Movies about Apes.

by Mike_Noga | created - 26 May 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Do you like apes? Me too! I mean fictional apes, the kind that talk or fight giant lizards or crush the spines of nosy townsfolk at the command of a mad scientist. So please enjoy this big,hairy list of movies featuring fictional apes.* * This includes monkeys but not lemurs, lorises or marmosets.

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1. Bride of the Gorilla (1951)

Passed | 70 min | Horror

4.4
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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.

Director: Curt Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr., Raymond Burr, Tom Conway

Votes: 869

2. Link (1986)

R | 103 min | Horror

5.9
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A zoology student must try to outsmart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Finch, Richard Garnett

Votes: 2,096 | Gross: $1.72M

3. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

4.5
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Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,312

4. Mark of the Gorilla (1950)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure

6.4
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Nazis dressed to look like Great Apes are looking for gold, and Jungle Jim must stop them.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Trudy Marshall, Suzanne Dalbert, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 269

5. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 3,735

6. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 24,550 | Gross: $50.63M

7. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 147,736 | Gross: $33.40M

8. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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46 Metascore

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.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 36,112 | Gross: $19.00M

9. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 26,866 | Gross: $12.30M

10. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 25,973 | Gross: $9.00M

11. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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40 Metascore

One decade after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden

Votes: 25,073 | Gross: $8.80M

12. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 191,940 | Gross: $180.01M

13. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 445,401 | Gross: $176.76M

14. Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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A television movie made from two segments of the TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: Tomorrow's Tide (1974) and Planet of the Apes: Up Above the World So High (1974).

Directors: Don McDougall, John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Frank Aletter, Joanna Barnes, William Beckley, Kathleen Bracken

Votes: 274

15. Back to the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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This is not an original made-for-TV movie, but two episodes of the 1974 TV series Planet of the Apes (1974) edited together: Planet of the Apes: Escape from Tomorrow (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Trap (1974).

Directors: Arnold Laven, Don Weis | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Royal Dano

Votes: 669

16. Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

7.5
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The story behind the making of the 5 "Planet of the Apes" movies.

Directors: Kevin Burns, David Comtois | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Mort Abrahams, Charlton Heston, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 1,375

17. The Bloody Ape (1997 Video)

77 min | Horror

5.5
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THE BLOODY APE is the most outrageous, drive-in movie take on Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" ever committed to film. A carnival barker foolishly releases his 400 pound gorilla, who then ... See full summary »

Director: Keith J. Crocker | Stars: Arlene Burns, Bob Ceislick, Christina Zuber Crocker, Kevin Crocker

Votes: 59

18. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

R | 81 min | Horror

5.1
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This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who ... See full summary »

Director: René Cardona | Stars: José Elías Moreno, Carlos López Moctezuma, Armando Silvestre, Norma Lazareno

Votes: 703

19. Dunston Checks In (1996)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family

5.3
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54 Metascore

A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett

Votes: 10,440 | Gross: $9.87M

20. The Gorilla (1927)

80 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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An ape is suspected of committing a series of murders.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Charles Murray, Fred Kelsey, Walter Pidgeon, Brooks Benedict

Votes: 12

21. The Gorilla (1930)

70 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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A series of murders that take place in an old, dark mansion are suspected of being committed by an ape.

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: Joe Frisco, Harry Gribbon, Walter Pidgeon, Lila Lee

Votes: 11

22. The Gorilla (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

4.9
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When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,014

23. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 19,084 | Gross: $106.00M

24. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

Votes: 14,420 | Gross: $70.69M

25. King Kung Fu (1976)

G | 95 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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A gorilla trained in martial arts gets loose and terrorizes the city of Wichita, Kansas.

Director: Lance D. Hayes | Stars: John Ballee, Billy Schwartz, Lois Ayres, Allan Baker

Votes: 359

26. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Unrated | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 2,900

27. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 854

28. Ape (1976)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

2.3
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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.

