The 10 Best Dinosaur Movies That Aren’t Jurassic Park

The idea of dinosaurs is a beguiling one. The giant creatures last roamed the Earth 65 million years ago. Still, we see them as almost mythical, given how far removed we are from their existence.

But their existence also makes seeing them in all their glory more magical, which is why dinosaur movies are so popular.

To make things a little more interesting, we've put together a list of the best dinosaur movies that  in the Jurassic Park franchise. And no, we won't be including the inexplicable cult classic The VelociPastor, because it's an absolute dumpster fire of a movie!

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time is an epic animated adventure about a young Apatosaurus named Littlefoot. After a Tyrannosaurus Rex kills his mother and leaves him orphaned, Littlefoot flees famine and upheaval to search for an area spared from devastation called the Great Valley.

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur is a computer-animated Pixar adventure movie. Set in an alternate timeline in which dinosaurs never became extinct, it tells the story of a timid young Apatosaurus named Arlo. Having been washed downriver by a rainstorm, Arlo meets an unlikely human friend while attempting to return to his home.

One Million Years B.C.

This remake of the 1940 American fantasy movie <span One Million Years B.C. is a British adventure set in a fictional age of cave-dwelling humans and dinosaurs. A publicity photograph of the film's star, Raquel Welch, in the iconic fur bikini she donned for the role, became a best-selling pinup poster and even appeared in Andy Dufresne's cell in The Shawshank Redemption


A mixture of live-action and animated footage, Dinosaur follows a young Iguanodon who was adopted and raised by a family of lemurs. The movie chronicles them surviving a meteor shower, befriending a group of dinosaurs, and being hunted by predatory carnivores.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

The first of many movies adapted from the 1864 novel of the same name by Jules Verne, 1959's Journey to the Center of the Earth remains the finest (no offense to Brendan Frasier). It follows an Edinburgh professor and his colleagues as they head down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's center. There, they find a lost prehistoric world.

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