Planet of the Apes franchise

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My list of all the movies and TV series episodes of the Planet of the Apes franchise.

Planet of the Apes - Wikipedia

Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction media franchise consisting of films, books, television series, comics, and other media about a world in which humans and intelligent apes clash for control. The franchise is based on French author Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel La Planète des singes, translated into English as Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet.

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1. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 158,167 | Gross: $33.40M

2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 39,609 | Gross: $19.00M

3. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 30,032 | Gross: $12.30M

4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 28,509 | Gross: $9.81M

5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

Ten years after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden

Votes: 27,382 | Gross: $8.84M

6. Planet of the Apes (1974)

47 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.

Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

Votes: 3,798

7. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: Escape from Tomorrow (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two astronauts survive a crash-landing on a planet where intelligent apes rule over humans. The men find that their own intelligence challenges the apes' superiority and puts their lives in danger.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Royal Dano

Votes: 192

8. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Gladiators (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Burke and Virdon are faced with having to fight to the death when they are captured, and the Ape Prefect amuses himself by staging gladiator-style fights between the humans in his charge.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, William Smith

Votes: 154

9. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Trap (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When they are buried alive, underground, in an ancient San Francisco subway station during an earthquake, Burke and General Urko are forced to work together. Above ground, Galen and Virdon ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Ron Harper, Norman Alden

Votes: 153

10. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Good Seeds (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When Galen hurts his leg and can't travel, Virdon and Burke seek refuge in a farm till their friend recovers. The farm is operated by a gruff but decent ape named Polar, his wife Zantes, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Geoffrey Deuel

Votes: 137

11. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Legacy (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Burke and Virdon discover a holographic message from scientists from their own time, which might help them find out what happened to their world, while they are exploring the ruins of Oakland.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Zina Bethune

Votes: 136

12. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: Tomorrow's Tide (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

While walking on an ocean beach with Galen, Virdon and Burke see a condemned man lashed to a raft in the water. They rescue him and carry him to a nearby cave but then an ape-on-patrol ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 124

13. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Surgeon (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Galen risks his freedom, and life by contacting his old sweetheart, Kira, when Virdon is seriously injured. Kira is now a talented, and forward thinking, surgeon; and Galen shares with her ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 119

14. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Deception (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Galen, Virdon and Burke befriend a chimpanzee named Fauna, the blind daughter of a human friendly ape who was killed by a band of vigilante apes known as the Dragoons. Unaware that Burke is... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Jane Actman

Votes: 122

15. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Horse Race (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Virdon agrees to race a chimpanzee Prefect's horse against Urkos best horse, in exchange for a condemned boy's freedom. Urko has never lost a race, but of course, as Virdon finds out, Urko ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 119

16. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Interrogation (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When Burke is captured by Urko's soldiers, he is forced to face two equally horrifying options: he can either be killed, outright, by Urko; or he can be used in a brainwashing experiment, ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Beverly Garland

Votes: 115

17. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Tyrant (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

To foil the plans of a tyrannical gorilla who is trying to overthrow the chimpanzee prefect and gain control over a human farming district, Galen, Virdon and Burke risk an encounter with ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 112

18. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Cure (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

With the help of an ape doctor, Virdon and Burke race to concoct a cure for a malaria outbreak. They must succeed before Urko implements his own version of a cure: burning down the village with everyone in it.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Sondra Locke

Votes: 109

19. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: The Liberator (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When they are captured by a human community that provides human slaves to the apes, Virdon and Burke's survival is dependent on convincing their captors to rebel against the apes.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, John Ireland

Votes: 114

20. Planet of the Apes (1974)
Episode: Up Above the World So High (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Unaware that a chimpanzee scientist plans to use a human prisoner's flying machine for her own deadly purpose, Virdon, Burke and Galen help the man, Leuric, to build a hang glider.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 119

21. Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975–1976)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

Stars: Austin Stoker, Philippa Harris, Henry Corden, Richard Blackburn

Votes: 1,353

22. Back to the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Sci-Fi

This is not an original made-for-TV movie, but two episodes of the 1974 TV series Planet of the Apes (1974) edited together: Planet of the Apes: Escape from Tomorrow (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Trap (1974).

Directors: Arnold Laven, Don Weis | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Royal Dano

Votes: 778

23. Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Sci-Fi

A television movie made from two segments of the cult TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Gladiators (1974), directed by Don McDougall and Planet of the Apes: The Legacy (1974), directed by Bernard McEveety.

Directors: Don McDougall, Bernard McEveety | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, William Smith

Votes: 217

25. Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Sci-Fi

A television movie made from two segments of the TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Surgeon (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Interrogation (1974).

Directors: Alf Kjellin, Arnold Laven | Stars: Lynn Benisch, Martin E. Brooks, Norman Burton, Booth Colman

Votes: 148

26. Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Sci-Fi

A television movie made from two segments of the TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Horse Race (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Tyrant (1974).

Directors: Ralph Senensky, Jack Starrett | Stars: Klair Bybee, Michael Conrad, James Daughton, Richard Devon

Votes: 138

27. Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

The story behind the making of the 5 "Planet of the Apes" movies.

Directors: Kevin Burns, David Comtois | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Mort Abrahams, Charlton Heston, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 1,514

28. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 203,794 | Gross: $180.01M

29. Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet (2001 TV Short)

Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

A documentary about the making of Planet of the Apes (2001).

