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. 8
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    1987 More
    64
  2. 5
    Up 37
    Down 23
    1976 More
    67
    added by: ozzy
  3. 11
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    Down 23
    1978 More
    54
  4. 17
    Up 3
    Down 1
    2006 More
    42
    added by: pmmom38
  5. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bedtime for Bonzo

    1951 More
    44
    added by: PeteBoyle
  6. 10
    Up 18
    Down 19
    1996 More
    59
    added by: Chris Abraham
  7. 13
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    often listed
    Ed

    1996 More
    46
    added by: pmmom38
    Ed the Chimpanzee deserves a spot on this best ape movies list - not because the 1996 movie ... more
  8. 24
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    Down 14
    1994 More
    37
    added by: pmmom38
  9. 4
    Up 53
    Down 17
    1933 More
    75
  10. 25
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    Down 22

    Going Bananas

    20
    added by: chicosh
  11. 20
    Up 10
    Down 13
    1980 More
    39
    added by: bojanthebest
  12. 2
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    ranked low on reranks
    Planet of the Apes

    1968 More
    96
  13. 18
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    Down 2

    new! Outbreak

    1995 More
    42
  14. 6
    Up 35
    Down 15
    1988 More
    65
  15. 12
    Up 6
    Down 1
    2014 More
    48
    added by: Charley Feldman
  16. 14
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    Down 19
    1984 More
    45
  17. 9
    Up 34
    Down 20
    1995 More
    63
    added by: mariegamer
  18. 22
    Up 5
    Down 8
    1962 More
    38
  19. 19
    Up 3
    Down 3
    2003 More
    41
    added by: pmmom38
  20. 21
    Up 3
    Down 5
    1967 More
    39
    added by: pmmom38
  21. 26
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    Down 21
    1976 More
    19
    added by: Lons
  22. 15
    Up 3
    Down 0
    1988 More
    45
  23. 3
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    Down 32
    2011 More
    86
    added by: ozzy
  24. 1
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    most listed
    King Kong

    2005 More
    100
    added by: rockboy
  25. 7
    Up 45
    Down 25
    1998 More
    65
  26. 23
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    Down 18

    ranked low on reranks
    Planet of the Apes

    2001 More
    38
    added by: ozzy
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