Dog sledding movies are among the best movies to watch with family and friends. If you have a passion for sledding dogs, Or a fan of dogs or puppies, want to spend a journey in a movies. Then these sledding movies are a must-watch for you to experience some real sledding in different weather conditions.
Latest Dog Sledding Movies
Kids will love to watch these movies because they enjoy their favourite pet as a hero or a main character in the movie. Also, these movies briefly highlight the unbreakable relationship between humans and animals.
Here we are going to share some of the best dog sledding movies you should watch once in a life.
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Director: Ericson Core – Genre: biography, drama, adventure- Release date: 2019- Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes
The story is about a legendary dog Togo and his master Leon Hard Seppala. Seppala is a sled trainer who trains the dogs for the races. One day a cute Siberian husky puppy is born in Seppala’s family. They name this dog TOGO. The puppy looks very weak, and Seppala and his wife think that this dog cannot be suitable to make a sled dog.
When Togo grew up, he was a naughty and playful pup. One day Seppala is busy in training his other sled dogs and leaving Togo locked at home, but Togo digs the ground, escapes from the cage, and reaches where Seppala is training. When Seppala looks at Togo, he gets irritated and decides to give Togo to his friend. When Seppala leaves Togo at his friend’s house, Togo runs from the house and again reachs the place where Seppala trains other dogs for the race.
Seppala looks at Togo’s feet get injured. He tries to sit Togo on the sled, but Togo wants to run with other dogs. Then Seppala binds Togo with other dogs to start sledding. When Seppala look at the speed and activeness of Togo. He makes him a lead dog. And after that, Togo never disappoints Seppala. They won every race.
Once a deadly virus spreads in town, many kids get affected. The medicine of the virus is on another side of the ALASKA, and no one can go there due to harsh weather. Seppala agreed to go with Togo to take medicine with him to save the lives of the affected kids. To watch the real struggle of Togo, you should watch this movie.
The Great Alone
Director: Greg Kohs – Genre: adventure, drama, documentary – Release date: 2015 – Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
This amazing sled dog movie is telling the story of Lance Mackey. Lance Mackey was a champion of (The last great race on earth) considered as hardest race in all races on earth. It’s a life-threatening race to cross 1000 miles around the Arctic. Lance Mackey has been connected with dog sled passion since his childhood when his father used to do dog sled.
Lance goes through many ups and downs in his life. He beat cancer, homelessness, and addiction. But never step back from the dog sled. His passion for this makes him a worldwide champion. How does he win this tough race? What hurdles did he face during the journey? You must watch this great movie.
The Great Alaskan Race
Director: Brien Presley – Genre: adventure, action, drama – Release date: 2019 – Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes
The movie is about the era of 1925 when a diphtheria outbreak hits a small village in Alaska. Many children get ill with this outbreak. A musher named Leon Seppala makes a team of sledge dogs and trained mushers to volunteer in different areas of Nome in harsh cold weather.
It’s a great tale of teamwork with hardship. Seppala and his team distribute life-saving medicines to the affected areas. They don’t care about extreme cold and head to their destiny. It’s a movie with a great message of helping others in worse conditions without any greed.
Director: Alexandre Espigares – Genre: adventure, animation, drama – Release date: 2018 – Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
White Fang is a story of a wolf dog’s milestone. A novel that was written by Jack London is the real inspiration behind the story of this movie. The story tells about how different surroundings and human behavior affect a wolf dog’s living. And how does white Fang keep changing himself in different conditions?
Does the movie explain how white Fang sees the world through his eyes? What does he think about humans? Because Fang grow in the wilderness and live a life according to nature, but when human get involved in Fang’s life. The Fang has to obey his different masters’ instructions as they want. You can feel an animal’s emotions through this movie.
A Polar Year
Director: Samuel Collardey – Genre: drama, adventure – Release date: 2018 – Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes
The story is about a teacher who lives in Denmark and assigns to a teaching job in a rural village in Greenland. The teaching journey is not easy for Anders as the people of this particular village are different from his expectations. Then Anders has find a better way which will allow him to understand it better.
An inspirational and a lovable story that is between a teacher and a brilliant student. A teacher who doesn’t step back when things look impossible to him. And he works hard with dedication in harsh snowy weather.
