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Cats in Cinema: World’s Best Compilation of Cat Movies

Want to curl up on the couch and watch a great movie with your family, some friends, or a loved one? How about a movie starring your favorite furry friends? From an adventure through the city of Paris to a fugitive, sword-dueling feline on the run, these marvelous cat characters will keep you on the edge of your seats!

We’ve compiled a handful of flicks featuring bold, brave, and clever cats that are sure to keep you entertained.

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The AristoCats | Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

In this jazzy tale from 1970, a Parisian cat named Duchess, voiced by Eva Gabor, and her three kittens, Berlioz, Marie, and Toulouse, are kidnapped by their owner’s butler after she decides to leave them her life’s fortune. After a lucky escape, a stray cat named Thomas O’Malley, voiced by Phil Harris, takes the family of cats under his wing and leads them on an adventure back to Paris. As each of Duchess’s kittens has a talent for music and art, Paris is the perfect city to be lost in – just listen to these cats play!

Where to Stream: Disney+

Puss in Boots | Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

This 2011 animated film features a wanted fugitive, the infamous cat Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas. Puss sets out to clear his name and steal a golden goose from the giants at the top of the magic beanstalk. Along the way, he meets his counterpart, a feisty feline named Kitty Softpaws, voiced by Salma Hayek, and must face his friend-turned-enemy, Humpty Dumpty, voiced by Zach Galifianakis. For a taste of the action (and some dance as well), watch Puss face off with a masked rival:

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime

And don’t forget the 2022 sequel — Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — available for streaming on Netflix.

Oliver and Company | Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Inspired by “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, this 1988 film follows a lost kitten named Oliver, voiced by Joey Lawrence, on the streets of New York. Oliver is led around the city by a stray dog named Dodger, voiced by Billy Joel, and ends up joining a group of strays who teach him how to survive on the streets. Oliver quickly learns how to be clever to keep up with the strays in the big city, but his life changes when he meets a young girl, Jenny Foxworth, from a wealthy family.

Where to Stream: Disney+

Alice in Wonderland | Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

In this classic 1951 cartoon, a small girl with a big imagination stumbles into a new world called Wonderland. Alice sets out on an adventure through Wonderland, trying to make her way back home and running into all sorts of mysterious creatures on her way – including a very beguiling Cheshire Cat, voiced by Sterling Holloway. The striped cat with a mysterious grin seems to be able to appear and disappear at will, and has a habit of pointing Alice towards trouble!

Where to Stream: Disney+

Garfield | Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

This animated comedy is all about a sassy, sarcastic cat who loves to love himself, voiced by Bill Murray. When a new dog, Odie, enters his home, Garfield makes a rash decision that leads to Odie getting dog-napped. Garfield takes it upon himself to rescue Odie, along with the help of some animal friends. A mouse named Louis, an unlikely friend offers Garfield some particularly helpful knowledge of the streets. Chocked full of Easter eggs and boasting a star-studded cast, this movie will keep you laughing all night.

Where to Stream: MAX, Hulu, Amazon Prime

Whether you prefer heartwarming stories or gut-busting comedies, there’s a purrfect cat film for your family movie night. Here’s a much larger list of movies with cats — both for kids and adults:

Even More Cat Movies:

  • Cats
  • Keanu (rated R)
  • A Street Cat Named Bob
  • Homeward Bound
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Milo & Otis
  • Nine Lives
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Tom & Jerry
  • The Cat Returns
  • The Amazing Maurice
  • That Darn Cat
  • Cat Nation (documentary)
  • Inside the Mind of a Cat (documentary)
  • Catwoman (rated PG-13)
  • Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!