Dinosaur Movies

If your preschooler is already rattling off names like "velociraptor" and "triceratops," it's safe to say you've got a dinosaur addict in the house. Kids' love affair with dinosaurs often lasts well into the tween years and even beyond, so indulge your dino nut with some of these great dinosaur movies -- we've got picks for everyone from the littlest microraptor to the biggest T. rex! Check out our Dinosaur TV list too, or our fun and educational list of Dinosaur Apps.

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Barney: Celebrating Around the World

age 2+

Globetrotting dino treats tots to dynamite dances.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig

age 3+

Dinosaur-themed tale is full of positive messages and fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City

age 3+

Engaging, educational movie promotes curiosity and respect.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Dinosaur Train: What's at the Center of the Earth?

age 3+

Dino family's fun journey emphasizes curiosity, courage.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Scholastic Video Collection: Danny and the Dinosaur

age 3+

Cute stories about friendship; fun for preschoolers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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Toy Story That Time Forgot

age 4+

Delightful franchise add-on has happy messages, some peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Dino Dana: The Movie

age 5+

Family focus, awesome dinos make for a Paleo pleasure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Dinosaur

age 6+

Stunning, but can be dark and scary in places.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

age 6+

3-D sequel is fun but also more intense than past films.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Jurassic Tale

age 6+

Campy dinosaur adventure has some peril, potty humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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The Land Before Time

age 6+

Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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Bizarre Dinosaurs

age 7+

Kid-friendly docu examines strange-looking dinos.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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The Good Dinosaur

age 7+

Young dino braves nature in lovely but intense adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

age 7+

Funny dinosaur-ghost adventure is too spooky for young kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie

age 7+

Thrilling, semi-educational CGI movie with a few scary bits.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

age 8+

Formulaic-but-exciting family action-adventurer.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

age 9+

French comics-based adventure is engaging for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Dinosaur 13

age 10+

Joyful discovery and dry legalities in dino documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters!

age 10+

Giant-monster drama is stiff, dated but still a classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1956)
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Jurassic Park

age 12+

Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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