Ten awesome Dinosaur movies that all Prehistoric nerds should see
I love Dinosaurs. Who doesn’t? Dinosaurs are fucking awesome! But there’s some movies that are looked over, forgotten, unknown, or not given a chance when they’re gold. Here’s 10 that every dinosaur fan should see.
The Land Before Time 
Alright, everyone should have seen this already. If you’re a dinosaur lover and haven’t, stop what you’re doing and watch it. Seriously. It’s important. It’s one of the most well-loved and well-known animated movies of Don Bluth and it is gorgeous. Obviously it has to be here, because even if you have seen it, you can watch it 100 times and it’ll never get old! It’s emotional, heart-wrenching, powerful, has a brilliant moral message and is absolutely stunning to watch. Join a group of five radically different dinosaur children on a journey to a safe haven, while being stalked by a vicious Tyrannosaurus bent on revenge. This is an adventure film that will make you cry, cheer and become very much endeared at any age. It’s a fantastic, stunning children’s film and is a perfect thing to start your own little ones on the path of paleontology. Inaccurate? Yes, but it’s a great story and beautifully told.
Groundbreaking in it’s own right, Dinosaur is one of my favorite films of all time. One of the most over-looked but incredibly important dinosaurs, the Iguanodon, stars in this film. It is the first film to be a combination of CG characters on live-action set pieces, and also the very first CG film made by Disney. Even so, the animation holds up amazingly; the film itself has filmed on-location backgrounds and set pieces, and the animated creatures within it are done realistically as possible. This film is almost 14 years old and is better animated and more realistically rendered than some of the newer CGI films that have come out since then. Besides it being gorgeous to look at, it is a stunning work of spectacular story telling with a thick cast of different favorites and beautiful creatures. When a lone Iguanodon egg is unceremoniously dropped on an island inhabit only by lemurs, he is raised as one of their own; Aladar is happy with his family, until a meteor destroys the island and leaves him and his adopted mother, grandfather, best friend, and sister as the only survivors of the disaster. He discovers others of his kind for the first time in his life, and they all learn the hard way that not all newcomers can be trusted; that life isn’t easy off their island paradise. Together they show that even in a harsh world, compassion, kindness, and teamwork can aid in survival more than brutality and tyranny.
You Are Umasou 
This stunning film is often overlooked or unheard of. A Japanese animated film, based on a popular picture book, it’s often skipped over from the childish graphics. The backdrops and backgrounds to this film are stunning, realistically animated and painted; while the dinosaurs themselves are very stylized and simplistic. This sometimes gives off a vibe that it is meant for tiny children; mindless cartoons to put on to show them flashes of color to keep toddlers occupied. This is not the case. You Are Umasou has a heartbreaking story that will make you think very hard about labels and how carnivores in many of these films are portrayed. Heart, a tyrannosaurus rex, is discovered as an egg by maiasaura, who takes it as her own. The resulting child is instantly sentenced to death by her herd’s head male, but she refuses to let him be murdered, her mother’s instincts too powerful. Eventually, she takes Heart and her blood-son, Light, into the forest to live alone. Heart is raised with his older brother Light and is happy to eat berries and other such things; and is unaware he is a “Big Jaw”, a meat eater. When he discovers this fact, he chooses to leave his family behind and raise himself. The tides are turned when he is about to eat an abandoned egg he discovers, and it hatches into a tiny ankylosaurus. Heart was just saying how Tasty the egg appeared, which in turn, leads the child to believe that is his name. “Umasou”, the Japanese word of “Tasty”, becomes the child’s name, and Heart becomes an unwilling father. It’s a beautiful film that will warm your heart and make you think, and is one of my personal favorites of all time.
