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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    1987

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    added by ozzy 1976

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  3. 11
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    1978

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  4. 19
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    added by pmmom38 2006

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  5. 15
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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle 1951

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  6. 10
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    added by Chris Abraham 1996

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  7. 13
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    often listed & added by pmmom38 1996 Ed the Chimpanzee deserves a spot on this best ape movies list - not because the 1996 movie ...

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  8. 24
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    added by pmmom38 1994

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  9. 4
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    1933

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  10. 25
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    added by chicosh Going Bananas

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  11. 21
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    added by bojanthebest 1980

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  12. 2
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    ranked low on reranks 1968

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  13. 17
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    new! 1995

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  14. 6
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    1988

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  15. 12
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    added by Charley Feldman 2014

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  16. 14
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    1984

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  17. 8
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    added by mariegamer 1995

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  18. 23
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    1962

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  19. 18
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    added by pmmom38 2003

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  20. 20
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    added by pmmom38 1967

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  21. 26
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    added by Lons 1976

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  22. 16
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    1988

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    added by ozzy 2011

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  24. 1
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    most listed & added by rockboy 2005

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  25. 7
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    1998

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  26. 22
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    ranked low on reranks & added by ozzy 2001

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