Hollywood's Tarzan Movies List

The best Tarzan movies will have you swinging from tree to tree. It doesn't matter if you love the old Tarzan movies that came out during the golden era of Hollywood or you appreciate the more modern interpretations such as Disney's Tarzan or The Legend of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie as Jane. Needless to say, between the Tarzan serials and the feature length films, there are plenty of Tarzan movies to choose to from. So if you've ever asked yourself, "How many Tarzan movies are there?" the answer is below and don't forget to vote on all your favorite Tarzan films. If you don't see a Tarzan movie that you love, feel free to rerank the list and add it there. You can also share the list with your friends to get their opinion.

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  • Tarzan the Ape Man
    Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller, C. Aubrey Smith
    75 votes
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke, Richard Thorpe
    Tarzan the Ape Man is a 1932 pre-Code American action adventure film featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero Tarzan and starring Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith and Maureen O'Sullivan. It was Weissmuller's first of 12 Tarzan films. The film is loosely based on Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes, with the dialogue written by Ivor Novello. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke. It was remade in 1959 and in 1981 with the same title but each was a different adaptation of Rice Burroughs' novel.
  • Tarzan and the Lost Safari
    Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Betta St. John
    51 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
    Tarzan and the Lost Safari is an action adventure film featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero Tarzan and starring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan and Betta St. John. The movie was directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, and was the first Tarzan movie released in color, Eastman Color. It was also MGM's first Tarzan film since 1942 and filmed in Nairobi, British East Africa. The character of Jane does not appear in this motion picture.
  • Tarzan and the Valley of Gold
    Nancy Kovack, Mike Henry, David Opatoshu
    48 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Robert Day
    Tarzan and the Valley of Gold is an adventure film starring Mike Henry in his debut as Tarzan. This movie, produced by Sy Weintraub, written by Clair Huffaker, and directed by Robert Day, is remembered for its very James Bond-like portrayal of a tropical suited, globetrotting Tarzan. It was released in July 1966. The novelisation by Fritz Leiber was the first authorised Tarzan novel by an author other than Edgar Rice Burroughs, and was officially the 25th book in the series.
  • Tarzan's Deadly Silence
    Nichelle Nichols, Woody Strode, Kenny Washington
    46 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Robert L. Friend
    Tarzan's Deadly Silence is an adventure film composed of an edited two-part television episode of Tarzan released as a feature. It stars Ron Ely as Tarzan. Former Tarzan actor Jock Mahoney and Woody Strode co-star. The movie was produced by Sy Weintraub and Leon Benson, written by Lee Erwin, Jack H. Robinson, John Considine and Tim Considine and directed by Robert L. Friend.
  • Tarzan, the Ape Man
    Bo Derek, Miles O'Keeffe, Richard Harris
    59 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: John Derek
    Innocent Jane (Bo Derek) seeks her flamboyant British father (Richard Harris) in Africa and meets Tarzan (Miles O'Keeffe), who shows her around.

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  • Tarzan and the Lost City
    Casper Van Dien, Jane March, Steven Waddington
    48 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Carl Schenkel
    John Clayton (Casper Van Dien) has come a long way since his days in Africa swinging through the trees as Tarzan. He lives in England in wealthy surroundings and is about to be married to the beautiful Jane Porter (Jane March). But the marriage is put on hold when Clayton gets news that explorer Nigel Ravens (Steven Waddington) is rampaging his way through Africa to a fabled lost city that will give him immense power. Tarzan goes in pursuit, with his fiancée accompanying him for the adventure.