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The 10 Best Cats in Movies

on July 02, 2017

If you've been following the Pet Junkie blog, you know we love animals in movies, as evidenced by The 10 Best Dogs in Movies. But we're not dog-exclusive over here, we love all pets! We thought it was time we show our feline friends some love and highlight our favorite cats in movies. There are a lot of excellent cats making cameows in film, so we're barely scratching the surface, but we've rounded up in no particular order, our 10 favorite movie kitties.

  1. 1. Orion from Men in Black

    This orange and white tabby cat played a member of the Arquilian royal family and was the original "Guardian of the Galaxy."

  2. 2. Sassy from Homeward Bound

    Sassy's classic one-liners were voiced by Academy Award winner Sally Field.
    “Does the cat always have to be the brains of the operation? Beauty and brains. I never cease to amaze myself.”

  3. 3. Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers

    "And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people DIE!"

  4. 4. Mrs. Norris from Harry Potter

    J.K. Rowling has said Mrs. Norris was named after a character in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, who is "similarly odious and is hanging around in the background a lot."

  5. 5. Mr. Jinx from Meet the Parents

    Mr. Jinx from Meet the Parents

    Mr. Jinx was played by two Himalayans named Bailey and Misha. It's been said that during filiming, their co-star Robert DeNiro was so fond of them he carried kibble in his pocket to keep them close.

  6. 6. Jones from Alien

    The filmmakers cleverly placed a German Shepherd behind a screen in order to get Jonesy to react fearfully and hiss at the descending alien.

  7. 7. Grumpy Cat from Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

    Grumpy Cat from Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

    Grumpy Cat's real name is Tardar Sauce and was born with dwarfism and has a permanent scowl due to an underbite. She first became an Internet sensation in 2012 when her owner's brother posted a picture of her online.

  8. 8. Puss In Boots from Shrek II and Puss in Boots

    The character Puss in Boots was based on a European fairy tale and was voiced by Antonio Banderas.

  9. 9. The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

    The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

    Most of the best lines in Alice in Wonderland are attributed to the Cheshire Cat.
    “I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours”

  10. 10. That Darn Cat from That Darn Cat

    That Darn Cat from That Darn Cat

    D.C. was played by multiple traditional Seal Point Siamese cats, sometimes known as Applehead Siamese because their heads are shaped like apples.


We know there are many other great cat characters in movies. We'd love to hear your favorites!