Top 46 Films Where the Dog Diesby The_Badger_Man | created - 01 Apr 2012 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
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1. Marley & Me (2008)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Votes: 127,806 | Gross: $143.15M
Due to his relatively well-known, NATURALLY-CAUSED demise at the END of the movie and to avoid a major spoiler right off the bat, I put Marley from Marley & Me first. Even though I put him on the list, he doesn't really meet the intended standards. Most of the dogs on this list died unexpectedly and not during the end of the film. The dog in My Dog Skip, for instance, was not included because of this.
2. Of Mice and Men (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Drama
Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.
3. The Thing from Another World (1951)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
4. Hondo (1953)
PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War
Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.
Celebrating his life: https://youtu.be/x3m4qtI7jaw
5. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 358,124 | Gross: $36.76M
6. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
He had it coming: https://youtu.be/brVOFCo9c1U
7. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
8. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
GP | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
Cue the banjos: https://youtu.be/VTio206JVQw
9. Big Jake (1971)
GP | 110 min | Western
In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Big Jake McCandles' grandson and hold him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.
Votes: 9,040 | Gross: $7.50M
10. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 465,169 | Gross: $260.00M
11. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Votes: 24,292 | Gross: $25.00M
12. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Votes: 177,705 | Gross: $47.00M
14. The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Votes: 145,932 | Gross: $12.47M
Good dog to the end: https://youtu.be/vpir9eGi8Mk
15. First Blood (1982)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.
Votes: 188,471 | Gross: $47.21M
16. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 296,253 | Gross: $13.78M
17. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Votes: 79,502 | Gross: $61.40M
18. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Votes: 168,991 | Gross: $25.50M
19. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.
Votes: 64,256 | Gross: $76.47M
This counts, right?: https://youtu.be/Lk9wSrZ0fWA
21. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 204,770 | Gross: $184.21M
22. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Votes: 236,015 | Gross: $55.47M
Bad case of appendicitis: https://youtu.be/rDrF9LFn_cc
23. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.
Votes: 310,828 | Gross: $229.09M
Bit uneven of a matchup: https://youtu.be/w7tqVEdyteg
24. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 398,179 | Gross: $15.07M
25. Signs (2002)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Votes: 296,053 | Gross: $227.97M
27. Eight Below (2006)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.
Votes: 53,254 | Gross: $81.61M
29. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.
Votes: 121,327 | Gross: $34.02M
30. Superman Returns (2006)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.
Votes: 251,923 | Gross: $200.08M
32. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.
Votes: 346,983 | Gross: $130.16M
2007: Year of Carnage
33. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Votes: 591,050 | Gross: $256.39M
34. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 695,104 | Gross: $74.28M
35. Shooter (I) (2007)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Votes: 276,610 | Gross: $47.00M
36. Eden Lake (2008)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
Votes: 64,769 | Gross: $0.01M
37. Evil Dead (2013)
R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Votes: 138,047 | Gross: $54.24M
38. Fruitvale Station (2013)
R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Votes: 61,141 | Gross: $16.10M
39. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Votes: 222,019 | Gross: $98.93M
40. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 465,699 | Gross: $61.00M
41. Riddick (2013)
R | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
Votes: 136,659 | Gross: $42.03M
44. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 142,269 | Gross: $8.70M
45. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 67,950 | Gross: $5.20M
46. In a Valley of Violence (2016)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.
Votes: 10,314 | Gross: $0.05M