Updated December 26, 2016.
Watching a great cat movie is something all feline fanciers relish.
Imagine . . . a cold, rainy Saturday night at home, snuggled up in your favorite chair with your special kitty and a steaming mug of your favorite drink (mine is tea; yours might be coffee or hot cocoa).
With remote in hand, you turn on one of your favorite cat movies and immerse yourself in an entertaining cat tale.
Whether it's a spine-tingling thriller or a funny spoof on life, kitty style, there’s something about movie cats . . .
. . . somehow they steal the show!
There is the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, Sher Khan and Bagheera in The Jungle Book, Mittens in Bolt, Figaro in Pinnochio, Jinx in Meet the Parents, Mr. Bigglesworth in Austin Powers, "Cat" in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Snowbell in Stuart Little, General Sterling Price in True Grit, Crookshanks in Harry Potter, Joe in The Zookeeper, Snowball II in The Simpsons Movie, Blomkvist's cat in The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Azrael in The Smurfs, Rufus in The Rescuers, or Blofeld’s cat in the James Bond film, From Russia with Love?
Who could forget the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz!
My favorite is "Thomasina". I first saw her film when I was a little girl and immediately fell in love with all cats!
The point is, cat films exist in just about every genre to please even the most finicky movie buff. You’ll find something for everyone in the family.
Did you know Avalon, in "My Cat From Hell", stars in movies? You can read his story here at CatsStories.com.
Sometimes cats star in different kinds of productions, for example, shorts on YouTube. That’s where you’ll find Piggy the Claw Machine Cat, and Abby in “The Surprising Truth about Kitty Cats and Moles”.
Listed below are some of the best cat films. Some are about cats. Some have cats in them. And some are evocative of all things feline (think of CatWoman or Cats).