Movies are a depiction of the kind of fictional or non-fictional incidents happening around us. It’s an escape that one needs to survive the real world. One always like living a movie life/character. It makes life look easier and one having a happy ending. But real life doesn’t work that way.
There are numerous subjects that movies deal with. Some among them are war movies, rom-coms, sci-fi, digital, dramedy, comedy, tragic, satire, etc. Apart from these movies there are even categories like the biopic, anthological movies. The movies these days not only star celebrity actors/actresses, who are paid in lump sum amount, but also animals/pets who lead some of the movies. The animals/pets become the central character or you can say the protagonist of the movie. This trend is seen since a very long time. Previously, they were only shown as a sidekick with a rich family around picnic scenes or homes and sometimes as a rescue dog in a thriller story along with the police force.
Pets are cute, huggable, pleasant and loving creatures. They do not fail to please us and woo us in real life as our companions but also on-screen. It is quite astonishing how well an animal who cannot speak or really understand the plot of the film, can act so outstandingly. But as we know these beautiful beings. They somehow always manage to surprise us. Some performances have been so incredible that they have seemed to overshadow even the role of their fellow actors.
Some of the best came movies on pets are:
- MARLIE AND ME: This is a type of story that is relatable to almost every pet owner. Here we can see how the two owners who are trying to struggle their way in real life, finally find peace when their very own pet comes as solution to their problems. These are two struggling writers that seem to have a hard time in their careers. They are not exactly getting the write the right thing for their column. During this phase, John the owner comes up with an idea to write a column on his dog Marley. He sums up the column with Marley and his life. The column receives great response and as a result sails his boat for him.
- LASSIE COME HOME: Another classic movie on a dog (female). The story majorly revolves around Lassie, who is taken away from her home and owner. The movie shows her journey back home from different difficulties that she faces. It is one of the first movie that hit the big screens and received a tremendous applause.
- HOMEWARD BOUND: This is a movie of again an incredible journey of not just one pet, but instead two dogs and a cat. It is not just a journey of the pets back to their homes but also a quest of self actualisation. They start questioning themselves whether their owners really want them. Do they care for them? The dog, shadow who seems to be the hero of the story leads their way home.
- THE ARISTOCATS: is a movie which shows how animals, irrespective of their species and type stick together in times of need and calamity. Its a movie where number of cats are somehow kidnapped and left for dead. They however manage to find their way back home from the death trial with the help of several other species.
- HACHIKO: Hachiko is again a heart wrenching story of a dog named HACHIKO. He accidently gets an owner, who later becomes his dearest friend and guardian. Unlike other dogs, who are obedient and grateful towards their owners? Hachiko seems to be an exception. He has his own aura and dignity. He never let anyone treat him any less than he deserves. The story gets a twist when the owner suddenly dies of a heart attack and Hachiko finds himself lost. But he is not ready to accept it and keeps waiting for his owner the last place they parted, till death kisses him a goodbye. Not to forget the story is based on a real life incident of a dog named Hachiko in Italy. His statue is made in front a railway station in his memory.
So these were some of the most awesome movies that were made on pets. Well, dogs and seems to be a popular choice not only in real life but also in reel life. Pets and animals have not only managed to be seen on big screens but have dominated the animated world largely. Nowadays, every animated movie is being framed on pets and animals trying to achieve some unbelievable goals. Such movies seem to have grasped the attention of the audience hugely. And talking about pets, movies and animations how we can ignore the very famous ‘TOM & JERRY’ show. It was one of the highlights of everyone’s highlights of childhood, at least of the 90’s children.
We have a recent upcoming Bollywood film ‘its entertainment’ starring Akshay Kumar and a dog. The story is mostly based on the animal. So if you are pretty much inspired by the post do watch it. Not for the star but for the real star of the movie.