German Shepherd Movies

Pet movies are the best option to watch with family when we talk about family German shepherd movies. Especially movies star the German shepherd, a brave, intelligent dog and a friend of humans. Kids love to watch German shepherds in movies as their favorite pet.

Top 13 – Staring German Shepherd Movies List


Holly wood filmmaker knows to add the best concepts in the movies to entertain their audience. They showed a dog’s bond with humans in a very healthy way in different movies—some movies featured a German shepherd as a lead role.

So, plan a movie night with family and select the best German shepherd movie to watch from the list below.

Before further moving I want to tell you guys that I personally like all of these movies as I have watched all of them with time. And come up with a formula new List, just for you guys✌.

Shepherd, The story of a Jewish Dog


Release date: 2019

Duration: 1h 33min

Director: Lynn Roth

Genre: family, action, mystery


Description about Shepherd, The story of a Jewish Dog:

The movie is inspired by a novel. The story is about a cute Dog named Kaleb, who detached from his Jewish family during world war 2, when Nuremberg Laws implement in Berlin. An SS officer endorses him and gives him the training of attacks on Jewish.

Kelab is an obedient dog until he smells his original master’s scent from a buy named Joshua one day. You will love to watch the bond of an animal with its master.

I prefer this movie because it reminds me of my childhood dog Rooferd.

I Am Legend


Description about I Am Legend:

The story is about a scientist (will smith), who is the only person who survived a viral disease on the planet. A German shepherd is his only partner in the film.

The movie shows the best syncing between a human and a dog. The scientist is struggling to find the cure for the deadly virus, and his dog is all time with him throughout all the problems he faces. It is a science fiction movie where you can see an unknown world of monsters.

The best part of this movie is the combination of dog with our beloved hero Will Smith.

Megan Leavey

Release date: June 9, 2017

Duration: 1h 56m

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Genre: war, drama


Description about Megan Leavey:

The story of the movie is about Megan Leavey, who is a young corporal in the US military. It is a true story in which Megan duo with a military German shepherd dog named Rex, and both served together in Iraq in 2005 and 2006. They get injured by a device bomb.

During their deployment, both help and rescue many survivors of the war. The movie explores the love and sincerity of a dog among humans. Megan is a dedicated woman who trained Rex, and her bond with Rex helps them to overcome the many challenges together.


Release date: 2015

Duration: 1h 51m

Director: Boaz Yakin

Genre: family, drama, adventure


Description about Max:

Max is a highly skilled service dog of Marine Kyle Wincott, who was killed during the war in Afghanistan. After the death of his master, Max is depressed about continuing his duties. Kyle’s family comes back to the US and adopts Max, but Kyle’s little brother has problems and doesn’t want an animal at home.

Another side the Max is the only way for Justin to reach the truth behind the death of Kyle. To solve the death mystery of Kyle, you should see the movie once with your family.

After watching it, I personally want a autograph of the person who trained this dog.

Scoot and Kassie’s Christmas Adventure

Release date: 2016

Duration: 1h 29m

Director: Ben Gourley

Genre: kid, adventure


Description about Scoot and Kassie’s Christmas Adventure:

The story is about two girls named Ester, 15 years and Kassie, ten years who moved to a winter resort town.

Kassie saved an injured German shepherd dog and named him Scoot. Kassie and her friends gather a charity for needy kids. And Scoot teaches a lesson to two thieves who make a plan to steal the donations. The movie shows the loyalty of a dog to his young master (Kassie).

I personally prefer the relation of dog with the home owner because it shows a unique story.

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Ace of Hearts

Release date: May 6, 2008

Duration: 1h 40m

Director: David Mackay

Genre: drama, family


Description about Ace of Hearts:

The story is about the love of a master with his dearest German shepherd dog (Ace). A K9 police officer named Daniel Harding has a police dog (Ace), which is a partner of him and a best friend of him.

Harding takes action to save Ace when he is accused of attempting an attack on an unknown person. And authorities are making decisions about to put down the Ace. His master Harding tries, all of his efforts to save the dog.

