Top 20 Most Famous Movie Dogs We Wish Were Our Pets
Cruella de Vil might hate dogs, but we love them. We've rounded up our favourite four-legged friends — well, 20 of them, to be exact.
Frank - Men in Black
Frank might be an alien on the inside, but on the outside, he's just an adorable pug with a love for Gloria Gaynor songs. Plus, he's so skilled that they eventually promote him to Agent F, and then, he gets to wear a suit. So basically, he can sing and save the world.
Lassie - Lassie Come Home
Dug - Up
Credit - Disney
He's a talking dog! And sure, he's not the only talking dog on this list, but his quirky personality, love of squirrels, and inability to take no for an answer make him stand out from the rest.
Toto - The Wizard of Oz
Slink - Toy Story
You think Woody and Buzz could constantly help their friends if it weren't for Slink's flexibility (and can-do attitude)? Think again
Brandy - Once upon a time in Hollywood
Brad Pitt … pit bull? We see you, Quentin Tarantino. Brandy adds some early light comedy as stuntman Cliff's (Pitt) lone companion in Tarantino's epic, but just a few finger snaps from Cliff and history is rewritten when the Mansion family finally comes to call. Sayuri, the pit bull who played Brandy, earned the Palm Dog Award for her performance at the Cannes Film Festival.
Beethoven - Beethoven
Named after the famous composer, this St. Bernard dog brings together the Newton family with his loving nature. But when a vet accuses Beethoven of being a vicious animal, the Newtons are divided about euthanising him. In the end, the family goes to great lengths to rescue their beloved pet from harmful hands.
Einstein - Back To The Future
Everyone can agree that Marty McFly and Doc are the main stars of this futuristic movie with a cult-following. But it's also fair to say that both of them couldn't have altered the future for the better without Einstein's endless support.
Fly - Babe
If an award exists for the best mom dog, it would go to Fly. This Border Collie adopts Babe the pig as her own, teaching him how to herd sheep as a way to prove himself to farmer Arthur Hoggett. When Babe has a rough time, Fly encourages him to keep trying, going against what her partner Rex thinks.
Samantha - I Am Legend
After a genetically altered virus destroys the world's population, it's up to veteran Robert Neville and his German Shepherd, Samantha, to find a cure, and restore humanity. Through the trials and errors, Sam stays by her master's side keeping him company and defending him against Darkseekers.
Pongo, Perdita, and their Puppies - 101 Dalmatians
More than three decades after Disney's animated movie first hit the screen, 101 Dalmatians fans everywhere were gifted with a live-action film full of polka-dotted pups. A fairytale love romance of both humans and dogs unexpectedly turns sour after a former boss vows revenge using a litter of Dalmatians.
Max - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Don't let his appearance fool you: Max the dog is as loyal as they come. Throughout the Grinch's mischievous adventures, the sweet dog serves as the story's source of humor, always keeping an eye out for his master.
Zero - The Nightmare Before Christmas
Zero may have a floating cotton sheet as a body and a glowing orange nose, but he loves his owner Jack Shellington like any other dog. He enjoys playing fetch, taking naps, and waiting for his owner's arrival, even using his nose as a light to guide him through thick fog in order to deliver presents.
Baxter - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Baxter endured a lot in his role as the trusty sidekick of Ron Burgundy — he donned matching P.J.s and headgear, ate an entire wheel of cheese, and even saved the news team from a bear attack.
Skip - My Dog Skip
Even those who usually soldier through sad movies without shedding a tear might break when it comes to this touching tale about a boy named Willie and his feisty Jack Russell, Skip. The two are inseparable and tackle countless adventures together throughout Willie's childhood. But eventually, college takes him away from home, leaving Skip to wait patiently for his companion's return.
Prison Dog - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
When Disney fans first spied the mutt who refused to hand over the keys to wheedling prisoners in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, they had a good laugh, because he’s a dead ringer for the mechanical dog that’s been doing the same thing at the original ride since 1967. But that’s not the last we saw of Prison Dog. By the third film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,, he’s now the keeper of the keys to the Pirata Codex (a.k.a., the book of Pirate Code) on Shipwreck Island.
Fluffy - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The three-headed dog that guards the Philosopher’s Stone in the first Harry Potter film is indeed intimidating, but luckily, it has a secret weakness: It can be lulled to sleep with music, just like its mythological inspiration, Cerberus, who guarded the entrance to the underworld in Greek myths. If only Snape (Alan Rickman) had known that, he might have escaped being bitten. Although we don’t see it in the films, J.K. Rowling has said that after he was no longer needed to guard the stone, Fluffy was released into the Forbidden Forest.
Beauty and Beast - The Hills Have Eyes
When two German Shepherds named Beauty and Beast and their humans run into mutant cannibals in the New Mexico desert, Beauty is (gasp!) killed and eaten. But leave it to the aptly named Beast to get some incredibly well-deserved revenge in this ultra-gory remake of the 1970s classic.
Winn-Dixie - Because of Winn-Dixie
A lonely girl in a new town wishes for a friend—and the very next day she sees a scruffy dog running loose in her local supermarket. Claiming the dog is hers (much like Orphan Annie before her), she calls him Winn-Dixie, after the chain she found him in. The lovable mutt (who’s actually a French herding dog called a Berger Picard) helps her make friends and even get on the local ball team. Now the whole town is better off, thanks to Winn-Dixie.