Oh man, don't watch the Dolph Lundgren version. It's mad shitty.
My Life as a Dog (1985) - 9/10 - Ingemar, a mischievous young dog-lover, is sent to live with his friendly uncle after his mother's health begins to deteriorate. Obsessed with the story of the Russian space dog Laika, Ingemar goes on a (mental) journey into the unknown himself - discovering happiness through genuine friendships, undergoing a sexual awakening and attempting to understand loss and dealing with grief. A highly relatable coming-of-age story that is both gentle and touching, while managing to avoid the pitfall of being over-sentimental. It's very amusing at times, too. The lead performance by Anton Glanzelius comes across as very natural and charming, as does the beautiful imagery of 1950's Sweden filmed by Lasse Hallstrom. Highly recommended for just about anyone.