Unique Sad Dog Movies | Watch with your Family & Dog

Movies are a way to experience all kinds of emotions that are also part of our real life. Sad movie stories sometimes relate to us and make us cry hard. If you are an owner of a cute dog or pup, it’s best to watch sad dog movies.

Sad Dog Films

You can experience the real pain of a dog or his master by watching such movies in 2022. Many of these will melt your heart with the touchy story. We are here to share some best sad dog movies; you can’t hold your tears to come out when watching these heartwarming films. To be honest, I have a soft heart my tears do come out.

I can’t tell you kids are angels and soft hearted the most and I have gathered some new movies list just for them and for you guys. Also you can get a one month free access to movies.

Red Dog

Red Dog

Movie duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

Genre: drama/family

The movie was directed by Kriv Stenders

Released on Aug 4, 2011.

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Description About Red Dog:

The red dog movie plot is based on a true story, which was also published as a novel before. The story is about a dog roaming in a town in Australia to find his missing master. The dog develops a bond with other people in town, but John, an American man, is his best companion.

Movies sad part started when John was killed in an accident while riding a motorcycle. The dog can’t bear the grief of his master’s death and is found dead at John’s graveyard. The Red Dog takes an important place in the sad dog movies list.

After watching it my emotions were, ” Can a dog do that much for humans like us? “


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Marley and Me

Movie duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

Genre: comedy/drama

The Director of the film is David Frankle

The release date is Jan 9, 2009

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Description About Marley and Me:

This movie is a tear-jerkerβ€”John Gorgan, who wrote his autobiography and wrote about his family and dearest pet (Marley). The story begins when a newlywed couple plans about family and checks their parenting abilities.

They decide to adopt a cute and naughty puppy and named him Marley. The movie shows all steps of Marley’s milestones in the family until a heartbreaking ending that makes you sob.

You know when you will see it you guys will also say “Are those two in a relationship or the dog is?”


Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Movie duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

Genre: drama/family

The movie was directed by Kriv Stenders

Released on Aug 4, 2011.

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Description About Old Yeller:

The red dog movie plot is based on a true story, which was also published as a novel before. The story is about a dog roaming in a town in Australia to find his missing master. The dog develops a bond with other people in town, but John, an American man, is his best companion.

Movies sad part started when John was killed in an accident while riding a motorcycle. The dog can’t bear the grief of his master’s death and is found dead at John’s graveyard. The Red Dog takes an important place in the sad dog movies list.

I personally don’t like this movie that much but my kids does due to some scenes but you can checkout that it matches your taste or not?


Hachi: A dog Tale

Hachi: A dog Tale

Movie duration: 1 hour 33minutes

Genre: Drama

The movie was directed by Lasse Hallstrom

Released on Mar 12, 2010

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Description About Hachi: A dog Tale

The movie shows the loyalty of a dog to his (human) friend. All dog lovers can’t stop crying to see the unstoppable love of a pet. Hachi is a remake of a real-life Japanese story. In the movie, a man arrives daily at a train station and meets with Hachi. They both develop a bond with each other.

Hachi waits for his friend daily at the station, but his friend never comes because he dies one day. But Hachi is still waiting for him. He reaches on train station daily for about the next ten years. Hachi’s love for his friend makes you speechless.


My Dog Skip

My Dog Skip

Movie duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

Genre: drama/family

The movie was directed by Jay Russell

Released on jan8, 2000.

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Description About My Dog Skip

Just grab a tissue box before watching this movie to wipe your tears. The story of the film is inspired by the memoir of Willie Morris. It is a true story that describes willie’s alone childhood in the 1940s.

On his ninth birthday, he received a dog as a gift. Willi named the dog skip. The story begins here when the dog teaches him life lessons that he adopted until adulthood. This is a true love tale of a faithful dog with a little kid.

I think this movie is funny but not that much you will laugh a lot as my wife does.


Eight Below

Eight Below

Movie duration: 2 hours

Genre: Family/drama/adventure

The movie director is Frank Marshall

Release date is Feb 17, 2006.

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Description About Eight Below

The movie shows the real struggle of 8 dogs to survive in the harsh weather of the Antarctic. A group of men are stuck in the Antarctic and have to leave behind eight dogs due to an emergency.

