Movies about monkeys

Movies about monkeys
List of the best movies about monkeys selected by visitors to our site: King Kong, King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Planet of the Apes, Congo, Buddy, Mighty Joe Young, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, The One and Only Ivan.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersScientists, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Artificial Intelligence, Technology
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Psychedelic, Epic

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

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: 6.1
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersMonkeys
PlaceParis, France
StyleSmart, Fancy, Black humor

The wife of a British diplomat in Paris takes a chimpanzee as her lover.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Twins
PlotLove, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceIslands
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

After falling from the Twin Towers, Kong lies in a coma for ten years. When his heart begins to fail, scientists engineer an artificial heart, and a giant female ape is captured to serve as a source for a blood transfusion. When Kong awakens following his heart transplant, he senses the nearby presence of the female ape and the two escape to wreak havoc together.

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: 6.5
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
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: 6.1
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: 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: 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: 6.3
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: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWarriors, Presidential
PlotSurvival, Death, Love triangle, Mystery, Competitions
PlaceParty
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

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: 3.7
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersCIA, Monkeys, Heroes, Family, Special agents
PlotMartial Arts, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceLaboratory

Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Immortals, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Loneliness, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:40
CharactersWitch, Horses, Immortals, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Magic, Martial Arts, Friendship
PlaceChina
StyleExciting

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMonkeys, Heroes, Investigators, Partners
PlotFriendship, Justice
PlaceLaboratory
StyleTo cry, Smart, Tense, Touching

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious 'Project X'. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryThailand
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Travel, Viruses, Expeditions
PlaceJungle, Caves, Africa, Australia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Six American grad students have arrived in Africa to study apes with a renowned professor. But after setting up camp in a jungle clearing, they soon become witness to the carnage inflicted by the strange and remote species.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia
Duration02:20
CharactersTeens, Monkeys, Elephants, Investigators, Foxes
PlotDancing, Adventure
PlaceJungle, Caves, Mountains
StyleFascinating, Womens in main roles

Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.





MoviesList