Sometimes the best way to beat the heat is to settle in with a good movie, and we’re rounding up a list of charismatic canines that stole the show. While film vets like Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and Old Yeller are some of the most beloved onscreen dogs, we’re digging a bit deeper and giving a nod to some additional pooches that made their mark in cinematic history. Check out our favorite furry film stars! Hooch Hooch (played by Beasley, a massive Dogue de Bordeaux) is a dog who’s rambunctious but undeniably loveable. His wild antics and onscreen chemistry with Tom Hanks made this a must-see dog lover flick. And who can forget the hilarious scene where Hanks goes through his dog-wrecked house? Shadow and Chance The journey of Shadow and Chance in 1993’s “Homeward Bound” is an unforgettable tale of triumph. Chance is an American Bulldog voiced by Michael J. Fox and Shadow is a wise Golden Retriever voiced by Don Ameche. The pair of pooches star in a finely crafted story of three furry friends who beat the odds and defy expectations. (Spoiler alert: The third furry friend is a feline.) Benji Though Benji was played by a handful of mixed-breed dogs throughout the character’s 25-year run, his heart and courage make him one of the most endearing pets in film. The original Benji was played by shelter dog by the name of Higgins, and his initial role set the tone for many years of heart warming cinema. Bruiser Reese Witherspoon made “Legally Blonde” a hit, but her Chihuahua, Bruiser, stole the show –especially in the sequel. Always primed and ready for a good time, Bruiser is big attitude in a tiny package. Marley “Marley & Me” was originally a New York Times Best Selling book by John Grogan, but went on to become a treasured film. Though the real Marley passed away years ago due to stomach complications, his personality and charm live on through this modern classic. Einstein Who could forget the four-legged star from “Back To The Future?” Einstein was the faithful pet of mad scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and consequently the world’s first furry time traveler. Hercules The movie “The Sandlot” is a summertime classic that pays homage to simple times and the American way. A group of boys spend their summer playing baseball in their beloved sandlot only to lose their ball over a fence, where they run into The Beast (also known as Hercules). This may not be a blockbuster, but it’s a feel good flick for all ages. Beethoven This early 90’s storyline turned an adorable St. Bernard puppy into a film franchise. This dog has a heart as big as his paws. Otis The tale of this lovable two-some spans time and age, and follows a pug-nosed dog (Otis) and his unlikely counterpart (Milo) through the adventure of a lifetime. Originally a Japanese tale, the English version of “Milo and Otis” was released in the late ‘80’s and features narration from Dudley Moore. Turner and Hooch courtesy of www.moviestillsdb.com, Benji courtesy of www.peoplepets.com, Shadow and Chance courtesy of www.clickhole.com, Bruiser courtesy of www.webblogscltv.com, Einstein courtesy of www.borg.com, Beethoven courtesy of www.dailystormer.com, Hercules courtesy of www.trudog.com.