While nothing else might match the feline grace, wisdom, and sophistication but the cat itself, watching a movie about cats is almost just as good as watching a real feline doing its feline things. And if you have the commodity of watching a cat movie with a cat on your lap softly purring the song of its people, then the experience might be one unmatched by anything else in the meek existence of human beings. So, here we are with our list of the best cat movies to date - watch them alone or with your cat; they will, either way, entertain you and lift up your spirits just like any cat-related thing would.

What should you expect to find on this animal movies list? Well, for starters, such iconic animations like The Lion King and The Aristocats. Then, let's not forget such beauties as That Darn Cat! and, literally, Cats. Although the latter one has eerily human-looking cats, I must admit. However, no matter your final choice, you can rest assured that each of these adorable movies will have a feline star in them!

So, the cat movies are just a cat's scratch down below; why don't you check them out? Once you are there, vote for the best ones and share this article with other crazy cat ladies and berserk cat boys in your life!

#1

The Aristocats

The Aristocats

1970 | 1 hour 18 minutes | Directed by Wolfgang Retherman
 

Voiced by Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway

The Aristocats is an animated romantic musical comedy based on the story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe. The story here revolves around a family of aristocratic cats—retired opera singer Adelaide Bonfamille's white kitty Duchess and her three kittens, Berlioz, Toulouse, and Marie. Once the family's butler figures out that the cats are to inherit all of Adelaide's fortunes, he drugs them and kidnaps them. However, his plan goes awry, and with the help of an alley cat called Thomas O'Malley, the classy cats find their way back to Paris and to the safety of Adelaide's home. And you know, if your super-sophisticated friend finds this to be one of the greatest animated movies of all time, then you know it's very worthy of your time!

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"Everybody wants to be a cat"😽😽

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The Lion King

The Lion King

1994 | 1 hour 28 minutes | Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
 

Voiced by Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
 

Raise your hand if you've not shed a tear while watching this animated musical drama as a kid. If you haven't, then there's probably something very, very wrong with you. In all seriousness, though, however many controversies follow this animated flick, it's still one of the best Disney movies, hands down. From the catchy tunes in the background and the foreground to loveable and diverse characters, The Lion King has all the ingredients to make it a timeless classic.

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Shoto Todoroki
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I just hate that the reboot just made Be Prepared a small speech. I didn't even realize it was the song until it was over. I get that the scene played out like Nazis. But they could've just changed it to Scar running around and chasing the hyenas into a corner or something. They reworked the other song scenes to be more 'realistic'. Why couldn't they do that with the most iconic villain song.

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Lady And The Tramp

Lady And The Tramp

1955 | 1 hour 16 minutes | Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
 

Voiced by Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee

Lady And The Tramp is an animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney. And although you might've already known that, you probably didn't know that the movie was based on a 1945 Cosmopolitan magazine story Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog by Ward Greene. The movie centers around a beautiful, odds-defying love story between a pampered American cocker spaniel Lady, who hails from an upper-middle-class family, and a stray mutt called Tramp. When the two of them meet, it's like their romance was written in the stars—if it all starts quite coldly between them, we all know how the story ends! Lady And The Tramp is a delightful fantasy that hasn't lost its charm even after almost 70 years.

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The cats aren't really in the movie they show up and dip after causing trouble

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#4

Oliver & Company

Oliver & Company

1988 | 1 hour 14 minutes | Directed by George Scribner
 

Voiced by Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin

Oliver & Company is an animated musical film loosely based on Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist. Here, our Oliver is a homeless kitten roaming around the streets of New York. He's taken in by a gang of mutts who survive the mean streets by stealing from others. During one of these robberies, Oliver meets a young girl Jenny, and this encounter will change his life forever. Oliver & Company might not be the most stellar piece by Disney, but it sure is plenty of fun with its never-ending adventure and loveable, colorful cast.

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

"Why should I worry"

#5

That Darn Cat!

That Darn Cat!

1965 | 1 hour 56 minutes | Directed by Robert Stevenson
 

Starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, and Syn Cat as D.C. the Cat

That Darn Cat! is a thriller comedy film about bank robbers kidnapping a mischievous cat. As if there is such a thing as a non-mischievous cat… However, after the cat is taken hostage, a cat-allergic FBI agent is assigned to the case, and just by this, you know that That Darn Cat! will definitely have its hilarious moments. And you wouldn't believe the praise the critics had for its suave, blue-eyed, four-legged main star!

