Best prehistoric movies/ TV Shows ever!

by tyrannophillip | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Here is my list of what I consider to be the greatest prehistoric movies/ TV Shows ever made!

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1. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 879,016 | Gross: $402.45M

2. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 5,517

3. Ice Age (2002)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, known as Scrat.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 446,557 | Gross: $176.39M

4. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary

Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad, Frank Fish

Votes: 2,642

5. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 383,053 | Gross: $229.09M

6. Dinosaur Planet (2003– )

50 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Scott Sampson

Votes: 445

7. When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Animation, Documentary

The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Star: John Goodman

Votes: 405

8. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 298,416 | Gross: $181.17M

9. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott

Votes: 259,379 | Gross: $195.33M

10. Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (2000)

29 min | Documentary, Adventure

The first half of this special is a recreation of Al's life, from birth through his death in adolescence.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks

Votes: 1,292

11. Wild New World (2002)

Documentary, Animation

The BBC team behind "Blue Planet" and "Walking with Dinosaurs" present a journey through the long-vanished corners of prehistoric North America. Computer animation brings to life mammoths, saber-toothed cats and more.

Votes: 7

12. Monsters We Met (2003– )

Documentary, Adventure, History

The first episode shows audiences the American Serengeti that was once North America, and the unearthing of a Clovis child who came from some of the earliest settlers of Montana. The people... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, William Hootkins, Teo Ao Tahara-Reese, Toa Waaka

Votes: 58

13. Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy (2003)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary

On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Hayley, Nigel Marven, Michael Davis

Votes: 956

14. Chased by Dinosaurs (2002–2003)

29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 675

15. Walking with Monsters (2005)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

The final installment in the "Walking with" series is a 90-minute documentary about the evolution of life before the dinosaurs.

Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 1,850

16. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

37 Metascore

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

Directors: Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale | Stars: Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice, John Leguizamo

Votes: 10,765 | Gross: $36.08M

17. Speckles: The Tarbosaurus (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A lonely Tarbosaurus named Spekles grows up into a world surrounded by dangers and must fight the One-eye'd monster that once orphaned him.

Director: Han Sang-Ho | Stars: Goo Ja-Hyeong, Hyung-Suk Lee, Sin Yong-woo

Votes: 664

18. Dinosaur (2000)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

56 Metascore

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sanctuary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 54,355 | Gross: $137.75M

19. Walking with Cavemen (2003)

120 min | Documentary, History

The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

Votes: 1,226

20. Prehistoric Predators (2007– )

Documentary, Animation, History

Journey back to the wild Ice Age, and witness how some of the most lethal prehistoric predators lived and why they disappeared forever from the Earth.

Stars: Marcos Akiaten, Chip Bolcik, Roger Tilling, Bruce J. MacFadden

Votes: 92

21. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho

Votes: 226,639 | Gross: $196.57M

22. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 584,740 | Gross: $652.27M

23. Ice Age Giants (2013)

59 min | Documentary

Professor Alice Roberts journeys 40,000 years back in time on the trail of the great beasts of the ice age. This was the last time that giants like mammoths, woolly rhinos and sabre-toothed... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Frisby, Alice Roberts, Alun Hubbard, Grigoriev Semyon Egorovich

Votes: 183

24. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 270,897 | Gross: $417.72M



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