9 Movies That Starred German Sherpherds

9 Movies That Starred German Sherpherds

  • By Sara
  • February 23, 2021
  • 4 minutes read

German Shepherds are one of the coolest breeds out there.

Not only are they very good looking, but they are also very playful and obedient. They are very fast learners and can learn any trick you teach them quicker than a lot of other breeds. German shepherds are highly intelligent. They know how to communicate their needs to their owners. The fact that they are very patient also makes them very good listeners, so your German shepherd can also be your best friend. However, because they are very intelligent and also quick learners, they can be trained to do almost about anything, including acting.

This is the reason why you get to see a lot of German Shepherds starring in movies. I am sure you are aware of a few movies that had German Shepherds in them, but we have listed down 9 major films that featured these majestic beasts. If you haven’t seen any of these, I would suggest you watch them right away. Scroll down below to see the list:

1. I Am Legend.

I am Legend comes on top of the list. It falls in the Action, Drama, and Adventure genres. The movie starred Will Smith, Alice Braga, and Dash Mihok. However, the true stars were Abbey and Kona, the three-year-old German Shepherds that played Sam, Neville’s dog.

“Robert Neville, a scientist, is the last human survivor of a plague in the whole of New York. He attempts to find a way to reverse the effects of the man-made virus by using his own immune blood.”

The following scene features Sam fighting to the death against infected dogs to save her master:

2. K-9

K-9 is a comedy film starring Koton, who is a police dog in the Kansas City Police Department. While trying to catch a police murder suspect, Koton got killed on 11/18/91.

“Detective Michael Dooley is tasked with apprehending a criminal and given an intelligent police dog as partner. The two eventually form a bond and try to catch the criminal together.”

This clip features Dooley and Jerry Lee meeting for the very first time:

3. Beverly Hills Chihuahua

This Comedy/Drama/Adventure movie stars Delgado who is voiced over by Andy Garcia. Delgado was a police dog who could not smell and tried to help find Chloe her way back to Beverly Hills.

“Chloe, a Beverly Hills chihuahua, gets lost in Mexico while on a vacation with her owner. She relies on her new friends and a lonesome German shepherd who vow to help her get home safely.”

This scene features Delgado retrieving his sense of smell and saving Chloe:

4. A Dog’s Purpose

This Drama/Adventure/Comedy movie stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, and John Ortiz. But the German Shepherd Hercules steals the spotlight here.

“A dog goes through four lifetimes with different owners through various time periods. During this journey, he steadily understands his real purpose.”

Elle is reincarnated in another life in the following scene:

5. My Dog Tulip

This is an animated family and drama movie which stars the beautiful German Shepherd Queenie.

“An animated tale of a man’s bond with his German Shepherd, Tulip. Based on a memoir by J.R Ackerley, it details the dog’s bowel movements and sex life as well as the relationship they had.”

Here is the official trailer:

6. Megan Leavey

This is a biography regarding war and drama. The film stars Varco, who plays Rex. It also features Tom Felton, Kate Mera, Ramon Rodriguez.

“The true life story of Megan Leavey, a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with a military combat dog saved many lives during her deployment in Iraq. Assigned to clean up the K-9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey starts to identify with Rex, a particularly aggressive dog that she trains. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions until an improvised explosive device injures both, putting their fates in jeopardy.”

This is the official trailer:

7. Ace of Hearts

In the Family/Drama genre, this movie is about a police dog named Ace. The film also stars Dean Cain, Britt McKillip, and Mike Dopud.

“A police officer tries to save his beloved partner, a German shepherd, from being put to sleep. Ace is wrongly accused of mauling a suspect, and his 13-year-old daughter steps in to prove the dog’s innocence.”

Below is the beautiful trailer:

8. Finding Rin Tin Tin

This is a family film starring a German Shepherd named Rin Tin Tin. The movie also features Tyler Jensen, Ben Cross, and Gregory Gudeon.

“The true story of the legendary German Shepherd who was found by American pilot Lee Duncun in France during World War I and later became the most famous animal star in Hollywood history.”

Scroll down below for the official trailer:

9. We Think The World Of You

This is a drama film about a German Shepherd named Evie. The movie features Gary Oldman, Alan Bates, and Max Wall.

“An aimless young man, Johnny (Gary Oldman), is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank (Sir Alan Bates). When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to Frank.”

Do you have any movies to add to this list? Share them with us in the comments below!

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