Films for everyone who got a dog during lockdown...
Isle Of Dogs (2018)
This quirky animated film has Wes Anderson’s paws all over it! Due to an outbreak of canine flu, all of the dogs from the fictional Japanese city Megasaki are banished to Trash Island. But 12-year-old Atari manages to fly to the island in order to find his best friend (and bodyguard) Spots.
Marley & Me (2008)
If you’re looking for a tear-jerker you’ve come to the right place. Marley & Me chronicles the foibles of looking after the adorable, but badly-behaved, labrador Marley. After contemplating having kids, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan decide to test the waters by adopting this unruly canine.
Lady & The Tramp (1955 & 2019)
You can’t go wrong with an iconic Disney film during lockdown. But the ball’s in your court as to whether the original or the 2019 remake is the best one. Both films tell the story of the thorough-bred Lady and down-and-out mutt Tramp falling in love - despite the differences of their backgrounds - over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs!
Turner & Hooch (1989)
This is The Odd Couple if we ever did see it. Tom Hanks plays police investigator Scott Turner who gets teamed up with a slobbery French Mastiff Hooch after it transpires that Hooch is the only witness to a murder Turner is assigned to work on. Expect many scenes of doggy destruction!
Must Love Dogs (2005)
Whilst the clue is in the title, the dog part takes a bit of a back-seat in this romantic comedy. Back in the days when we were allowed to meet new people in real life without social distancing measures, divorcee Sarah is set up on a series of dates with the help of an online dating profile her friend set up. The one condition for the date? ‘Must Love Dogs!’
Roll over Beethoven! This St Bernard goes to show that dogs are indeed man’s best friend. Named after the composer’s Fifth Symphony, Beethoven grows up to become a life-saver for (most of) the Newton family, until one visit to the vets spells trouble for the adorable animal...
What is it girl? Someone’s fallen down a well? And our favourite Lassie film is the 1994 release? Well, the cat’s out of the bag now! One of the most famous dogs of all time takes centre stage in the 90s reboot, who befriends a boy and his family and of course saves the day.
The Call Of The Wild (2020)
This film received a very limited release (just before the first lockdown), so it’s a perfect time to catch up on this book adaptation. One man (Harrison Ford) and his dog face treacherous climates in 19th century Yukon, tasked with delivering mail across the chilly province.
Oliver & Company (1988)
Inspired by Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City. Special shoutout goes to the most streetwise dog of them all: Dodger (played by Billy Joel) with his timely mantra - why should I worry?
Feel like turning your dog into an Instagram influencer of a movie star? We say go for it! The world deserves some cuteness. Bolt grew up on film sets and as the star of a fictional sci-fi action films, and he believes he has superpowers in real life. To make it even better, Bolt is voiced by John Travolta.
Ever wanted to know what your dog was trying to say? Enter Dug: the loveable Golden Retriever, who wears a special collar that translates his barks into English. He eventually joins octogenarian Carl and young Wilderness Explorer Russell on their adventure to Paradise Falls. If you haven’t already seen this Pixar classic, make it your mission!
Cats & Dogs (2001)
And where dogs be without their feline foes: Cats! This undeniably camp caper, that stars so many famous voices, tells the tail of two warring factions that’s as old as time and a mission to prevent the evil cats making all humans allergic to dogs.
Hopefully these films will tide you over until we're open again! Did we miss a great film off our list? Message us your suggestions below...