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The Best Cat Movies

Updated January 21, 2021 9.5k votes 1.8k voters 206.1k views65 items

List RulesOnly 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 - and you may even find yourself wanting to adopt some of them. 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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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more

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    Oliver & Company

    Billy Joel, Bette Midler

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge Scribner

    Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt...  more

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The...  more

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    Puss in Boots

    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas

    Released2011

    Directed byChris Miller

    Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks...  more

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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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    Milo & Otis

    Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi

    Released1986

    Directed byMasanori Hata

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    The Secret Life of Pets

    Louis C.K., Lake Bell

    Released2016

    Directed byYarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

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    The Rescuers

    Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens

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    The Lion King 1½

    Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick

    Released2004

    Directed byBradley Raymond

    The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

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    The Cat from Outer Space

    Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan

    Released1978

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie...  more

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    Garfield: The Movie

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed...  more

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    Bolt

    Miley Cyrus, John Travolta

    Released2008

    Directed byChris Williams, Byron Howard

    Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When...  more

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    Cats & Dogs

    Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon

    Released2001

    Directed byLawrence Guterman

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    That Darn Cat

    Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon

    Released1997

    Directed byBob Spiers

    That Darn Cat is a 1997 mystery comedy film starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It is a...  more

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    Nine Lives

    Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Two Brothers

    Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore

    Released2004

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Two Brothers is a 2004 adventure family film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It is about two...  more

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    That Darn Cat!

    Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley...  more

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    Born Free

    Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers

    Released1966

    Directed byTom McGowan, James Hill

    Born Free is a 1966 Technicolor British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers...  more
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    Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

    Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2010

    Directed byBrad Peyton

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    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Hill

    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties is a theatrical sequel to the 2004 live-action comedy film...  more
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    The Cat Returns

    Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba

    Released2002

    Directed byHiroyuki Morita

    The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated drama film directed by Hiroyuki Morita of Studio...  more

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    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi

    Released1989

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Favreau

    The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau,...  more

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