Most Popular Prehistory Movies and TV Shows
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PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,534,690 | Gross: $315.54M
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,519,056 | Gross: $377.85M
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,374,008 | Gross: $342.55M
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Votes: 725,446 | Gross: $303.00M
5. Power Rangers (2017)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Votes: 94,837 | Gross: $85.36M
6. The Meg (2018)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.
Votes: 123,935 | Gross: $143.01M
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 552,424 | Gross: $56.95M
8. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 102,342 | Gross: $40.49M
9. The Croods (2013)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.
Votes: 179,264 | Gross: $187.17M
10. Alpha (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
Votes: 45,348 | Gross: $35.85M
11. The Flintstones (1994)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.
Votes: 70,892 | Gross: $130.51M
12. 10,000 BC (2008)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who bonds with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.
Votes: 120,877 | Gross: $94.78M
13. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.
14. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.
Votes: 23,756 | Gross: $38.19M
15. Brother Bear (2003)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.
Votes: 88,219 | Gross: $85.34M
16. Year One (2009)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.
Votes: 87,104 | Gross: $43.34M
17. Dinosaur (2000)
PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Votes: 48,591 | Gross: $137.75M
18. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Votes: 27,856 | Gross: $0.92M
20. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
Votes: 178,498 | Gross: $161.32M
22. Early Man (2018)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Votes: 16,622 | Gross: $8.27M
23. Fantasia (1940)
G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney
Votes: 82,778 | Gross: $76.41M
24. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.
Votes: 19,712 | Gross: $35.27M
27. The X Files (1998)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.
Votes: 96,536 | Gross: $83.90M
28. Caveman (1981)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A caveman (Sir Ringo Starr) seeks revenge on a much larger competitor (John Matuszak) for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman (Barbara Bach).
Votes: 6,656 | Gross: $15.97M
29. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.
30. One Million B.C. (1940)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution.
31. The Return of the King (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.
32. Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
The Transformers' war continues in an older time, through a new generation. On pliocenic Earth, the heroic Maximals and the evil Predacons battle for survival against each other and against a violent planet.
33. Der Mann aus dem Eis (2017)
96 min | Drama
The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked.
Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $0.00M
34. The Lost World (1960)
Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.
36. Prehysteria! (1993)
PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
37. The People That Time Forgot (1977)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.
38. Eliminators (1986)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.
Votes: 1,707 | Gross: $4.60M
42. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from a group of hunters intent on capturing the dinosaurs.
Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $14.97M
43. The Day Time Ended (1979)
PG | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.
44. Cavegirl (1985)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy
On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of... See full summary »
47. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family
Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.
48. Conan: The Adventurer (1992–1993)
25 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Young Cimmerian barbarian Conan and his allies must stop snake-man wizard Wrath-Amon and his snake-men army from resurrecting evil serpent god Set. Conan must also destroy the evil wizard's ring that turned his family into stone.
50. When Women Had Tails (1970)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A bunch of 7 orphan cavemen grow up on a little island all by themselves. After a fire burns all vegetation they set out to find a new place to live. Here, one day they trap a strange ... See full summary »