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The Best Cat Movies  

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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 for kids and cat lovers of all ages compared to dog movies. Various cat breeds can be found in these films. You'll also find the best Disney cat movies on this list too. 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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Kiki's Delivery Service is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Siersha 2 added Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka
Kiki's Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli. It was written, produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same ...more
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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Siersha 2 added Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Fanning
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Bo Welch based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book The Cat in the Hat. The film stars Mike Myers in the title role of the ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cat Movies
The Lion King Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones
The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more
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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise
An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more
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The Three Lives of Thomasina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cat Movies
DoyleNova added Patrick McGoohan, Wilfrid Brambell, Susan Hampshire
The Three Lives of Thomasina is a 1963 American magical realist film starring Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, and child actress Karen Dotrice in a story about a cat and her influence on a ...more
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A Street Cat Named Bob is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cat Movies
LyndaAnne added A Street Cat Named Bob Ruta Gedmintas, Luke Treadaway
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Cats Don't Dance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Tom Islava added Natalie Cole, Don Knotts, George Kennedy
Cats Don't Dance is a 1997 American animated musical comedy film, distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and notable as the only fully animated feature produced by Turner Feature ...more
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Keanu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Tom Islava added Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man
Keanu is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio. The film stars Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as cousins searching for a kitten who was stolen from a drug dealre. The ...more
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Stuart Little is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox
Stuart Little is a 1999 American family comedy film directed by Rob Minkoff. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by E. B. White. It combines live action and computer animation. The ...more
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cat Movies
LyndaAnne added Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar ...more
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Stuart Little 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox
Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki and the voices of Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Melanie ...more
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Duma is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cat Movies
KristenLeighBizzarro added Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott
“Released:2005" Duma is a 2005 drama adventure film, directed by Carroll Ballard. It stars Alexander Michaletos, Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis and Campbell Scott. The film is a fictional adaptation loosely based ...more
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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Siersha 2 added Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more
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Ghost Cat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cat Movies
SunSlashEverfree added Ellen Page, Shirley Knight, Michael Ontkean
Ghost Cat, also released as Mrs. Ashboro's Cat or The Cat That Came Back, is a 2003 Animal Planet television film starring Ellen Page and Nigel Bennett. It was directed by Don McBrearty and ...more
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Cat's Eye is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cat Movies
bojanthebest added Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Charles S. Dutton
Cat's Eye is a 1985 American anthology horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. It comprises three stories, "Quitters, Inc.", "The Ledge", and ...more
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Felix the Cat: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Alice Playten, Chris Phillips, Peter Newman
Released: 1991 Felix the Cat: The Movie is a 1988 Hungarian-American animated fantasy film directed by Tibor Hernádi and based on the cartoon and comic strip character of the same name. It was made in ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more
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Felidae is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cat Movies
SunSlashEverfree added Mario Adorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ulrich Tukur
Felidae is a 1994 German adult animated neo-noir horror-thriller film directed by Michael Schaack, written by Martin Kluger, Stefaan Schieder and Akif Pirinçci based on the 1989 novel ...more
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Alien is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set ...more
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Fritz the Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cat Movies
bojanthebest added Ralph Bakshi, Rosetta LeNoire, Skip Hinnant
Fritz the Cat is a 1972 American adult animated comedy film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi as his feature film debut. Based on the comic strip of the same name by Robert Crumb, the film ...more
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Living Free is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cat Movies
KristenLeighBizzarro added Susan Hampshire, Geoffrey Keen, Nigel Davenport
"Released: 1972" Living Free is a 1972 British drama film directed by Jack Couffer and starring Nigel Davenport, Susan Hampshire and Geoffrey Keen. After Elsa the lioness dies, her three lion cubs are forced to ...more
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Gay Purr-ee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cat Movies
LyndaAnne added Judy Garland, Mel Blanc, Red Buttons
Gay Purr-ee is an animated film musical produced by United Productions of America and released by Warner Bros. in 1962. It features the voice talent of Judy Garland in her only animated-film ...more
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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Charlie Sheen, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 is a 1996 animated musical adventure film, and a sequel to Goldcrest Films' 1989 animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven. Produced by MGM Animation It is directed by Larry ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Siersha 2 added Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author ...more
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Life of Pi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cat Movies
LyndaAnne added Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure film written by David Magee and directed by Ang Lee.