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A list of the best cat movies ever. These are movies about cats, or featuring a cat as one of the main characters. Not only that, these are the *best* cat movies. Cat lovers will also enjoy the greatest fictional cats and the best cartoon cats. If you've think we've missed one please feel free to add it in yourself to this list of the best cat movies. As one of our two favorite pets, cats are a safe bet when it comes to making movies and this is a list of some of those great cat films.

Since cats are more difficult to train, there also tends to be fewer cat movies compared to dog movies. Various cat breeds can be found in these films. If you're into felines then we bet you'll find a movie on this list of cat films you'll love. Hopefully we'll be able to add some more cat films to the list in the future!

What are the best cat movies? This cat movies list strives to answer that question.

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The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers - Released: 1970

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+ - 195 36
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick - Released: 1994

3
+ - 150 39
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker - Released: 1993

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+ - 115 28
Puss in Boots Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

5
+ - 108 25
Oliver & Company Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin

6
+ - 119 38
Milo & Otis Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi

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+ - 127 51
Cats & Dogs Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum - Released: 2001

8
+ - 145 64
Garfield: The Movie Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing - Released: 2004

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+ - 93 33
That Darn Cat Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean - Released: 1997

10
+ - 93 34
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino - Released: 1996

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+ - 96 36
The Cat from Outer Space Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan - Released: 1978

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+ - 102 41
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones - "Released: 1998"

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+ - 94 37
The Lion King 1½ Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Cheech Marin - Released: 2004

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+ - 115 53
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Tim Curry - Released: 2006

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+ - 58 17
Two Brothers Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

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+ - 43 10
Nine Lives Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell

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+ - 35 7
The Secret Life of Pets Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart

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+ - 67 32
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte

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+ - 50 20
Born Free Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

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+ - 23 5
The Rescuers Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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+ - 65 48
The Cat Returns Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada - Released: 2005

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+ - 49 38
The Three Lives of Thomasina Patrick McGoohan, Wilfrid Brambell, Susan Hampshire

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+ - 19 9
Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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+ - 15 6
Pinocchio Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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+ - 18 10
Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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+ - 17 15
Keanu Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man

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+ - 44 51
Cat's Eye Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Charles S. Dutton

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+ - 37 44
Duma Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott - “Released:2005"

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+ - 9 11
Stuart Little Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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+ - 25 31
Ghost Cat Ellen Page, Shirley Knight, Michael Ontkean

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+ - 11 15
Cats Don't Dance Natalie Cole, Don Knotts, George Kennedy

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+ - 7 11
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Charlie Sheen, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton

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+ - 7 12
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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+ - 7 12
Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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+ - 8 14
Stuart Little 2 Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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+ - 35 52
Felix the Cat: The Movie Alice Playten, Chris Phillips, Peter Newman - Released: 1991

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+ - 4 11
Day for Night Jacqueline Bissett, Graham Greene, François Truffaut

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+ - 3 10
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

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+ - 5 13

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+ - 4 12
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar Rex Allen, Jim Wilson, Ron Brown

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+ - 3 11
La Dolce Vita Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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+ - 5 14
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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+ - 2 10
Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Puppy Brad Hawkins, Bill Jenkins, Jeremy Becerra

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+ - 33 56
Fritz the Cat Ralph Bakshi, Rosetta LeNoire, Skip Hinnant

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+ - 21 44
Felidae Mario Adorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ulrich Tukur

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+ - 21 45

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+ - 2 12
True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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+ - 2 12

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+ - 23 51
Harry and Tonto Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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+ - 18 52
Living Free Susan Hampshire, Geoffrey Keen, Nigel Davenport - "Released: 1972"