Dinosaurs

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Brought to life on the big screen, dinosaurs represent a pinnacle of cinematic wonder by allowing audiences to experience a slice of history that has long captivated the public imagination. With scientific discovery around these majestic and terrifying beasts and the development of cinema technology and special effects progressing side-by-side, this selection of films captures a snapshot in time of how, at that moment, we believed dinosaurs looked and behaved as well as a few ‘just for fun' films that cast dinosaurs as the scare in typical ‘monster movie' fashion!

The Land Before Time

CertU

Age group5–14

Duration65 mins

The Land Before Time(1988)

Charming animated tale of a group of young dinosaurs left to fend for themselves after an earthquake separates them from their families.

This animated adventure sees young dinosaurs on a journey to reunite with their families after a crack appears in the earth’s surface that separates them. Despite the perils, the power of friendship is shown as the force which will get them through in a film which doesn’t shy away from recreating the prehistorical natural world with all its beauty and occasional threats.

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The Good Dinosaur

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration101 mins

The Good Dinosaur(2015)

Prehistoric adventure about a lost young dinosaur who must have the courage to face his fears and find his way home.

This Pixar film reimagines history with dinosaurs having survived to develop civilization alongside their cruder human neighbours. Sweet-natured young dinosaur Arlo discovers his strength when he befriends a young human boy named Spot and together they help one another find their way home.

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Jurassic Park

CertPG

Age group11+

Duration121 mins

Jurassic Park(1993)

Eye-popping Steven Spielberg creature-feature in which dinosaurs cloned from dormant DNA by a research organisation run amok.

An adventure story that imagines bringing dinosaurs back to life in the modern age to become the stars of a theme park – until it all goes horribly wrong! An incredible cinematic experience that will excite audiences about the potentially terrifying possibilities contained within DNA, this is a thrilling ride of a film.

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One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

CertU

Age groupAll ages

Duration90 mins

One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing(1975)

Madcap, slapstick adventure centred on the Natural History Museum, in which an enormous dinosaur skeleton is pursued through a foggy London.

Released with a poster proclaiming it to be ‘A Funky Fossil Frolic’, this 1970s comedy adventure is set in the fascinating institution the Natural History Museum, where a dinosaur skeleton has been stolen in a wild spy caper!

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One Million Years BC

CertPG

Age group7+

Duration96 mins

One Million Years BC(1966)

Fun and spectacular adventure about the trials of a caveman and his girlfriend in the dangerous prehistoric era.

Having fun with the (factually inaccurate) concept that dinosaurs and cavemen lived side by side, this heavily stylised slice of 1960s cinema from the famed Hammer production house explores the daily survival of prehistoric humans under threat from vicious monsters, which were puppets all painstakingly created by master animator Ray Harryhausen.

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King Kong The Eighth Wonder Of The World

CertPG

Age group7+

Duration100 mins

King Kong The Eighth Wonder Of The World(1933)

1933 monster movie about a giant ape which remains an unparalleled horror-fantasy.

In this classic, the great ape Kong finds himself battling against prehistoric monsters Pterosaurs, the dinosaurs’ flying contemporaries.

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Walking With Dinosaurs

CertU

Age group7–11

Duration87 mins

Walking With Dinosaurs(2013)

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog Pachyrhinosaurus triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

Framed by the wonder of discovery, this hyper-realistically recreated CGI animation provides a factfile on each species it reveals, along an epic journey of relocation when T-Rexes destroy the home of young Pachyrhinosaurus Patchi.

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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

CertU

Age group7+

Duration124 mins

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth(1959)

Exciting adventure in which a professor who finds a clue in volcanic rock believes he can reach the Earth's centre, but is chased by a ruthless rival.

In this adaptation of Jules Verne’s famous novel of exploration, a team of scientists find a clue that lead them to descend beneath the Earth’s surface in a race of discovery against a Swedish professor. What wonders (and terrors) from long ago will they find preserved beneath the earth’s crust?

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Jurassic Park

CertPG

Age group11+

Duration121 mins

Jurassic Park(1993)

Eye-popping Steven Spielberg creature-feature in which dinosaurs cloned from dormant DNA by a research organisation run amok.

An adventure story that imagines bringing dinosaurs back to life in the modern age to become the stars of a theme park – until it all goes horribly wrong! An incredible cinematic experience that will excite audiences about the potentially terrifying possibilities contained within DNA, this is a thrilling ride of a film.

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One Million Years BC

CertPG

Age group7+

Duration96 mins

One Million Years BC(1966)

Fun and spectacular adventure about the trials of a caveman and his girlfriend in the dangerous prehistoric era.

Having fun with the (factually inaccurate) concept that dinosaurs and cavemen lived side by side, this heavily stylised slice of 1960s cinema from the famed Hammer production house explores the daily survival of prehistoric humans under threat from vicious monsters, which were puppets all painstakingly created by master animator Ray Harryhausen.

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Jurassic World

Cert12

Age group11–16

Duration119 mins

Jurassic World(2015)

22 years after the events of the first film, the park is finally open again...but sinister forces have their eyes on the prehistoric inhabitants.

Expanding on the success of its predecessors from couple of decades earlier, this film sees the park on the infamous Isla Nublar reopen with several nostalgic nods to the original. This time however, ethical dilemmas come to the fore as the military potential of dinosaurs is explored.

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