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
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.
3. The Ape (1940)
Approved | 62 min | Horror
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 »
5. Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
6. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 24,550 | Gross: $50.63M
7. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 147,736 | Gross: $33.40M
8. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 36,112 | Gross: $19.00M
9. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 26,866 | Gross: $12.30M
10. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 25,973 | Gross: $9.00M
11. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 25,073 | Gross: $8.80M
12. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 191,940 | Gross: $180.01M
13. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Votes: 445,401 | Gross: $176.76M
14. Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Sci-Fi
15. Back to the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Sci-Fi
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).
17. The Bloody Ape (1997 Video)
77 min | Horror
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 »
18. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
R | 81 min | Horror
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 »
22. The Gorilla (1939)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
23. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.
Votes: 19,084 | Gross: $106.00M
24. Any Which Way You Can (1980)
PG | 116 min | Action, Comedy
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.
Votes: 14,420 | Gross: $70.69M
27. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
28. Ape (1976)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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.
29. Goliathon (1977)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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 »
Votes: 1,274 | Gross: $0.02M
31. Monkey Shines (1988)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 8,739 | Gross: $5.34M
33. MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
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 »
Votes: 1,921 | Gross: $1.25M
34. Nabonga (1944)
Approved | 75 min | Adventure
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.
36. Ingagi (1930)
75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 29 | Gross: $4.00M
38. The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)
Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
39. The Monster and the Ape (1945)
Passed | 295 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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 »
42. The Monster and the Girl (1941)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
43. Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Unrated | 61 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human...even though it costs human life.
44. The Jungle Captive (1945)
Approved | 63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
45. Teenape Goes to Camp (2008 Video)
61 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
46. The Ivory Ape (1980 TV Movie)
104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
47. Time of the Apes (1987 TV Movie)
97 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Three bumbling morons accidentally stumble into a cryogenic freezer and end up in the future, where monkeys populate the Earth.
48. Law of the Jungle (1942)
Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Romance
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 »
49. Bloodmonkey (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
51. Mom, Can I Keep Her? (1998 Video)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family
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 »
52. Going Ape! (1981)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
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 »
53. The Mafu Cage (1978)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
55. Konga (1961)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
57. The White Gorilla (1945)
Not Rated | 62 min | Adventure
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 »
63. Play-Mate of the Apes (2002 Video)
Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
64. The Bride and the Beast (1958)
78 min | Horror
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.
66. King Kong (1933)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 69,332 | Gross: $10.00M
68. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 343,526 | Gross: $218.08M
69. The Son of Kong (1933)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy
The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.
Votes: 3,121 | Gross: $1.34M
70. The Mighty Kong (1998 Video)
G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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 »
71. King Kong Lives (1986)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $4.71M
72. King Kong Escapes (1967)
G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
73. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
Votes: 6,168 | Gross: $2.73M
75. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
76. Edo ni arawareta Kingu Kongu: Henge no maki (1938)
50 min | Adventure
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.
78. Spymate (2006)
PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family
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 »
79. Congorilla (1932)
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.
81. The King of the Kongo (1929)
Action, Adventure, Romance
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 »
84. King of Kong Island (1968)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama
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 »
Votes: 15,785 | Gross: $45.90M
86. Space Chimps (2008)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.
Votes: 9,485 | Gross: $30.11M
87. Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010 Video)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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 »
89. Unknown Island (1948)
Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance
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.
90. Teenape Vs. The Monster Nazi Apocalypse (2012 Video)
78 min | Comedy
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 »
92. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 361,732 | Gross: $208.55M
93. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 643 | Gross: $1.45M
94. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 178,000 | Gross: $168.05M
95. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.
Votes: 134,702 | Gross: $146.88M