Marley & Me's victory at the box office last weekend shows that man's best friend still fetches gold in Tinseltown. Time picks their top canine classics:
- Lassie Come Home (1943): In the film before the series, Lassie escapes to reunite with her original owner, braving bad weather, evil people, and British cuisine.
- Lady and the Tramp (1955): The story of working-class Tramp giving up his streetwise style for love set the table for modern rom-coms.
- Old Yeller (1957): A boy is forced to put down his childhood pet after Old Yeller turns rabid. A classic tearjerker, i men helpless.
- 101 Dalmatians (1961): Villainous Cruella De Vil’s scheme to turn dalmatian puppies into fur coats became the gold standard for evil.
- Cujo (1983): Strung out on booze and cocaine, Stephen King wrote this rabid dog tale of a Saint Bernard tormenting a family trapped in a car
- Turner & Hooch, (1989) A drooling pooch and a tidy cop, played by Tom Hanks, pair up to solve a murder and find love. They do both.