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1. 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: 178,026 | Gross: $180.01M

2. 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: 318,691 | Gross: $208.54M

3. 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 chimp who leads an ape uprising.

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

Votes: 404,843 | Gross: $176.74M

4. 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: 316,620 | Gross: $218.05M

5. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.0
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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: 136,469 | Gross: $26.00M

6. 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.

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

Votes: 22,535 | Gross: $52.60M

7. 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. Then he's 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: 64,443

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

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 14,885 | Gross: $45.90M

9. Congo (1995)

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

5.0
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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: 34,550 | Gross: $81.02M

10. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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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.

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

Votes: 23,003 | Gross: $50.63M

11. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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

6.1
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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.

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

Votes: 32,463

12. Project X (1987)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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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".

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko

Votes: 8,371 | Gross: $18.53M

13. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

Votes: 27,242 | Gross: $34.10M

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

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 23,614

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

G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 22,810

16. Planet of the Apes (1974– )

47 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.

Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

Votes: 2,683

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

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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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.

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

Votes: 23,320

18. Monkey Shines (1988)

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

6.2
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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: 7,842 | Gross: $5.34M

19. Buddy (1997)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,109 | Gross: $10.01M

20. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 3,311

21. MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

3.8
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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: 1,784 | Gross: $1.25M

22. Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975–1976)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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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.

Stars: Austin Stoker, Philippa Harris, Henry Corden, Richard Blackburn

Votes: 942

23. Link (1986)

R | 103 min | Horror

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

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

Votes: 1,941 | Gross: $1.72M

24. Summer of the Monkeys (1998)

G | 101 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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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 »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Leslie Hope, Wilford Brimley, Corey Sevier

Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.02M

25. MVP: Most Vertical Primate (2001)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

3.4
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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 »

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Bob Burnquist, Bernie, Louie

Votes: 800

26. MXP: Most Xtreme Primate (2004 Video)

G | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.1
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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 »

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Robby Benson, Devin Douglas Drewitz, Trevor Wright, Ian Bagg

Votes: 595

27. Max mon amour (1986)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.2
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A married French woman takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Anthony Higgins, Victoria Abril, Anne-Marie Joubert

Votes: 671

28. Hanuman (1998)

84 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

6.0
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Director: Fred Fougea | Stars: Robert Cavanah, Tabu, Nathalie Auffret, Khalid Tyabji

Votes: 258

29. Going Ape! (1981)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

3.6
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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: 616

30. Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981 TV Movie)

92 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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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.

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

Votes: 571

31. The Monkey's Uncle (1965)

87 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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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 »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 560

32. 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: 1,208

33. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 845

34. The Jungle Captive (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Horror

5.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 146

35. A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Robert Culp, Eli Wallach, Michael C. Gwynne, Vic Perrin

Votes: 462

36. 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: 759

37. Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996– )

22 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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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.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Jerry Doyle, Karen Maruyama, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 156

38. Jungle Woman (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.4
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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 »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Evelyn Ankers, J. Carrol Naish, Samuel S. Hinds, Lois Collier

Votes: 224

39. Planet of the Apes (2001 Video Game)

T | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.5
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An astronaut and his crew crash land on a planet controlled by apes

Stars: Michael Blanchard, Michelle Briddell, Tim Harrison, Stacy Beth Klass

Votes: 51

40. Hanuman (2005)

Animation

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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 »

Directors: V.G. Samant, Milind Ukey | Stars: Archi, Rajesh Jolly, Mukesh Khanna, Sushmita Mukherjee

Votes: 320

41. Animal Behavior (1989)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

3.6
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A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors: Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen | Stars: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Josh Mostel, Holly Hunter

Votes: 146

42. King Kong (1966– )

30 min | Animation

7.5
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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: 100

43. The Bloody Ape (1997 Video)

77 min | Horror

5.4
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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: 56

44. Search for the Beast (1997)

82 min | Horror

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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 »

Director: R.G. Arledge | Stars: Rick Montana, Steven Steele, Holli Day, Kimberly L. Cole

Votes: 110

45. Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet (2001 TV Short)

Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Director: Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Estella Warren, Kevin Grevioux, Terry Notary, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Votes: 48

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

Adventure

6.4
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Director: Sôya Kumagai | Stars: Eizaburo Matsumoto, Fuminori Ôhashi, Reizaburo Ichikawa, Reiko Mishima

Votes: 31

47. Saru no gundan (1974– )

30 min | Sci-Fi, Drama, Family

4.2
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A female scientist and two children are accidentally transported into a future dominated by primates.

Stars: Reiko Tokunaga, Hiroko Saito, Masaaki Kaji, Tetsuya Ushio

Votes: 27

48. Garaga (1989)

100 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Director: Hidemi Kubo | Stars: Tim Breese, Ben Coates, Wally Cole, Shannon Conley

Votes: 63

49. Congo: Journey Into the Unknown (1995 Video)

Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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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 »

Directors: Doug McCallie, Kevin Gorman | Star: Martin Sheen

Votes: 9

50. Urutora Q (1965– )
Episode: Gorou to Gorô (1966)

Horror, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijô, Hiroko Sakurai, Yoshifumi Tajima