Movies about chimpanzees

Movies about chimpanzees
List of the best films about chimpanzees according to the audience: King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Congo, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Inherit the Wind, The One and Only Ivan, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Planet of the Apes.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration03:07
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Monkeys, Giants, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Stockholm syndrome, Expeditions
PlaceJungle, Islands, Uninhabited island, New York
StyleExciting, To cry, Epic

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMonkeys, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Survival, Apocalypse, Slavery
PlaceFantastic worlds, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Serious

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersMonkeys, Scientists, Inventors
PlotViruses, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMilitary, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Africa
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersMonkeys, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Passion, Shipwreck, Justice
PlaceJungle, Africa, England
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Serious

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captain Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Lawyers
PlotJustice, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, Small cities
StyleMakes me think, Serious

This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy—the role religion should play in the schools.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonkeys, Artists, Good people
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceCircus
StyleKind

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

Duration01:40
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Monkeys, Giants, Actors
PlotAdventure, Expeditions
PlaceIslands, New York
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

An adventure film about a film crew in search of a monster on a remote island. The crew finds King Kong and decides to take him back to New York as a money making spectacle. The film is a masterpiece of Stop-Motion in filmmaking history and inspired a line of King Kong films.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase, Justice, Growing up
PlaceJungle, Africa, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Touching, Serious

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersMonkeys, Scientists, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Slavery
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Makes me think, Serious

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersDogs, Animals, Horses, Scientists, Losers
PlotChase

When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, Marvin must fight to control his crazy primal urges around his new squeeze, Rianna, and his rival, Sgt. Sisk, who both think he's one cool cat.

Duration01:46
CharactersWriters, Actors, Stars
PlotObsession, Death, Depression, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSerious, Black and White

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersAnimals, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceJungle, Mountains, Africa
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, Sad ones

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreadventure, family, documentary
CountryFrance, Brazil
Duration01:22
CharactersMonkeys, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

Amazonia is an adventure in 3D inside the largest rainforest on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. Chestnut is a Capuchin monkey domesticated who survives a plane crash and finds himself alone in the dense forest. The monkey needs to learn to live in freedom, in a new world where animals of all kinds: Jaguars, alligators, snakes, tapirs, hawks. Gradually, Brown learns to live in the forest, making new friends, especially the monkey Gaia, their fellow species.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersBears, Monkeys, Family, Elephants
PlotSurvival
PlaceJungle, Nature, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A newborn monkey and its mother struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersMonsters, Wolves, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Lifeguards
PlotKiller animals, Chase, Fear, Genetic experiments
PlaceHelicopters, Chicago, Laboratory
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, For a group of friends, Disturbing

Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersLesbians, Immortals, Actors, Stars
PlotObsession, Body exchange, Supernatural, Love triangle, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy

Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersDogs, Monkeys, Cats
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceScotland
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Young graduate student Jane Chase becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor mysteriously disappears, Link becomes dangerously aggressive towards Jane. Now, the time for “monkey business” is over and the true terror is about to begin.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
PlotTravel

Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett. Before he was King of the Jungle, Tarzan was an awkward young kid just trying to fit in. When one of his missteps puts his family in jeopardy, Tarzan decides they would be better off without him. His thrilling new journey brings him face to face with the mysterious Zugor, the most powerful force in the land. Together, Tarzan and Zugor discover that being different is not a weakness and that friends and family are the greatest strength of all. This action-packed adventure is sure to delight the entire family. Get ready to GO APE over Disney's wild, new Tarzan Ⅱ.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryTanzania, United Kingdom, USA, Uganda
Duration01:17
CharactersMonkeys
PlotAdoption
PlaceJungle, Nature, Africa
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A nature documentary centered on a family of chimps living in the Ivory Coast and Ugandan rain forests.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersAnimals, Lions, Friends, Zebras
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceJungle, Islands, Antarctica
StyleFor children, Exciting

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersBikers, Friends
PlotLove, Travel, Gambling, Pursuit, Justice
StyleLight, Fancy, For men

Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing's in the way except a motorcycle gang, and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersLawyers, Housewives
PlotLove, Loneliness, Love triangle, Jealousy, Love with age difference
StyleRomantic, Light, Atmospheric

Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Monkeys, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love, Gymnastics, Depression
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

A young teenage girl, Katie, can not snap out of her depression after losing her mother. Katie has lost interest in school, her friends, and gymnastics. All that changes in the summer when she is asked to monkeysit Gibby, her science teacher's Capuchin monkey. Taking care of the monkey changes her life in a big way. Gibby's happy-go-lucky personality renews Katie's zest for life. Gibby helps her with gymnastics, renewing friendships (including finding a potential boyfriend) and overcoming her nemesis, a mean girl who is out to beat Katie at everything.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Pandas
PlotSnow
PlaceNature, Mountains, China
TimeSummer, Winter

Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersHeroes, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Weapon, Inheritance, Adoption
PlaceJungle, Africa
StyleExciting

A young couple die in a plane crash in the jungle. Their son is found by Tarzan and Jane who name him Boy and raise him as their own. Five years later a search party comes to find the young heir to millions of dollars. Jane agrees, against Tarzan's will, to lead them to civilization.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:13
CharactersMonkeys, Heroes
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children

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Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Demons, Psychologists, Parents
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Rehabilitation
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Lighthouse, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleTwisted plot, Depressive, Disturbing

After being put on a supposedly uninhabited island as a form of behavioral rehabilitation, a high school senior finds that he's not alone on the island, and that getting discovered could be deadly.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:33
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Travel
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

From the team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Zoos
StyleLight, Touching

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.





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