We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story 
Often overlooked or forgotten, this film also can hold a lot of weight nostalgically for some people. I remember watching it as a very young child, and a few times growing up, but it wasn’t until recently that I was able to re-watch it. Animated and very “kiddy”, it’s still wonderfully written and makes you think about the line between instincts and emotions. When four dinosaurs are taken from their natural habitat and given “Brain Grain”, they develop sentience and loose their harsh, animalistic behaviors and become sentient. Rex, a T-Rex voiced by John Goodman, is the main character; he and his companions Woog [Triceratops] Elsa [Pteranodon] and Dweeb [Parasaurolophus] are taken to New York to be made into an “interactive display” at the Museum of Natural History. Of course, once they arrive they miss their escort and come upon two children; thus ensues shenanigans, and eventually coming toe-to-toe with an evil circus Ringmaster, who wants to turn the dinosaurs back to their bestial programming and put them on display to terrify the masses in his show. It’s cute, has hilarious songs, an interesting style choice, can be legit scary and emotion-driving, and has cute human characters. And, let’s face it; everyone’s dream as a kid was to see a Real Life Dinosaur.
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire 
Now hear me out. A lot of people scoff and turn up their noses at the plethora of Land Before Time sequels. Granted, it is true, none of them can hold a candle to the original; but on their own, some of them- more than you’d think- are worth watching. I only put two on this list, but I’ll mention a few more in the footnotes of honorable mention. Now, Stone of Cold Fire is my favorite of the sequels, as it is the first and only that really buckles down and gets hard core in terms of storytelling. Death is mentioned and outwardly shown- not to the extent as in the first film, but several shadows displaying the brutal deaths of herbivores, and one even seen falling to her death are in this film- all for the sake of story. In comes Pterano, the anti-hero and part-time antagonist, and, interestingly, Petrie’s uncle. He did something so awful that he was banished from the herd entirely. When a group of nomads comes into the Valley, Littlefoot sees a massive meteor in the middle of the night; but unlike other flying rocks that they see often, this one glowed blue. Suspicions rise and the meteor is labeled a “Stone of Cold Fire” and is said to hold magical properties. When Pterano and his two lackies decide they want it, and are going to use their newfound powers it gives them to take over the valley, they sulk in the middle of the night and plot on how to steal the Stone. Overheard by Duckie, they kidnap her; keeping her hostage so that the rest of the Valley does not attempt to stop them from getting to the Stone. The rest of the children go to rescue their friend, and in the end Pterano learns a vicious lesson. It’s a very thought-provoking film, even if the songs are ridiculous- as they always are in Land Before Time sequels- but there’s also an odd hint about aliens which I always find hilarious. Worth a watch if you’re a fan of the series or not!
Dragon’s World/The Last Dragon: A Fantasy Made Real 
Not technically about dinosaurs, it is still an incredible docufiction that makes the idea of dragons incredibly plausible. A good bulk of the film goes on about prehistoric creatures that were technically dragons; who could fly, breathe fire, and went toe-to-toe with other huge predators. It goes into the story of a family of creatures, from prehistoric era to the middle ages; making Dragons feel real. I recall when it came out, I was only 13 and I had actually believed from the commercials that it was a scientific discovery. I didn’t watch the news and shit, I didn’t know! Still, it’s very well done and a nostalgic part of my childhood. It’s worth a look at the very least, one of the best “Mockumenteries” I’ve ever seen.
When Dinosaurs Roamed America 
I actually got this for myself when I went to the Museum of the Rockies in Montana. I bought it from the gift shop on DVD and kept it until two years ago when my DVD collection was stolen. It’s one of those Discovery Channel films and I totally adore it, it basically is one of those CGI mock-wildlife films, with a goddamn John Goodman as the narrator, and it’s great. It’s just great. I absolutely love it, it’s informative and cute, sad at times like all wildlife films are, and just nostalgic as hell. Check it out if you can, because it’s certainly worth it. The CGI is a bit dated, but not enough to ruin the experience.
The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers 
Like I said, hear me out. I know what you’re probably thinking. “XII? TWELVE? There are TWELVE land before time movies?!” Well, yes and no. Yes, this is indeed the 12th, but there is actually 13 movies total, counting the first, making an even dozen for the sequels. Anyway, as LATE in the film series as it is, this one ties in first place as my favorite with Stone of Cold Fire. This one is mostly about Petrie; I know, right? Crazy, but, as the series went on, he developed from comedic relief to an actual character who is kind of bad-ass. Anyway, the film centers around a right of passage, so to speak, where he and his siblings have to fly in formation in front of a group of old judges, in order to be passed on into young adults. The problem is, Petrie, older now, is a grand flier; he just doesn’t do well in formation. He’s too individual and different from his siblings, and it takes a hard toll on them all. The film centers around him trying to find his place in his own family, while fighting with being himself or trying to not be himself to make his brothers and sisters happy. But that’s not why it’s my favorite. It’s my favorite because for the first time in the series, they introduce a feathered dinosaur.I was so fucking excited!
