A man and his dog in movies and TV

by greenbudgie | created - 09 Jun 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

In year of release order from 2019 going back in time to 1905.

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1. Koko (2019)

Drama | Post-production

An extraordinary story of a young financial guru, Randy, who suffers a lifetime of heartaches, only to discover the purest form of love in his one true companion, his dog (Koko).

Director: Anjani Pandey | Stars: Steve Heinz, TeriEnna Blanco, Anthony Caban, Jeannie West

2. MBF: Man's Best Friend (2019)

Drama, Family, War

An engaging tale that shows the parallels between the treatment of wounded military veterans and 'last chance' shelter dogs.

Director: Anthony Hornus | Stars: DJ Perry, Garry Nation, Melissa Anschutz, Dean Teaster

Votes: 89

3. Forgotten Heroes - Everyone Deserves to Come Home

Drama, Family, War | Pre-production

Inspired by actual events, this is the story of a young man and his dog who were thrust into a world few can comprehend--the rare fraternity of those who have earned our nation's highest honor. The Medal of Honor.

Director: Jim Huggins | Stars: Kimberly J. Richardson, Ann Lukens, Richard E. Wilson

4. Santos (2019)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

A serial murderer, ceaselessly tormented by events of his childhood, finds humanity and redemption through the loving companionship of a German Shepherd Dog.

Director: Christopher Xiao

5. Forgotten Heroes: The Robert Hartsock Story (2019)

70 min | History

In Vietnam, over 10,000 American lives were saved by the actions of over 4,000 military working dogs and their handlers. This is the story of US Army SSgt Robert Hartsock, the only handler to have ever received the Medal of Honor.

Director: Jim Huggins | Stars: Nate Dunn, Rodger Forbes, Dave Haugen, Jim Huggins

6. 777 Charlie (2020)

136 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Filming

The protagonist is stuck in a rut with his negative and lonely lifestyle and spends each day in the comfort of his loneliness. A pup named Charlie who enters his life and gives him a new perspective towards it.

Director: Kiranraj K | Stars: Rakshit Shetty, Charlie, Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B. Shetty

7. Hudson & Rex (2019– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.

Stars: John Reardon, Mayko Nguyen, Kevin Hanchard, Justin Kelly

Votes: 448

8. Dog Gone (2019)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Family | Completed

When a bumbling cartoonist loses his dog, he gets creative in the frantic search to find his furry best friend.

Director: Tommy Wooldridge | Stars: Jim James, Ben Worley, Caroline Worley, Parker Brink

9. Bone (2019)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A homeless puppy taken in by 'The Baron', is employed as a drug runner in exchange for delicious bones. But when a delivery goes wrong and they are removed as punishment, she must reclaim ... See full summary »

Director: Rica Sweeney | Stars: Stephen Sheridan, Rica Sweeney, Kyle Miley, Rene Costa

10. Far Fetch

Short, Mystery | Pre-production

A teenage dog walker ventures deep into a misty forest when his dog mysteriously disappears during a walk in the park.

Director: Andrew Okello | Stars: Rebecca Hodgkiss, Lisa Peace, Gary Forbes, Adam Edward-Barlow

11. A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story (2018)

58 min | Documentary

Shari Duval was desperate for a solution to help her son Brett when he returned from serving in Iraq, suffering from PTSD. She stumbled on a story about a service dog helping a veteran and ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Nanton | Stars: Louis Belluomini, Shari Duval, Adam LeGrand, Shilo Schluterman

12. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

58 Metascore

The true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.

Director: Richard Lanni | Stars: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jordan Beck

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $3.14M

13. The Red Collar (2018)

83 min | Drama, Mystery, War

In a small town, crushed by the heat of summer, in 1919, a war hero was held prisoner in a deserted barracks. In front of the door, his whipped dog barks day and night. Not far away, in the... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: François Cluzet, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sophie Verbeeck, Jean-Quentin Châtelain

Votes: 256

14. Underdog (2018)

59 min | Documentary

Hilmar was going to move from Norway to Iceland, in 2012. But little did he know that moving back with the family dog, english bull terrier Rjómi, would prove to be the challenge of his life.

Director: Freyja Kristinsdottir | Stars: Hilmar Egill Jónsson, Rjómi Hilmarsson, Hanna María Arnórsdóttir, Rakel Linda Kristjánsdóttir

15. Show Dogs (2018)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

31 Metascore

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 3,623 | Gross: $17.74M

16. Dogman (2018)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi

Votes: 15,987 | Gross: $0.15M

17. Officer Hansel, Burbank PD (2018– )

Comedy, Family

The adventures of K9 Officer Hansel and his human partner, Harkmore Wilson. Together they serve the mostly tranquil community of the Burbank Hills.

