19 Best Dog Movies on Disney Plus for Animal Lovers to Binge Watch

By Lore Apostol / December 31, 2021

There's definitely content for every movie-lover out there on the Disney Plus streaming platform, which has from kids' movies to films for adults, action movies, newer and older productions, and even quite a good selection of movies focusing on dogs. This means we surely have what to choose from in this segment, so let's see the list of best dog movies on Disney Plus that you can watch right now.

However, keep in mind that you need to subscribe to Disney+ in order to access any of the titles in the streaming service's library.

19. World's Greatest Dogs (2016)

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One of the National Geographic documentaries about dogs tackles their spectacular talents, involving acrobatics, breathtaking stunts, skateboarding, riding scooters, rope jumping, and surfing. This special shows amazing dogs and their dedicated owners and also how some underdogs rose from rejected puppies to thriving stars.

18. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

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The sequel brings the hilarious Himalayan cat, the fun-loving American bulldog, and the wise old golden retriever on-screen for a new adventure, this time in San Francisco. As Chance, Shadow, and Sassy are separated from their owner while vacationing, and they wander the city streets to find the "golden bridge" that would take them home while facing both man and beast dangers along the way.

17. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a remake of 1963 The Incredible Journey movie, which was based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. In this film, a fun-loving American bulldog pup, a hilarious Himalayan cat, and a wise old golden retriever start to assume the worst when they are temporarily left in the care of a family friend. So, they decide to travel back home through the Sierra Nevada to reach home and see if their owners are all right.

16. Oliver and Company (1988)

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Maybe you remember the beautiful story of Oliver, the feisty young cat who is rescued by a bunch of stray dogs he befriends in the end, joining their pack. Together, they explore New York until he's adopted by a young girl. However, the new owner is kidnapped, and Oliver and the gang made of Tito, Dodger, and their pals need to embark on a mission to save the little girl in a movie filled with beautiful songs by Billy Joel, Huey Lewis, and Bette Midler.

15. Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)

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The wholesome content of Santa Paws 2 is perfect for even younger kids, as we get to see a brand-new litter of talking pups. In the sequel, the Christmas spirit mysteriously starts to disappear, so Santa Pups and Mrs. Claus need to save Christmas and run across the world to recover the magic crystal that would fix the whole problem. There's nothing cuter than dogs correlated with Christmas adventures.

14. The Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws (2009)

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Santa Paws is a great comedy for kids that tells the story of how Puppy Paws, the son of Santa Paws, forgets the meaning of Christmas. This holiday adventure takes place in the magical world of the North Pole, as the beloved talking doggies need to fix the Puppy Paws situation and remind him of what this season is about.

13. Iron Will (1994)

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This is the story of Will, a young boy whose father drowns in an icy river before getting to see him off to college. To get his family out of the pending financial crisis, he enrolls in a dogsled race to win the big prize. Kevin Spacey plays Harry Kingsley, a newspaper boss that sponsors the boy and keeps up with him by train, publishing bulletins that make the kid an American folk hero as he struggles to survive the dangerous trek from Canada to Minnesota with the help of his leading dog, Gus.

12. Snow Buddies (2008)

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Dog movies on Disney Plus tend to be sweet tales of gorgeous puppies, so we can't help but fall in love with this fluffy gang of talking pups who find themselves stranded in Alaska and forced to join a competition of Arctic dogsled race to be able to return home. So, they start training with two new husky friends to get in the best shape for crossing the frozen tundra and leading the pack home.

11. How Dogs Got Their Shapes (2015)

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This 2015 National Geographic dog documentary is an awesome production to watch for adults as well as kids. Since there are many breeds and countless variations, dogs are one of the most diverse species on the planet. Their bodies are uniquely structured to serve different purposes, and this movie explores just that - how their shapes play an essential role in the evolution, history, and behavior of canine species.