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 1,321

29. Goliathon (1977)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.4
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King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Evelyne Kraft, Danny Lee, Feng Ku, Wei Tu Lin

Votes: 1,274 | Gross: $0.02M

30. White Pongo (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure

2.8
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Hunters and scientists venture into the jungle to track down a savage albino gorilla, which they believe could be the missing link between man and ape.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Richard Fraser, Maris Wrixon, Lionel Royce, Al Eben

Votes: 447

31. Monkey Shines (1988)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 8,739 | Gross: $5.34M

32. Ed (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

2.6
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25 Metascore

A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook, Gene Ross, Paul Hewitt

Votes: 7,541 | Gross: $6.29M

33. MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

3.9
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43 Metascore

Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Bernie, Louie, Mac, Russell Ferrier

Votes: 1,921 | Gross: $1.25M

34. Nabonga (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure

4.1
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When a treasure hunter seeks a downed airplane in the jungles of Africa, he encounters one of the passenger's young daughter, now fully grown, and with a gorilla protector.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Julie London, Barton MacLane, Fifi D'Orsay

Votes: 348

35. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 60,822 | Gross: $105.26M

36. Ingagi (1930)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.3
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An expedition enters an area of the Congo jungle to investigate reports of a gorilla-worshipping tribe. After many dangerous adventures, they come upon the tribe they sought, only to watch ... See full summary »

Director: William Campbell | Stars: Sir Hubert Winstead, Charles Gemora, Daniel Swayne, Arthur Clayton

Votes: 29 | Gross: $4.00M

37. Son of Ingagi (1940)

Passed | 70 min | Horror

4.0
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A newlywed couple is visited by a strange old woman who harbors a secret about the young girl's father.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Zack Williams, Laura Bowman, Alfred Grant, Daisy Bufford

Votes: 151

38. The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 464

39. The Monster and the Ape (1945)

Passed | 295 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold, displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst and three other colleagues. Shortly afterward, the ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Robert Lowery, George Macready, Ralph Morgan, Carole Mathews

Votes: 42

40. Morgan! (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness into trying to win her back.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl

Votes: 1,366

41. Congo (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.1
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22 Metascore

When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 36,986 | Gross: $81.02M

42. The Monster and the Girl (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 303

43. Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Unrated | 61 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human...even though it costs human life.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 563

44. The Jungle Captive (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Once again, Paula Dupree, the Ape Woman, is brought back to life, this time by a mad scientist and his disfigured assistant, who also kidnaps his female lab assistant in order to have a ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Otto Kruger, Vicky Lane, Amelita Ward, Phil Brown

Votes: 232

45. Teenape Goes to Camp (2008 Video)

61 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Teenape is back, and this time he's headed to the wilds of Camp Arawak for the summer to help his old friend Heather play camp counselor to a group of derelicts and miscreants.

Director: Chris Seaver | Stars: Casey Bowker, Meredith Host, A.J. Stabone, Shawn Green

Votes: 70

46. The Ivory Ape (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Jack Palance, Steven Keats, Cindy Pickett, Céline Lomez

Votes: 41

47. Time of the Apes (1987 TV Movie)

97 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

2.1
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Three bumbling morons accidentally stumble into a cryogenic freezer and end up in the future, where monkeys populate the Earth.

Directors: Kiyo Sumi Fukazawa, Atsuo Okunaka | Stars: Reiko Tokunaga, Hiroko Saito, Masaaki Kaji, Hitoshi Ômae

Votes: 815

48. Law of the Jungle (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Romance

5.2
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Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Arline Judge, John 'Dusty' King, Mantan Moreland, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 110

49. Bloodmonkey (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.1
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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.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Matt Ryan, Amy Manson, Matt Reeves

Votes: 1,080

50. Castle Sinister (1932)

50 min | Horror

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A crazed scientist attempts to transplant a young girl's brain into the body of an ape.

