Ranking the Planet of the Apes Movies


Some claim Jaws was the first summer blockbuster. Or maybe Star Wars because of the marketing craze it inspired and global phenomenon it became. But Planet of the Apes was the true original – a high-concept, sci-fi feature that was unleashed on an unsuspecting U.S. public in April 1968, packed cinemas throughout the sunny months, and was followed by multiple sequels, a TV spin-off, a comics run, a toy line, a reboot, and a recent prequel-of-sorts. With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hitting screens worldwide this month and receiving its fair share of rave reviews, we thought now would be a good time to look back at the legacy of the franchise, and to rank the eight feature films from worst-to-best…

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