Most Popular Paleontology Movies and TV Shows
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1. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 785,092 | Gross: $402.45M
2. Jurassic World (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 540,389 | Gross: $652.27M
3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 346,427 | Gross: $229.09M
4. Jurassic Park III (2001)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 274,557 | Gross: $181.17M
5. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.
Votes: 22,995 | Gross: $1.30M
7. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Votes: 6,132 | Gross: $5.00M
8. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
9. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.
10. The Giant Behemoth (1959)
Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.
12. RRRrrrr!!! (2004)
94 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
In 35,000 BC, the tribe of the Dirty Hairs is in war against the tribe of the Clean Hairs for eight hundred years, trying to get their shampoo. The chief of the Dirty Hairs sends his ... See full summary »
13. Lego Jurassic World (2015 Video Game)
E10+ | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When chaos strikes on Isla Nublar and Sorna, it's up to you to survive against these dinosaurs. You can play any one of the 4 movies and their characters, such as Alan Grant, Owen Grady, and even as the dinosaurs.
14. Monster on the Campus (1958)
Approved | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.
15. The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.
16. The Genesis Code (2010)
PG | 138 min | Drama
A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.
17. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)
Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary
Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.
18. T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)
45 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A youth who finds a dinosaur egg accidentally breaks it. Soon after, she begins to have surreal visions of dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Votes: 678 | Gross: $53.35M
20. When Dinosaurs Ruled (1999– )
52 min | Documentary
Jeff Goldblum, the star of Jurassic Park (1993), narrates this five-part documentary about the dinosaurs of North and South America, Europe, Africa and Australia and Antarctica.
23. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)
97 min | Comedy
A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ... See full summary »
26. The Dinosaur Hunters (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama
In 1922, American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews led an archeological expedition into Mongolia's Gobi Desert and uncovered one of the richest dinosaur graveyards in the world. Political... See full summary »
28. Dragons or Dinosaurs? (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
Dragon images, legends and lore exist all over the world in many different cultures. But what if dragons were actually dinosaurs?
29. Prehistoric Monsters Revealed (2008 TV Movie)
While presenting various lesser-known prehistoric giant creatures, various paleontologists explain how fossil analysis works and how they can deduce characteristics, behavior and look of these long extinct animals.
30. Time Collectors (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Mystery
Sam, a wealthy independent paleontologist, makes a fossil discovery that challenges mainstream evolutionary thinking. Sam suspiciously turns up dead, leaving his inheritance and secret to ... See full summary »
31. What Killed the Mega Beasts? (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary
Paleontologists seek evidence to determine which of the three competing theories - kill, chill or ill - best account for the disappearance of all the large animals at the end of the last ice age.
32. Dinosaur Park (1998)
50 min | Documentary
An extraordinary look at the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta Canada, highlighting the process and public impact of the unique dinosaur research being performed there by the ... See full summary »
34. Darwin's Dilemma (2009 Video)
71 min | Documentary
Darwin's Dilemma examines what many consider to be the most powerful refutation of Darwinian evolution-the Cambrian fossil record. Charles Darwin realized that the fossil evidence did not ... See full summary »
35. A.D.A.M. (1988)
98 min | Comedy
Anthropologist Tobias Schmidt-Eberbach is about to get married. However, a find of a prehistoric skull on his wedding day messes up his plans. So does hitchhiker Uschi Mueller who he picks ... See full summary »
37. Dinosaurs Decoded (2009 TV Movie)
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 »
45. Oklahoma Rocks! (2008)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
"Oklahoma Rocks!" is a celebration of the billion year history of the 46th state. Geologist Devin Dennie travels across Oklahoma to learn the secrets of the state's origin through its sand, stone and soil.
Rise of the Continents (2013– )
TV-PG | 61 min | Documentary
Africa is the cradle of humanity, it is land born from violent, cataclysmic events. Even today, it is still possible to find evidence, sometimes in the most unlikely places, of these events... See full summary »
The Saad Truth (2014– )
Are Evolutionary Psychology Hypotheses Unfalsifiable?
Star: Gad Saad
Nova (1974– )
Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening
TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography
This four part series describes the origins and diversification of life on earth with Australia as a microcosm. This episode describes the history of Earth from its initial formation ... See full summary »
Elementary (2012– )
Dead Clade Walking
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Joan revisits one of Sherlock's cold cases, she discovers an unsolved murder is connected to a rare prehistoric fossil. Meanwhile, Sherlock finds himself in uncharted territory when ... See full summary »