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List Rules 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 Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum Richard Attenborough

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg Camilla Belle

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Jurassic Park III Téa Leoni, William H. Macy Laura Dern

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black Adrien Brody

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Dinosaur Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies Alfre Woodard

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Jurassic World Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt Vincent D'Onofrio

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The Land Before Time Diana Ross, Frank Welker Judith Barsi

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The Lost World Jill St. John, Claude Rains David Hedison

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig Jane Lynch

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Journey to the Center of the Earth Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann Arlene Dahl

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Godzilla Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria Jean Reno

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The Valley of Gwangi Gila Golan, James Franciscus Richard Carlson

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King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper Bruce Cabot

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The Land That Time Forgot Doug McClure, Keith Barron

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Ice Age Jack Black, Ray Romano Jane Krakowski

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Ice Age: The Meltdown Queen Latifah, Jay Leno Ariel Winter

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway Kenneth Tobey

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The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love Wallace Beery

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The Last Dinosaur Joan Van Ark, Richard Boone Steven Keats

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The People That Time Forgot Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne David Prowse

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Godzilla Millenium Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe Ron Yuan

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao Shelley Sweeney

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At the Earth's Core Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing Doug McClure

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Caveman Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid Shelley Long

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Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan William Katt

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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story John Goodman, Jay Leno Martin Short

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100 Million BC Christopher Atkins, Michael Gross Greg Evigan

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Meet the Robinsons Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett Adam West

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The War of the Gargantuas Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn Akihiko Hirata

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Dinosaurus! Gregg Martell, James Logan Alan Roberts

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Walking with Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever
Walking with Dinosaurs Karl Urban, Justin Long John Leguizamo

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Destroy All Monsters Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara Akira Kubo

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Gorgo Bill Travers, Martin Benson Basil Dignam

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Land of the Lost Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy Matt Lauer

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Godzilla 1985 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever
Godzilla 1985 Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi Yasuko Sawaguchi

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King Kong vs. Godzilla Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi Akihiko Hirata

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Gertie the Dinosaur Max Fleischer, Winsor McCay George McManus

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj Drake

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura Akihiko Hirata

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One Million Years BC Raquel Welch, Martine Beswick John Richardson

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The Flintstones Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor Rosie O'Donnell

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Trog Joan Crawford, Michael Gough Thorley Walters

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The Land Unknown Jock Mahoney, Bing Russell Henry Brandon

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Meet the Spartans Carmen Electra, Method Man Kevin Sorbo

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2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson Thandie Newton

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The Equestrian Club Seth Black, Dino DiMarco