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5 months ago

This is a brilliant film.

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#6

The Secret Life Of Pets

The Secret Life Of Pets

2016 | 1 hour 27 minutes | Directed by Chris Renaud
 

Voiced by Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

The Secret Life Of Pets is an animated comedy film following, well... The secret life of pets. And while this story's main hero is a Jack Russell terrier named Max, he's soon joined by his better half, a tabby cat named Chloe, a pug, a dachshund, and a budgie on a quest to unravel the workings of very innocent-looking, yet vicious bunny gangster Snowball. If you've seen The Secret Life of Pets, then you know how much fun this movie is, and if you haven't - it's never too late!

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5 months ago

I did not intend to like this movie as much as I did.

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The Rescuers

The Rescuers

1977 | 1 hour 18 minutes | Directed by John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens
 

Voiced by Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page
 

The Rescuers is an animated adventure comedy-drama film about the Rescue Aid Society - an international mouse organization. Two of these mice are set to save an orphan girl, Penny, being held prisoner in Devil's Bayou. Of course, the mice agents would have never succeeded in their quest if not for one old, wise cat named Rufus. So, once again, a cat saves the day! The Rescuers is a well-balanced animation with a fulfilling story full of laughter.

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

There is a cat in this movie!?

#8

Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

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5 months ago

He's getting another movie

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#9

The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King (2019)

2019 | 1 hour 58 minutes | Directed by Jon Favreau
 

Voiced by Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen

2019's The Lion King is, as you well know it, a photorealistic remake of Disney's 1994 traditionally animated original. Same as back then, the plot follows Simba, a young lion prince, who must embrace his destiny as a ruler after his father, Mufasa, is killed by his vile uncle, Scar. But, despite it being an absolutely accurate retelling of the previous The Lion King movie, the cutting-edge visual effects make this one a really entertaining watch.

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Zophra
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5 months ago

I liked the cartooned one better - this was EXACTLY the same, but with less facial expression, obviously. I don't know what I was expecting - I just thought it would be different.

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#10

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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5 months ago

This Brock me it was so sad

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#11

The Lion King 1½

The Lion King 1½

2004 | 1 hour 16 minutes | Directed by Bradley Raymond
 

Voiced by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Whoopi Goldberg

The Lion King 1 ½ is an animated direct-to-video musical comedy that serves as an origin story for Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog's unlikely friendship. Now, imagine the whole movie following these two hilarious comedic sidekicks - yep, that's exactly how funny this movie is! Some critics even deemed it to be worthy of its original, so if you've missed it somehow, give it a look.

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I forgot this existed but it was good

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#12

Cats

Cats

1998 | 2 hours | Directed by David Mallet
 

Starring Elaine Paige, John Mills, Ken Page

Cats is a direct-to-video musical film based on the legendary stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber, which in turn was based on the 1939 book Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. In short - it's a story about a tribe of cats called Jellicle throwing a ball where they are to meet with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. At this ball, one cat is to be chosen to be reborn, and we are told this slightly confusing story through majestic songs and show-stopping dancing. Although there are some differences to the stage musical, this version of Cats is definitely no less fun!

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5 months ago

Just not the modern version. The original is fantastic though

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#13

Milo & Otis

Milo & Otis

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The Adventures of Milo and Otis" was also looked upon controversially, based on reports of animal abuse while it was being filmed. According to a 1990 Australian newspaper report, more than 20 kittens were killed during its production and one cat's paw was intentionally broken to make it look unsteady when walking.

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#14

The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

This nice, I would stay in the cat village

#15

The Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

I never heard of this, but my brain is telling me Cat in the Hat

#16

Born Free

Born Free

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

I never seen it ;-;

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#17

Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco

Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Chance looks crazy in this picture

#18

Bolt

Bolt

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5 months ago

This is my childhood

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#19

The Cat From Outer Space

The Cat From Outer Space

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5 months ago

This movie is so good. I watched it recently and was gutted it wasn’t in my videos as a kid

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#20

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

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I named my new kitten Kiki after Kiki's delivery service because she's a black cat, and I know it's not the name of the cat, but Jiji didn't fit her, but Kiki does

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#21

That Darn Cat

That Darn Cat

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I this is the I saw NC review

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#22

Two Brothers

Two Brothers

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

I remember this one

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#23

A Whisker Away

A Whisker Away

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

The one movie were you will begin questioning your pet, especially if it does something remotely human.

