Picture this, it’s a hectic week and you finally get your break. Or maybe you just need something to keep you occupied. You head over to Netflix and immediately encounter a dilemma as you scroll through the wide variety of films.
*Scroll* Not in the mood for anything that’s too cerebral. *Scroll* Nah, don’t have time for a series. *Endless scrolling*
You keep scrolling until you end up wasting your time and not watching anything. It sucks and we’ve all been there.
Luckily, there are a few gems on Netflix that are perfect for times when you don’t want to think too much and just sit back and chill. These films are filed under ‘dog films for kids,’ but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch ’em.
We’ve put together a list of dog films that you may not have heard of before, but will definitely tickle your heart and are worth your time.
Runtime : 1h 56m
A heartwarming Japanese film based on a true story of an abandoned Akita dog left to survive, traveling from Tokyo to Ajigasawa, Aomori, Japan — to be found by his new owner. If you want a good cry, this is the film for you.
Fun fact : The film stars Wasao himself.
Runtime: 1h 39m
A Spanish comedy-drama that revolves around a young boy who escaped a detention center to look for his therapy dog which leads him to reconnect with his brother and grandmother.
Fun Fact : The actor of Hector kept the dog from the movie under the condition of naming it like in the film.
Runtime : 1h 27m
This film takes you to an adventure of a stray dog befriending two school kids that leads to helping mend their broken family and save them from trouble. It’s a film that can take you to memory lane, if you’ve seen the 1974 version of it.
Fun fact : The writer/director of the reboot is the son of the director of the 1974 film.
MY DOG DOU DOU (2012)
Runtime : 1h 39m
A Singaporean film that revolves around a dog with special “powers” that helps bring the relationship of a gambler father and estranged son closer.
HOTEL FOR DOGS (2009)
Runtime : 1h 40m
An American family comedy that tells the story of how two orphan siblings, living in a foster care home, secretly take in stray dogs creating a home for them at a vacant hotel.
Fun Fact : Nearly 70 dogs were used for the making of this motion picture, many of which were actually rescued from the pound.
Now that you have the list — it is all up to you now, pawrtner!
Go forth and choose which dog film story you want to Netflix and chill with.