What would our lives be without cats? If you have a feline friend at home you’ll know just how much personality they have. With their fluffy cuteness and quirks, it’s not hard to see why these animals have found a place not just in the hearts of pet lovers but in pop culture as well. There are dozens of movies out there that celebrate and capture the quirks of our beloved feline friends.

If you love cats, you’ll love this list of 4 movies that feature iconic cats. These are all appropriate for all ages you can enjoy these with the whole family:

 

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

We are all familiar with the story of the young girl who fell into a rabbit hole and found herself in a weird and wonderful world. Alice in Wonderland would not have been complete without the enigmatic presence of the Cheshire Cat. Perhaps one of the most iconic cat characters in an animated film, the Cheshire Cat is notable for its purple and violet striped coat and legendary grin. The famous “We’re all mad here…” quote is also uttered by this fluffy and mysterious creature.

Watch this is if: You’re a fan of Disney, psychedelia and out-of-this-world stories

 

Puss in Boots (2011)

Puss in Boots follows the eponymous cat on a quest to stop two outlaws who have in their possession magic beans that are a key to a great fortune. Puss is loosely based on a character from a 17th-century European fairy tale but the movie itself is a spin-off of the equally hilarious Shrek movie franchise. The film features a star-studded cast of voice actors including Antonio Banderas in the titular role, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris.

Watch this if: You love funny movies, Byronic heroes and famous Hollywood actors doing quirky voice acting roles.

 

Lion King (1994)

Let’s not forget that our beloved household pets belong to the same family tree as the big cats of the wild and this beloved Disney favourite will remind us of that. The Lion King follows Simba, a young lion, on a transformative quest to reclaim his rightful place in the Pride Lands. This epic animated musical is one of the unforgettable films produced in what is known as the Disney Renaissance, a time in which the film study experienced a notable creative resurgence.

Watch this if: You love legendary Disney movies and big cats with equally big personalities.

 

Homeward Bound (1993)

A heartwarming movie that your whole family will enjoy, Homeward Bound follows the journey of three pets: Shadow, a Golden Retriever, Chance, an American bulldog and Sassy, a Himalayan Cat. These three become separated from their owners and must make their way through mountains and plains in order to find their way back home. Filled with humour and comedic antics, this film wouldn’t be complete with the witty and smart-mouthed antics of Sassy. 

Watch this if: You love family-friendly movies with real-life animals embarking on great adventures.

What other movies would you add to this list?

 

Meow for now… Kristian

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