Stars: Alex Cain, Hansel, Colin Miller

19. Cometa: Him, His Dog and Their World (2017)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

'Cometa' is a puppy. - A Christmas gift. Its family threw it into the street. A few years later, it meets Roberto, a man who is going through the worst moment of his life.

Director: Leonardo Arturo | Stars: Louis David Horné, Lizzy Auna, José Salof, Leonardo Arturo

Votes: 52

20. Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Comedy

28 Metascore

A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.

Director: Mark Cullen | Stars: Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Emily Robinson

Votes: 15,311

21. A Gift to Remember (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Based on the book by Melissa Hill, Darcy finds romance with a handsome stranger with amnesia.

Director: Kevin Fair | Stars: Ali Liebert, Peter Porte, Tina Lifford, Kristin York

Votes: 1,288

23. Cesar Millan's Dog Nation (2017– )

44 min | Documentary

Cesar Millan is hitting the road. Going city to city across America, on a mission to help dog lovers with simple take home tips, solutions to tough dog problems, and to tell stories of the many heroes in our Dog Nation.

Stars: Andre Millan, Cesar Millan

Votes: 21

24. If I Could Bark (2017)

12 min | Short, Drama

A elderly man (Don Miller) forms a lasting bond with a dog that he finds salvation in till his very end.

Director: Shawn Welling | Stars: Don Miller, Ranger Welling, Skye Todaro, Shawn Welling

Votes: 10

26. The Firmest Friend (2016)

20 min | Documentary | Completed

The Firmest Friend tells the story of human and canine outsiders finding their way into each other's lives and giving each other hope where previously there had been none.

Director: Andrew Fixell

27. Red Dog (2016)

99 min | Action, Drama, History

Everything is terrible in the war

Directors: Aleksandr Basaev, William De Vital | Stars: Mikhail Zhigalov, Aleksandr Volkov, Oksana Skoropad, Tatyana Cherdyntseva

Votes: 28

28. Daisy (VII) (2016)

3 min | Short, Comedy

This short film tells the story of an ordinary day in Mike's life: He has an exciting job and a wonderful girlfriend but all he can think about is Daisy - his adorable pug.

Director: Lisa Ossowski | Stars: Daisy, David Hörning, Theresa Neumann, Janina Fischer

29. Terrier (2016)

24 min | Short, Crime, Drama

After two years in juvenile hall Heinrich (19) returns home. His beloved Great Dane Hamlet has disappeared. Together with his old buddy Roller he goes in search for the dog, which leads the two friends to the dog fight milieu.

Director: Ozan Mermer | Stars: Max Schimmelpfennig, Jonathan Berlin, Svenja Beneke, Gerdy Zint

30. Perla: La Película (2015)

Comedy, Drama, Family

A female mutt called "Perla" (Pearl) is abandoned by her owner on the top of the San Cristobal hill, in the capital city of Santiago, Chile. Without knowing what to do, soon Perla is part ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio M. Castilla | Stars: Diego Acuña, Renzo Albertini, Gustavo Alessandri, Carmen Barros

Votes: 25

31. Truman (2015)

TV-14 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

Director: Cesc Gay | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Dolores Fonzi, Troilo

Votes: 10,425 | Gross: $0.21M

32. 7 Chinese Brothers (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

Sharing a small apartment with his sleepy French bulldog, an unmotivated thirty-something slacker lands a job at a Quick Lube, to be close to the shop's beautiful manager. Has he found a new purpose in life? Is there still hope?

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta

Votes: 1,352

33. Save Our Shelter (2015– )


Rocky and his team help save an animal shelter that has fallen on hard times. Meanwhile he also seeks a home for a dog at that shelter.

Stars: Rocky Kanaka, Robert E. North, Ajay Hoffer, Cathy Bissell

Votes: 31

34. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Our Idiot Brian (2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Brian begins to think he's not so smart when he takes the SAT'S for Meg and gets a low score, so Peter decides to show him the joys of being an idiot.

Directors: John Holmquist, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 806

35. Battle Creek (2015)
Episode: Heirlooms (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

As Milt and Russ investigate a waitress's murder, they try to determine who has the best police dog.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Aubrey Dollar, Edward Fordham Jr.

Votes: 268

36. The Voices (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

58 Metascore

A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 49,397

37. Lucky Dog (2015)

PG | 88 min | Family

Lucky Dog is a paw'some and fun live action movie for the whole family! Lucky's owner Travis (Bryce Johnson, "Pretty Little Liars") is a divorced father of two, dedicated to his great kids,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Bryce Johnson, Boti Bliss, David DeLuise, Cat Deeley

Votes: 53

38. Frank vs. God (2014)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After his house is destroyed by a tornado (what his insurance company deems an "act of God"), former hotshot lawyer David Frank is determined that someone must pay. He decides to serve God...with a lawsuit.