10. Turner & Hooch (1989)

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This police comedy puts the spotlight on a junkyard dog called Hooch and his master, compulsively neat detective Scott Turner (Tom Hanks), as the dog enters his life and his home, drooling all over and turning it upside down. Filled with humor and also suspense, the story sees the mismatched companions' friendship evolve as they are forced to work together.

9. Cruella (2021)

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Even though it bears the name of the 101 Dalmatians villain, this crime comedy actually takes a different approach to the story. We are taken to 1970 London, where little aspiring fashion designer Estella (Emma Stone) gradually embraces her appetite for mischief after her mother dies. She ends up working for the renowned haute couture designer Baroness (Emma Thompson), whose dalmatians she befriends and owns in the end.

8. 102 Dalmatians (2000)

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This time we get to see Glenn Close as infamous Cruella de Vil in a hilarious adventure movie where the spotless dalmatian Oddball embarks on a quest in search of her rightful spots together with Waddlesworth, a delusional macaw who thinks he's a Rottweiler. Of course, Cruella attempts to steal puppies for her "grandest" fur coat yet, and the action goes from London to the streets of Paris in a series of chases, close calls, and daring escapes.

7. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

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Our favorite dalmatians are featured in a fun and adventurous story suited for general audiences, as they try to escape the vile Cruella de Vil, who stole all dalmatian puppies in London, including the 15 pups belonging to Perdita and Pongo. So their parents set on a dramatic quest journey to save the furry baby dogs along with other animals led by Pongo, who uses the power of his "Twilight Bark" to push through.

6. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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This heartwarming and heartwrenching story about the forbidden and unexpected friendship between a hound pup and a baby fox who vow to be best friends forever is something you could rewatch anytime. As Copper grows and becomes a hunting dog, his friendship with his best buddy Tod takes the ultimate test. This is definitely one of the best-animated movies to watch on Disney Plus.

5. White Fang (1991)

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Everybody knows the story of White Fang from Jack London's 1906 novel, the smart wolfdog that befriends a boy called Jake (Ethan Hawke) who tries to fulfill his father's dying wish and strike gold in the Yukon Valley. The movie also stars Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. White Fang is portrayed by the same dog that appeared in The Thing (1982) and The Journey of Natty Gann.

4. Frankenweenie (2012)

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Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, and Charlie Tahan voice the characters of Frankenweenie, an alternate story of Victor Frankenstein in the true style of Tim Burton. Here, a suffering young Victor brings Sparky back to life with electricity after the dog died hit by a car. When he is forced by some bullies to tell them how to reanimate pets, the town is filled with monstrous reanimated pets, and Victor needs to save the town and rid it of these monsters.

3. Bolt (2008)

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Bolt features the voices of John Travolta, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, and Greg Germann in a fun adventure tale about a dog who's the star of a big Hollywood show. However, he thinks it's all real and tries to use his "superpowers" to defeat evil and find a way home after accidentally landing in New York and getting separated from his owner. Luckily, he discovers there's no need for special powers to be a true hero.

2. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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Lady and the Tramp is an adorable timeless Disney classic tale that shows the pampered cocker spaniel called Lady befriend Tramp, a street mutt with a heart of gold. By the end, kids and adults alike fall in love with the beautiful animation, unforgettable songs, and one of the greatest love stories in Disney history - the accidental pasta-eating kiss is an immortal image that endured through years in our minds.

1. Togo (2019)

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Togo is the untold true stunning story of champion dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe). In the winter of 1925, a diphtheria epidemic hits his home town Nome, and the only cure is 600 miles away. So, he embarks on an uplifting adventure across the Alaskan tundra that will test the strength, determination, and courage of one man and his lead sled dog, Togo, as they face gale-force winds, 50 below zero temperatures, and almost no visibility.

This is our list of best dog movies on Disney Plus right now. If you have anything to add to this list, leave a comment using the button below. And finally, thank you for visiting TechNadu!

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