GUEST EDITORIAL: 10 Best Pet Movies for Your Next Night In
10 Pet Movies for Your Next Night In
There is no greater feeling than cuddling your furry pet and watching a film that reminds you of how fortunate you are to have him or her in your life. So, grab your popcorn and snacks for your pups and marathon these 10 best pet movies. If you are a true pet lover, you appreciate pets in all their forms – in real life, in paintings, in music, in literature and especially in movies.
From classics like The Lady and the Tramp to new favorites such as Garfield, these shows will receive a bark of appreciation from the whole crew. You are bound to have the time of your life through the adventures in the movie and learn some essential lessons. Therefore, if you are staying in for the night, these pet movies are a great way to pass the time and entertain you.
If you haven’t watched anything about this grumpy tomcat, this is your chance to laugh your heart out. Garfield is an overweight ginger cat who lives with his owner Jon Arbuckle. He spends his time antagonizing his owner and making fun of a dog named Odie. His fluffy look, his mischief and his love for lasagna makes him one of the best fictional pets.
2. The Lady and the Tramp – Best Movie about Pets
You will never look at a plate of noodles the same way after watching the two delightful pups- Tramp and Lady slurp the same noodle. In this film, lady, who was domesticated and pampered finds herself homeless after her owners had a baby. Tramp steps in to protect her, and a beautiful romance blossoms between them. Ensure that your list of pet movies doesn’t miss out on this masterpiece.
3. Black Beauty
Grab some tissues since this is one of the best pet movies that tells a moving story of love and loss. Anna Sewell's novel inspired it. It stars a majestic stallion by the name Black Beauty. Black Beauty was a cheerful colt that lived in the English Countryside. Later in life, he is sold and abused by his new family. He is eventually rescued by Joe and enjoys the rest of his life in the pastures.
4. Pet Sematary
If you are a horror pet movies lover and are on the lookout for something thrilling, then Pet Sematary is the perfect choice for you. Stephen King's novel of the same name inspires the film. It was first produced in 1989 and a second sequel is set to hit the theatres in April 2019. Ahead of this movie`s release, Paramount released a trailer to remind you that "dead is really better." Indeed, this pet movie is a must see for all horror fans out there.
5. The Secret Life of Pets - Best Dog and Cat Movie
Have you ever questioned what your pups do when you are asleep or away? The Secret Life of Pets discloses it all. This show is considered to be among the best pet movies of all time. In 2016 it was the sixth highest movie at the box office, and its sequel is supposed to be released in 2019.
6. Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots is one of the best family pet movies. Puss is run out of town on suspicion that he was involved in a bank robbery, but the real criminal is Humpty-Dumpty, his friend. Although there is enmity between them, Puss and Humpty join forces to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. You can rest assured that your kids will never grow tired of such a pet movie.
7. Cats and Dogs
It is a well-known fact that dogs and cats have an aversion to each other. In this show, a secret war breaks out involving the two species and humankind is not even aware. The plot is about the cats’ plan to destroy a vaccine that could end human allergies to dogs and the dogs’ effort to stop the felines. This pet movie is filled with litter-box humor that will leave your family in stitches.
Benji is the tale of an adorable little mutt that roams around in Texas. He lives off of assistance from a kind local store owner. One day, two of his favorite kids, get abducted. Benji embarks on an exciting trip to rescue them and is fortunate enough to find love along the way.
The family of Charles Grodin takes in a stray St Bernard puppy. The pup grows up to be the less attractive Beethoven, an oversize and destructive dog. Trouble arises when an evil veterinarian Dr. Varnick decides that Beethoven is the perfect dog for his experiments. The climax revolves around taking care of the vet's gang. Don`t miss out on this timeless movie classic!
10. Homeward Bound – Best Pet Movie
Who doesn’t have some incredible childhood memories of this great movie about pets? This 1993 film is about three adorable pets who, believing that they had been left for good by their families, set out for a thrilling adventure in search of their family.
This list of best pet movies is not conclusive. This is because there are different genres and plots of pet movies and people have their preference. However, whatever your idea of the best pet movie may be, one thing remains true: people love pets enough to watch movies about them.
Have you watched any of the movies listed above? Do you have some dog and cat movies that we’ve left out in our list? Please share this movie with us in the comment section.