Sunday, June 23, 2024

List: Top 3 Dog Scenes

This week on Episode 269 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Isle of Dogs, we discussed our top 3 scenes in film involving man’s best friend. Dogs have been used as a cinematic tool countless times over the years, and for good reason. Dogs are loyal, they are loving and they can help teach us about the realities of life. There are many great examples of this in film, and we had a lot of fun discussing why these scenes have moved us and stand out as the best of dog scenes of all-time. On that note, what moments or scenes would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:


Since we are talking about specific scenes, especially the one’s that moved us emotionally, there are spoilers with some of these picks.

**Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections**


1) Ending Reunion – White God
2) Death of Yeller – Old Yeller
3) Ending Goodbye – Wendy & Lucy


1) Death of Yeller – Old Yeller
2) Coming Home – Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
3) Umberto Tries to Abandon Flike – Umberto D.

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Shadow’s Fall – Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Samantha Runs Into Building – I Am Legend
Samantha’s Death – I Am Legend
Marly’s Death – Marley & Me
Montage – Turner & Hooch
Dogs Eating Slave – 12 Years A Slave
Spaghetti Kiss – Lady & the Tramp
“Hi There” – Up
Buster – Toy Story series
Chase – The Sandlot
Ending Revelation – Eight Below
Frank – Men in Black
Lucky at the Vet – Dr. Dolittle
War Training – My Dog Skip
Otis Pouncing on Frog – The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Varying scenes/moments from these films – 101 Dalmations, All Dogs Go to Heaven, A Boy and His Dog, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Artist, Lassie Come Home

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As stated above, there are many moments with dogs in film that are eligible for this list, and there’s a good chance we didn’t mention a scene that you love. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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