Total Recall: Dinosaurs!

Summary

Dinosaurs! They've all been dead for millions of years, but at the box office, they'll never go extinct. This weekend's 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg's classic blockbuster Jurassic Park is just the latest example of how much filmgoers love getting stomped on by the big scaly beasts, but Hollywood has a long tradition of studios reaping Tyrannosaurus-sized grosses out of dino-thrillers -- or occasionally looking like cavemen when audiences don't show up. In honor of the movie biz's continued love affair with our prehistoric pals, this week's list offers a look back at some of the most dino-centric movies we could think of. It's time for Total Recall! Back to Article

Comments

Typhon

Typhon Q

I feel like everyone's forgotten about Dinosaur. It was actually a pretty good movie.

On the other hand, we have Land of the Lost, which is just plain terrible.

Apr 3 - 04:38 PM

Brenton M.

Brenton Malnofski

It has been some time since I've watched Dinosaur. I remember loving it as a kid, and I remember the Carnotaurs being scary and badass. Gotta revisit it for nostalgia's sake.

Apr 3 - 08:27 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Seeing that meteor shower in the theater was one of my more memorable childhood memories (I was 7).

Apr 3 - 10:27 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Dinosaur had some fantastic scenes and the score is absolutely epic, but I found the story only so-so. Interestingly I could say the same for Atlantis, another Disney movie released around the same time with a score by James Newton Howard.

Apr 4 - 05:44 AM

Lyle Bandoquillo

Lyle Bandoquillo

Saw it as a kid and loved it, but never knew why critics hated it. Maybe a bit similar to Land Before Time?

Apr 5 - 12:48 AM

Adam Almerud

Adam Almerud

I think it was of the on-coming clichés we have seen before,the steretype characters and the Moses story. But overall I thought it was really good as a kid, and now I believe I would think almost the same even though the critics may have a point. But hey that didn´t stop the critics for not hating on Avatar, that had the storyline of Pocahontas and Ferngully.

Apr 5 - 11:55 AM

Emin Azeroglu

Emin Azeroglu

I have no idea why people hate this animated awesomeness

Apr 6 - 10:58 AM

Emin Azeroglu

Emin Azeroglu

I have no idea why people hate this animated awesomeness

Apr 6 - 10:58 AM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

We're Back and The Land Before Time, now those were the days...

Apr 3 - 04:47 PM

Ethan Sam

Ethan Sam

Ain't it the truth!

Apr 4 - 06:30 PM

Stephen Adolf

Stephen Adolf

Heh, I remembering watching them so much that I memorized all the lines

Apr 5 - 02:17 AM

Gradhito Omar Ramadhan

Gradhito Omar Ramadhan

we're back! is as good as the land before time for me, both of them are my childhood

Apr 7 - 05:11 AM

William Gonzalez

William Gonzalez

The land before time... last time I saw that was a like million years ago.

Apr 3 - 04:50 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

IKR! I was a toddler when I first saw it in theaters.

Apr 3 - 06:43 PM

Griffin Watson

Griffin Watson

That was funny and cute. Cool animation Gertie the Dinosaur. And I remember We're Back The Dinosaur Story. I now realize how bad it was.

Apr 3 - 04:55 PM

Dave J

Dave J

How can some of those dinosaurs movies be memorable if some scored less than 60%? I guess it's a matter of public perception!

Apr 3 - 05:09 PM

Derek Viars

Derek Viars

Because judging a movie by its Rotten Tomatoes score is the movie equivalent of judging a book by its cover.

Apr 3 - 05:20 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"One Million Years B.C." starring Raquel Welch from 1966; "Time Machine" had some dinosaurs in it and "the Last Continent" otherwise great list!

Apr 3 - 05:30 PM

Rowan McGrath

Rowan McGrath

Its telling you say, starring Raquel Welch. Back in the day when one good cave bikini could cause a stir.

Apr 4 - 03:18 AM

Typhon

Typhon Q

Because I think that there are only so many dinosaur movies they can go with.

Apr 3 - 09:09 PM

King  S.

King Simba

I think they could have easily replaced a few of these with more worthy titles. I mean I could see why they wouldn't include King Kong and Fantasia, as as great as the dinosaur sequences in them were they weren't the primary focus of the films, but you've still got The Lost World (1925) and One Million Years B.C, which are both far more well known than most of the films listed here (even if the latter is more well known for the furry bikini than the dinosaurs).

Apr 4 - 05:33 AM

David Ballard

David Ballard

Spot on, King Simba. You can add When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth to that list of notable omissions as well.

Apr 5 - 07:00 AM

Dave J

Dave J

^lower^

Apr 4 - 01:25 PM

Derek Viars

Derek Viars

Because judging a movie by its Rotten Tomatoes score is the movie equivalent of judging a book by its cover.

Apr 3 - 05:20 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"One Million Years B.C." starring Raquel Welch from 1966; "Time Machine" had some dinosaurs in it and "the Last Continent" otherwise great list!

Apr 3 - 05:30 PM

Rowan McGrath

Rowan McGrath

Its telling you say, starring Raquel Welch. Back in the day when one good cave bikini could cause a stir.

Apr 4 - 03:18 AM

Bradley J.

Bradley J

Jurassic Park and Dinosaur are definetly the best films on this list. Dinosaur was underrated in my opinion.

Apr 3 - 05:40 PM

You Mans

You Mans

Jurassic Park, Dinosaur and The Land Before Time are some of my favorite movies ever! And it's true, Dinosaur is very underrated!

Apr 3 - 06:16 PM

Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller

Jurassic Park is my favorite, and I watched Gertie the Dinosaur, that made my day!! :)

Apr 3 - 06:35 PM

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