Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson have brought to the screen the most beautiful and adorable Labrador puppy ever seen. Or that’s what we thought at the start of this 2008 comedy-drama. We soon find out what a chaotic mess Marley turns out to be, through his never-ending misbehaviour and destroying of couches, books, and endless other items. However, he also proves to be a great companion through the adulthood of a married couple, juggling between their careers and the growth of their family. So from stories about the relationship between a dog and its owner, to the struggles of family life , there’s a little bit of both in this list that will mostly please all the dog-lovers who have laughed and cried with the Labrador’s adventures. Let’s begin and set the leash free this list of 12 movies that are similar to Marley and Me.
12. A Dog’s Purpose (2017)
Here’s a film that takes us into a dog’s perspective and into an amusing way of seeing life. A dog is reincarnated over and over, living various lives as different breeds, with different owners and a different purpose. His personality stays the same and his memories stay intact as he wanders through time encountering eventful adventures and misadventures. Although you might feel a little detached because of its unrealism and silly concept, it is a good pick for a straightforward and family-friendly story that will please dog-lovers.
11. Turner & Hooch (1989)