Pet cats have been a movie theater staple for more than a century, dating back to the 1901 quiet brief movie The Sick Kittycat. They’re often charming, and sometimes they’re scary, but a film is usually much more fascinating with a feline element.
To celebrate these fuzzy celebrities, we are reflecting on some of the most famous felines in film. (FYI, we decided to narrow the checklist to actual housecats. Our apologies to Aslan, Child from Bringing Up Infant, and the Catbus from My Next-door Neighbor Totoro.).
25. The feline from Coraline (2009)
The enigmatic, unrevealed pet cat helps guide Coraline via both her globe and the eerie Other World– with lots of mockery along the road.
24. Oliver from Oliver & Business (1988)
This Disney cat is an orphan who has to discover how to browse New York City– with help from a streetwise pooch articulated by Billy Joel.
23. Tonto from Harry and Tonto (1974)
Art Carney won an Academy Honor for his portrayal of a senior citizen who makes a cross-nation journey with Tonto.
22. The felines from The Aristocats (1970)
Responsible for among the catchiest, jazziest songs regarding how great it is to be a cat.
21. The cat owned by Kovacs from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The bad news: Jeff Goldblum’s majestic Persian satisfies his end when Willem Dafoe tosses him gone. The bright side: Goldblum reaches deliver the very best line in the whole motion picture: “Did he simply toss my pet cat out the window?”
20. Mr. Bigglesworth from the Austin Powers series
Dr. Evil’s hairless companion is virtual as evil as his proprietor. After all, when Mr. Bigglesworth obtains distress, people pass away.
19. From Russia With Love, Blofeld’s Cat (1963)
The fluffy white Persian was first seen in From Russia With Love, re-emerging in several 007 flicks throughout the decades. Through many initial Bond films, the only peek we obtain of the evil character is a closeup of him stroking his precious pet cat.
18. DC from That Darn Feline! (1965)
This Disney flick follows a naughty Siamese as he wanders his neighborhood, encounters the neighbor’s dog, and helps foil a kidnapping. Good kitty.
17. Thackery Binx from Hocus Pocus (1993)
Do not you despise it when you stumble upon some wicked witches as well as they change you right into an immortal black feline, destined to stroll the earth for centuries?
16. The Cat From Outer Space, Zunar-J5/ 9 Doric 4-7 (1978).
This ’70s campy traditional tells the story of an extraterrestrial cat on the run from Earth’s federal government.
15. The feline from The Mummy (1999).
Cats! Occasionally they vomit in your shoes, but sometimes they save you from ancient undead monsters!
14. Lively from Homeward Bound: The Extraordinary Journey (1993)
Sally Field voices the stable Sassy in this ’90s remake, which adheres to the feline and her two dog companions as they go across the nation searching for their family.
13. Bell, Book, and Candle, Pyewacket the cat (1958)
The witchy familiar is one of the most well-known film felines of all time, with his bright blue eyes and casting spells’ propensity.
12. Keanu from Keanu (2016).
Jordan Peele and also Keegan-Michael Secret’s screwball funny follows a kitten that’s so charming. He triggers break-ins, shootouts, and all kinds of activity motion picture wrongdoings. As well as it’s not tough to see why– I suggest check out that face.
11. Vito’s feline from The Godfather (1972)
Believe it or not, the striped tabby on Vito Corleone’s lap wasn’t actually in the initial manuscript. Supervisor Francis Ford Coppola discovered the feline as a roaming near the Paramount lot was made as a last-minute addition. The cat emphasizes Vito’s soft, plain outside– however, keep in mind, felines have hidden claws.
10. Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Hayao Miyazaki’s coming-of-age classic fixates the relationship between a young witch and her black feline (articulated in the English variation by Phil Hartman). The chatty Jiji appears precisely like what you’d expect from a talking cat– snarky and ironical, but increasingly loyal to his close friend Kiki.
9. Ulysses from Within Llewyn Davis (2013)
Sure, Oscar Isaac is captivating, but his fuzzy orange costar steals every scene he remains in.
8. Fat Louie from The Princess Diaries (2001)
Anne Hathaway’s Mia Thermopolis might have to manage romantic complications as well as an unanticipated royal title. However, at least she’s got her best friend Louie at her side.
7. The cats of Kedi (2017 )
This spectacular Turkish docudrama accounts for seven of the countless road felines wandering Istanbul. This results in a beautiful relationship between cats and human beings like them.
6. Goose from Captain Marvel (2019)
Technically, Carol Danvers’ blurry orange companion isn’t a feline, but a flerken, an unusual with monstrous arms in its tummy. However, Goose’s general feline outside and helpfulness in the face of risk make her an area on our listing.
5. Milo from The Journeys of Milo and Otis (1989)
Pets and also cats were cohabiting … mass hysteria!
4. Mrs. Norris from the Harry Potter Series
J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is loaded with plenty of felines (shoutout to Crookshanks). However, the most memorable is Filch’s precious tabby, who skulks around Hogwarts trying to find misbehaving trainees.
3. Church from Animal Sematary (1989 and 2019)
Poor Winston Churchill conks–to return from the dead as well as terrify his previous family members. It’s not his fault that he was buried in a cursed ground!! This undead cat was scary in the original 1989 film. However, he’s even more haunting in the 2019 remake. Talk about the cat who came back.
2. Jonesy from Alien (1979)
The ship pet cat and unofficial mascot of the USCSS Nostromo is a sci-fi and horror icon– and of the few to make it through the harmful xenomorph. Despite Sigourney Weaver having the lead in Alien, Jonesy is undoubtedly a celebrity.
1. Feline from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961 ).
Poor no-name slob: He comes from nobody, and no one belongs to him. Holly Golightly’s unnamed cat is the best film feline, a fluffy orange sweetheart that, like most cats, observes everything around him with a kind of passive displeasure.