The 10 Best Dinosaur Movies That Aren’t Jurassic Park

We've put together a list of the best dinosaur movies that aren't 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 (1988, directed by Don Bluth)

Although it's aimed at younger children, The Land Before Time is charming enough to be enjoyed by everyone.

The Good Dinosaur (2015, directed by Peter Sohn)

Although The Good Dinosaur doesn't quite reach Pixar's usual standards, the animation – particularly of the landscapes – is beautiful, and the story is simple, heartfelt, and engaging.

One Million Years B.C. (1966, directed by Don Chaffey)

Featuring stop-motion dinosaurs animated by the late, great Ray Harryhausen, this is a bona fide classic.

Dinosaur (2000, directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton)

The details in the titular creatures themselves and the settings in which they dwell are spectacular – and, of course, any children watching will love the fact that the dinos talk.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959, directed by Henry Levin)

Although the special effects are badly dated, this is still a highly engaging movie. It has characters you root for, monsters you don't, plenty of action, and big epic sets.

The Lost World (1925, directed by Harry O. Hoyt)

With great action and genuinely awe-inspiring scenes, the movie remains hugely influential. It is the reason films like Jurassic Park even exist.

Fantasia, “The Rite of Spring” (1940, directed by Bill Roberts and Paul Satterfield)

The loud, colorful, bold, exciting segment is arguably the best part of the masterpiece Fantasia – and it fully warrants a place on this list.

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