‘John Wick’ and 9 other movies with great canine characters

‘John Wick’ and 9 other movies with great canine characters

Known as man’s best friend, dogs are often considered part of the family. The level of joy and comfort they provide cannot be matched by much else. They could be asleep on your lap, propped up at your feet, or just lending a friendly ear to hear your best human friend’s biggest dreams, worries, and ideas. Love is always present.

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Just like being part of the family, cute canines can also be valuable in movies. While this list will not include Cujo or the zombie dogs appearing in resident demon, will highlight some memorable pups from movies past. These furry friends may not be the main character, but they certainly add entertainment and excitement to the movies they appear in. Whether it’s a “legendary” collie or a pup following his best friend down the yellow brick road, these hounds play an important role. papers


‘Strange World’ (Legend)

Traveling with your family

In the new Disney Strange world, the public will also be able to meet a happy and adorable dog named Legend. He accompanies him on the journey as his adventuring family (including his human parents voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal Y union gabrielle) explores uncharted territory.

With three legs and a greeting for every stranger he meets, this sheepdog stays by his family’s side as they navigate through danger. Although he’s known for getting into unintentional trouble from time to time, the trip wouldn’t be the same without him.

‘John Wick’ (Daisy and Bubba)

two close companions

In the first john wick movie, the heartbroken and seemingly cold-hearted former killer melts completely when he bonds with his new beagle pup, Daisy. John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves) is once again afflicted when enemies kill the dog on purpose. At the end of the movie, he adopts a pitbull that becomes part of the next two installments.

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The connection between the dogs and their solemn friend shows a softer side to the man, often surrounded by murder. Halle BerrySofia’s character also has two canines by her side. Belgian Malinois are seen in some stunning and action-packed scenes throughout John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. It looks like fans are in for a new four-legged friend John Wick: Chapter 4in March 2023.

‘The Sandlot’ (Hercules)

The enemy becomes a friend

the sandlot it’s about some neighborhood kids playing baseball. The summer of 1962 would not have been the same for that crew if a Herculean “beast” had not been involved. As the kids spend part of the movie (unsuccessfully) trying to retrieve a valuable baseball guarded by the giant, they end up coming face to face with the massive hound.

It appears that Benny “el jet” Rodríguez is running for his life when the dog breaks loose and begins to chase him. Soon after, they save the dog from being crushed to death. He ends up giving the boys sloppy kisses and lots of love. It turns out that Hercules is quite the bark, and ends up becoming his beloved pet and his biggest fan.

‘Men in Black’ (Frank)

Meeting with one of the agents.
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A talking pug? That’s weird. An alien posing as an adorable pug to dress up? That would seem even stranger. The audience is introduced to Frank, an alien in the body of a pug, for a short time in men in black. He is an informant for Agent J and Agent K (played by tommy lee jones Y Will Smith), helping them put the pieces of the puzzle together.

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The cheeky pint-sized pup is back Men in Black II. A fan favorite from the first film, he is now an employee at headquarters. Frank eventually teams up with Agent K. While he seems to be enjoying himself, he ends up taking on the role of personal assistant to the boss because…a better dental plan comes along with the new job.

‘The Mask’ (Milo)

Milo without a mask looks cute

Like any “good boy”, Milo is loyal to his owner and thinks of him a lot. However, this Jack Russell Terrier has a little trouble getting used to the alter ego of his best friend. In The maskStanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey’s character) becomes a cartoonexerting fierce energy whenever he puts on a special mask.

Eventually, Milo joins in on the fun and even wears the mask multiple times to help Stanley. Milo could be wearing the mask and turning into an animated version of himself or just naturally coming off as the cute sidekick he’s always been. Either way, he certainly adds to the movie.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Toto)

Following the yellow brick road
Image via Warner Bros.

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale (and her puppy too!) embark on a colorful quest to get back home. Toto may be small, but he’s tough and gruff when necessary, supporting his best friend through strange and dangerous lands.

judy garland, who plays Dorothy, has some important accessories on her unexpected adventure, including her sparkling ruby ​​slippers. Her red shoes pale in comparison to her cutest and most loyal accessory of all. Toto is a dear and lovable companion.

‘Legally Blonde’ (Bruiser)

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods with Bruiser Woods in a car in Legally Blonde
Image via MGM

In legally blondeElle Woods takes control of her destiny. Reese witherspoonThe character from has big plans to become a future trophy wife. After a change of heart, Woods graduates with a law degree from Harvard instead. With all the hard work and effort that goes into accomplishing such a difficult task, it’s a good thing to have your Chihuahua, Bruiser, by your side.

The trendy little guy doesn’t get much camera time in the first movie, usually only shown as the sidekick to his ambitious owner. In Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde, he takes center stage a bit more. When it is discovered that Bruiser’s mother is not treated well, Elle takes action and fights for animal rights.

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ (Brandy)

Hang out in Cliff's trailer

It’s hard to compete for attention when both Leonardo Dicaprio Y Brad Pitt They are involved. In once upon a time in hollywood the pitbull named Brandy gives them a run for their money.

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In the movie, the scene-stealing canine is owned by a double named Cliff Booth (played by Pitt). She shows her obedience and loyalty to her human hers. Although she is not usually aggressive, Cliff orders her to attack the bad guys. Thus, Manson’s followers are outnumbered and eliminated.

‘How the Grinch stole Christmas!’ (Max)

Joy at the end of the movie.

In How the Grinch stole Christmas!, the dog and its owner could not be more different. The ever-scheming Grinch spends his time looking for ways to take away everything that represents joy and happiness. Max is a quiet dog who doesn’t seem to care about Christmas or the Whos of Whoville.

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The two have different opinions about those who live in the town at the bottom of the mountain, but Max is forced to help the Grinch execute his evil plan. He wants to take Christmas away from the Whos. In the end, Max is happy to transition from antagonist to protagonist when the Secret Santas join their new friends from Whoville for a Christmas party.

‘Announcer: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’ (Baxter)

Reunion with Ron and Veronica

Baxter’s seemingly calm and no-nonsense personality balances his owner’s lack of conscience and exaggerated ways. In Anchorman: The Legend of Burgundy Rum, Ron’s thoughtless words and actions end up putting his furry friend in danger. After Ron, played by Will Ferrelldamages a stranger’s motorcycle, the man kicks Baxter into the nearby water.

Thinking that Baxter has not survived after the incident, Burgundy is in a showcase of emotion. Fortunately, the persistent cub returns to Ron and Veronica just in time to save them from a bear attack. It’s good that Baxter and his owner are meeting. Who knows how the newscaster would survive without it.

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