Movies Which Feature Cats 

Helen O'Hara, in an article in The Sunday Telegraph, points out that although dogs have been popular movie characters, many cats have been featured in films over the years.  She reveals "the first feline star was Pepper, a Maltese cat born under the floor of Keystone Studios in 1912." After she intruded on a scene that Mack Sennett was shooting, he kept her in the picture, and 17 credited appearances in film followed. She often appeared with a Great Dane named Teddy.

According to O'Hara, the next feline star was Orangey, who appeared in films through the 50s and 60s (including The Incredible Shrinking Man and Breakfast at Tiffany's), winning two PATSY Awards (the Performing Animal Top Star of the Year).  

Later films used several cats from the same litter to play a single role. Four Persians appeared as Crookshanks in the Harry Potter films, and Keanu used seven tabbies from a local animal shelter.

The AristoCats (animation with Eva Gabor, Phil Harris)

Gay Purree (animation with Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Morey Amsterdam, Red Buttons, Mel Blanc)

The Three Lives of Thomasina (Patrick McGoohan, Karen Dotrice, Elsbeth March)

Cats - The Movie (Jeremy Piven, Michelle Rodriguez, Dominque Swain, Jeremy Sisto)

Cats - The Musical (Elaine Paige, Rosemarie Ford, John Mills, Ken Page)

The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita animation with Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Elliot Gould, Tim Curry)

Top Cat (Hanna Barbera animation)

The Cat From Outer Space (Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowell)

Fritz the Cat (adult content animation)

Felix the Cat (animation)

Cats Don't Dance (animation with Rene Auberjonois, Scott Bakula, Natalie Cole)

That Darn Cat (Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowell)

Garfield-The Movie and Garfield-Tail of Two Kitties (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Breckin Meyer)

Cats and Dogs (Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Perkins)

Cats and Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty Galore 

Milo and Otis (narrated by Dudley Moore)

The Cat in the Hat (Mike Meyers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Kelly Preston)

Homeward Bound-Incredible Journey & Lost in San Francisco (Michael J. Fox, Sally Field)

The Long Journey

The Lion King (animation with James Earl Jones, Whoopie Goldberg, Ernie Sabella, Moira Kelly, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons)

Born Free (Elsa the lion, Joy Adamson)

Two Brothers (Jean-Jacques directs Guy Pearce and Jean-Claude Drefus)

Rhubarb ( about a cat who owned a baseball team, with  Ray Milland and Jan Sterling)

Bell, Book & Candle" with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak

The Closet

Undercover Kitty 

Star Trek The Next Generation