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The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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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    the people's #1 & most listed Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    Julianne Moore, Camilla Belle, Vince Vaughn

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    added by jhammond Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern

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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Frank Welker

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    Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno

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    James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl

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    Jill St. John, Claude Rains, Michael Rennie

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    Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Pat Hingle

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    Doug McClure, Keith Barron

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

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    added by bojanthebest Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne, Sarah Douglas

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    added by jhammond Joan Van Ark, Richard Boone, Steven Keats

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    Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes

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    Gila Golan, James Franciscus, Richard Carlson

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    added by jhammond Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing, Doug McClure

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    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Bach

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    often listed & added by StephanieVandenBranden Christopher Atkins, Greg Evigan, Michael Gross

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    Hiroshi Abe, Amy Hill, Ron Yuan

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    ranked low on reranks Akihiko Hirata, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    added by wiabux Jay Leno, John Goodman, Larry King

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    added by MehdiKsibi Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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