12 Romantic Comedies with Dogs in Them
Romantic Comedies with Dogs in Them? Dogs are the best. They’re cute, they’re playful, and they’ll always love you unconditionally. If you need a pick-me-up or just want to share some joy with your pup, look no further than these 11 movies that have dogs in them!
Sometimes a man and woman come together because of tragic circumstances, physical attraction, or fate, and sometimes lovers find each other because of a dog.
In real life, most dogs provide love, companionship, and loyalty, while trained dogs can save lives and improve the daily struggles of people with disabilities.
Yet, in the movies, dogs not only display enormous intelligence, training, and sensitivity, they can achieve one of the hardest tasks imaginable: help two people fall in love with each other.
Let’s look at a few dogs Helping With Love Triangles
Dogs have appeared in countless films over the years, adding comic relief as sidekicks and sometimes engaging in heroic feats to help their masters. The films below represent a sampling of the movies in which dogs achieved the nearly impossible by bringing together the loneliest, most miserable, most isolated, most burned-out-on-love lovers through their cute canine antics.
1. As Good as It Gets
A dog named Hooch is the comic relief in this Jack Nicholson-Helen Hunt romance. This dramatic, romantic comedy features a dog bringing together the unlikely trio of a misanthropic obsessive-compulsive writer (Jack Nicholson), a struggling waitress (Helen Hunt), and an injured homosexual artist (Greg Kinnear). Rated: PG-13 (for strong language, thematic elements, nudity, and a beating
2. The Truth About Cats & Dogs
A talk-show veterinarian with no confidence (Janeane Garofalo) asks her beautiful friend (Uma Thurman) to impersonate her when a listener (Ben Chaplin) becomes infatuated with her voice and on-air persona. Rated: PG-13 (for a sex-related scene and brief strong language)
3. Seems Like Old Times
A divorced couple (Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase) reunites at her home filled with a pack of unruly dogs. Rated: PG-13 (for sexual references, language, and drug content)
4. The Dogfather
A mafia don has a change of heart when he discovers his daughter’s love for dogs. Rated: R (for violence and strong language).
Here we have a few Neurotic Dogs and Their Owners...
5. Must Love Dogs
A divorced preschool teacher (Diane Lane) looks for love through an online dating site in which she requires her suitors to be dog lovers. A sweet boat builder (John Cusack) answers her advertisement along with other would-be boyfriends. I honestly thought this was going to be a total bomb as one of the Romantic Comedies with Dogs, but it really surprised me with this May/December romance. It worked! Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content)
6. Dog Park
A nice guy (Luke Wilson) finds that the dog walk in the park is the new social gathering site. Rated: R (for sexuality and language)
7. You’ve Got Mail
Two people in the book business (Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) find that the Internet and a dog named Brinkley help bring them together. Seriously, how can we have a Romantic Comedies with Dogs list and not at this movie? Rated: PG-13 (for sensuality)
A lonely boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets supplies for his dog Butkus from an even lonelier woman (Talia Shire) working at a pet store. She’s his only human contact. Rated: PG-13 (some language and boxing violence)
Here are some great Heroic Dogs who bring couples together
9. Snow Dogs
A Miami dentist inherits a team of aggressive sled dogs in Alaska, where he meets interesting people from his birth mother’s past, including a lovely young woman (Joanna Bacalso). Rated: PG for mild crude humor.
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10. Marley and Me
An irresistible little puppy grows into a rambunctious but lovable big dog—and tells the tail-wagging story of a life well-lived. Rated: G
11. See Spot Run
A goofy mailman (David Arquette) takes care of an FBI-trained dog and a boy while attempting to woo the boy’s pretty mother (Leslie Bibb). Rated: PG (for crude humor, language, and comic violence)
12. The Mask
A geeky man (Jim Carrey) who finds a magic mask courts a beautiful nightclub singer (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his highly intelligent dog. Rated: PG-13 for language, crude humor, and comic violence
What are your favorite movies with dogs in them? Did I miss any good ones? Leave a comment below!
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