The Best Ape Movies Films
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The Best Ape Movies

List Criteria: Movies must have apes or monkeys in them.

With moviegoers going bananas over Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it only seems right to formulate a list of the best ape movies ever. Our primate relatives have starred in countless monkeylicious movies over the years. Some of these movies are CGI, some are animated and some are just 'regular' movies (What?! No IMAX 3D digital? The horror!). They all represent great cinematic achievements for these apes.

What are the best ape movies? What are some simian films? Sadly, there is no specific Oscar category for primates, but there should be! In the meantime, let's show these monkeys, orangutans, capuchins and gorillas a little love by giving them a place of honor on this list of the best ape movies ever. Did your favorite not make the list? No problem - just add it!

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    most listed & added by rockboy Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    added by ozzy James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tracy Spiridakos

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    Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Merian C. Cooper

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    Sigourney Weaver, Iain Glen, Julie Harris

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    Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Verne Troyer

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    added by mariegamer Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Jimmy Buffett

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    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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    often listed & added by ozzy Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Joe Piscopo

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    added by Chris Abraham Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

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    added by Charley Feldman James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

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    ranked low on reranks Clint Eastwood, Beverly D'Angelo, Ruth Gordon

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    often listed & added by pmmom38 Jim Caviezel, Matt LeBlanc, Tommy Lasorda Ed the Chimpanzee deserves a spot on this best ape movies list - not because the 1996 movie 'Ed' is a wonder to behold, but because Ed is! Yes, this chimp starts out as a mere baseball team mascot,

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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak

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    added by pmmom38 Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm, Christopher Lambert

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    Stanley Tucci, Frank Welker, Janine Turner

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    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

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    added by pmmom38 Haley Joel Osment, Phil Collins, John Goodman

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    added by pmmom38 Emma Roberts, Pat Morita, Richard Kind

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ozzy Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    added by bojanthebest Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    added by pmmom38 Harvey Keitel, Thora Birch, Mimi Rogers

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    added by but chickens double d Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

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    added by but chickens double d Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

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    added by RaheelBudha Kevin Zegers, Dave Thomas, Jamie Renée Smith

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    added by but chickens double d Robert Douglas, Denny Miller, Joanna Barnes

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    added by but chickens double d Julie Benz, John Cleese, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    added by chicosh

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    added by Lons Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Rod Arrants

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