My Favorite Dog Movies of 2023

As a pet pro, I get exposed to a lot of dog stuff. Here are my top 5 dog movies from 2023 — ensuring tail wags for your next movie night.

Published December 23, 2023

Get ready for a tail-wagging movie marathon. 2023 was suprisingly sparse for great dog movies, but these five are super sweet and will have you going back to re-watch over and over. Each film has absolutely adorable, furry stars who make everyone fall in love.

 These picks were the 'pawfect' treats in 2023 — in my opinion anyway! 

Dog Gone

Dog Gone is new this year and is sure to be a hit in years to come. It's a true story about an adventure where a dad and his son team up in a heart-pounding quest to find their beloved dog lost on the Appalachian Trail. This movie really tugs at your heartstrings, showing just how pawsome dogs are in our lives and reminding us that family is everything.

Streaming service: Netflix

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie captivated families this year, blending thrilling action with delightful escapades. In this cinematic adventure, the beloved Paw Patrol Pups gain superpowers, evolving into the Mighty Pups.

This transformation leads to an exhilarating journey filled with superhero antics, appealing to both Paw Patrol lovers and fans of heartwarming superhero tales. The Mighty Movie stands out as an engaging and joyful children's movie that can even capture an adult's attention. 

Quick Tip

You don't need to watch the TV series of Paw Patrol to enjoy this film. 

Puppy Love

This movie is super cute if you're looking for a dog movie and a rom-com. Characters Nicole and Max go out on a date, and it's an absolute mess. Little did they know, their dogs would fall in love and have pups of their own, forcing the two to parent the dog family together and find a little spark of their own.

Streaming: Prime, Vudu, Freevee

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog is an inspiring movie that tells the story of an alcoholic and a stray dog who discover each other. As they face life's challenges together, they form an unbreakable bond and become best friends. This film underscores the powerful message that dogs are indeed man's most loyal companion.

Streaming: Tubi, Prime

R.A.D.A.R.: The Adventures of the Bionic Dog

R.A.D.A.R: The Adventures of the Bionic Dog is a charming film where a boy and his robotic dog heroically protect their town from a pair of thieves. This delightful movie is bound to captivate both children and adults alike, with its engaging storyline involving the pursuit of the uniquely bionic dog and a hidden treasure by the villains.

Streaming: Prime

It's Time for Movie Night

Pick a dog movie off the list you haven't seen and grab the fam. Whether it's a movie that tugs at your heartstrings, makes you laugh out loud, or keeps you on the edge of your seat with drama, there's something irresistible about a good dog film.

It's a perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones, sharing in the emotions and adventures that dog movies bring to the big screen. 

My Favorite Dog Movies of 2023