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1. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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46 Metascore

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 118,862 | Gross: $143.01M

2. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 14,795

3. The Lost World (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains

Votes: 3,189

4. A Sound of Thunder (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.2
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24 Metascore

When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Armin Rohde

Votes: 18,141 | Gross: $1.89M

5. The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron

Votes: 5,000

6. Brother Bear 2 (2006 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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An old female friend of Kenai needs his help on a quest, much to Koda's growing consternation.

Director: Ben Gluck | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis

Votes: 12,559

7. Prehysteria! (1993)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.1
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A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.

Directors: Albert Band, Charles Band | Stars: Brett Cullen, Colleen Morris, Samantha Mills, Austin O'Brien

Votes: 1,493

8. Jurassic City (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.7
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Prehistoric animals emerge from a science lab and tear up most of Los Angeles.

Director: Sean Cain | Stars: Ray Wise, Kevin Gage, Vernon Wells, Robert LaSardo

Votes: 1,761

9. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Giant mollusk monsters attack California.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow

Votes: 2,242

10. Dawn of the Croods (2015–2017)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.9
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Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are back. Follow them as they meet new friends, outrun new creatures and encounter "firsts" the world has never seen - such as school, slumber parties, hiccups and elections.

Stars: Dan Milano, A.J. LoCascio, Laraine Newman, Cree Summer

Votes: 409

11. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

G | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A cowboy named Tuck Kirby seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 3,618

12. 2010: Moby Dick (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

2.5
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A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.

Director: Trey Stokes | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Renée O'Connor, Matt Lagan, Adam Grimes

Votes: 2,490

13. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.2
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Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Victoria Pratt, Peter Fonda, Steven Grayhm

Votes: 1,507

14. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.5
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,796

15. The Land Unknown (1957)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon

Votes: 1,328

16. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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50 Metascore

The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

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

Votes: 3,518 | Gross: $1.34M

17. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

7.5
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Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman, Zdenek Hustak, Josef Lukás

Votes: 1,281

18. Speckles: The Tarbosaurus (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the Korean Peninsula the same way they ruled the rest of the earth. At that time the part of the land now known as Jeonnam Yeosu was the forest habitat ... See full summary »

Director: Han Sang-Ho | Stars: Goo Ja-Hyeong, Hyung-Suk Lee, Sin Yong-woo

Votes: 537

19. Amphibious Creature of the Deep (2010)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Verdi Solaiman, Mohammad Aditya, Steven Baray, Dorman Borisman

Votes: 911

20. Rise of the Dinosaurs (2013)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.4
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A group of soldiers attempting to rescue a hostage from a terrorist crash land into unfamiliar jungles which are inhabited by a group of long hidden dinosaurs.

Director: Anthony Fankhauser | Stars: Gary Stretch, Corin Nemec, Vernon Wells, Michael Worth

Votes: 1,097

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

29 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 1,103

22. Jurassic Prey (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

1.7
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A group of people brought together through a twist of fate hide out in a remote cabin, unaware that a ferocious monster roams the surrounding area.

Director: Mark Polonia | Stars: Danielle Donahue, Jeff Kirkendall, Bob Dennis, James Carolus

Votes: 610

23. Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (2011)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary

7.6
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Famous naturalist David Attenborough explains the rise and fall of pterosaurs, mistakenly known as flying dinosaurs. He also flies a glider to show how big the Quetzalcoatlus, at the time the largest known pterosaur species, really was.

Director: Matthew Dyas | Stars: David Attenborough, Douglas A. Lawson

Votes: 791 | Gross: $5.69M

24. Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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Because of his undying love for acorns, Scrat makes an astounding discovery that sends him deep into the black and endless space; however, his actions have consequences of cosmic proportions. Will he stay forever stranded in the void?

Directors: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Chris Wedge

Votes: 2,645

25. Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World (2010)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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The T-Rex of the Seas come alive.

Directors: Ronan Chapalain, Pascal Vuong | Stars: Guillaume Denaiffe, Norbert Ferrer, Chloe Hollings, Richard Rider

Votes: 366 | Gross: $6.60M

26. SuperCroc (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.3
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Paleontologist Paul Sereno and reptile expert Brady Barr are doing a research on "Sarcosuchus Imperator", a 40 feet long prehistoric relative of crocodiles. The story about the creature is presented through CGI animation as well.

Star: Sam Neill

Votes: 70

27. The Birth of a Flivver (1917)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Two cavemen invent the wheel, but when they are frustrated in their attempts to have a dinosaur pull a cart, conclude that the device is useless.

