Dinosaurs have always fascinated me, and I could say the same for every other person out there. The existence of these beasts long before humanity even existed on this planet, draws you with intrigue. Movies have, from the black-and-white era tried to recreate dinosaurs and many of them have failed terribly. But there are some unique films, that have not only dazzled audiences with their scope but with the context of the dinosaurs in the plot. These movies are thoroughly entertaining, and have the speciality of projecting light upon dinosaurs in their own grand or silly little ways. I’d only be considering dinosaurs here, so that means the Godzilla and other T-Rex looking B movie monsters would unfortunately be excluded from the list.
So here is the list of top dinosaur movies ever. On this list you will find movies ranging from the Disney dinosaur movie (The Good Dinosaur) to BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs. You can watch some of these best dinosaur movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
At a time when Peckinpah was tormenting the “beautiful” West with his raw and vicious energy, Jim O’Connolly came up with ‘The Valley of Gwangi’. The scenario involves cowboys finding a Forbidden Valley which is a host to prehistoric life, including a large tyrannosaur Gwangi. The special effects were handled by the legend Ray Harryhausen, who’s worked on ‘The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms’ and ‘Jason and the Argonauts’.
11. Land of the Lost (2009)
If you can afford to leave you brains behind and enjoy the substandard humor in this movie, which is an attempt to parody the original TV series of the same name, then ‘Land of the Lost’ is a good way to pass your time and intrigue you with some megareptilian action. Will Ferrell and Danny McBride enjoy their own gradual annoying brand of comedy, and surprisingly the best character from the movie is an intellectually advanced T-Rex.