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1. King Kong (1933)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Votes: 75,553 | Gross: $10.00M
3. Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and professional reputation by using a laboratory chimpanzee to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Votes: 159,146 | Gross: $33.40M
5. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
R | 81 min | Horror
This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who ... See full summary »
6. The Barefoot Executive (1971)
G | 96 min | Family, Comedy
A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's ... See full summary »
7. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.
Votes: 21,916 | Gross: $106.00M
PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama
A missing heir of respected Scottish family, raised in African jungles by animals, finally returns to his estate only to realize that difference between the two worlds is really significant.
Votes: 16,942 | Gross: $45.90M
9. A Summer to Remember (1985 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family, refusing to accept his new stepfather. But when a highly trained ... See full summary »
10. Link (1986)
R | 103 min | Horror
When a Jane Chase, a young zoology student, is invited to assist anthropologist Steven Phillips with his experiments involving chimpanzees, mysterious events occur that all center around Phillip's super intelligent simian servant, Link.
Votes: 2,507 | Gross: $1.72M
11. In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Because of a severe drought in Kenya in 1984, ninety thousand starving baboons go on a murderous rampage, killing humans and animals alike.
Votes: 356 | Gross: $0.18M
12. Project X (1987)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".
Votes: 9,745 | Gross: $18.53M
13. Monkey Shines (1988)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.
Votes: 10,009 | Gross: $5.34M
14. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Votes: 22,815 | Gross: $24.72M
16. Monkey Trouble (1994)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.
Votes: 6,041 | Gross: $16.34M
17. Baby's Day Out (1994)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.
Votes: 42,544 | Gross: $16.67M
19. Outbreak (1995)
R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
Votes: 102,939 | Gross: $67.82M
20. Born to Be Wild (1995)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A young teen bonds with a gorilla who has learned sign language - which comes in handy when they take to the road to escape the ape's bad guy owner. A good-natured family adventure, with Peter Boyle.
Votes: 1,353 | Gross: $3.67M
22. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.
Votes: 26,510 | Gross: $50.63M
23. MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,160 | Gross: $1.25M
24. MVP: Most Vertical Primate (2001)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being ousted from his hockey team, the Seattle Simians, and having to hit the road after being falsely accused of league misconduct. Jack ends up in the ... See full summary »
25. Funky Monkey (2004)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.
26. MXP: Most Xtreme Primate (2004 Video)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
The third installment in the series of films that began with 2000's MVP: Most Valuable Primate finds the athletically inclined chimp Jack taking to the slopes. After hooking up with some ... See full summary »
27. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.
Votes: 375,713 | Gross: $218.08M
28. Spymate (2003)
PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family
Minkey, a super-spy primate, and his partner Mike were the two best spies in the business. For years, they made every mission possible... But when Mike retired to raise his baby girl, ... See full summary »
29. Curious George (2006)
G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.
Votes: 14,815 | Gross: $58.64M
30. Born to Be Wild (2011)
G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.
Votes: 2,880 | Gross: $25.89M
31. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
When several women are found mutilated and murdered, the Paris police are baffled as to who the killer may be. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is someone (or something) stronger and deadlier than a human.
Votes: 733 | Gross: $1.45M
32. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 355,007 | Gross: $45.06M