9 Of The Best Movies Starring German Shepherds - With Movie Trailers

9 Of The Best Movies Starring German Shepherds - With Movie Trailers

1. I Am Legend

Action, adventure, drama

Starring Abbey and Kona, both three-year-old German Shepherd dogs, played Neville's dog Sam. Also starring Will Smith, Alice Braga, and Dash Mihok

“Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.” In this tear-jerker scene, Sam fights to the death to protect her master:

2. K-9


Starring Koton, a police dog that served with the Kansas City Police Department. Koton was killed in the line of duty on 11/18/91 when trying to apprehend a suspect in the murder of a police officer. Also starring Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, and Kevin Tighe.

“To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.” Jerry Lee and Dooley meet for the first time:

3. Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Adventure, comedy, drama

Starring Delago with a voice over by Andy Garcia. The fictional Delgado was once a police dog who lost his sense of smell who tries to help Chloe back to Beverly Hills.

“While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills Chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.” In this scene, Delgado gets his sense of smell back and decides save Chloe:

4. A Dog’s Purpose

Adventure, comedy, drama

Starring Hercules a German shepherd. Also starring Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, and John Ortiz.

Based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron. In the book, “a dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.” In this scene, Elle is reincarnated

5. My Dog Tulip

Family, drama, animation

Featuring the animated German shepherd named Queenie. Also starring Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rosalinni

A touching story of friendship develops in this animated firm about “the story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.” Enjoy the official trailer here:

6. Megan Leavey

Biography, drama, war

Starring Varco, making his film debut as Rex. Also starring Kate Mera, Ramon Rodriguez, and Tom Felton.

“Based on the true-life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.” The official trailer which shows the challenges Megan and Rex faced together:

7. Ace of Hearts

Family drama

Starring a German shepherd who played the role of a police K9 named Ace. Also starring Dean Cain, Britt McKillip, and Mike Dopud.

“Officer Daniel Harding is a distinguished member of the K-9 police unit. His partner and best friend is Ace, a police dog. When Ace is accused of mauling a suspect, an overzealous DA convinces police authorities that Ace should be euthanized. Refusing to give up on his beloved companion, Harding's unfaltering belief in his partner and family leads him on a mission to clear his longtime partner's good name.” The official trailer of the heartwarming movie:

8. Finding Rin Tin Tin


Starring a German shepherd who plays the role of Rin Tin Tin. Also starring Tyler Jensen, Ben Cross, and Gregory Gudeon.

A fun movie about the famous dog. “The 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.” The official movie trailer can be found here:

9. We Think the World of You


Starring an unknown German shepherd who played the role of Evie. Also starring, 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.” The full movie shown in the link below explores the parallels between the once vibrant dog as she begins to decline after her imprisonment following her owner going to prison:

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