The Best Cat Movies for Kids

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Vote up the best cat movies for kids to watch.

If dogs are that kid from school that gets along with everybody, then cats are probably the kids that are too cool for school. That's not to say, of course, that cats aren't affectionate, sweet and lovable. Watch any of the movies on this list of cat movies for kids, and see if your heart doesn't melt a little bit.

While cats are a little more withdrawn than dogs, they have been shown to be good pets for children. They can calm down anxious kids, combat depression, and help younger kids form social connections. No wonder we love watching stories about them.

So if you've ever asked yourself "what cat films can kids watch," take a look at our list of the best cat films for children! Vote up the titles you like and don't forget to add other top examples of appropriate cat movies for kids.

And remember what Leonardo da Vinci said: "The smallest feline is a masterpiece."

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  • The Aristocats
    Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
    Don Ameche, Michael J. Fox, Sally Field
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
  • Oliver & Company
    Joey Lawrence, Bette Midler, Billy Joel
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: George Scribner
  • Puss in Boots
    Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Chris Miller
  • Cats
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
    James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Brad Peyton
  • The Secret Life of Pets
    Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Chris Renaud
  • The Adventures of Milo and Otis
    Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Masanori Hata
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2
    Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Chris Renaud
  • That Darn Cat!
    Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
    Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Tim Hill
  • The Cat from Outer Space
    Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, McLean Stevenson
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Norman Tokar
  • Cats & Dogs
    Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Miriam Margolyes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Lawrence Guterman
  • Garfield: The Movie
    Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Peter Hewitt
  • Nine Lives
    Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell
    • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Mark Verkerk
  • That Darn Cat
    Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Bob Spiers
  • The Cat in the Hat
    Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Bo Welch
  • The Cat Returns
    Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Kumiko Okae
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Hiroyuki Morita
  • Felix the Cat: The Movie
    Alice Playten, Chris Phillips, Peter Newman
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Tibor Hernádi
  • An American Tail
    Cathianne Blore, Laura Carson, Dom DeLuise
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Don Bluth
  • A Cat In Paris
    Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston, Matthew Modine
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
  • Cats Don't Dance
    Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Ashley Peldon
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Mark Dindal
  • Heathcliff: The Movie
    Mel Blanc, Peter Cullen, Jeannie Elias
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Bruno Bianchi, Bruno Bianchi