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The Best Movies In The 'Jurassic Park' Franchise

Updated October 4, 2019 262 votes 59 voters5 items

List RulesVote up the best movies in the Jurassic Park franchise.

The Jurassic Park franchise has been simultaneously scaring and delighting audiences for decades. Based on the novel Jurassic Park - and differing from it in several key ways - the first film debuted in 1993 and made everyone wonder if we could actually clone dinosaurs. Turns out the answer is no - or at least, not yet. All of these movies are classics or at least memorable, but one of them has to be the best of the Jurassic Park movies. Will it be the first Jurassic Park film or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as Jurassic World that will make it to the top of the list?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Jurassic Park movies are there? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite dinosaurs listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Jurassic Park series. Vote up the movies you loved and vote down the Jurassic Park films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

  • 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 fictional Isla Nublar, an islet located off Central America's Pacific Coast, near Costa Rica Nicaragua border, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs. Before Crichton's novel was published, four studios put in bids for the film rights.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Sam Neill
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
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  • Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies In The 'Jurassic Park' Franchise
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    Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow, it is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World has opened on Isla Nubar but a new genetically-engineered dinosaur wreaks havoc on the park and it's up to Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save Claire's nephews as the park plunges into chaos.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, David Oyelowo, Irrfan Khan
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
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  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies In The 'Jurassic Park' Franchise
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    The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen and Colin Wilson. The screenplay was written by David Koepp, loosely based on Michael Crichton's 1995 novel The Lost World. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Schiff, Arliss Howard, Vanessa Lee Chester and Richard Attenborough. Four years after the events of Jurassic Park, dinosaurs have secretly survived and been allowed to roam free on a deserted island off of Central America's Pacific Coast. In the time between the two films, John... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle, Vince Vaughn, Jeff Goldblum
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
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  • Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and a sequel to the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It is the series' first film that was not directed by Steven Spielberg nor based on a book by Michael Crichton. The film takes place on Isla Sorna, off Central America's Pacific coast, the island featured in the second film, where a divorced couple has tricked Dr. Alan Grant into going in order to help them find their son. After the success of Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Joe Johnston expressed interest in directing a sequel, a film adaptation of The Lost World. Spielberg instead gave Johnston... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Linda Park
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Joe Johnston
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