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The Best Horror Movies About Dinosaurs

Updated October 1, 2019 1.1k votes 220 voters 9.4k views24 items

List RulesOnly the original Jurassic Park is included, otherwise there would be too many from the franchise

Whether you're looking for movies like Jurassic Park, or simply want to watch some scary dinosaur movies, here's our list of the best dinosaur horror movies. Let's be honest- there aren't a ton of amazing horror movies about dinosaurs. However, that doesn't mean there aren't any, so check out the scary dinosaur movies below if you're looking for recommendations.

We're kind of cheating by including Jurassic Park, but although it isn't a strict horror title, it's still to this day the scariest dinosaur movie that exists. Other decent choices include Carnosaur, Raptor Island, and Extinction: Jurassic Predators, a found footage movie featuring dinosaurs. For an older pick, check out The Valley of Gwangi, a 1969 fantasy adventure movie about cowboys and dinosaurs.

Vote up any of these dinosaur horror movies you've seen and loved, and downvote any that you wouldn't recommend to even your worst enemy.

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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg

    Released1997

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Jurassic Park III

    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy

    Released2001

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Jurassic World

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt

    Released2015

    Directed byColin Trevorrow

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    The Valley of Gwangi

    Gila Golan, James Franciscus

    Released1969

    Directed byJim O'Connolly

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    Gorgo

    Bill Travers, Martin Benson

    Released1961

    Directed byEugène Lourié

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway

    Released1953

    Directed byEugène Lourié

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    Carnosaur

    Clint Howard, Diane Ladd

    Released1993

    Directed byAdam Simon

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    The Dinosaur Project

    Richard Dillane, Peter Brooke

    Released2012

    Directed bySid Bennett

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    Dinocroc

    Charles Napier, Costas Mandylor

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin O'Neill

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    Raptor Island

    Lorenzo Lamas, Peter Jason

    Released2004

    Directed byStanley Isaacs

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    The Giant Behemoth

    André Morell, Gene Evans

    Released1959

    Directed byEugène Lourié, Douglas Hickox

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    Carnosaur 2

    John Savage, Cliff DeYoung

    Released1993

    Directed byLouis Morneau

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    100 Million BC

    Christopher Atkins, Michael Gross

    Released2008

    Directed byGriff Furst

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    Released1970

    Directed byVal Guest

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    Raptor Ranch

    Lorenzo Lamas, Jana

    Released2013

    Directed byDan Bishop, Michael Beberashvili

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    Dinocroc vs. Supergator

    David Carradine, Carrie Stevens

    Released2010

    Directed byJim Wynorski

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    The Crater Lake Monster

    William R. Stromberg, Bob Hyman

    Released1977

    Directed byWilliam R. Stromberg

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    Unknown Island

    Barton MacLane, Richard Denning

    Released1948

    Directed byJack Bernhard

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    Legend of Dinosaurs & Monster Birds

    Takashi Sorimachi, Tsunehiko Watase

    Released1977

    Directed byJunji Kurata

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    Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

    Janet Gunn, Scott Valentine

    Released1996

    Directed byJonathan Winfrey

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    Aztec Rex

    Dichen Lachman, Ian Ziering

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Trenchard-Smith

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    Triassic Attack

    Emilia Clarke, Kirsty Mitchell

    Released2010

    Directed byColin Ferguson

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