Most Popular "Simian Fiction" Titles
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1. 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: 178,026 | Gross: $180.01M
2. 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: 318,691 | Gross: $208.54M
3. 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 chimp who leads an ape uprising.
Votes: 404,843 | Gross: $176.74M
4. 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: 316,620 | Gross: $218.05M
5. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Romance, 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: 136,469 | Gross: $26.00M
7. King Kong (1933)
Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama
A shipping disaster in the 19th 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 after. ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,885 | Gross: $45.90M
10. 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: 23,003 | Gross: $50.63M
11. 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.
12. Project X (1987)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Air Force pilot Jimmy Garrett joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".
Votes: 8,371 | Gross: $18.53M
13. Instinct (1999)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 27,242 | Gross: $34.10M
14. 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.
15. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
17. 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.
18. 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: 7,842 | Gross: $5.34M
20. 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.
21. 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: 1,784 | Gross: $1.25M
22. Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975–1976)
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
While on a mission, three astronauts in their space ship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year A.D. 3979 and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.
24. Summer of the Monkeys (1998)
G | 101 min | Drama, Family
Summer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four ... See full summary »
Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.02M
25. MVP: Most Vertical Primate (2001)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being ousted from his hockey team, the Seattle Simians, and having to hit the road after being falsely accused of league misconduct. Jack ends up in the ... See full summary »
26. MXP: Most Xtreme Primate (2004 Video)
G | Comedy, Family, Sport
The third installment in the series of films that began with 2000's MVP: Most Valuable Primate finds the athletically inclined chimp Jack taking to the slopes. After hooking up with some ... See full summary »
29. 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 »
30. Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981 TV Movie)
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.
31. The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
87 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Midvale College is in fear of losing it's college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter ... See full summary »
34. The Jungle Captive (1945)
Approved | 63 min | Horror
Once again Paula ape woman is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor and his disfigured assistant, who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, ... See full summary »
35. A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)
74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station.
36. 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.
37. Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996– )
22 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
A NASA monkey shot into space goes off course and is found by an alien race that mistakes him for Earth's dominant species. Charlie is given intelligence, the rank of Captain, a ship and a mission: to defeat the evil Nebula.
38. Jungle Woman (1944)
Approved | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form ... See full summary »
40. Hanuman (2005)
When Hanuman was born to Anjani a female Apsara and Kesari, by the blessings of Vayu-Dev, the Wind God. Hanuman, who is the 11th rudra avatar of supreme being GOD Shiva himself. He was ... See full summary »
43. 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 »
44. Search for the Beast (1997)
82 min | Horror
Dr. David Stone is a scientist with a special interest in legends about the Okaloosa wilderness, where a violent, man-like beast is said to dwell, and where many campers have disappeared ... See full summary »
49. Congo: Journey Into the Unknown (1995 Video)
Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Short
Martin Sheen narrates an enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie Congo. Includes personal commentary from screenwriter, director, producer, all major cast members, ... See full summary »