Director: Widgey R. Newman | Stars: Haddon Mason, Eric Adeney, Wally Patch, Ilsa Kilpatrick

51. Mom, Can I Keep Her? (1998 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family

3.4
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Timmy Blair has the usual twelve-year old's share of problems: his father is too busy at work, his new stepmother loads him with chores, and school life is as difficult as ever. When a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Gil Gerard, Kevin Dobson, Alana Stewart, Justin Berfield

Votes: 131

52. Going Ape! (1981)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

3.7
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When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg | Stars: Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito

Votes: 647

53. The Mafu Cage (1978)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Ellen has been taking care of her insane younger sister Cissy ever since their explorer father died. When Cissy's pet ape dies in their mansion's dungeon and Ellen finds a boyfriend, Cissy's incestuous desire for her sister turns deadly.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Lee Grant, Carol Kane, Will Geer, James Olson

Votes: 312

54. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

74 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo, Charlita

Votes: 1,293

55. Konga (1961)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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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. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to ... See full summary »

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon

Votes: 1,013

56. Gorilla at Large (1954)

83 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.3
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At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr

Votes: 443

57. The White Gorilla (1945)

Not Rated | 62 min | Adventure

2.4
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A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Lorraine Miller, George J. Lewis, Francis Ford

Votes: 345

58. Gekko kamen - kaiju Kongu (1959)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Satoru Ainoda | Stars: Fumitake Ômura, Mitsue Komiya, Yaeko Wakamizu, Joseph Ottoman

Votes: 9

59. Lowland Mountain Gorilla vs. Giant Karate Zombie (2011)

4 min | Animation, Short, Action

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The fight we might have been waiting for.

Director: Mike Fallek

60. House of Mystery (1934)

62 min | Horror, Mystery

4.9
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An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie, John Sheehan, Brandon Hurst

Votes: 191

61. The Savage Girl (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure

4.7
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A white jungle goddess is protected by a fierce killer gorilla.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Walter Byron, Harry Myers, Adolph Milar

Votes: 125

62. Tanya's Island (1980)

R | 82 min | Drama

4.4
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A female model faces off against an ape on a tropical island.

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Vanity, Richard Sargent, Mariette Lévesque, Don McLeod

Votes: 266

63. Play-Mate of the Apes (2002 Video)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Three sexy astronauts crash land on a planet where apes rule. They attract the attention of human-friendly scientist Dr Kweera and the wild woman Uvala and soon unbridled female lust threatens ape society.

Director: John Bacchus | Stars: Erin Brown, Darian Caine, Debbie Rochon, Anoushka

Votes: 628

64. The Bride and the Beast (1958)

78 min | Horror

3.4
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When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation.

Director: Adrian Weiss | Stars: Charlotte Austin, Lance Fuller, Johnny Roth, William Justine

Votes: 280

65. The Mighty Gorga (1969)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy

2.9
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A circus owner and a trapper trek into an African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus.

Director: David L. Hewitt | Stars: Anthony Eisley, Megan Timothy, Scott Brady, Kent Taylor

Votes: 242

66. King Kong (1933)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 69,332 | Gross: $10.00M

67. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.8
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 25,295 | Gross: $52.61M

68. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 343,526 | Gross: $218.08M

69. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 3,121 | Gross: $1.34M

70. The Mighty Kong (1998 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.9
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Ann Darrow, a down-on-her-luck actress looking for work, meeting film director Carl Denham, who offers her a job in a new movie. They board the Venture to leave for the film shoot. The ... See full summary »

Director: Art Scott | Stars: Dudley Moore, Jodi Benson, Randy Hamilton, William Sage

Votes: 102

71. King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure

3.8
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Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, George Antoni

Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $4.71M

72. King Kong Escapes (1967)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,757

73. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 6,168 | Gross: $2.73M

74. Queen Kong (1976)

Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.5
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A female film crew journeys to Africa where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star.

Director: Frank Agrama | Stars: Robin Askwith, Rula Lenska, Valerie Leon, Roger Hammond

Votes: 348

75. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 877

76. Edo ni arawareta Kingu Kongu: Henge no maki (1938)

50 min | Adventure

6.1
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Director: Sôya Kumagai | Stars: Eizaburô Matsumoto, Fuminori Ôhashi, Reizaburo Ichikawa, Reiko Mishima

Votes: 35

The English version of this title is: " King Kong appears in Edo." I've never seen it but suppossedly it's about King Kong dropping in on medieval Japan.

