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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    Jurassic Park 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


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

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

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

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

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

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


    The Land Before Time Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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


    Dinosaur 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


    King Kong 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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    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 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


    The Lost World 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


    Godzilla 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


    Ice Age 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


    King Kong 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


    Ice Age: The Meltdown 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


    The Valley of Gwangi 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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    Godzilla Millenium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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    The Lost World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery

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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


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

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    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Dinotopia

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


    Meet the Robinsons Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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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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    Caveman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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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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    Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Godzilla, King of the Monsters... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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

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    Dinosaurus! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Gregg Martell, James Logan, Alan Roberts

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    Destroy All Monsters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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

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    Walking with Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Walking with Dinosaurs Karl Urban, Justin Long, John Leguizamo

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    Godzilla 1985 Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Yasuko Sawaguchi

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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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    Trog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever


    Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters

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    Ice Age: Continental Drift is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    The Flintstones Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Meet the Spartans is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    Meet the Spartans Carmen Electra, Method Man, Kevin Sorbo

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    2012 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

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    2012 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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