Phreekshow's "Going Bananas!" List

A list of films that I have seen featuring Apes and Monkeys!
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1.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
2.
King Kong (1976)
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla. (134 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
3.
King Kong (2005)
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A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
4.
Africa Screams (1949)
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Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals... (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
5.
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
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A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch. (94 mins.)
 
6.
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
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A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him. (114 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
7.
Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
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The owner of a plantation in the jungle marries a beautiful woman. Shortly afterward, he is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla. (70 mins.)
Director: Curt Siodmak
 
8.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
9.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
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An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
10.
The Mighty Gorga (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
A circus owner and a lady trapper trek into the African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus. (84 mins.)
Director: David L. Hewitt
 
11.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
12.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
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The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
13.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
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In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity. (88 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
14.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability. (93 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
15.
Ape (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul. (87 mins.)
Director: Paul Leder
 
16.
King Kung Fu (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A remote monastery in China has trained a talking gorilla, King Kung Fu, in the ancient art of kung fu... (95 mins.)
Director: Lance D. Hayes
 
17.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
18.
Congo (1995)
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When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong. (109 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
19.
Konga (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size... (90 mins.)
Director: John Lemont
 
20.
Instinct (1999)
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When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
21.
Tarzan (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human. (88 mins.)
 
22.
Hollow Man (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
23.
Old Dogs (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins. (88 mins.)
Director: Walt Becker
 
24.
The Jungle Book (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. (78 mins.)
 
25.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde. (114 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
26.
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames. (116 mins.)
Director: Buddy Van Horn
 
27.
Link (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A zoology student must try to out smart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan. (103 mins.)
 
28.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
29.
Project X (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X". (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
30.
Space Chimps (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet. (81 mins.)
Director: Kirk DeMicco
 
31.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
32.
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened. (77 mins.)
 
33.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. (126 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
34.
Hatari! (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways. (157 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
35.
Aladdin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
 
36.
The Return of Jafar (1994 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power. (69 mins.)
 
37.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
 
38.
Jumanji (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
39.
Monkey Shines (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (113 mins.)
 
40.
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
Two creepy "horror" films joined together by Merlin's Shop which is, in turn, introduced by a Grandpa telling the story. (92 mins.)
 
41.
Night at the Museum (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. (108 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
42.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. (105 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
43.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance: However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a tyro in martial arts. (92 mins.)
 
44.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet. (110 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
45.
The Manster (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory... (72 mins.)
 
46.
Hybrid (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
After an accident cause him to lose his sight, Aaron Scates finds himself in a fight for survival. He must learn to embrace his inner animal or become another failed experiment. (90 mins.)
Director: Yelena Lanskaya
 
47.
Bloodmonkey (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A renowned but mad professor leads a small group of American students into the jungles of Africa to investigate a remote tribe of killer chimpanzees rumored to be the missing link. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
48.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
49.
John Carter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior. (132 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
 
50.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (90 mins.)
 
51.
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. (88 mins.)