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1. Godzilla vs. Kong (2020)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

As the gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla, the world watches to see which one of them will become King of the Monsters.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick

2. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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62 Metascore

After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 251,290 | Gross: $168.05M

3. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 375,495 | Gross: $218.08M

4. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 74,608 | Gross: $3.73M

5. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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75 Metascore

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Director: Chris McKay | Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 122,830 | Gross: $175.75M

6. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 28,263 | Gross: $52.61M

7. King Kong (1933)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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90 Metascore

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 75,518 | Gross: $10.00M

8. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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40 Metascore

A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 7,646 | Gross: $2.73M

9. King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure

3.9
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32 Metascore

Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.

Directors: John Guillermin, Charles McCracken | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, George Antoni

Votes: 5,088 | Gross: $4.71M

10. King Kong Escapes (1967)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada

Votes: 2,071

11. Dirty Duck (1974)

X | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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Willard, a mild mannered insurance adjuster, teams up with a foul-mouthed fowl who takes Willard on a surreal quest to become less uptight - and possibly get laid in the process.

Director: Charles Swenson | Stars: Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Robert Ridgely, Cynthia Adler

Votes: 377

12. Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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50 Metascore

The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 3,627 | Gross: $1.34M

13. The Lost Spider Pit Sequence (2005 Video)

6 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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What the "spider-pit" sequence from the original King Kong (1933) probably looked like (the original sequence was cut out of the original movie because it was deemed "too gruesome" and was subsequently lost).

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 483

14. Morgan! (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness in trying to win her back.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl

Votes: 1,567

15. King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Based on the events of the motion picture King Kong (2005), this game allows the player to play as man, or as Kong. When the crew arrive at Skull Island, they are faced with many thrills and challenges throughout.

Director: Michel Ancel | Stars: Jamie Bell, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 1,649

16. The Mighty Kong (1998 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.3
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Ann Darrow, a down-on-her-luck actress looking for work, meeting film director Carl Denham, who offers her a job in a new movie. They board the Venture to leave for the film shoot. The ... See full summary »

Director: Art Scott | Stars: Dudley Moore, Jodi Benson, Randy Hamilton, William Sage

Votes: 125

17. Fracture (2004)

107 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

6.4
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The story of how one man's crime ruins the lives of two families forever.

Director: Larry Parr | Stars: Kate Elliott, Jared Turner, Timothy Lee, Miranda Harcourt

Votes: 147

18. Ape (1976)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.4
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A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 1,439

19. 75 (2017)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Tifani Ahren Davis, Kip Bennett, Marcus B. Jackson, Shannon Faith

Votes: 35

20. Smart Philip (2003)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Tomás Hanák, Vilma Cibulková, Pavel Liska, Bohumil Klepl

Votes: 428

21. Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983 Video)

57 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ernest finds his old family album and we are treated to a series of skits starring his family members.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, David Landon, Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett

Votes: 283

22. The Mighty Gorga (1969)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.0
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A circus owner and a trapper trek into an African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus.

Director: David L. Hewitt | Stars: Anthony Eisley, Megan Timothy, Scott Brady, Kent Taylor

Votes: 278

23. King Kong (1966– )

30 min | Animation

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An animated series about the adventures of King Kong and his young pal Bobby Bond. Also featured were the adventures of "Tom of T.H.U.M.B.", a 6" tall secret agent.

Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Carl Banas, Susan Conway, John Drainie

Votes: 123

24. Flying Fuckernauts vs. The Astro Bastards (2016)

5 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.3
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Astro Bastards declare a cosmic war on their unwanted ancestors, Flying Fuckernauts in this spectacular trailer for a "lost" (actually fictional) sci-fi movie presented by The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004)'s eponymous host.

Director: James Rolfe | Stars: Nathan Barnatt, James Rolfe, Kevin Finn, Jeff Worton

Votes: 116

25. Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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An IMAX production that explores the ground-breaking special effects portrayed in Hollywood films from the very originals to the breathtaking special effects in movies today. Takes the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Burtt | Stars: John Lithgow, Jean Bolte, Carl N. Frederick, Paul Huston

Votes: 168

26. Edo ni arawareta Kingu Kongu: Henge no maki (1938)

50 min | Adventure

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Director: Sôya Kumagai | Stars: Eizaburô Matsumoto, Fuminori Ôhashi, Reizaburo Ichikawa, Reiko Mishima

Votes: 47

27. King Kong (1962)

142 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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When the Maharaja is ousted by an intruder, his wife and two sons, Badal and Jingu, flee. Badal gets separated while Jingu and his mother survive in near destitute conditions. Years later, ... See full summary »

Director: Babubhai Mistry | Stars: Kumkum, Dara Singh, Chandrashekhar, Parveen Choudhary

Votes: 39

28. Tarzan and King Kong (1965)

128 min | Action, Adventure

5.6
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Its all about that King Kong(a animal) kidnap a girl (lead role actress) and Tarzen(the hero) saved her from King Kong. Thereafter they were surviving happily, Until Villain attacks them ... See full summary »

