Cozy Dog Movie Guide

Your belly is full from the holiday food fest, and the only thing you feel like doing is snuggling with your Best Dog Friend and streaming classically cheesy movies till you both start snoring. We totally get it. That’s why we created this short list of six flicks we think you’ll both enjoy. They’re not all Hallmark, but you’ll want to add them to your queue anyway. 

Like Cats & Dogs


This is a familiar trope. A cat-loving guy meets a dog-loving girl in a small beach town where a reservation snafu has them sharing the same vacation rental. What are the chances? It’s a Hallmark movie, so pretty high. Find out if opposites attract, even if you already know the answer to that. 

Marley & Me


More heartwarming than happily ever after, this is a cult fave among dog lovers. It’s based on the real-life story of the Grogan family and their Labrador Retriever, Marley. The movie spans 14 years of Marley’s life—and the ups and downs along the way. It’s a great commentary on the messiness of life, and a reminder that early Owen Wilson was actually pretty good, too. 

Unleashing Mr. Darcy


Think Pride & Prejudice with a modern dog show twist. Donovan aka Darcy is the dog show judge; Elizabeth is prepping to show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In true Hallmark style, misunderstandings get in the way of mutual attraction. But if you want to make this a double feature and follow it up with Marrying Mr. Darcy, you’ll get a clue about how it ends. 

Dog Days


If you’re a fan of Love Actually, this has the same vibe. Except it’s not Christmas. Or winter. Plus everything takes place in L.A. And there are lots of cute canines involved. Ok, so maybe the comparison was a stretch, but there are moments in these interconnected stories that gave us the feels. Our Best Dog Friend also enjoyed the eye candy. 

The Truth About Cats & Dogs 


Made long before streaming existed, this is a modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac. Abby, a vet and radio talk show host, is low on self-esteem. When handsome photographer Brian asks her out without ever having met her in person, Abby convinces her friend Noelle to pretend she’s Abby. Of course, the truth comes out eventually, but not before a little chaos ensues.

Must Love Dogs


This is another throwback. 40-year-old Sarah is recently divorced and reluctant to get back into the dating scene. Sarah’s sister takes matters into her own hands by creating an online dating profile for her. A series of disastrous dating experiences occur. Jake, another recent divorcé, enters the scene. Dogs are involved. And so is a happy ending.