Best of Dinosaur Movies

by Stevensmovies | created - 25 Sep 2013 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Dinosaur movies (not just ones featuring Dinosaurs) From best to worst. If I haven't seen it, it's not on the list.

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1. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic archaeologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 795,310 | Gross: $402.45M

2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 351,035 | Gross: $229.09M

3. The Land Before Time (1988)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Votes: 74,332 | Gross: $48.09M

4. The Lost World (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existence of dinosaurs.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Bob Hoskins, James Fox, Tom Ward, Matthew Rhys

Votes: 2,783

5. Dinosaur (2000)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

56 Metascore

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 48,559 | Gross: $137.75M

6. Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (2000 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

The first half of this special is a recreation of Al's life, from birth through his death in adolescence.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks

Votes: 1,115

7. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag | Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 12,641 | Gross: $9.32M

8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 228,813 | Gross: $417.72M

9. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple

Votes: 92,997 | Gross: $123.09M

10. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 546,466 | Gross: $652.27M

11. The Real Jurassic Park (1993 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Action

Could scientists one day create a living dinosaur using 100 million-year-old DNA? Find out in this tantalizing program from the award-winning NOVA series.

Star: Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 21

12. Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary

If it weren't for a series of cataclysmic events, a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could well still be the domain of dinosaurs. Following Pr Rodolfo Coria, a world-reknown... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fafard | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Rodolfo Coria

Votes: 384

13. The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When a sudden shortage of water threatens all life in the great valley, The gang of young dinosaur must cooperate with a group of bullies to make a risky journey outside the valley and find the cause.

Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 5,201

14. The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Littlefoot and his friends the gang in their next when a swarm of leaf gobblers had destroyed their homes and this forces them to find a new home but yet find an mysterious island.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Brandon La Croix, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 3,716

15. The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Grandpa tells Littlefoot about their mythical hero called the Lone Dinosaur. Sarah gets two little lively cousins to take care of. Later, the kids accidentally chip the lucky Saurus Rock, and need to fix it before the bad luck hits.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Kenneth Mars, Anndi McAfee, Aria Noelle Curzon

Votes: 3,008

16. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 61,186 | Gross: $49.44M

17. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 278,328 | Gross: $181.17M

18. When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Animation, Documentary

The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Star: John Goodman

Votes: 359

19. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho

Votes: 207,513 | Gross: $196.57M

20. Dinotopia (II) (2002)

TV-PG | 250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.

Stars: David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige

Votes: 5,204

21. The Lost World (1992)

99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Two rivaling professors, a journalist, a young wealthy woman, and a teenage boy travel through Africa in search of "The Lost World". A place where dinosaurs still roam.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, David Warner, Eric McCormack, Nathania Stanford

Votes: 926

22. Return to the Lost World (1992)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Belgian scientist Bertram Hammonds arrives in the Lost World to drill for crude oil, Professors Challenger and Summerlee return to the Lost World plateau.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, David Warner, Eric McCormack, Nathania Stanford

Votes: 474

23. The Land Before Time Sing*along*songs (1997)

G | 28 min | Animation, Short, Family

A sing along adventure with the lovable animated stars of The Land Before Time.

Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Aria Noelle Curzon, Anndi McAfee, Hannah Swanson

Votes: 124

24. The Valley of the T-Rex (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

Paleontologist Jack Horner questions the assumption that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a predator. He thinks there is a reasonable chance it was a scavenger that had little ability to hunt or even ... See full summary »

Directors: Reuben Aaronson, James McQuillan | Stars: Jack Horner, Stephen Kemble

Votes: 50

25. Dinosaurs Decoded (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

National Geographic reviews Jack Horner's research into juvenile dinosaurs. His evidence suggests that juvenile dinosaurs looked sufficiently different from adults that they have sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Levitt | Stars: Jack Horner, Mark Goodwin, Hans Larsson, Thomas Carr

Votes: 36

26. The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994 Video)

G | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

This time, while building a hideaway in their new home of the Great Valley, Littlefoot and the gang rescue a mysterious egg from two scheming egg-nappers and make a starling surprise - and new friend - when the egg hatches.

Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 7,569

27. The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When Littlefoot grandfather falls ill, The dinosaurs only way to cure him is a flower in the forbidding land of mist which hold unexpecting perils and danger.

Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: John Ingle, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 4,391

28. The Lost World (1998)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A scientist discovers dinosaurs on a remote plateau in Mongolia.

Director: Bob Keen | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jayne Heitmeyer, Julian Casey, David Nerman

Votes: 779

29. Adventures in Dinosaur City (1991)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A scientist's kids are sucked into a TV screen and wind up in the Stone Age with cavemen and dinosaurs.

Director: Brett Thompson | Stars: Marc Martorana, Tony Doyle, R.A. Mihailoff, Don Barnes

Votes: 877

30. The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A mysterious object crashes near the great valley, and Petrie's untrustful uncle arrives in search of it, believing it to be "a storm of cold fire", a susposed rock of great powers.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Anndi McAfee, Thomas Dekker, Aria Noelle Curzon

Votes: 2,635

31. The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (2002 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Little foot befriends with a mysterious, fun-loving dolphin-like creature named Mo, who is trapped in "new water" caused by heavy rain. The gang then goes on an adventure to the "big water" to bring Mo home.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Thomas Dekker

Votes: 2,207

32. The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005 Video)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Littlefoot and his friends return in another adventure. But this time, they aren't the smallest dinosaurs in the valley...anymore.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Aaron Spann, Jeff Bennett, Aria Noelle Curzon, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 1,552

34. The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006 Video)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Petrie and his siblings get ready to fly for the Day of the Flyers, but Petrie is frustrated that he keeps flying out of formation. While practicing, he meets Guido, a Microraptor who does ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Nick Price, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 1,379

35. The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When the dinosaur families get trapped in a valley by an ice storm, one family of "spike tail" dinosaurs volunteers to leave since they consume more food than the others. Meanwhile, the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Dekker

Votes: 2,063

36. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

37 Metascore

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

Directors: Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale | Stars: Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice, John Leguizamo

Votes: 10,189 | Gross: $36.08M

37. The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007 Video)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

After an incident which nearly cost Littlefoot's grandmother her life, Littlefoot learns a series of lessons which his species call "Wisdoms". Meanwhile, a trio of dim-witted ... See full summary »

Directors: Jamie Mitchell, Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Cody Arens, Logan Arens, Anndi McAfee, Aria Noelle Curzon

Votes: 1,226

38. The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003 Video)

G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Littlefoot has been on many adventures before, but in this new edition to the Land Before Time series, the next adventure may change his life...forever.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Alec Medlock, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 2,119

39. The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016 Video)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

After his father doesn't return from an important journey, Littlefoot and company set out to find him.

Directors: Davis Doi, Tony Tulipano, Sheldon Arnst, Jessie Hsiung, Bunis Yang | Stars: Tony Amendola, Felix Avitia, Issac Ryan Brown, Meghan Strange

Votes: 462

40. Dinosaur Island (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

A vacation becomes the adventure of a lifetime as a boy finds himself stranded in a world filled with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. He embarks on a journey that will change his future forever.

Director: Matt Drummond | Stars: Darius Williams, Kate Rasmussen, Albert Allu, Helen Audsley

Votes: 1,510

41. Dinosaur Island (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

Four teens cast in a plot for a 'Survivor' type TV series, end up on a hidden island-like mesa, deep in the South American jungle, on which dinosaurs and cave man still live. The four must ... See full summary »

Director: Will Meugniot | Stars: Kim Jubenville Carlson, Philip Chen, Anadella Lamas, Lynette Moore

Votes: 107

42. The Land That Time Forgot (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.

Director: C. Thomas Howell | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Timothy Bottoms, Lindsey McKeon, Darren Dalton

Votes: 1,756



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