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Posted Jun-16-2014 11:49 AM

So, as you can all tell, top 10 lists are kinda my thing. I love reading them and making them. So here are the top 10 dinosaur documentaries. This list is based on accuracy and entertainment.

 

10. Valley of the T.rex

Valley of the T.rex focused primarily on the theory that T.rex was a pure scavenger rather than a predator. Jack Horner had taken the lead in this one(no surprise there). While it focuesed on a contraversial theory(one that has overall been disproven), the design used for T.rex is perhaps one of the coolest.

 

9. Chased By Dinosaurs

Chased By Dinosaurs was brought to us by the same crew that made Walking With Dinosaurs. Featuring some lesser known dinosaurs like Therizinosaurus, it also brought us some old favorites like Velociraptor. Chased By Dinosaurs also had a number of non-dinosaurs in it. One thing that was a bit of a flaw was the fact that it featured a time travelling scientist(Nigel Marven). It brought a bit of a childish aspect to it.

 

8. Ballad of Big Al

The Ballad of Big Al focused on one of the most complete specimens of Allosaurus ever found, Big Al. It was also one of the most heavily injured(19 in all). The Ballad of Big Al was entertaining, but because it focued on one individual most of the time, it didn't have a ton of variety.

 

7. Prehistoric

Prehistoric was interesting because it focuesed on specific cities. Places like New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and others. The information was accurate and it included a lot of non-dinosaurs like Megalodon and Tylosaurus. The animation was second rate though.

 

6. Dinosaur Revolution

Dinosaur Revolution was accurate in a number of ways. It was also quite entertaining and had a lot of dinosaur fights. However, the information given was few and far between. The animation could have been better as well, but it wasn't bad overall.

 

5. Clash of the Dinosaurs

Clash of the Dinosaurs had good animation and accurate information overall. Many of the theories shown are in line with a lot of thinking today. It could have featured a better variety of dinosaurs and the scenes were a bit repetitive, but it was fun to watch.

 

4. Planet Dinosaur

Planet Dinosaur had brought us some dinosaurs that haven't really had a lot of time in the spotlight like Mapusaurus and Gigantoraptor, along with some old favorites like Spinosaurus and Allosaurus. The animation for the dinosaurs was really good, but it was clear the environments were CGI. I always perfer "live action." 

 

3. Walking With Dinosaurs

Considered by some to be old and outdated, Walking With Dinosaurs is still a classic. For it's time(and still) it has some of the best animation and animtronics of any documentary. Walking With Dinosaurs also took us around the world from the land down under to a forgotten land called North America. A truly timeless classic.

 

2. Dinosaur Planet

Dinosaur Planet was a top notch documentary with only minor issues, many of which had to do with speculation. Like the Ballad of Big Al, it focused on a particular individual, but also a number of "side characters." It brought us dinosaurs going about their daily lives as if they were still here. Not to mention one of the coolest dinosaur roars ever, that of the Daspletosaurus.

 

1. When Dinosaurs Roamed America

When Dinosaurs Roamed America is perhaps one of the most accurate dinosaur documentaries overall. It showed them as fast, deadly, and efficient. The raptors were feathered and the T.rexes were pack hunters. Great animation and, despite being set in an area where the dinosaurs are extremely familiar to us, the variety was great. Animals like Nothronychus were featured, plus favorites like Tyrannosaurus and Ceratosaurus. One of my all time personal favorites.

 

Honorable Mention...

 

Jurassic Fight Club

Jurassic Fight Club had great animation and was extremely entertaining. What's better than watching dinosaurs kill each other? Well, that's actually an issue with it. I know it's called Jurassic Fight Club, but I like a documentary that shows dinosaurs doing stuff besides fighting. You may also be wondering why it's merely an honorable mention, well, it's simply because if I included it, it'd be a top 11, not top 10 and I'm a bit OCD about that kinda thing.

 

Hope you liked it :)

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98
Responses

Sci-Fi King25

Jun-16-2014 12:06 PM

I can agree with this, but my favorite is Planet Dinosaur.

Forum signatures are always so hard to come up with...

 

Gojira2K

Jun-16-2014 12:19 PM

I have seen ever single one of these. Some of these I own. I definitwly agree with this list.

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway.

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 12:25 PM

WHat about Monsters Resurrected: Spinosaurus?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUST KIDDING!!!

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 12:32 PM

Glad you guys liked it.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 12:33 PM

Yes, keep up with your Top 10s!!!

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 12:35 PM

I always will.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 12:40 PM

Until you die...

Sorry... Just had to say that...

Ain't I just a Little bright ray of sunshine?

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 12:45 PM

If I die(manical laughter).

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 12:46 PM

What are you going to do now to keep alive?

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Silver_Falcon

Jun-16-2014 12:49 PM

Haven't seen 10, 4, or 1...

I know what I'm doing today.

Here, have a waffle (-'.')-#

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 12:55 PM

Enjoy Silver Falcon. You should like them.

