When I think about all of the movies I have ever watched, several of my most enjoyable experiences have been when the movie has an animal as one of the stars. Whether it be a real animal or a fictitious animated one these movies make me laugh and sometimes cry. Even if you are not really an animal lover these types of movies usually make you feel good after watching them. Seeing animals take on adventures by themselves or as a sidekick to a person is for the most part good family entertainment.
One such movie that my family recently watched on Netflix was called “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” It stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and of course the Akita who plays Hachi.
His full name is Hachiko and the movie is based on a true story that took place in Japan during the 1920’s going into the 1930’s. This is a truly heart warming, uplifting, yet sad story that is great to watch with the kids. I will be the first to admit that I cried more than once during this movie. They were mixed tears of both joy and sadness. Hachi truly embodies the spirit of loyalty and friendship and even now as I think about this I feel myself getting moved. So on your next movie night with the family I would highly recommend watching this movie. Just make sure that you have a box of tissues next to you.
If you have seen this movie already or maybe you would like some more choices I suggest you check out the following animal inspired titles on Netflix: Celebrating pets this month, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite dogs, cats and even monkeys who hit the big screen. Aside from upping the cute factor, these loyal companions can deliver important lessons on courage, protection and love.
For your Little kids:
1. Pet Party
2. Clifford’s Puppy Days
3. Littlest Pet Shop
4. The Adventures of Milo and Otis
5. Snow Buddies
6. Sabrina, The Animated Series
For your Big kids:
7. The Adventures of Puss in Boots
9. Step Dogs
11. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
12. Air Bud
13. Monkey Trouble
And for teens and parents:
14. Anchorman 2
16. Dogs with jobs
17. Family Guy
19. Red Dog
Did you see Hachi The Dog tale movie? What other animal movies are your favorite?
Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Netflix as a member of Netflix #StreamTeam. All stories and opinions are my own.