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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  1. 9
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    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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  2. 7
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    added by ozzy Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Joe Piscopo

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  3. 11
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    Clint Eastwood, Beverly D'Angelo, Ruth Gordon

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    added by pmmom38 Emma Roberts, Pat Morita, Richard Kind

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

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    ranked high on reranks & added by Chris Abraham Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

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    new! & added by RaheelBudha Kevin Zegers, Dave Thomas, Jamie Renée Smith

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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 ...

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    added by pmmom38 Harvey Keitel, Thora Birch, Mimi Rogers

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  10. 4
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    Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Merian C. Cooper

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    added by chicosh Going Bananas

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    added by bojanthebest Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

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    Sigourney Weaver, Iain Glen, Julie Harris

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

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  17. 15
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    Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm, Christopher Lambert

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  18. 8
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    added by mariegamer Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Jimmy Buffett

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  19. 22
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    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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  20. 18
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    added by pmmom38 Haley Joel Osment, Phil Collins, John Goodman

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  21. 19
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    added by pmmom38 Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    added by Lons Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Rod Arrants

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    Stanley Tucci, Frank Welker, Janine Turner

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  24. 3
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    added by ozzy James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tracy Spiridakos

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

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    Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Verne Troyer

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

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