Best Dinosaur Movies

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park (PG-13, 1993)

    Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck
    Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art s... read morepecial effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond's grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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      fb100001262859432: . How wouldn't want to see a movie about dinosaurs getting out and terrorizing the people there. It full of action and adventure. One of my f
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    • dkcraggs
      dkcraggs: . The best dinosaur film ever made.
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    • keving111
      keving111: A great dinosaur movie that would I'm press a lot of people
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
  • Jurassic Park III

    Jurassic Park III (PG-13, 2001)

    Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan
    Director Joe Johnston takes over the creative reins from Steven Spielberg for this third installment... read more in the thriller franchise. Sam Neill returns as Dr. Alan Grant, a scientist who's tricked by wealthy couple Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni) into a fly-over of Isla Sorna. The object of their sightseeing tour is one of the Costa Rican islands populated by ferocious, genetically bred dinosaurs and the "site B" setting of Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997). After their plane crash-lands, it's revealed that the Kirbys are actually seeking their teenage son, lost on the island after a paragliding accident. Trapped on Isla Sorna, Grant and his companions discover some painful truths the hard way. Among their discoveries: some of the scaly monsters possess more advanced communicative abilities than previously believed, the dreaded Tyrannosaurus Rex has a larger and more lethal competitor, and flying Pteranodons pose an even graver threat than some of their land-locked brethren. Jurassic Park III is the first in the series not to be based upon a novel by original author Michael Crichton. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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      jhawkted: . I love dionosaur movies and this is the best trilogy of dinosaur movies yet!
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      fb1648508186: Fun for what it is: a dinosaur movie. Doesn't necessarily feel like a Jurassic Park movie other than passing references to
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • lmomo1
      lmomo1: A lean, mean dinosaur feeding machine. Jurassic Park 3 is a speeding bullet devoid of moral discussion and plot.
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • The Lost World - Jurassic Park

    The Lost World - Jurassic Park (PG-13, 1997)

    Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Thomas F. Duffy, Arliss Howard
    Just when you'd think that scientists would realize dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes The ... read moreLost World: Jurassic Park to prove you wrong. In this sequel, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist and onetime colleague Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, engineers were also operating a second site, where other dinosaurs, resurrected through DNA cloning technology, had been kept in hiding. Hammond has learned the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. Malcolm declares he had enough of the dinosaurs the first time out, but decides to make the trip when he finds out that his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), is already there. However, Ian and Sarah aren't the only visitors expected on the island; a camera crew led by ecological activist Nick Van Owen (Vince Vaughn) is on the way, as is Roland Tembo (Pete Postlethwaite), a world-class wild game hunter who is supposed to round up the dinosaurs and who hopes to bag a prehistoric trophy for himself in the process. This sequel to Jurassic Park boasted even more impressive special effects than the first film, though the acting and screenplay aren't always at the same level. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb100004063284489: It has a few great dinosaur moments, but without the heart and wonder from the first film, "The Lost World: Jurassic Pa
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      fb1130111058: at the first film but enjoyable enough, what it lacks in storyline it makes up for with some great dinosaur action.
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
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      fb661412756: Another great achievement at using brilliant effects to create the dinosaurs once again. This time the dinosaur escaped and boy that just added and brand new feeling o
      Reviewed 3 years days ago