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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. 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers
Released: 1970 The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions and features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, ...more

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387 85
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
Released: 1994 The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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239 67
Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cat Movies
chrissynoelle added Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin
Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988 by Walt Disney Pictures. The 27th ...more

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261 84
Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker
Released: 1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more

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242 82
Puss in Boots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cat Movies
KatelynJewel added Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton
Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Chris Miller, executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, and written by Brian ...more

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240 87
The Adventures of Milo and Oti... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Lawrence Wong added Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi
The Adventures of Milo and Otis is an Japanese adventure comedy-drama film about two animals, the titular characters, Milo and Otis. The original English version was released on June 27, 1986, ...more

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195 77
The Lion King II: Simba's Prid... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cat Movies
KristenLeighBizzarro added Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones
"Released: 1998" The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation ...more

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109 25
The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page
The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 23rd film in the Walt Disney ...more

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228 106
Cats & Dogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum
Released: 2001 Cats & Dogs is a 2001 American-Australian action-comedy film, directed by Lawrence Guterman. The screenplay by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra centers on the relationships between cats and ...more

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175 71
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino
Released: 1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Directed by David R. Ellis, the film features the three animals from the ...more

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121 35
The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart
The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke ...more

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169 69
The Lion King 1½ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Cheech Marin
Released: 2004 The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on February 10, 2004. ...more

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174 74
That Darn Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean
Released: 1997 That Darn Cat is a 1997 mystery comedy film starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It is a remake of the 1965 film That Darn Cat!, which in turn was based on the book Undercover Cat by ...more

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247 126
Garfield: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing
Released: 2004 Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt based on the Jim Davis comic strip of the same name. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon ...more

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79 12
Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Siersha 2 added Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

Don't forget the scary Siamese "twins" who come to babysit Lady.

Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on 22 June 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th film in the ...more

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161 68
The Cat from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan
Released: 1978 The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and McLean Stevenson. Produced by Walt ...more

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122 41
Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell
Nine Lives is a 2016 English-language French comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The plot follows a workaholic father (Kevin Spacey) who has his mind trapped inside of his daughter's new ...more

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189 98
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kittie... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Tim Curry
Released: 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties is a theatrical sequel to the 2004 live-action comedy film Garfield: The Movie. This film was directed by Tim Hill, produced by Davis Entertainment Company for ...more

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120 49
Two Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cat Movies
SunSlashEverfree added Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Two Brothers is a 2004 adventure family film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It is about two tiger brothers, Kumal and Sangha, who are separated as cubs and then reunited a year later.

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95 35
Bolt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz
Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more

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105 44
Born Free is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cat Movies
SunSlashEverfree added Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna
Born Free is a 1966 Technicolor British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to ...more

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124 60
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cat Movies
SunSlashEverfree added Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a 2010 family action comedy film, directed by Brad Peyton. The film stars Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. The film also stars the voices of ...more

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92 35
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more

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77 31
Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Ben Romine added Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the ...more

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62 19
That Darn Cat! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cat Movies
Siersha 2 added Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester

This is the original and best--the Hayley Mills 1960's version.

That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones. The film was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon ...more