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List Rules Only movies that have cats as main characters

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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233 45
The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers - Released: 1970

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200 39
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick - Released: 1994

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153 40
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker - Released: 1993

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120 30
KatelynJewel added Puss in Boots Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

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112 26
chrissynoelle added Oliver & Company Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin

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123 40
Lawrence Wong added Milo & Otis Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi

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131 52
Cats & Dogs Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum - Released: 2001

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100 34
That Darn Cat Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean - Released: 1997

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149 67
Garfield: The Movie Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing - Released: 2004

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96 35
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino - Released: 1996

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99 38
The Cat from Outer Space Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan - Released: 1978

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104 43
KristenLeighBizzarro added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones - "Released: 1998"

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96 39
The Lion King 1½ Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Cheech Marin - Released: 2004

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117 55
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Tim Curry - Released: 2006

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59 18
SunSlashEverfree added Two Brothers Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

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47 12
Ben Romine added Nine Lives Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell

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38 8
Ben Romine added The Secret Life of Pets Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart

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69 33
SunSlashEverfree added Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte

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52 20
SunSlashEverfree added Born Free Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

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25 5
Ben Romine added The Rescuers Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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69 50
The Cat Returns Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada - Released: 2005

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23 9
Ben Romine added Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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51 39
DoyleNova added The Three Lives of Thomasina Patrick McGoohan, Wilfrid Brambell, Susan Hampshire

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21 10
Ben Romine added Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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17 6
Ben Romine added Pinocchio Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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19 18
Tom Islava added Keanu Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man

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47 53
bojanthebest added Cat's Eye Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Charles S. Dutton

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3 1
LyndaAnne added Madagascar Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

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3 1
LyndaAnne added Cats the Musical

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3 1
LyndaAnne added A Street Cat Named Bob

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2 1
LyndaAnne added Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

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2 1
LyndaAnne added Gay Purr-ee Judy Garland, Mel Blanc, Red Buttons

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11 13
Ben Romine added Stuart Little Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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37 46
KristenLeighBizzarro added Duma Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott - “Released:2005"

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1 1
LyndaAnne added The Life of Pi

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1 1
LyndaAnne added A Lion Called Christian

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1 1
LyndaAnne added The Rabbi's Cat Hafsia Herzi, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Mohamed Fellag

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13 17
Tom Islava added Cats Don't Dance Natalie Cole, Don Knotts, George Kennedy

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9 12
Ben Romine added All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Charlie Sheen, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton

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25 33
SunSlashEverfree added Ghost Cat Ellen Page, Shirley Knight, Michael Ontkean

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10 15
Ben Romine added Stuart Little 2 Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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8 15
Ben Romine added Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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7 14
Ben Romine added Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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36 54
Felix the Cat: The Movie Alice Playten, Chris Phillips, Peter Newman - Released: 1991

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6 15
Ben Romine added The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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4 13
Ben Romine added Day for Night Jacqueline Bissett, Graham Greene, François Truffaut

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35 58
bojanthebest added Fritz the Cat Ralph Bakshi, Rosetta LeNoire, Skip Hinnant

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5 15
Ben Romine added The Private Life of a Cat

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4 14
Ben Romine added Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar Rex Allen, Jim Wilson, Ron Brown

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3 13
Ben Romine added La Dolce Vita Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni