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Feb 082011
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Best Movies Featuring GSDs

The ranking below is based on votes of the general public for the movies in general. Please note that we have not seen every movie listed below, so we cannot comment on or justify the voting.

Or were you looking for our selection of the highly-rated German Shepherd Movies, or the TOP book on German Shepherd Movies?


# Movie Year
1 Reservoir Dogs 1992
2 I Am Legend 2007
3 American Gangster 2007
4 Garden State 2004
5 Downfall 2004
6 The Happening 2008
7 Shooter 2007
8 Shoot'Em Up 2007
9 Valkyrie 2008
10 The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008
11 The Hills Have Eyes 2006
12 Diarios de motocicleta 2003
13 Alpha Dog 2006
14 The Cell 2000
15 Defiance 2009
16 Bolt 2008
17 Dreamcatcher 2002
18 Saw 5 2008
19 Hannibal Rising 2006
20 Blood Simple 1984


Note that these were votes of the general public for the movies in general, not votes from GSD lovers.

Maybe you can associate a scene with certain behavior or German Shepherd problems?

You may even want to take this list as your personal programme what to watch next time on a quiet evening with your dog at your feet. :-)

So, what's your story please?

What's your favourite German Shepherd movie? Which movie can you recommend others to watch?

  8 Responses to “Best Movies Featuring German Shepherds?”


    i saw a movie in the 1970s it was involved 2 german shepherd saving a baby ,to this day i don’t know what it its called or what country made it . if u know please e mail me because i like to see it again ……


      Personally I don’t know, but hopefully over time members or visitors may have the answer? For Mike (and me) please! ;-)


    The Best German Shepherd movie I have seen was by Paul Waker. HOURS! A stray German Shepherd he ends up calling Sherlock because he is so smart! He turns out to be a stray shelter dog. He is an instant Guardian once Walker saves him in the Hurricane and they bond. He saves him twice.
    I cannot find more about this gorgeous sable boy! He is perfect in stature, attitude and color. You can see the intelligence in his eyes. He has been my dream dog my whole life. I want to know more about him. He is stunning!
    He reminds me of an Uncle’s female Shepherd. She saved another dog’s puppies from dying by her own instincts. She knew something was wrong. She continually tested them two or 3×. She went to the door barking and barking and finally after about the third time they followed her out where she was trying to lead them the whole time! There was the whole litter of pups. Had they waited they would have drowned. Mind you they weren’t her puppies.


    “A Dog of Flanders” – I have the 1935 version (Frankie Thomas, O.P. Heggie, Helen Parish, De Witt Jennings). An adaptation of the 1872 novel by Marie Louise de la Ramee. It’s about a beautiful German Shepherd that’s abused by its owner …….
    You’ll have to watch it to see what happens to the “Dog of Flanders.” Excellent movie!


    The current best German Shepherd Movies, well actually a TV Series is called Inspector Rex. Originally Rex lived in Austria with his Detective Master, but now currently resides in Rome Italy. (The programme has German and Italian sub titles) There were numerous episodes and all of them were shown in Australia, where Rex lives, on free to air TV.
    I recently bought “The 2nd Inspector Rex Box Set”, of 17 dvds (50 hours) complete with Barking Lid. Just Google it if you are interested in buying it. You will find it really interesting.

    Good Luck with your GSD, my 19 month old GSD Rex, has a barking problem I am trying to resolve


    I’m shocked that no one suggested the 1989 movie titled: ‘K-9′ starring a very talented German Shepherd who reportedly knew about 176 different commands. The dog shared the top spot with Jim Belushi

    Or how about the movies Radio Flyer that had a German Shepherd with top billing or Silver Bullet, a Stephen King horror movie about werewolves and featured a German Shepherd in a supporting role? This list is so lame that if it was a dog, I would take him to the vet.


    I think cats and dogs 2 is good. And also Beverly Hills chihuahua, I love Delgado in it. And K-9, brilliant movie too.

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