It is a truth universally acknowledged that everybody loves a good dog movie, but just because a movie has a dog in it doesn’t mean it’s any good.
We’ve rounded up a list of the cheesiest, most unwatchable dog movies in existence. Even the presence of adorable dogs can’t save these flops. Here are nine of the worst dog movies ever made. You can watch them if you want, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
Karate Dog (2004)
The best thing about the 2004 made-for-television film Karate Dog is the karate dog himself, a beautiful French Briard voiced by Chevy Chase. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie fails to live up to the titular martial arts expert. Former MTV VJ Simon Rex co-stars as a policeman who teams up with the talking, fighting dog after its master is murdered. It’s a fun premise, but the movie isn’t as funny as it thinks it is, and the CGI violence (yes, Karate Dog actually does karate) is frankly unsettling. But you don’t have to take my word for it: the entire movie is streaming for free on YouTube. How far can you get?
This film adaptation of the 60’s cartoon takes extreme liberties with the Underdog story. In the original animated shorts, Underdog was a Superman-esque canine hero who saved his love, Polly Purebred, from a variety of hairy situations. In the film, Underdog is given a complicated backstory involving an lab accident in a mad scientist’s lair. Although the movie has some promising features (a solid superhero origin story! a ridiculously cute Beagle! Peter Dinklage!), it’s an overlong, corny mess without the silly, cartoony fun of the source material. Plus, it features the ultimate in bad dog movie technology: CGI mouths that move when the animals talk. Creeptastic!
Snow Buddies (2008)
Beethoven’s Big Break (2008)