Is it just me, or is choosing something to watch on Netflix a chore in and of itself? There’s so many things to choose from, and before you know it a half hour has passed and you still haven’t settled on what to watch.
When that happens to me I revert back to my default setting: find something with dogs. Dogs make everything better, and for me that includes movies. And luckily Netflix has plenty of good ones to choose from. Here’s 10 great dog movies available on Netflix.
1. Homeward Bound / Watch on Netflix
Homeward Bound is a funny, heart warming movie that follows the story of three pets (two dogs and a cat) as they travel through the wilderness to find their owners. And when I say heart warming I mean it; this one has all the feels. This was my absolute favorite movie as a kid, and this is the only VHS tape I watched enough to actually wear out.
Fun fact: Homeward Bound is a remake of the 1963 Disney film The Incredible Journey which was based on the 1961 children’s book by Sheila Burnford.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyONxFhfuuQ?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
2. Benji (2018) / Watch on Netflix
Benji is a family movie that follows the story of two siblings who befriend a stray dog named Benji. Benji (2018) is a reboot of the 1974 film of the same name. Fun fact: The 2018 remake is directed by Brandon Camp, son of Joe Camp who directed the original.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbuHQJOGKqs?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
3. The Secret Life of Pets / Watch on Netflix
Have you ever wondered what your pets do when you leave for work each day? That’s the premise of The Secret Life of Pets, and it makes for a simple yet hilarious movie.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag-hLxUGn-M?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
4. Benji (1974) / Watch on Netflix
Another one of my favorite movies growing up, the original Benji tells the story of a heroic stray dog named Benji who helps save two kidnapped children. If you’re looking for a great movie where the dog saves the day you can’t go wrong with Benji.
5. For The Love of Benji / Watch on Netflix
If you’re a fan of Benji (and find him irresistibly charming and lovable) check out For the Love of Benji. In this family film Benji is pursued by spies in Athens.
6. Treasure Hounds / Watch on Netflix
Treasure Hounds follows the story of a young boy and a talking dog named Skipper he inherits from his late grandfather as they search for treasure.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtk7HEDDbTM?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
7. Hotel For Dogs / Watch on Netflix
Hotel For Dogs is about two kids and the stray dog they secretly take in at a vacant hotel. This movie is a kids-outsmart-the-adults style fairy tale, and it’s a great option if you’re looking for a simple yet sweet film.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VpnyeBKzGo?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
8. Balto / Watch on Netflix
Balto is about a sled dog (half wolf) who risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging his home. It’s based on the true story of the famed mission of mercy for Alaskan children, also known as the 1925 serum run to Nome.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJwvbmRXym4?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
9. Super Buddies / Watch on Netflix
Super Buddies is about 5 pups with unique superpowers who try to save the day when a bully from outer space threatens the planet.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbqeJHoob2w?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]
10. Air Bud: World Pup / Watch on Netflix
Air Bud: World Pup is the third installment in the Air Bud series about a boy and his dog who take on the world of soccer.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpKhbSs_LlA?feature=oembed&w=500&h=375]