77. All Men Are Apes! (1965)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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Director: Joseph P. Mawra | Stars: Brigitte Batit, Billy Bird, Joe Boatner, Ceylon

Votes: 8

78. Spymate (2006)

PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family

4.2
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Minkey, a super-spy primate, and his partner Mike were the two best spies in the business. For years, they made every mission possible... But when Mike retired to raise his baby girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jay Brazeau, Richard Kind, Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Votes: 908

79. Congorilla (1932)

Documentary

6.8
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The Johnsons in the first talking African jungle movie play jazz records in between filming animal sequences. Two rhinos charging towards the camera is the highlight. Thousands of flamingos and pygmy life are also included.

Director: Martin E. Johnson | Stars: Martin E. Johnson, Osa Johnson

Votes: 22

80. Apes of Wrath (1959)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.5
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The drunken stork loses his baby ape for Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Ape on a jungle island. So, he knocks out Bugs Bunny and delivers him instead.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 335

81. The King of the Kongo (1929)

Action, Adventure, Romance

5.5
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A Secret Service agent searches the jungle for his missing brother, also an agent. He encounters a young woman there who is also searching, but for her missing father. They encounter a gang... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jacqueline Logan, Walter Miller, Richard Tucker, Boris Karloff

Votes: 20

82. King of the Lost World (2005)

R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.3
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's action-adventure classic, four plane crash survivors encounter danger in a world that time forgot.

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Denton, Rhett Giles, Sarah Lieving

Votes: 1,516

83. Stark Mad (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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An expedition sets out through the jungle to find a missing explorer, but stumbles upon an ancient Mayan temple that houses a giant ape.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: H.B. Warner, Louise Fazenda, Jacqueline Logan, Henry B. Walthall

84. King of Kong Island (1968)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.3
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Eve is a jungle girl brought up by apes. She is captured with a number of apes by a mad scientist, conducting mind control experiments on them. Eventually she is liberated by a young explorer.

Director: Roberto Mauri | Stars: Brad Harris, Esmeralda Barros, Marc Lawrence, Adriana Alben

Votes: 630

85. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

Votes: 15,785 | Gross: $45.90M

86. Space Chimps (2008)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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36 Metascore

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

Director: Kirk De Micco | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 9,485 | Gross: $30.11M

87. Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010 Video)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

2.8
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Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back follows Comet, the cool techno chimp who longs to be taken seriously as a full-fledged space chimp. Comet journeys to the fantastical Planet Malgor and ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Williams | Stars: Tom Kenny, Zack Shada, Patrick Warburton, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 1,408

88. King Klunk (1933)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Pooch the Pup, his camera, and his girlfriend go to Africa to make a movie of a giant gorilla. Things proceed roughly as in King Kong (1933), though with various comic twists.

Director: Walter Lantz

Votes: 72

89. Unknown Island (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

5.2
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An adventure seeker and his fiancée visit an uncharted island, only to find that it is inhabited by deadly dinosaurs and other creatures ready to attack.

Director: Jack Bernhard | Stars: Virginia Grey, Phillip Reed, Richard Denning, Barton MacLane

Votes: 435

90. Teenape Vs. The Monster Nazi Apocalypse (2012 Video)

78 min | Comedy

4.8
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In 1945, the members of P.I.A. (Paranormal Investigation Agency) landed in Nazi Germany and defeated Hitler and his evil scheme to unleash genetically engineered man-monsters on the world. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Seaver | Stars: Jesse Ames, Casey Bowker, Nicola Fiore, Billy Garberina

Votes: 48

91. Crazy Knights (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

5.5
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Three goofballs run up against ghosts and a giant gorilla in a haunted house.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard, Maxie Rosenbloom, Tim Ryan

Votes: 52

92. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 361,732 | Gross: $208.55M

93. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

Votes: 643 | Gross: $1.45M

94. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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62 Metascore

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 178,000 | Gross: $168.05M

95. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 134,702 | Gross: $146.88M