They've got a German Shepherd

by greenbudgie | created - 17 Aug 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Film poster depictions of German and Belgian Shepherds and Alsatians. In year of release order from 2020 going back in time to 1921.

"When Rin Tin Tin first became famous, most dogs in the world would not sit down when asked." (Quotation from Susan Orlean in her book 'Rin Tin Tin: The Life And Legend').

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1. Rex the Wonder Dog

Family | Announced

True story of the beloved dog who let a 100 person marching band and received national attention.

New film with identical poster featuring Rex 111. From the movie 'Police Dog' (1955).

2. Santos

Crime, Drama, Thriller

A serial murderer, ceaselessly tormented by events of his childhood, finds humanity and redemption through the loving companionship of a German Shepherd Dog.

Director: Christopher Xiao

3. Forgotten Heroes - Everyone Deserves to Come Home

Drama, Family, War | Pre-production

Inspired by actual events, this is the story of a young man and his dog who were thrust into a world few can comprehend--the rare fraternity of those who have earned our nation's highest honor. The Medal of Honor.

Director: Jim Huggins | Stars: Kimberly J. Richardson, Richard E. Wilson, Ann Lukens

4. SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog

93 min | Family | Completed

SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, "The Jewish Dog," by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Roth | Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Ken Duken, August Maturo, Levente Molnár

5. Forgotten Heroes: The Robert Hartsock Story (2019)

70 min | History

In Vietnam, over 10,000 American lives were saved by the actions of over 4,000 military working dogs and their handlers. This is the story of US Army SSgt Robert Hartsock, the only handler to have ever received the Medal of Honor.

Director: Jim Huggins | Stars: Nate Dunn, Rodger Forbes, Dave Haugen, Jim Huggins

6. Hudson & Rex (2019– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.

Stars: John Reardon, Mayko Nguyen, Kevin Hanchard, Justin Kelly

Votes: 603

Rex the German Shepherd is played by Diesel vom Burgimwald.

7. After Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

Votes: 51,469

Brandy the dog is played by a German Shepherd called Anti.

8. Max 2: White House Hero (2017)

PG | 85 min | Family

Max is assigned to the White House while Charlie, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile... See full summary »

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Zane Austin, Francesca Capaldi, Lochlyn Munro, Andrew Kavadas

Votes: 1,144

I've interpreted Max's Malinois breed as a Belgian Shepherd. He's irresistible anyway.

9. Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, War

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 20,429 | Gross: $13.41M

10. Under the Tree (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 3,214 | Gross: $0.07M

12. Doggy TV: Reality TV for Dogs (2017 Video)

142 min | Family

Feel guilty about leaving your dog home alone with nothing to do? Does you dog or dogs have anxiety when you leave and take it out on your furniture? Here is the answer; Dog TV. Just turn ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Chick

13. I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Jackie Foster (Suvari), is a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom. But when Jackie's estranged dad, Jack (Brolin), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.

Director: James Brolin | Stars: James Brolin, Mena Suvari, Giselle Eisenberg, John Reardon

Votes: 1,693

14. Brut (2016)

35 min | Short, Drama, History

German shepherd named Brutus got into concentration camp and turned from a harmless pet into a killer.

Director: Konstantin Fam | Stars: Oksana Fandera, Filipp Yankovskiy, Vladimir Koshevoy, Ion Grosu

Votes: 27

Brutus is played by a German Shepherd dog called Stress Check.

15. Red Dog (2017)

99 min | Action, Drama, History

Everything is terrible in the war

Directors: Aleksandr Basaev, William De Vital | Stars: Mikhail Zhigalov, Aleksandr Volkov, Oksana Skoropad, Tatyana Cherdyntseva

Votes: 35

17. Animals Unleashed (2016– )
Episode: Puppyhood (2016)


Hen pecked German Shepherds, toilet paper ducks, plus a rabbit enjoys his morning coffee. And in our Top 5, a cat is insanely excited to sit in the backseat of a car.

Director: Tyler Spiers | Star: Ian Reed Kesler

18. Mancs (2015)

92 min | Adventure, Drama

A dog who saved lifes all around the world.

Director: Robert-Adrian Pejo | Stars: Zsolt Trill, Tamás Keresztes, Orsolya Holecsko, Oszkár Nyári

Votes: 194

19. Pups United (2015)

PG | 85 min | Family

A ragtag gang of international talking-dog mascots must save the day and foil the plot of villains planning to sabotage the Youth World Cup soccer finals.

Director: Guy Distad | Stars: Rob Schneider, Mark Silverman, Ashley Bornancin, Jumpy

Votes: 88

20. Max (I) (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A military dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham

Votes: 24,835 | Gross: $42.65M

Max is played by Carlos the Malinois.

21. The Christmas Shepherd (2014 TV Movie)

84 min | Romance

The Christmas Shepherd is a story about a widow of a veteran, Sally Brown, who is a published children's book author. After her husband dies she is left with just "Buddy", his German ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Teri Polo, Martin Cummins, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Jody Thompson

Votes: 894

Buddy is played by Ace. He's also been in 'Chesapeake Shores' as Axel.

22. K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Family

When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Shimek | Stars: Luke Perry, Brooke Langton, Ariana Bagley, Bob Clendenin

Votes: 137

23. Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Family

Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.

