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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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

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    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard

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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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    Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery

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    Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne, David Prowse

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    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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    John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short

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    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Christopher Atkins, Michael Gross, Greg Evigan

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    Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, William Katt

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    Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing, Doug McClure

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    Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long

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    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Gregg Martell, James Logan, Alan Roberts

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    Max Fleischer, Winsor McCay, George McManus

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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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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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    Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters

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