Director: Stewart Schill | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Ever Carradine, Natalya Oliver, Brian Brightman

Votes: 171

40. Cesar 911 (2014– )

42 min | Reality-TV

Cesar witnesses first hand how unruly dogs wreak havoc on community sidewalks, dog parks and even restaurants and offices! Whether it's a spoiled Chihuahua going wild in a family business ... See full summary »

Stars: Cesar Millan, Jason Willinger, Erin Gruwell

Votes: 246

41. Pet Doctors of Atlanta (2014– )

TV-G | Family, Reality-TV

Follow Atlanta-based veterinarian Dr. Arvid Edward at his chaotic animal practice in this reality TV show.

Stars: Arvid Edward, James Bogan, Caitlyn Fletcher, Lexie Rich

42. Small Animal Hospital (2014– )


John Barrowman guides us when veterinarians try to cure all sorts of sick animals in Glasgow. Informative and interesting program with a warm and charming pet lover as host.

Star: John Barrowman

Votes: 43

43. The Man with a Dog (2014)

27 min | Short, Action, Adventure

On the Moroccan coast, a man's yellow labrador is stolen while he swims. Distraught, he goes to extreme lengths to retrieve him, aided and hindered by numerous strangers in the city, all with their own agendas.

Director: Kamal Lazraq | Stars: Ghali Rtal Bennani, Ghassan El Hakim, Mohamed Fennane

Votes: 13

44. Bark of Luck (2014)

7 min | Short, Drama

When thinking about taking his life away, Joe (Randy Davison) a homeless man must help a lost dog find his home.

Director: Katia Nabil | Stars: Randy Davison, Sarah Solis, Charlie, Danny Morris

45. Dog Food (2014)

18 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A butcher loses his dog.

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: Cory Michael Smith, Amanda Seyfried, David Joseph Craig, Axel B. Crano

Votes: 507

46. My Dog Killer (2013)

90 min | Drama

In the absence of a true family, a young skinhead lets his life revolve around his cherished pit bull dog.

Director: Mira Fornay | Stars: Irena Bendová, Patrik Czanik, Ladislav Dirda, Emilia Dirdová

Votes: 300

47. Die Kinder meiner Tochter (2013 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy

Grim, recently retired 'iron judge' Ernst Blessing lives alone with his dog since his only daughter left angrily 18 years ago. Suddenly he's informed she died in a car crash, which landed ... See full summary »

Director: Karola Meeder | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Petra Kleinert, Mia Kasalo, Ugur Ekeroglu

Votes: 23

48. Lucky Dog (2013– )

TV-G | 30 min | Family

Brandon trains dogs to the point where they can find forever homes.

Stars: Brandon McMillan, Michael Berger, Howard Pearl, Kenley Smyth

Votes: 135

49. Old Jack's Boat (2013– )


Cbeebies TV show featuring live action and animation. A ship captain tells of his sea adventures with his dog Salty

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Paul Hawkyard, Nadine Marshall, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 63

50. Dog and the Dead Guy (2013– )

2 min | Comedy

John and Stubby understand each other, yet, at the same time, they don't. Unable to communicate with the living, John, a ghost, can only converse with the little black pug now living with his master in the house he apparently died in.

Stars: Christopher Downie, Mopsy, Brett Murray

51. Gabe the Cupid Dog (2012)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Family

When Eric and Marsha break off their long-term relationship, journalist Eric is able to weather it pretty well. He still has his long time canine companion Gabe, and his boss, Ms Andrews, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Brian Krause, Boti Bliss, Linden Ashby, Michael Woods

Votes: 208

52. Cesar Millan: The Real Story (2012)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

The rise of Cesar Millan from impoverished illegal immigrant to celebrity dog trainer and international superstar.

Director: Doug Shultz | Stars: Jahira Dar, Lou Dimovitch, Tara King, Calvin Millan

Votes: 28

53. Bwakaw (2012)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama

Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia.

Director: Jun Lana | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Princess, Rez Cortez, Bibeth Orteza

Votes: 192

54. Duke (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A homeless veteran leaves his dying dog and best friend, Duke, on the doorstep of an animal clinic. The dedicated staff nurse Duke back to health, and then launch a campaign to locate the veteran and re-unite him with his best pal.

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Steven Weber, Sarah Smyth, Allison Hossack, April Telek

Votes: 343