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#24

Tom And Jerry: The Movie

Tom And Jerry: The Movie

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The whole Tom and jerry thing was amazing

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#25

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

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This was amazing 🤩

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#26

Cats & Dogs

Cats & Dogs

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5 months ago

"You're a shtinky liddle kitty"

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#27

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

I remember when this came out my friend was like 'another one!?'

#28

Undercover Kitty (Miss Minoes)

Undercover Kitty (Miss Minoes)

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Dutch movie, awesome, can watch it 20x a year! Carice van Houten in the lead-role :-)

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#29

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

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Wasn't this movie a flop?

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#30

Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties

Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties

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5 months ago

Chris Pratt will be new Garfield

#31

The Three Lives Of Thomasina

The Three Lives Of Thomasina

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I loved Thomasina when I was a kid, I still remember going to my local library with my mom to rent it.

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#32

Cats Don't Dance

Cats Don't Dance

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This movie scared me as a kid

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#33

Kitty Love: An Homage To Cats

Kitty Love: An Homage To Cats

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Aaaaawwww

#34

Felidae

Felidae

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This one is really dark but a good cat mystery-crime!

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#35

Cat People

Cat People

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

👁👄👁

#36

The Private Life Of A Cat

The Private Life Of A Cat

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Shoto Todoroki
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Please tell me that the cat goes into the forest to lead a bunch of other cats

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#37

The Rabbi's Cat

The Rabbi's Cat

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I loved this one ❤️ I found it on watchcarttoons randomly once

#38

Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar

Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Aw is that his truck?

#39

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Cat my cat

#40

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Movie Ever

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Movie Ever

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

We miss you Grumpy

#41

Heathcliff: The Movie

Heathcliff: The Movie

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Mermaid Elle-Jaye
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I just can’t help sing the song when i see that name. 🪟 👻

#42

Garfield: The Movie

Garfield: The Movie

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Live Garfield looks like a sleep paralysis demon

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#43

Kedi

Kedi

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Cat! I want to watch this

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#44

An American Tail

An American Tail

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5 months ago

There's no cats in America!

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#45

Keanu

Keanu

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Please tell me this is real 😂 ❤️

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#46

Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

I didn't know he was in a scary movie

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Duma

Duma

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Is the cheetah Duma?

#48

Living Free

Living Free

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Shoto Todoroki
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Look at those claws

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Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Cat is a cute cat

#50

Felix The Cat: The Movie

Felix The Cat: The Movie

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

My cousin always call him Bendy

#51

Harry And Tonto

Harry And Tonto

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Cat on the thumb

#52

Gu Gu The Cat

Gu Gu The Cat

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Aww Gu Gu is adorable

#53

Stuart Little

Stuart Little

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Mostly about a mouse, I get it. He has a cat buddy

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Rhubarb

Rhubarb

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

He looks like a anime cat

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Warriors

Warriors

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Never expected to see Warriors here! Despite the obvious fanmade poster, there is a real Warriors movie being made as we speak. The writers for Sponge on The Run and Kung Fu Panda are working on. Along with STX and Alibaba Pictures. The official Warriors website is keeping us updated. I can't wait!

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#56

Cat People

Cat People

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5 months ago

It came back

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Catwoman

Catwoman

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5 months ago

No, just no

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Whisper Of The Heart

Whisper Of The Heart

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Not really about a cat, the cat isn't even a real cat in this one. Sure there is a cat in it but its mostly about the two on the cover

#59

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Probably not the movie for a cat lover...I starting to think the list is movies that happen to have a cat

#60

Marmaduke

Marmaduke

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

But its about a dog

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The Cat In The Hat

The Cat In The Hat

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Black Cat, White Cat

Black Cat, White Cat

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Are there cats in this movie?

#63

Rock Dog

Rock Dog

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Shoto Todoroki
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5 months ago

Hmmm

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Manglehorn

Manglehorn

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5 months ago

Is the cat named Manglehorn?

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Coraline

Coraline