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1. King Kong (2005)

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

7.3
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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 mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 289,474

2. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Sean Schemmel, Jôji Yanami, Christopher Sabat

Votes: 58,026

3. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.8
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Writers: Ben Ramsey, Akira Toriyama | Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 50,930

4. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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49 Metascore

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.

Writers: Michael Berg, Jason Fuchs, Lori Forte | Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 124,560

5. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

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

Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace, Lorenzo Semple Jr. | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 20,469

6. King Kong (1933)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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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.

Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace | Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 60,719

7. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.5
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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.

Writers: Merian C. Cooper, Ruth Rose, Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 21,389

8. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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65 Metascore

The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Writers: Charles Perrault, Tom Wheeler, Brian Lynch, William Davies | Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 103,243

9. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Writers: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Bruce Howard, Paul Mason | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 4,836

10. King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.7
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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.

Writers: Merian C. Cooper, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Edgar Wallace | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, George Antoni

Votes: 3,582

11. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper | Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 3,049

12. King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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Based on the events of the motion picture, King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie allows the player to play as man and also have the chance to play as Kong. When the crew arrive at Skull... See full summary »

Writer: Jacques Exertier | Director: Michel Ancel | Stars: Jamie Bell, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks

Votes: 1,124

13. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong, return to his island and find his equally gigantic, but far more friendly, son.

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

Votes: 2,395

14. 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.

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

Votes: 1,331

15. Konga (1961)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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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 »

Writers: Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen | Director: John Lemont | Stars: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon

Votes: 872

16. 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.

Writers: Carlos De Los Rios, David Michael Latt, Leigh Scott | Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Denton, Rhett Giles, Sarah Lieving

Votes: 1,446

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,028

18. Queen Kong (1976)

87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.4
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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.

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

Votes: 253

19. 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.

Writers: Marco Ferreri, Gérard Brach, Rafael Azcona | Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 740

20. Ape (1976)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

2.2
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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.

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

Votes: 1,208

21. The Mighty Kong (1998 Video)

G | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.0
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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 »

Writer: William J. Keenan | Director: Art Scott | Stars: Dudley Moore, Jodi Benson, Randy Hamilton, William Sage

Votes: 88

22. King Kong (1966– )

30 min | Animation

7.2
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An animated series about the adventures of King Kong and his young pal Bobby Bond. Also featured were the adventures of "Tom of T.H.U.M.B.", a 6" tall secret agent.

Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Carl Banas, Susan Conway, John Drainie

Votes: 94

23. Donkey Kong (1981 Video Game)

Action, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

Director: Hiroshi Yamauchi

Votes: 586

24. The Mighty Gorga (1969)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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

Writers: David L. Hewitt, Jean Hewitt, Robert Vincent O'Neill | Director: David L. Hewitt | Stars: Anthony Eisley, Megan Timothy, Scott Brady, Kent Taylor

Votes: 218

25. Rampage (1986 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Fantasy

7.5
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In Rampage three people can play at once, each player being a different giant monster that terrorizes cities throughout North America.

Votes: 115

26. War of the Monsters (2003 Video Game)

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Votes: 43

27. 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: 52

28. Wonder Boy: Monster Land (1987 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Votes: 13

29. Son of Tor (1964)

4 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

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Writer: Donald F. Glut | Director: Donald F. Glut | Star: Donald F. Glut

30. The Fantastic Four (1978– )
Episode: A Monster Among Us (1978)

Animation, Sci-Fi

5.4
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The Fantastic Four leaps into action when a giant apelike space alien crash lands near the city and wreaks havoc.

Creator: Stan Lee | Stars: Mike Road, Ginny Tyler, Ted Cassidy, Frank Welker

Votes: 8

31. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)
Episode: Comeback (1969)

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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Some of them meet a suicidal actor who was once a great horror movie actor. He captures them and plans to offer them to a movie studio to use in a movie. After being turned away by every ... See full summary »

Creator: Irwin Allen | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 9

32. Salvage 1 (1979– )
Episode: Dark Island (1979)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.9
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The Salvage 1 crew become stranded on a remote island off the coast of Africa and are menaced by a gigantic ape.

Creator: Mike Lloyd Ross | Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins, Trish Stewart, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 7

33. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)
Episode: Family Business/1000 Years of Courage (2000)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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"Family Business" A confused burglar fleeing the law breaks into the Farmhouse and mistakes the Family for his own relatives. He decides the Family should pull a heist together, and enlists the Family to help him pull his biggest job yet.

Creator: John Dilworth | Director: John Dilworth | Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Lionel G. Wilson, Simon Prebble

Votes: 62

34. Underdog (1964–1973)
Episode: Fearo, Part 2 (1964)

TV-G | 5 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: W. Watts Biggers, Chester Stover | Stars: Wally Cox, George S. Irving, Norma MacMillan, Allen Swift

35. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
Episode: Johnny and the Beanstalk/A Boy and His Bird/Ape Is Enough (1999)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy

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Johnny and the Beanstalk: Johnny buys some magic hair tonic. A Boy and his Bird: Johnny adopts an emu. Ape is Enough: When Johnny visits the South Seas a giant ape falls for him.

Creator: Van Partible | Directors: Russell Calabrese, Kirk Tingblad, Van Partible | Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman

Votes: 20

36. Superman (1996–2000)
Episode: Monkey Fun (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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A beloved monkey companion of Lois returns from years of suspended animation in space only to become big trouble on Earth.

Writers: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Hilary Bader, Stan Berkowitz, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Bob Goodman | Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, David Kaufman, Victor Brandt

Votes: 71

37. The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)
Episode: The Black Island: Part 2 (1991)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Tintin, still wondering Britain investigates a mysterious island in Scotland.

Writers: Alex Boon, Robert Réa, Hergé | Director: Stéphane Bernasconi | Stars: Colin O'Meara, Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière

Votes: 101

38. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Time Schlep (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Directors: George Gordon, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Chris Cuddington, Ray Patterson | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror III (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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An evil Krusty the Clown doll makes life hell for the Simpsons, Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her, and Bart inadvertently raises the dead.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,266

40. Thundarr the Barbarian (1980–1984)
Episode: Valley of the Man-Apes (1980)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Family

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Thundarr, Ariel and Ookla cross swords with the Man-Apes, whose plan to rebuild a gigantic mechanical gorilla (the relic of a long ago motion picture) threatens everyone around them!

Writers: Buzz Dixon, Mark Evanier, Steve Gerber, Martin Pasko, Ted Pedersen, Christopher Vane | Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Henry Corden