While Hollywood occasionally makes movies where the cat is the star, it’s most likely the case that the cat just appears in the movie as a supporting character. In “Alien,” the cat isn’t the star, but does provide a few crucial purposes in ratcheting up suspense and even managing to survive the Alien itself.

If you’re in the mood for a movie that involves a cat somehow, you can browse through this gallery of famous movie cats. Then rent these movies, watch them at home, and get your cat fix by watching movie cats along with your own cats in the comfort of your home.

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