Director: Benjamin Gourley | Stars: Luke Perry, Ariana Bagley, Taylor Negron, Adam Johnson

Votes: 301

24. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: People Become Animals (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Reality-TV

The possibility of World War III is a major concern for many preppers, including former Marine Alex Dunbar, who is training a private army of German Shepherd attack dogs in San Luis, ... See full summary »

26. Equal Strength (2011)

103 min | Action, Drama

Taylor Westrom will quickly learn that to accomplish his noble mission of saving millions of animals he must confront his own boss who is linked to illegal operations with a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Ika Santamaria | Stars: Ryan Tesauro, Noa Lindberg, Brent Battles, Kira Stockwell

Votes: 26 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Snuf de hond en de IJsvogel (2010)

85 min | Adventure, Family

The family Verhoef have opened a Bed & Breakfast on their farm Vredehoeve where people can also hire boats. With one of those boats, 'De IJsvogel' (The ice bird) Tom, Mirjam and their dog ... See full summary »

Director: Steven de Jong | Stars: Ydwer Bosma, Eva Crutzen, Steven de Jong, Frans de Wit

Votes: 58

29. Canine Instinct (2010)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

A documentary portrait of professional dog trainer and canine Search & Rescue volunteer Kyle Warren.

Director: Nicholas Goodman | Stars: Kyle L. Warren, Jean Michel Gal, Marshall Karp, Tiziano Magni

Votes: 14

30. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

PG | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family

30 Metascore

The on-going war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Bette Midler, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, James Marsden

Votes: 13,247 | Gross: $43.59M

31. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Dogs Decoded (2010)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary

Nova examines the special relationship that exists between human beings and dogs.

Votes: 124

32. Cool Dog (2010 Video)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family

When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a strict "no pet" policy. Unwilling to let his master go without a fight, Rainy embarks on a cross-country journey to New York.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Michael Paré, Jackson Pace, Jen Kober, David Jensen

Votes: 534

33. My Dog Tulip (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama

80 Metascore

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

Directors: Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Gerety

Votes: 1,497 | Gross: $0.25M

34. Ace of Hearts (I) (2008)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family

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 ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackay | Stars: Dean Cain, Britt McKillip, Mike Dopud, Anne Marie DeLuise

Votes: 597

Ace is played jointly by German Shepherds called Solo and Bobby.

35. Snuf de hond en de jacht op vliegende Volckert (2008)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

Bouke tells Tom and Mirjam about the legend of "Flying Volckert" who used to harass everyone in the village in the past. Together with their dog Snuf, Tom and Mirjam decide to investigate ... See full summary »

Director: Steven de Jong | Stars: Sanneke Bos, Steven de Jong, Malte Huthoff, Bas Muijs

Votes: 92

36. Snuf de hond in oorlogstijd (2008)

97 min | Adventure, Family

Adolescent Tom lost his parents and home in the Nazi bombing of Rotterdam. The orphan is taken in on uncle Tjerp's Friesian farm. Old farmhand Bauke gets him a (German!) shepherd puppy, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven de Jong | Stars: Tom van Kalmthout, Bas Muijs, Steven de Jong, Wim Serlie

Votes: 255

37. Send in the Dogs (2008– )

46 min | Documentary

Following the London Dog Squad's elite team of trainers and handlers day and night as they police the streets of the capital.

Stars: Ken Stott, Eddie, Martin Grime, Keela

Votes: 24

38. Puppy Patrol (2008–2018)

25 min | Adventure, Family

Is something wrong with the dogs in their parent's kennel? Mark (12) and Tessa (10) jump into action! Together with their sister Sara (5), and the super clever dog Max, they create the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Hortensius, Maud van Haasteren, Hanna Mooren, Elle van Rijn

Votes: 9

39. Il commissario Rex (2008– )


A spin off from the Austrian series Kommissar (Inspector) Rex. Rex the Police Dog moves from Vienna to Rome to continue his career.

Stars: Augusto Zucchi, Pilar Abella, Domenico Fortunato, Kaspar Capparoni

Votes: 334

40. Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)

PG | 90 min | Family

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.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Tyler Jensen, Ben Cross, Gregory Gudgeon, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 451

41. My Führer (2007)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth, Adriana Altaras

Votes: 3,948 | Gross: $0.00M

42. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004–2016)
Episode: Willie, Make-A-Wish, and Zena (2007)

TV-G | 45 min | Family, Reality-TV

A pit bull-chow mix fears the stove, forcing her owners to cook outside for the past year. A Rottweiler and a German shepherd battle for control of their house. A Jack Russell terrier can't... See full summary »

Votes: 6

43. Call Me Elisabeth (2006)

90 min | Drama

A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Stéphane Freiss, Maria de Medeiros, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 407

44. Scent of Danger (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

FBI agent Carol Blue was unwilling to take local help in the case of the kidnapping of little Zoe Hendricks, but ex-cop Chris Milos' private investigation bureau proves just too good. His ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Costas Mandylor, Emma Campbell, James McGowan

Votes: 188

Brie the Alsatian can be seen in the water in the background of the poster.

45. K-9: P.I. (2002 Video)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Detective Dooley is finally retiring from the police force. However, on his way home him and his partner Jerry dog discover a robbery in the laboratory for assembling chips.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Kim Huffman, Jody Racicot

Votes: 3,167

The video 'Sniffin' Out The Reel Story' (2002) has the same poster as this video.

46. Breed All About It (1998–2001)
Episode: German Shorthaired Pointer (2001)

TV-G | 25 min | Family

Despite being a pure breed for less than a century, German shepherds' intelligence and strength make them extremely popular as pets, guard dogs, police dogs, seeing eye dogs and herders.

47. Bring Him Home (2000)

92 min | Family, Drama

When tough street kid Ricky Horvath loses his beloved dog Buddy to a syndicate of vicious dognappers, he must turn to the one man he cannot forgive: his estranged grandfather, police detective Geza Horvath.

Director: Robert Fedor | Stars: Jeffrey Licon, Tiffany Fedor, Noah Blake, Kent King

Votes: 31

48. Castle Rock (2000)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Family