The film shows how dogs spend six months alone without any human help. Finally, six dogs survived, and 2 lost their lives. You can experience the dog’s real struggles against too cold weather.


All Dogs go to Heaven

All Dogs go to Heaven

Movie duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Genre: Animated/kids/family/drama

The movie director is Don Bluth

Release date is Nov 17, 1989.

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Description About All Dogs go to Heaven:

This animated movie is worth watching for all dog lovers. A dog named (Charli) returns to earth from heaven to take revenge on a murderer who killed his mate. But an orphan girl (Ann-Marie) meets him, and they get friends.

Ann-Marie changed his thinking about friendship, and Charlie’s mind totally changed about friendship goals. What Charlie does in the end, to know the ending, must watch the movie. Maybe you won’t stop your tears.

At one point, don’t want to give you spoilers but the relation between dog and the little girl makes me cry. Specially when the dog says some dialogues about leaving.


The Stray

The Stray

Movie duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

Genre: drama/family

The movie was directed by Mitch Davis

Released on Oct 6, 2017.

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Description About The Stray:

The story is about family and relationships. A stray dog named (Pluto) means a lot to the Davis family. When Davis’s family faces many issues, Pluto proves himself a part of the family. And try to patch up broken relationships. You cry to see an animal’s dedication to his master’s family.


Homeward Bound (The Incredible Journey)

Homeward Bound (The Incredible Journey)

Movie duration: 1 hour 24 minutes

Genre: adventure/ family

The movie was directed by Duwayne Dunham

Released on Feb 3, 1993.

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Description About Homeward Bound (The Incredible Journey):

The story begins when a family leaves home for a holiday and left 2dogs and a cat at a friend’s house. All three get sad and miss their home. They decide to leave this place and go back home. They faced a horrible California forest on their way, got in front of a wild lion, got hungry, and all hustles didn’t stop them from finding their way.

After a complex and tiring journey, they meet with their family, and this is when you cannot stop tears rolling from your eyes.

While watching this movie will take you on a calming journey.


Turner and Hooch

Movie duration: 1 hour 37 minutes

Genre: crime/comedy/drama

The film director was Roger Spottiswoode

Released on July 28, 1689.

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Description About Turner and Hooch:

The story is about a detective who doesn’t get any big criminal cases. He lives in a small town where crime rates are low. The story begins when Turner’s close friend gets killed, and Turner decides to solve the case. Turner pairs with a dog named Hooch, who is opposite him.

But soon, they both get attached and solve the case. In the end, the Hooch leaves Turners crying and, most probably, all the movie audience.


Shiloh

Shiloh

Movie duration: 1 hour 33 minutes

Genre: kids/drama

The movie director is Chip Rosenbloom

Released on April 25, 1997.

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Description About Shiloh:

The story inspires by a novel. A tale about the mistreatment of a dog by humans: the dog got away and met a young boy named Marty. Marty loves this cute dog and wants to keep him at home, but his father refuses to take Shiloh home. He orders Marty to send back this dog to his actual owner, who is a hunter and misbehaves with the dog.

He abused Shiloh and the dog, ran back to Marty, and he hides the dog’s backside of his house under a shed. Where a stray dog beats Shiloh badly, and Marty decides to make a deal with his owner.


A Dog’s Way Home

A Dog's Way Home

Movie duration: 1 hour 37 minutes

Genre: adventure/family

The movie director is Charles Martin Smith

Released on January 11, 2019.

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Description About A Dog’s Way Home:

The story is about a faithful puppy (Bella). Lucas gives him unconditional love, and Bella gets separated from Lucas during a holiday camping trip.

She flees from animal control and goes on a 400 miles journey to meet Lucas again. On her way, Bella is lost. But she never gives up and finds her way to reunite with her real master. The journey Bella is full of hurdles, but her spirit makes your hearts melt.

A quick spoiler: this movie has emotional scenes.


FAQs

When you see a lovely dog die in a movie or lose a beloved puppy, you can’t stop your emotions towards this loveable animal and couldn’t see the dog in pain.

There are many sad dog movies to watch, including

  • My Dog Skip
  • Marley and me
  • All dogs go to heaven
  • The dog purpose

The sad Dog movie teaches about how you can overcome difficulties, how to sacrifice, how to dedicate, and how to love unconditionally? Besides that, you can experience many more emotional things through Sad Dog movies.

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