In comes Guido, the Microraptor Gui, who when discovered is given a fucking brilliant introduction in that everyone [even Grandpa, it’s great] look upon him with the most amazing what the actual fuck faces I’ve ever seen in cartoon history. Guido doesn’t know what he is, either; he doesn’t remember anything about himself but his name. He doesn’t even know what he eats. Between Petrie’s arc and Guido, it’s a sweet blend of self-discovery for them both; Petrie adopts Guido into his family, deciding they can be outcasts together. It’s not until the tail end of the film that they discover that Guido can “fly” [glide, technically, but still]. The only really thing that might be a bit confusing, is that there is a continuity from the previous film; Topps [Or Topsy, laugh now while he’s not looking], Cera’s father, has a new wife and they hatch a child in this film, it takes up a minor plot where Cera feels left behind by her dad and has to fight for attention from him with the new egg and eventually the infant. If you really care to see how Topps got fucking whipped as fuck, then check out the 11th film, Invasion of the Tinysauruses, to see his new wife, Tria’s, introduction and development. It’s not a very good film compared to this one of Cold Fire, but if you really want to know where Tria came from, that’s where she’s introduced.
Speckles the Tarbosaurus/ The Dino King 
Google it. Watch it. I won’t say much about this because it’s best if you see it while in the dark. It’s the story from infancy of Speckles the Tarbosaurus [expectedly], but despite it’s children-oriented nature, this movie will ravage your emotions and leave you with nothing but bare bones. You will be trapped in a glass case of emotion. You can find it on youtube, just, go find it, watch it, and bring something/someone you can hug and/or sob into. It’s a refreshing movie where the carnivores are the good guys. Worth your time, trust me. Also, feathered dinosaurs. That’s important, you know it is.
March of the Dinosaurs 
Another TV special, made by the same people who did the fantastic TV series, Walking with Dinosaurs. It follows two different stories; that of Scar, the baby Edmontosaurus, and Patch, the young adult Troodon. Even though it goes the irksome “Big Bad Carnivore” antagonist, it makes up for it in some great moments. The parts with Patch are especially great; any movie that has a Troodon mimicking a fox face-planting into the snow after a burrowing rodent is worth a look. It’s simple but well done; in addition to a grand narration, it also includes more feathered dinosaurs; the predators are all feathered, and they look damn good.
Seriously, I’d be flayed alive if it wasn’t mentioned. I didn’t put it here because everyone has seen it, but if you haven’t for whatever reason, do it! The first one is incredible. The second is… Eeeeh but I am slightly marred by the fact that I hate Jeff Goldbloom and he’s the only one who comes back from the first. The third has everyone else we loved from the first and wicked new dinosaurs to boot. It’s always good to sit back and watch the trilogy from time to time. A damn good starter that’ll put you in the mood for the sequels.
Some other Land Before Time sequels that are pretty great: II, V, VIII, and X.
The second one introduces Chomper, a baby T-rex that the group adopts; he eventually gets back to his parents, but he makes a re-appearance as a youngster in V, which is another of my favorites. You really should watch II and V one after another, it’s just something you have to do. VIII, The Big Freeze, is actually really touching and goes into Spike/Ducky a lot, focusing a lot on adoption and nature/nurture. It has a lot of really great ‘mom’ moments, and it actually has some pretty decent morals. X is awesome because it’s based on something you’ve always wondered but didn’t know it: Littlefoot’s dad. That’s all I’m gonna say.
A lot of these- especially the Land Before Time ones- are on Netflix! If not there, I’m pretty sure all the others can be found in full on Youtube, that’s where I watched Speckles, March of the Dinosaurs, You Are Umasou, and recently I found Dragon’s World as well.
So go! Go and discover or re-watch these awesome and family-friendly films about the incredible beasts that once walked the Earth!
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the look of love and adoration he has for his wife and daughter is beautiful
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