My Dog Tulip

Release date: September 1, 2009

Duration: 1h 23m

Director: Sandra Fierlinger and Paul fierlinger

Genre: Animation, drama


Description about My Dog Tulip:

This is an animated movie about a German shepherd dog named Queenie. It is a heartwarming story about the bond of a man with a dog.

A man saves the dog’s life, and they both become friends. The bond between them melts your heart while watching this beautiful story. A man who doesn’t love anyone in his whole life falls in love with a German shepherd dog. The film is about understanding and emotional attachment between a dog and a human.

Finding Rin Tin Tin

Release date: august 15, 2007

Duration: 1h 30m

Director: Danny Lerner

Genre: family, drama


Description about Finding Rin Tin Tin:

The movie’s story is based on a real German shepherd life named Rin Tin Tin. A US Marshal found him in a kennel. He trained the dog and presented him in many shows as a star. Soon Rin Tin Tin performed in many shows in the early 19’s.

Then the dog is offered to many film directors and finally got selected for a movie in a leading role. After that, the dog is chosen for many Hollywood dog movies as a dog star.

Love Leads The Way

Release date: 1984

Duration: 1h 40m

Director: Terry Ingram

Genre: drama


Description about Love Leads The Way:

The film story is about an insurance salesman who lost his eyes in a boxing incident. It is a true story. The man’s life gets problematic due to his sightless life. He is not able to do anything until he finds a dog.

The dog is the best guide for him, but suddenly, he is informed that he is restricted from entering public buildings, transit vehicles, and businesses. He decides to go against this negative rule and realizes that these rules are wrong for him and his companion—a must-watch movie for all families.

The Christmas Shepherd

Description about Love Leads The Way:

The movie’s story is a beautiful love story of Mark and Sally, who meets accidentally because of a German Shepherd dog. Sally felt sad because her beloved dog ran away from the house in a thunderstorm.

Sally lives alone after separation from her husband with a dog at home, and She informed that Mark took the dog, a Widow who lived with his daughter. She decides to travel to Boston to get her dog and fall in love with Mark to get a perfect Christmas gift for their life.

The littlest Hobo

Release date: Sep 24, 1963

Duration: 1h 17m

Director: Charles R Rondeau

Genre: family, kid, drama


Description about Love Leads The Way:

This is an outdated movie, but still, you can enjoy the story with your kids. Two leading characters of the movie, dog and sheep, will make your hearts melt through their bond with each other. The film shows the era of 1950’s Los Angles.

A brave German shepherd dog freed an innocent lamb, who is about to die in a slaughterhouse and tries to save its life. A very heart-touching story that shows the unconditional bond between two innocent animals.

Cats and Dogs

Release date: July 4, 2001

Duration: 1h 27m

Director: Lawrence Guterman

Genre: Comedy, Family


Description about Cats and Dogs:

The film received the best young artist award. It is the best family movie in which you can enjoy the battle between cats and dogs.

The movie is about a high-tech clash between cats’ and dogs’ armies. A dog named Butch involves secret spy dogs to stop cats, who make a devil scheme. The dogs are on a mission to stop the cats from doing wrong things. The film is full of fun and the best visual effects, even if you can’t believe that dogs and cats are not accurate because of the high value visual effects.

A Dog’s Purpose

Release date: January 27, 2017

Duration: 1h 40m

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Genre: Drama, comedy, adventure


Description about A Dog’s Purpose:

The movie’s story is inspired by a novel, written by the W.Bruce Cameron. The novel also has same title. The story is about, what a dog thoughts about his surrounded humans.

Who wants to find the purpose of his life in humans’ life. In the movie, you can see the world through a dog’s eyes, how he gets treated by different people and owners, and how he feel about humans. The dog spreads love and care among humans, but he wants to know what humans think about him or its purpose in life.

don’t wanna give you guys spoilers but the story of this movie makes you wonder stuff a lot.

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Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2019)

Hudson & Rex (2019)


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Rin Tin Tin appeared as a star dog in 1922 and was selected for many Hollywood movies. He is the most famous German shepherd dog in the film.

The name of celebrities that are the owners of beautiful German Shepherds are:

  • Nick Jonas.
  • Ben Affleck.
  • Miley Cyrus.
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jake Gyllenhaal. 
  • Rachel Hunter.

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