Director: Willis H. O'Brien

28. Land of the Mammoth (2001– )

Animation, Documentary

6.4
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Stars: Larry Agenbroad, Avery Brooks, Bernard Buigues, Christian DeMarliave

Votes: 35

29. Space Harrier (1985 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Votes: 81

30. La grotte de Lascaux (1996 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Alain Jaubert | Stars: Marcel Cuvelier, Laura Guerin

Votes: 14

31. El gripoterio (1971)

14 min | Animation, Short

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Director: José Ramón Sánchez

32. B.C. (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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When a 4000 year old mammoth is accidentally unleashed from the Museum of Natural History in the small town of Salida, Colorado, a rancher, the museum's janitor, and a runaway teenager must join forces to hunt it down and kill it.

Director: Ben Trimp | Stars: Mark Banning, Patrick Bradford, Lily Chun, Liam Dolan

33. BUZZ! Junior: Dinomania (2008 Video Game)

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Buzz Junior: Dinomania is the fourth title in the critically-acclaimed Buzz Junior series. Set in the prehistoric time of the dinosaurs, there are 35 multiplayer games for the four cheeky playable Dinos.

Directors: Lol Scragg, Darran Thomas | Stars: Ewan Bailey, Lou Frerichs, Jane Savage

34. Reptropolis

Drama | Announced

In the late 19th Century, a young paleontologist raises funds to investigate growing rumors that a great white hunter has discovered Reptropolis in darkest Africa and is killing off ... See full summary »

35. Jurassic Days (2018 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Eric-Jamie Anthony Scharf, Gabriel Léon Scharf, Michelle Leia Scharf, Silvie Scharf

36. Prehistoric Isle in 1930 (1989 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

7.0
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Director: Yah

Votes: 10

37. Lost Animals (1993 Video)

27 min | Animation, Documentary, Short

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A transportation back to prehistoric times to encounter dinosaurs and other extinct species.

38. Galapagos (2017)
Episode: Cauldron of Life (2017)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary

8.1
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Liz joins a team of biologists atop a volcano studying the endangered pink iguana. She descends a kilometre into the ocean abyss in search of new species hiding in the dark. She learns about a project studying mutations in marine iguanas.

Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Liz Bonnin, Maud Coppes, Gabriel Gentile, Karen Harpp

Votes: 26

39. Prehistoric (2010– )
Episode: Denver (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Here in Denver, 65 million years ago, Tyrannosaurus Rex fought Triceratops in a battle to the death, and the Terminator Pig savaged anything in its path.

40. DuckTales (1987–1990)
Episode: Dinosaur Ducks (1987)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Scrooge and Launchpad go to the Lost World to get a dinosaur for Scrooge's zoo.

Director: Alan Zaslove | Stars: Tress MacNeille, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor, Frank Welker

Votes: 101

41. Once Upon a Time... Man (1978– )
Episode: Et la terre fut... (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Evolution of life before Man to Stone Age.

Director: Albert Barillé | Stars: Albert Augier, Annie Balestra, Albert Barillé, Yves Barsacq

Votes: 59

42. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: The Bunjee Venture (1984)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Originally telecast on March 24 and 31, 1984, as a two-part animated episode of the Saturday morning ABC Weekend Special anthology, "The Amazing Bunjee Venture" juxtaposes the Stone Age ... See full synopsis »

Director: Steve Lumley | Stars: Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Robbie Lee, Michael Rye

Votes: 39

43. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: The Return of the Bunjee (1985)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Karen, Andy and Bunjee are determined to find a mom for the little Bunjee babies. The time machine sends them to the Middle Ages, where they tangle with an evil sorceress, battle a ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Robbie Lee, Linda Gary

Votes: 11

44. The Lost World (1999–2002)
Episode: Tourist Season (2000)

43 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.9
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Challenger has made a windmill to produce electricity, a storm brews and ball lightning creates a portal that allows a helicopter with engine trouble to come through from the year 2000. This brings up the question of time travel once more.

Directors: Richard Franklin, Darryl Sheen | Stars: Peter McCauley, Rachel Blakely, David Orth, Jennifer O'Dell

Votes: 30

45. The Lost World (1999–2002)
Episode: Unnatural Selection (2000)

43 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.6
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an old friend of Challengers is discovered to not just be living on the plateau with his though to have been deceased daughter-but is experimenting with human/ape hybrids, and Veronica is ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Millar | Stars: Peter McCauley, Rachel Blakely, William Snow, David Orth

Votes: 31



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