Director: Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Estella Warren, Tim Burton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth

Votes: 66

30. The Making of 'Planet of the Apes' (2001 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short

This documentary provides an inside look to several main stages of production for the 2001 film, Planet of the Apes (2001), including make-up, costume design, and set construction.

Director: Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Tim Burton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth

Votes: 89

31. Planet of the Apes: Simian Academy (2001 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

In this making-of documentary we see lots of behind the scenes video plus interviews, notes from stunt performer and movement coach Terry Notary, stunt coordinator Charlie Croughwell, head ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Alexander, Helena Bonham Carter, Charles Croughwell, Paul Giamatti

32. Planet of the Apes: Face Like a Monkey (2001 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

This making-of documentary covers ape visual design. We hear from Tim Burton and special make-up designer Rick Baker. They discuss casting for specific kinds of faces, issues with Tim ... See full summary »

Stars: Rick Baker, Tim Burton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti

33. Planet of the Apes: Ape Couture (2001 Video)

7 min | Short

In this making-of documentary we get notes from costume designer Colleen Atwood as she discusses visual looks both specific and general plus what it's like to work with a visually talented director like Burton.

Stars: Colleen Atwood, Tim Burton

34. Planet of the Apes: Screen Tests (2001 Video)

14 min | Short

Divided into five segments: Make-Up Tests (3:45), Group Tests (2:37), Movement Tests (1:46), Costume Tests (1:34) and Stunt Test (4:13)

35. Planet of the Apes: Chimp Symphony, Op. 37 (2001 Video)

10 min | Short

In this program, composer Danny Elfman chats about his work and we also see some footage from the orchestral recording sessions.

Star: Danny Elfman

36. Planet of the Apes: On Location - Lake Powell (2001 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

In this making-of documentary we learn that Lake Powell also featured prominently in the original film, though apparently the new movie used different areas. We also get some details about the location as well as notes about its challenges

Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Rick Heinrichs, Tim Roth

37. Planet of the Apes: Swinging from the Trees (2001 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

This making-of documentary looks at specific stunts. We find information from stunt performers and movement coaches Terry Notary and Sonny Tipton as well as stunt coordinator Charlie ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Croughwell, Terry Notary, Sonny Tipton

38. Planet of the Apes: Charlton Heston Interview (2001 Video)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short Interview with Charlton Heston during the filming of the movie.

Star: Charlton Heston

39. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 479,161 | Gross: $176.76M

40. Mythology of the Apes (2011 Video)

7 min | Documentary, Short

In this making-of documentary we find comments from Wyatt, Serkis, Jaffa, Franco, and Silver. They discuss attempts to keep Rise connected to the original series and reveal some "Easter eggs" that appear in the film.

Stars: James Franco, Rick Jaffa, Andy Serkis, Amanda Silver

Votes: 5

41. The Genius of Andy Serkis (2011 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

This making-of documentary provides notes from Silver, Jaffa, Wyatt, VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon, producer Dylan Clark, Senior VFX producer Joe Letteri, co-produce Kurt Williams, and actors ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Clark, Brian Cox, James Franco, Rick Jaffa

42. A New Generation of Apes (2011 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

In this making-of documentary we hear from Wyatt, Williams, Letteri, Lemmon, Serkis, animation supervisor Eric Reynolds, creatures supervisor Matthew Muntean, VFX supervisor R. Christopher ... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Clutterbuck, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, Matthew Muntean

43. Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries (2011 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

This making-of documentary features Notary, Wyatt, Clark, Letteri, Lemmon, Barrett, Reynolds, Acevedo, VFX supervisor Erik Winquist, motion capture supervisor Dejan Momcilovic, and head of ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Clark, Shawn Dunn, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri

44. Composing the Score of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (2011 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

This making-of documentary delivers info from composer Patrick Doyle. He talks about the film's music and we get details about themes and goals. It's a reasonably informative glimpse of the composer's work.

Star: Patrick Doyle

45. Ape School (2011 Video)

2 min | Short

The film's stunt coordinator explains the process of training the motion-capture actors to behave like apes.

Star: Terry Notary

46. Before the Dawn (2014– )

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The slow death of the world is seen in vignettes leading up to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).

Stars: Isabelle Albuquerque, Spencer Warren, Gracie Miller, Rik Shorten

Votes: 12

47. Before the Dawn (2014– )
Episode: Quarantine (2014)

6 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Amidst a widespread viral outbreak known as the 'Simian Flu,' a mother is quarantined after testing positive for the virus, leaving her husband and daughter to fend for themselves.

Director: Isaiah Seret | Stars: Isabelle Albuquerque, Gracie Miller, Jon Beasley

Votes: 9

48. Before the Dawn (2014– )
Episode: All Fall Down (2014)

5 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five years after the Simian Flu all but wiped out humanity, an orphaned teenage girl survives by bartering things she has stolen from dead people's homes.

Director: Daniel Thron | Stars: Spencer Warren, Rik Shorten, Rosa Tran, Samantha Waters

Votes: 11

49. Before the Dawn (2014– )
Episode: The Gun (2014)

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The journey of a shotgun through the hands of several ill-fated owners as the 'Simian Flu' ravages the world around them.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern

Votes: 10

50. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6