THE DOG BITES IT

*SPOILERS*

The dog always makes it, right? WRONG.

Upon realising that two of my top ten films of 2011 featured dying doggies it got me thinking about how common it was that man's best friend isn't always treated as such by filmmakers.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but I'll add more as they spring to mind, or as I encounter them.

  • Tyrannosaur
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Turner & Hooch
  • Halloween
  • Marley & Me
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Superman Returns
  • Amores Perros
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Thing
  • Old Yeller
  • Jaws
  • Twin Town
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Cujo
  • An American Werewolf in Paris
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Red
  • Watchmen
  • Candyman
  • Magnolia
  • Attack the Block
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Sightseers
  • The Hunt
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Headhunters
  • American Psycho
  • Funny Games
  • Funny Games
  • Cape Fear
  • Cape Fear
  • Theatre of Blood
  • Dog Soldiers
  • I Am Legend
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
  • Easy Virtue
  • The Mighty Celt
  • Fluke
  • Dead Calm
  • Alien³
  • Black Pond
  • Blue Valentine
  • Snowtown
  • Kill List
  • Rabies
  • The Princess of Montpensier
  • The Tournament
  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Wonder Boys
  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • Eight Below
  • Fear
  • Margin Call
  • White Dog
  • Red Dog
  • Eden Lake
  • Dog Days
  • Audition
  • Badlands
  • Alone
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite
  • Blind
  • Storage 24
  • Shank
  • Blade: Trinity
  • The Loved Ones
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • The Heineken Kidnapping
  • The Hunters
  • Katie Tippel
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Breed
  • Detention
  • Lore
  • Flesh + Blood
  • First Blood
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Hollow Man
  • Starship Troopers
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • The Good Son
  • Prophecy
  • Braindead
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • The Fly II
  • Evil Dead
  • The Rover
  • Joe
  • Acolytes
  • The Collection
  • The Hangover Part III
  • How I Live Now
  • Daylight
  • Wolf Creek 2
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

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