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Being enveloped in a good film has the power to change how you see the world. And you can't overlook the furry friends that make a lasting impression too. Here are 13 of our favorite pethood movies filled with the lovable relationships forged between people and their pets.
Hachi and Parker
Hachi: A Dog's Tale, the faithful Akita Inu celebrates the bond between humans and animals and is based on a true story of a loyal dog that doesn't give up on waiting for his owner's return — even after his death. It's honestly a touch heart-rending.
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Snowbell and Stuart Little
This feline starts out as a villain in
Stuart Little but ends up helping to save the day by the end of the movie. Who knew cats and mice could be friends?
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Marley, Jenny, and John
Also based on a true story,
Marley & Me shares the tale of a reluctant couple that adopts a dog — and what spending a pet's lifetime is like. Even if you don't have a pup, there are so many moments that prove having a fluffy companion is good for the soul.
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Uggie and George
The Artist is a movie filled with beautiful moments — but the adorable little Jack Russell steals the show. And this pup does everything with his pet daddy — even dance.
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Babe and Farmer Hoggett
A delightful flick about a pig that thinks it's a dog,
Babe is filled with barnyard animals that amazingly work together — which seems impossible, when you really think about it. Babe and Farmer Hoggett get along wonderfully, allowing the little pig to follow his dreams.
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Toto and Dorothy
One of the most memorable dogs of film, Toto in
The Wizard of Oz, played by a Cairn Terrier, is Dorothy's little helper. The little pup proves to be so smart by pulling away the curtain at the end of the movie to reveal the great and powerful Oz.
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Bruiser and Elle
Bruiser is toted everywhere by Elle Woods in
Legally Blonde but proves to be a faithful companion — and a true fashionista, too. We love how Bruiser always has her back.
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Winn-Dixie and Opal
Basically the savior of
Because of Winn-Dixie, the cute Berger Picard pup is a scruffy, adorable companion to the shy Picardy Shepherd, helping her (as most scrappy dogs do) to make friends and connect with others.
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Clyde and Philo
Clyde is the loyal sidekick in
Every Which Way but Loose, proving that even after being won in a bet, an orangutan can still form a true friendship with a human companion.
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Beethoven and the Newtons
I wanted the biggest, drooliest dog possible after watching
Beethoven as a kid. More than just fur and fun, this steadfast companion brings his family together to look at life in new ways. What more could you ask of your furriest child?
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Mr. Bigglesworth and Dr. Evil
If we learned anything from Dr. Evil in
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, it's that he will do anything to keep his favorite feline happy. And Mr. Bigglesworth returns the favor by being a most loyal companion — remaining a steadfast lap cat, even though some cryogenic difficulties caused the poor kitty to lose all his fur. It must be love.
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Skip and Willie
The sweet little Jack Russell Terrier in
My Dog Skip proved, yet again, that every kid needs a dog — even if the parents object. His friendship encourages Willie to stand up for himself against bullies while creating lifelong memories.
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Hooch and Scott
Matched together under unlikely circumstances, Hooch and Scott Turner turn into the best buddies no one expected.
Turner & Hooch is a lighthearted look at the loyalty of dogs — and a fun romp of a movie.
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