconic Dogs From Movies

There are often canine characters in movies. They even make appearances as leads in films. Although dogs are mute without the aid of special effects, they have been known to give excellent performances in films. 

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“Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey”

Homeward Bound, a remake from 1963, became a beloved family picture of the 1990s. Shadow and Chance, two canines, and Sassy, a cat, are the protagonists of this tale. One of the dogs having Michael J. Fox as its voice actor was presumably a plus.


The canine characters in "Beethoven" are silent. All that's standing between Charles Grodin and happiness is a huge St. Bernard. Grodin was a natural fit for this kind of movie. He takes on the role of the harried father with relish opposite his burly, hirsute co-star.


Both Grodin and Tom Hanks were fantastic in scenes involving a canine. Before Tom Hanks became an Academy Award favorite, he portrayed a police officer who worked with a dog. At its heart, the picture is a mismatched buddy cop comedy.

“Turner & Hooch”

There have been several remakes of "The Shaggy Dog," but we're sticking with the classic version. You don't need to be a genius to follow the plot. Tommy Kirk, a regular in Disney films, portrays a teen boy who, on occasion, morphs into a shaggy dog.

“The Shaggy Dog”

Fans of dogs will experience emotional turmoil while watching "Marley & Me." At this juncture, it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that the film's protagonist dog dies early on. 

“Marley & Me”

Dogs in cartoons are still valid. The video also features a large number of canine characters. We'd estimate at least fifty of them. The canine cast includes, of course, one of Disney's most recognizable antagonists, Cruella de Vil.

“One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

Scooby-Doo has been a staple of American television for many years. He has also made a few cameo appearances in movies. A who's who of 2000s performers, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Matthew Lillard, can be found in the "Scooby-Doo" films.


The film about a canine that made the most money before adjusting for inflation? Since we're discussing it now, you can undoubtedly figure it out. It's "Bolt," all right. Is it what one would call a "classic" canine movie?


Indeed, "A Dog's Purpose" stands out in the mind. What do you think? We wouldn't go quite that far, but it's undeniable that this movie about a dog who is essentially reborn over and over again left an impression.

“A Dog’s Purpose”

It seems that canine-law enforcement partnerships were all the rage in 1989. This time around, Jim Belushi is the police officer, and instead of Hooch, he has a German shepherd as his canine sidekick. 


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