Call of Wild
Director: Chris Sanders – Genre: drama, adventure – Release date: 2020 – Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
The story is about a naughty dog, Buck, who grows up in a wealthy family where everyone treats him lavishly. But one day, an incident turned his life upside down, and he became a sled dog. The story shows the era when people went to the Arctic to find yellow metal (gold), and they needed some active and heavy dogs for sledding their load.
On another side of California, a lovely dog Buck roamed around the city’s streets. Everyone in the town loves Buck, and he is the apple of the eyes of judge miller’s family. One day, the judge Millers gardener looks at the Buck and thinks that if he sells the Buck to mushers, he will get a handsome amount. At night the gardener kidnaps Buck and sells it to an unknown man. Buck is locked in a wooden box and sees someone load him on a train.
Buck felt hungry and looked around. A stranger comes close to Buck, and Buck attacks him. But the man hit him with a stick. There are so many other dogs with Buck kept in different boxes. Buck tries to escape from here, and when he runs outside, he got amazed to see his surroundings.
He is on a ship, and when the ship reaches the Arctic, he gets confused about watching snow first time in his life. Buck is weirdly walking on the snow. Now the real struggle of Buck’s life starts. In the end, Buck understands the real purpose of his life and lives happily with his new fellows and master.
Director: Brian Levant – Genre: Comedy, Family – Release date: 2002 – Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes
The film is about a dentist, Ted, who rushes to Alaska when he gets the news of his mother’s demise. Ted’s mother left a house and some sled dogs behind. Now Ted receives these dogs according to his mother’s will. Ted decides to participate in a sled dog race with dogs. You can enjoy Ted’s struggle to learn dog sledding with a touch of humor. Enjoy this funny movie with your kids.
Director: Robert Vince – Genre: Adventure, family – Release date: 2008 – Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes
The story is about five pup buddies who follow an ice cream truck and fortunately get in an aero plane with the ice cream storage. They reach Alaska, where they meet with a sled dog and his master, who are looking for some other dogs to participate in a sled dog race. The buddies join the boy’s team and get ready to win this big race.
Director: Charles Haid – Genre: family, drama, adventure – Release date: 1994 – Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes
The movie tells about a real-life struggle of a boy named Will Stoneman. After Will’s father’s death, the family’s responsibility led to Will’s shoulders. He needs money to take care of his family and decides to participate in a dog sled race.
The race track is full of hurdles with harsh weather conditions and long-distance. But Will try his best to win this challenging race. How did this young boy put his courage together to get his goal? You can get no experience if you don’t watch this movie so I recommend to watch it now.
The Courage of Kavik
Director: Peter Carter – Genre: drama – Release date: 1980 – Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
An Eskimo ( which is a sled dog ) Kavik survives a plane crash. A young boy named Andy found him in the wilderness of Alaska. Andy takes Kavik to his home and takes care of him. One day Kavik’s absolute master George finds the Kavik and takes him back to Colorado. Kavik miss Andy and run from George’s house. Kavik starts his adventurous journey of 2000 miles to meet Andry again.
Director: Fern Levitt – Genre: documentary – Release date: 2016 – Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes
This film is a must-watch for people who have a passion for dog sledding. They learn about sled dog breeding. The film highlights all the milestones of breeding a dog that make it a sled dog. After watching this movie, you will learn about taking care and training a sledge dog.
Director: Jean-Claude Lord – Genre: action, drama, adventure – Release date: 1985 – Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes
A story about a teenage boy named Toby. Toby does not take an interest in his studies. Instead, he develops an interest in participating in a dog sled race. And Toby struggles hard to train himself for the race. How does Toby fulfill his dream to win this race title? You have to watch this ever-green dog sledding movie.
List of some New Sledding Movies featuring Dogs:
- Togo (2019)
- The Call of the Wild (2020)
- Snow dogs (2002)
- White Fang (1991)
- Balto (1995)
- Eight Below (2006)
- Iron will (1994)
- Snow buddies (2008)
- Antarctica (1983)
- The Great Alaskan Race (2019)
- Sled dogs (2016)
- A polar year (2018)
- Spirit of the wind (1979)
- Kayla (1999)
Finally, you have a decent list of some sledding movies that feature a dog, to enjoy with your family dog and family. Select your favourite movie from the abovementioned movies and plan a movie night with your loved ones.