The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever Films

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

    the people's #1 & most listed
    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 World

    added by FazeehaManzoor
    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Jurassic Park III

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

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    The Land Before Time


    Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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    Dinosaur


    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard

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    King Kong


    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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    Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

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    The Lost World


    Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison

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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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    Ice Age


    Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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    King Kong


    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Ice Age: The Meltdown


    Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

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    The Valley of Gwangi


    Gila Golan, James Franciscus, Richard Carlson

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms


    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    The Land That Time Forgot


    Doug McClure, Keith Barron

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    Godzilla Millenium


    Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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    The Lost World


    Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery

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    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah


    Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

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    The Last Dinosaur

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

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    The People That Time Forgot

    added by bojanthebest
    Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne, David Prowse

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    100 Million BC

    added by StephanieVandenBranden
    Christopher Atkins, Michael Gross, Greg Evigan

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    Dinotopia

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    The War of the Gargantuas


    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    At the Earth's Core

    added by jhammond
    Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing, Doug McClure

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    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

    added by wiabux
    John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short

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    Meet the Robinsons


    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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    Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, William Katt

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    Caveman

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long

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    Gorgo


    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    Land of the Lost

    added by MehdiKsibi
    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

    added by jhalterman36
    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Dinosaurus!

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    Gregg Martell, James Logan, Alan Roberts

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    Destroy All Monsters

    added by jhalterman36
    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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    King Kong vs. Godzilla

    added by jhalterman36
    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Gertie the Dinosaur


    Max Fleischer, Winsor McCay, George McManus

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    No image

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    Godzilla 1985 Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Yasuko Sawaguchi

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    added by subrata
    Karl Urban, Justin Long, John Leguizamo

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    Trog


    Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters

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    The Flintstones

    added by punksnotdead
    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    2012

    added by vijayboeing747
    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

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    Meet the Spartans

    added by vijayboeing747
    Carmen Electra, Method Man, Kevin Sorbo

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    The Equestrian Club

    added by GiuseppeCarasi
    Seth Black, Dino DiMarco

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