Director: A. Shamsheer | Stars: Randhawa, Mumtaz, Bela Bose, Shyam Kumar

Votes: 25

29. Japanese King Kong (1933)

30 min | Short

6.5
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The character "Santa" is a vagabond whose main source of income is locating lost coins on the streets of Tokyo. He is dating the pretty girl Omitsu, but her father Seizo does not consider ... See full summary »

Director: Torajirô Saitô | Stars: Yasuko Koizumi, Isamu Yamaguchi, Kotarô Sekiguchi, Chosei Yamada

Votes: 26

30. Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' (2006 Video)

187 min | Documentary

7.5
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Following the immense success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson directs King Kong (2005). This documentary follows him, and the immense project from start to finish. It turns ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Peter Jackson, Christian Rivers, Matt Aitken, Gray Horsfield

Votes: 36

31. Basketball Jones (1973)

4 min | Animation, Short

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Tyrone Shoelaces sings the story of his lifelong love of basketball.

Director: Paul Gruwell | Star: Cheech Marin

32. I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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This documentary explores the incredible life of Merian C. Cooper, from his time as a soldier and pilot in three different wars, to his exploits in Hollywood, as a director, producer and cinematic innovator.

Directors: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Merian C. Cooper, David Strohmaier, James D'Arc

Votes: 196

33. King Kong - FAN FILM (2016)

140 min | Adventure

7.6
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An adaptation of the classic story of King Kong, the story is updated to the present day as a stern filmmaker hires a oil research vessel commanded by a heroic captain to venture towards ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Buchanan | Stars: Brett Charles, Jake Robertson, Sylvana Boonstra, Jack Buchanan

Votes: 5

34. Total Remake (2015– )

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Simon Benattar-Bourgeay, Romain Bressy, Benoît Bornier, Franck Fargier

35. Sheena Easton: Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Director: Steve Barron | Star: Sheena Easton

Votes: 7

36. For the Love of Kong (2019)

12 min | Documentary

5.9
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Fans unite to talk about the mighty King Kong. This is a Documentary made by Kong fans for Kong fans around the world.

Director: John H. Shelton | Stars: John H. Shelton, Dave DuBose, David Gelmini, Matt Jacobson

Votes: 47

37. The Adventurer

Biography, Drama, War | Announced

A chronicle of adventurer, soldier and film maker Merian Cooper and the real life experiences that inspired the creation of his most famous character: King Kong.

Directors: Joseph Matarrese, Phillip Matarrese, Gerald Rascionato

38. It's All Gone King Kong (2005 TV Movie)

23 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Steve Kemsley, Simon Ragoonanan | Stars: Edith Bowman, Ed Hall, Peter Jackson, Naomi Watts

Votes: 7

39. Edo ni arawareta Kingu Kongu: Ôgon no maki (1938)

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Director: Sôya Kumagai

Votes: 12

40. King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries (2005 Video)

232 min | Documentary

7.8
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Academy Award - winning filmmaker Peter Jackson invites you behind the scenes of his latest movie to witness the birth of King Kong.

Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Jack Black, Andy Serkis, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts

Votes: 199

41. Sci Fi Inside: 'King Kong' (2005)

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Stars: Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts

42. King Kong 60th Anniversary Special: 'It Was Beauty Killed the Beast' (1992 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Documentary on the making of the 1933 RKO film King Kong. Contains interviews with George Turner, Linwood Dunn, Rudy Behlmer.

Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Murray Spivack, Rudy Behlmer, George E. Turner, Linwood G. Dunn

Votes: 23

43. Bully (I) (2010)

G | Short, Comedy

7.9
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An evil businessman gets what's coming to him when he bullies a small boy.

Director: Ryan Spindell | Stars: David Garry, Avery Scott

Votes: 7

44. Dva: Nunovó tango (2009 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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Animated music video depicting a group of horror movie characters having a party while performing the titular song, sung in a fictional language.

Director: Jaromír Plachý | Stars: Jan Kratochvíl, Barbora Kratochvílová

Votes: 11

45. MrSheltonTV: Godzillathon (1954– )

Documentary, Sci-Fi

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John H Shelton and Friends looks at the popular Toho Godzilla series from Japan.

Stars: John H. Shelton, Steven Chamberlain, Alex Reed, David Gelmini

46. Wish You Were Here: A Look Inside 'King Kong' (2005 TV Movie)

28 min

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Directors: George Sunga, John Wheeler | Stars: Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts

47. Channel Four Presents: Return of the King - King Kong (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Wry and quirky look at Peter Jackson's King Kong

Director: Toby Amies | Star: Anthony Crank

48. Synthetischer Film oder Wie das Monster King Kong von Fantasie und Präzision gezeugt wurde (1975 TV Movie)

67 min | Documentary

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Director: Helmut Herbst | Star: Moritz Herbst

49. King Kong-A-Thon (2017– )

Documentary, Adventure, Horror

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John H Shelton takes a look at the King Kong film series and franchise.

Stars: John H. Shelton, John W.T., Steven Chamberlain

50. King Kong: The Post-Production Diaries (2005 Video)

153 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Jack Black, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis

Votes: 48



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