Best Dinosaur Movies for Kids
Take a trip back in time with these fun films.
Almost all kids love dinosaurs—and for good reason. After all, these beautiful giants were in charge of our planet at one point. To help satisfy your little one’s adoration of all things prehistoric and Jurassic, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite dinosaur movies for kids. These will entertain them for hours and hours, keep them on their toes, and have them in stitches too. They’ll also help to maintain their interest in history, science, and other important subjects.
Barney’s Great Adventure: The Movie
Adventure ensues when everyone’s favorite purple-and-green Tyrannosaurus rex and three of his pals find a magical egg in a barn.
Bob The Builder: Big Dino Dig Movie
Will the Can-Do Crew be able to build an entire amusement park after unearthing a bunch of prehistoric dinosaur bones? Lessons about leadership abound in this fun dinosaur movie for kids.
After a meteorite shower destroys his home, an orphaned dinosaur named Aladar sets out to find a faraway, fabled land with a little help from his friends.
Dinosaur Movies for Kids
In this Mickey Mouse musical spectacular, Stravinsky sets the scene as kids learn about the Earth’s formation (as well as the reign and extinction of dinosaurs).
With an all-star cast—John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, and Rosie O’Donnell—it’s no wonder the popularity of this big screen adaptation of the iconic cartoon hasn’t wavered all these years.
The Good Dinosaur
In this adorable, fictional retelling of our planet’s history, the asteroid that we now recognize as having made our dino friends extinct simply misses the planet.
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The third installment of the popular Ice Age franchise finds Sid the Sloth stealing eggs and causing trouble. The rest of the gang—Manny the Wooly Mammoth and Diego the Saber-Toothed Tiger included—rush to the rescue.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
A remake of the eponymous 1959 movie, this one stars Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson as they try to find their brother and father, respectively, who went missing 10 years prior.
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In this cult classic film, dinosaurs have been cloned from DNA found in fossils. The prehistoric action only gets better from there.
A new theme park has been built on the ruins of the old Jurassic Park. Will history repeat itself? You and your kids will have to find out for yourselves.
The Land Before Time
Follow a group of young dinosaurs (Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike) as they try to reunite with their families. There are a total of 14 films in this unforgettable franchise, so the fun doesn’t have to end when the movie does.
Land of the Lost
Loosely based on the ’70s TV show of the same name, this dinosaur movie for kids follows a paleontologist lost in space and time.
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Night at the Museum
The dinosaur here might not exactly be alive—it’s a T-Rex skeleton, after all—but this is still one of our favorite dinosaur movies for kids.
Remember Rex, Woody’s lovable (if skittish) dinosaur figurine? We think he deserves a spot on this list.
We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story
Aliens, dinosaurs, and New York City. What more could you ask for?