The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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List Criteria: The best dinosaur movies in film history.

A list of the best dinosaur movies going all the way back to the dawn of cinema. We think we've included all of the best ones, but if you believe we missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself.

Dinosaurs have been a favorite among movie goers for almost a century. This list includes all types of dinosaur films including silent movies, dinosaur movies for kids, live action, animation, new, and old. Dinosaurs are a subject-matter loved by all age groups, which makes them ideal for film making. (After all – every person, young and old, has their favorite dinosaur.) Be it a comedy, a drama, a sci-fi, or a horror film, dinos can be found everywhere.

 Perhaps one of the most famous and popular dinosaur movies of all time is Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Originally released in 1993, this science-fiction, action-adventure movie was based on the Michael Crichton book of the same name (Crichton also co-wrote the film's screenplay with David Koepp). In 2013, Jurassic Park 3D was released in theaters, to celebrate the movie's 20th anniversary.

 Several films (including the aforementioned Jurassic Park) with dinosaur themes are among the best movies of all time, and certainly among the most rewatchable.The great dinosaur films on this list are beloved by so many movie fans of all ages. From The Land Before Time (no doubt a children's favorite) to Land of the Lost and the animated classic Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, this list includes the best dino films in the history of cinema.
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    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    The Lost World: Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

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    Jurassic Park III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern

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    Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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    Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard

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    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

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    The Lost World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison

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    Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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    Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno

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    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

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    The Valley of Gwangi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Gila Golan, James Franciscus, Richard Carlson

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    The Land That Time Forgot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Doug McClure, Keith Barron

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    The Lost World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery

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    Godzilla Millenium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

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    The Last Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Joan Van Ark, Richard Boone, Steven Keats

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    The People That Time Forgot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne, David Prowse

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    100 Million BC is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Christopher Atkins, Michael Gross, Greg Evigan

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    The War of the Gargantuas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short

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    Dinotopia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    At the Earth's Core is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing, Doug McClure

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    Baby: Secret of the Lost Legen... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, William Katt

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    Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long

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    Gorgo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    Godzilla, King of the Monsters... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Destroy All Monsters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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    Gregg Martell, James Logan, Alan Roberts

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    King Kong vs. Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Godzilla 1985 Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Yasuko Sawaguchi

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    Karl Urban, Justin Long, John Leguizamo

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    Gertie the Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Max Fleischer, Winsor McCay, George McManus

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    Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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    Trog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters

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    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Carmen Electra, Method Man, Kevin Sorbo

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    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

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    The Equestrian Club is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Seth Black, Dino DiMarco

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