 

Raptor, you'd rather not know ;)

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 1:01 PM

I will use Horcruxes to live forever!!!

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 1:03 PM

Imma use clones. Basically, I'll live forever and still be able to die.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 1:03 PM

But horcuxes are more efficient. (Do you know what I am talking about?)

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 1:05 PM

No clue(BTW, I'm out for a bit, so don't be surprised if I don't respond to comments for a bit).

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 1:05 PM

I supposed so...

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Silver_Falcon

Jun-16-2014 2:38 PM

But raptor, horcruxes are so much messier than clones!

Here, have a waffle (-'.')-#

Raptor-401

Jun-16-2014 2:45 PM

Silver Falcoln, BUT I SHALL LIVE!!!

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Great Leonopteryx

Jun-16-2014 4:16 PM

I agree
valley of the T-rex has one of the coolest design 

Lord Vader

Jun-16-2014 5:15 PM

Nice list Rex Fan. 

Jack of all trades. Master of none

Rex Fan 684

Jun-16-2014 5:17 PM

Thanks MrHappy.

 

T-Rex White, my first profile pic was of the Valley of the T.rex(I like your new one by the way).

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

JPCerato

Jun-16-2014 11:55 PM

Nice list! 

I have seen all except number 7, also got most on DVD + loads more...

Cool list, I agree with number one, A true childhood memory...i'm 12, turning 13 at the end of the month, so yeah chilldhood memory. That's also what got me to love Ceratosaurus!

Also love Dinosaur Planet  and Dinosaur Revolution, i sought of like the 'focus on 1 dino thing'... 

My list

10. Walking With Beasts (i know it's not dinosaurs, but whatever)

9. Chased By Dinosaurs

8. Truth About Killer Dino's

7. Ballad of Big Al

6. Planet Dinosaur

5. Walking With Dinosaurs

4. Dinosaur Revolution

3. Jurassic Fight Club

2. Dinosaur Planet

1. When Dinosaurs Roamed America

JPCerato

Jun-17-2014 12:05 AM

Also love the characters and designs!

Dragonfly, Dragonfly's Dad, Pod, Whitetip, Das, Alpha, Brokenhand, Bluebrow, the Tarascosaur (no name), Brokenjaw, the Torvosaurus (no name), Al, Stumpy, Tinkerbelle, Junior, Jack, and most of all... the When Dinosaurs Roamed America Ceratosaurus...R.I.P, Dam Allosaurus...

 

John Morrison

Jun-17-2014 12:37 AM

Good listing and I liked them all for individual reasons.

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Something Real

Jun-17-2014 12:44 AM

REX FAN 684 - I've seen each of the entries upon your list! I agree that the T-Rex design in Valley of the T-Rex was quite neat. However, I absolutely loathed the light in which the documentary cast T-Rex. A giant, red-faced, kill-stealing buzzard?! Hmph! I greatly enjoyed Walking with Dinosaurs, though I teared-up awfully when the momma T-Rex and her little babies were killed by the asteroid impact. :(

    Regardless, this was a very fun list! Thank you ever so much for sharing this with us! :)

Dynamosaurus Imperiosus/ Raptorexxx 700

Jun-17-2014 2:18 AM

i have seen every single one of these and my favorites are wwd, planet dinosaur, and an unmentioned and very underestimated documentary: The last Day Of the dinosaurs.

 

UCMP 118742

Jun-17-2014 4:59 AM

The only one I haven't seen is Number 1. So I better go and watch it right now.

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Rex Fan 684

Jun-17-2014 9:59 AM

Glad you all liked it so much. This one was really fun for me to make. Really brought back some memories. 

 

UCMP, When Dinosaurs Roamed America is worth it ;)

 

Raptorexxx, I thought about Last Day of the Dinosaurs, but since it was almost the same thing as Clash of the Dinosaurs(same animation and crew), I chose not too, but it was cool too.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Lord Tyrannos

Apr-06-2016 12:00 PM

my list

10. Chased By Dinosaurs

9. Ballad of Big Al

8. Clash of the Dinosaurs

7. Dinosaur Revolution

6. Jurassic Fight Club

5. When Dinosaurs Roamed America

4. Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

3. Walking With Dinosaurs

2. Planet Dinosaur

1. Last Day of the Dinosaurs

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Gee W

Oct-14-2016 2:24 AM

Planet Dinosaur is my favorite. It had a great balance between story and actual facts. I loved how they showed where they got their story ideas from. Animation was good too, except for the backgrounds. But the CGI landscapes did give it a unique look. I also really like Chased By Dinosaurs, and thought the addition of Nigel Marven was great. Adds some perspective and scale to it and it was a nice variation to the regular dino docs. I haven't seen all of these, but some didn't work for me. Dinosaur Revolution had some really silly sitcom writing (eg Allosaurus wakes up to bite the head off of another dinosaur that keeps her awake...) and Christian Slater's narration annoyed me in Dinosaur Planet...

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