7 sad movies that will make your dog want to cuddle
Sometimes we all need a movie that will bring us back to reality, touch our hearts, and even leave a tear rolling down our faces. Movies with dogs are serious tear-jerkers that will make you appreciate the little things in life like hugging and walking your dog, they remind you to slow down and smell the roses.
There are many dog movies out there, most of them will bring you to tears multiple times like marley and me, A goal of dogsand Hachi: the story of a dog. These movies won’t disappoint if you’re looking to have a good cry or just feel closer to your pet or animals in general.
‘Marley and I’ (2008)
marley and me is a romantic comedy released in 2008. Calling this movie a family comedy is very misleading as it will leave you with puffy eyes. You’ll get lots of laughs throughout this movie, but you have to be prepared for the end. This film features Owen Wilson who brings a dog to his wife, Jennifer Aniston, hoping to buy time to have children. Little did they know that this adorable, but mean and neurotic puppy, would wreak more havoc than any child.
We watch Marley grow into a senior dog, developing an emotional bond with the pup, which crumbles once he falls ill. This film shows us what unconditional love really is in its most beautiful form. It shows the stress and problems of a family, but replaces the children with a furry, furry mischief. Prepare for a good cry, but it guarantees a newly built appreciation for your pets.
“A Dog’s Purpose” (2017)
This series of movies will have you crying a cycle of tears every 10 minutes. It has an overall happy ending, but it’s a journey to get there. The purpose of a dog follows a dog called Bailey going through many lives and owners. This film starring KJ Apa (Riverdale) lets you hear what Bailey is thinking throughout the movie, which only breaks your heart more.
The second movie is called A dog’s journey,both endings are happy and heartfelt, but you have to be strong to get to the end. The best part about this movie series is seeing the lives of different dogs and owners. Both films follow the same loyal dog through all of his contrasting and exotic lives. These movies will have you wishing for the best life for your pup, filled with adventure, love, and snacks.
Kid is a family adventure film released in 2005. It is about a dog, Lassie, who is reluctantly sold by her family. This heartbroken pup is moved hundreds of miles away from her family, however, she makes it her mission to find them against all odds. It’s heartbreaking to watch this confused pup try to find his way home, but luckily he has a happy ending, because our hearts couldn’t have taken a sad one.
Lassie was directed by Charles Sturridge and features many of the friends Lassie meets along the way, including actor Pierre Dinklage of game of thrones. This film also includes many beautiful panoramic shots that will take your breath away. It’s an amazing movie, as long as you’re able to hold back your tears long enough to see it.
‘Hachi: A Dog’s Story’ (2008)
Hachi: the story of a dog is a 2008 drama that begins as a beautiful story of a new owner and an abandoned dog creating a beautiful bond but ends in heartbreaking tragedy. It is based on a true story of an Akita dog extremely loyal to its owner.
The dog ends up waiting every day at a Tokyo train station for its owner to come home from work. Even after the death of the owner, the devoted dog waits another 9 years at the station every day until he finally passes. This story sounds like another story about a dog called Greyfriars Bobby who now has a statue in Scotland. This movie reminds us of the unique and beautiful loyalty that dogs have for us with no other intentions, but will break your heart into a million pieces.
“The Art of Racing in the Rain” (2019)
The art of racing in the rain is a romantic drama released in 2019 starring Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls) and Amanda Seyfried. This film follows the life of a dog called Enzo who was taken in as a puppy by an aspiring Formula 1 driver. This golden retriever thinks he was born to be a racing driver and can see that the techniques used on the track should also be used in the journey of life.
The art of racing in the rain realized by Simon Curtisuses the dog to tell the story in a voiceover from Kevin Costner. This is a one-of-a-kind movie involving both adorable puppies and thrilling race car driving. It will have you laughing and crying all in one and will leave you with an important message that you need to achieve your dreams no matter what stands in your way.
“A Dog’s Return Home” (2019)
Bringing a dog home is an adventure drama released in 2019. It is very similar to the story of Lassie, except the dog (Shelby) can talk to us. She is sent miles away from her owner, who is supposed to meet her there soon after. However, Shelby does not know this and escapes to find her hometown and her owner.
This movie is hugely emotional from the start, showing his desperate journeys to find his owner, but it has a happy ending that will let you appreciate a dog’s love and loyalty. Bringing a dog home was led by Charles Martin Smith and is a moving story to watch with family and friends.
Max is a 2015 adventure drama about a military dog named Max. Max helps US Marines in Afghanistan with his owner. After his master dies in the field, Max is adopted by his family. Max is a loyal dog who needs patience to trust, and finds it in his late master’s little brother.
This heartfelt film shows the ups and downs of gaining the trust of a loyal but frightened dog. This movie was directed by Boaz Yakine. It brings you to tears over the grief this dog is experiencing over the death of his master, but brings a smile to your face when you see Max moving on and learning to love again. It uniquely shows the dog side of working in the military.
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