Total Recall: Chimp Movies

Summary

In what's becoming an adorable annual Earth Day tradition, Disney will release the latest installment in its series of Disneynature documentaries this weekend: Chimpanzee, which follows the cute and cuddly adventures of an orphaned chimp who finds a new family in the jungle. Critics thus far have expressed the usual annoyance for the de rigueur goofy narration (supplied by Tim Allen), but everyone loves chimps, so we decided this week would be the perfect time to take a look at some other films featuring stars from this particular branch of the simian family. Forget about gorillas, apes, monkeys, and orangutans -- this week we're doing Total Recall chimpanzee style! Back to Article

Comments

Eric Geyer

Eric Geyer

planet of the apes?

Apr 18 - 05:04 PM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes." That pretty much sums the rest up, otherwise you'd have to list all of them...

Apr 18 - 05:23 PM

Ryan Hibbett

Ryan Hibbett

They are talking about real chimps in movies, not CGI or actors in suits.

Apr 20 - 10:06 AM

Drew Hirschboeck

Drew Hirschboeck

They used both.

Apr 20 - 10:54 PM

Jacob Ferguson

Jacob Ferguson

They had real chimps in like the third one, the one where they first get Cesaer.

Apr 21 - 12:32 AM

Josh K.

Josh Koskoff

Planet of the APES, not Planet of the CHIMPS!

Apr 21 - 04:10 PM

Josh Soldiers

Josh Soldiers

chimp is an ape

Apr 23 - 08:01 AM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

Where in the world is "Dunston Checks In"? Literally the first film that comes to mind when I hear the word monkey...also Rupert Everett is amazing as the bad guy

Apr 18 - 05:23 PM

Aaron W.

Aaron Warnock

Dunston was an orangutan, not a chimp.

Apr 18 - 05:28 PM

Alex Bauman

Alex Bauman

Monkeys are not chimps. This article is about chimpanzees (a type of ape). Dunston checks in is about a monkey.

Apr 18 - 07:24 PM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

Touche - thought it was all primates. seems a bit limiting. give the tan a chance

Apr 18 - 08:32 PM

Ex Ex

Ex Ex

Orangutans are apes, just like Chimps.

Apr 21 - 05:17 PM

Alex Diamond

Alex Diamond

I'm pretty sure Jason Alexander is a human.

Apr 19 - 04:28 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

CoCo!

Apr 19 - 06:11 PM

Joey Smither

Joey Smither

T-Bone!!!

Apr 23 - 10:38 AM

Gabriel Zisk

Gabriel Zisk

ape, chimpanzee, orangutan, whatever. Where is Dunston checks in!

Apr 20 - 11:30 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

And some people still don't believe in evolution...

Apr 21 - 11:33 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

...and the spam hurts because it's true...

Apr 23 - 11:17 PM

David Moore

David Moore

I was just about to say that!

Apr 21 - 05:36 PM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes." That pretty much sums the rest up, otherwise you'd have to list all of them...

Apr 18 - 05:23 PM

Aaron W.

Aaron Warnock

Dunston was an orangutan, not a chimp.

Apr 18 - 05:28 PM

Aaron W.

Aaron Warnock

Hail to the Chimp.

Apr 18 - 05:29 PM

bassbait t.

bassbait the monkey

I'll always say the original Project X is better.

Apr 18 - 05:35 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

"Project Nim"? 98%, People.

Apr 18 - 05:57 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Although "Project Nim" is an excellent choice but does this list include documentaries!

Apr 19 - 12:30 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Well, gee Dave, I think "Chimpanzee" - the film this article is a promotion for - is a documentary.

Apr 19 - 12:35 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Good point- I just started to notice that too after I submitted my comment! But the reason I said this is because I remember seeing quite a few documentaries about some chimps thoughout the years and not a single one is being mentioned here- I don't even remember any of the names either, they were just some channels that I happened to stumble on!

Apr 19 - 12:52 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

If it's theatrical, I think it counts!

Apr 19 - 02:25 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Best Chimpanzee movie I've ever seen. That movie was powerful as hell.

Apr 20 - 07:59 AM

Aidan Warren

Aidan Warren

28 days later?

Apr 18 - 06:12 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Yeah that one is about chimpanzees, they are in it for a whole 2 minutes.

Apr 19 - 10:14 AM

Aaron W.

Aaron Warnock

The chimp in Being John Malkovich was there for a whole 5 minutes and did less for the overall story arch, although he was awfully funny and sad.

Apr 20 - 01:00 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

But those five minutes included that hilarious flashback scene!

Apr 20 - 01:40 PM

Andrew I.

Andrew Imrie

There are few sub-genres worse than the chimp-comedy.

Apr 18 - 06:17 PM

Justin Wentworth

Justin Wentworth

Robinson Crusoe on Mars anyone?

Apr 18 - 06:39 PM

Alex Bauman

Alex Bauman

Monkeys are not chimps. This article is about chimpanzees (a type of ape). Dunston checks in is about a monkey.

Apr 18 - 07:24 PM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

Touche - thought it was all primates. seems a bit limiting. give the tan a chance

Apr 18 - 08:32 PM

Ex Ex

Ex Ex

Orangutans are apes, just like Chimps.

Apr 21 - 05:17 PM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

Touche - thought it was all primates. seems a bit limiting. give the tan a chance

Apr 18 - 08:32 PM

Alex Aston

Alex Aston

Forgot Phenomina, Chimp with a razor blade.

Apr 18 - 09:13 PM

Arran McDermott

Arran McDermott

Good call. That razor blade chimp is the freakin' bomb and automatically trumps any other movie on this list.

Apr 19 - 11:51 AM

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