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List of the best dinosaur movies for kids, with videos, including some of the best kids' dinosaur films from the dawn of cinema. Kids' dinosaur movies are usually a hit because children are usually in awe of dinosaurs. People who grew up in the '90s usually think of The Land Before Time as the definitive dinosaur movie for kids, but there are many popular choices including the more recent dinosaur kids movie, Ice Age. This list of dinosaur films for kids includes all the best dinosaur films for children, but if we've missed one of your favorites, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Dinosaurs have been a favorite with kids for decades. This list includes all types of dinosaur films including silent movies, live action, animation, new, and old. Parents and children alike will enjoy these dinosaur films. After all... every child, young and old, has their favorite dinosaur (movie).
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The Land Before Time


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The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall. Produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, it features ...more

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Actors: Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi, Pat Hingle Helen Shaver, + more

Initial Release: 1988

Directed by: Don Bluth

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#47 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#11 on The Best '80s Kids Movies

#13 on The Best Movies of 1988

#8 on Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Jurassic Park


Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton, with a screenplay written by Crichton and David Koepp. The film centers on the ...more

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Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern Sam Neill, + more

Initial Release: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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#12 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#14 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#6 on The Greatest Movie Themes

#5 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Dinosaur


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Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 39th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, though it is not officially ...more

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Actors: Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, Frank Welker Billy West, + more

Initial Release: 2000

Directed by: Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton

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#75 on The Best Movies for Kids

#22 on The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids

#5 on The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

#71 on The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen ...more

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Actors: Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Simon Pegg Ray Romano, + more

Initial Release: 2009

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier

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#77 on The Best Movies for Kids

#15 on The Greatest Animal Movies

#9 on The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

#36 on The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and originally released to theaters on November 24, 1993 for the United States. Starring the voice talents of ...more

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Actors: John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short, Larry King Julia Child, + more

Initial Release: 1993

Directed by: Ralph Zondag, Don Bluth, Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink Dick Zondag

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#23 on The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever

#57 on The Best Movies With Story in the Title

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Toy Story 3


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Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Lee Unkrich, the screenplay was written by Michael Arndt, while Unkrich wrote the story along with ...more

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Actors: Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton, Tim Allen Joan Cusack, + more

Initial Release: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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#23 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#6 on The Best Oscar-Winning Animated Films

#49 on The Best Movies for Kids

#45 on The Best Fantasy Movies

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Fantasia


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Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third feature in the Disney animated features canon. The film consists of eight ...more

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Actors: Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski, Jimmy MacDonald Paul Smith, + more

Initial Release: 1940

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, T. Hee Ford Beebe, + more

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#58 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#90 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#28 on The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

#12 on The Best Disney Movies Available On Netflix Instant

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Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 American 3-D science fantasy adventure film starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, and Anita Briem. It is not considered a sequel or a remake of the 1959 movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth. It was followed by Journey 2: The Mysterious ...more

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Actors: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchersonm, Seth Meyers, Anita Briem Kaniehtiio Horn, + more

Initial Release: 2008

Directed by: Eric Brevig

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#43 on The Best 3D Films

#15 on The Best Movies With Earth in the Title

#4 on The Best Movies With Journey in the Title

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