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List Rules The best dinosaur movies in film history.

A list of the best dinosaur movies going all the way back to the dawn of cinema. We think we've included all of the best ones, but if you believe we missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself.

Dinosaurs have been a favorite among movie goers for almost a century. This list includes all types of dinosaur films including silent movies, dinosaur movies for kids, live action, animation, new, and old. Dinosaurs are a subject-matter loved by all age groups, which makes them ideal for film making. (After all – every person, young and old, has their favorite dinosaur.) Be it a comedy, a drama, a sci-fi, or a horror film, dinos can be found everywhere.

 Perhaps one of the most famous and popular dinosaur movies of all time is Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Originally released in 1993, this science-fiction, action-adventure movie was based on the Michael Crichton book of the same name (Crichton also co-wrote the film's screenplay with David Koepp). In 2013, Jurassic Park 3D was released in theaters, to celebrate the movie's 20th anniversary.

 Several films (including the aforementioned Jurassic Park) with dinosaur themes are among the best movies of all time, and certainly among the most rewatchable.The great dinosaur films on this list are beloved by so many movie fans of all ages. From The Land Before Time (no doubt a children's favorite) to Land of the Lost and the animated classic Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, this list includes the best dino films in the history of cinema.
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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

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jhammond added Jurassic Park III Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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FazeehaManzoor added Jurassic World Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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Dinosaur Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard

695 204
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The Land Before Time Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

388 187
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The Lost World Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison

417 172
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bojanthebest added Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

373 172
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Journey to the Center of the Earth Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

467 285
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Godzilla Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno

128 43
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King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

193 167
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The Land That Time Forgot Doug McClure, Keith Barron

194 131
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The Valley of Gwangi Gila Golan, James Franciscus, Richard Carlson

122 54
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Ice Age Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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Ice Age: The Meltdown Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

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The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery

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jhammond added The Last Dinosaur Joan Van Ark, Richard Boone, Steven Keats

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bojanthebest added The People That Time Forgot Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne, David Prowse

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Godzilla Millenium Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, William Katt

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wiabux added We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short

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StephanieVandenBranden added Dinotopia

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

92 108
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jhammond added At the Earth's Core Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing, Doug McClure

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StephanieVandenBranden added 100 Million BC Christopher Atkins, Michael Gross, Greg Evigan

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Caveman Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long

51 29
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Meet the Robinsons Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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The War of the Gargantuas Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

46 19
Walking with Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever
subrata added Walking with Dinosaurs Karl Urban, Justin Long, John Leguizamo

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MehdiKsibi added Land of the Lost Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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jhalterman36 added Destroy All Monsters Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

75 57
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jhalterman36 added Dinosaurus! Gregg Martell, James Logan, Alan Roberts

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Gorgo Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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Godzilla 1985 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Dinosaur Movies Ever
jhalterman36 added Godzilla 1985 Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Yasuko Sawaguchi

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jhalterman36 added King Kong vs. Godzilla Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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Gertie the Dinosaur Max Fleischer, Winsor McCay, George McManus

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Jaden White added Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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jhalterman36 added Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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Jim_In_Texas added One Million Years BC Raquel Welch, Martine Beswick, John Richardson

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punksnotdead added The Flintstones Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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Eric Asmussen added The Land Unknown Jock Mahoney, Bing Russell, Henry Brandon

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Trog Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters

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vijayboeing747 added Meet the Spartans Carmen Electra, Method Man, Kevin Sorbo

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vijayboeing747 added 2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

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