A very distant relative of ours has a major battle coming up tomorrow and he needs our support. We are, of course, talking about King Kong in "Godzilla vs. Kong." Help our favorite gargantuan gorilla by watching some of the best monkey movies. We've seen a small preview of the upcoming mega fight in the trailer, but we need more!
To celebrate Kong and the rest of our simian fam, we've curated 3 of the most epic modern monkey movies, featuring 2 great Kong films, and one with some pretty incredible monkeys. And, don't forget to watch "Godzilla vs. Kong" tomorrow in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.
This monkey is one that everyone's heard of, who's known for his ability to fight off airplanes while hanging off of the sides of tall buildings. Filmmaker Peter Jackson brings the iconic ape back to life in this "King Kong" remake. The flick takes place first on an uncharted island where a group of filmmakers, actors, and actresses arrive on shore to learn that it's uncharted for a very good reason.
Kong: Skull Island
Our second recommendation is likely the most hardcore version of Kong to date. The film is a reboot of the original 1933 film. Instead of arriving to the island by ship as in our last pick, this time the army decides to send in helicopters equipped with bombs to map out the territory. If there's even a slight chance, though, that a 100-foot ape could be on the island, it's probably not the best thing to start dropping explosives upon entry.
War for the Planet of the Apes
If you're looking for the most intelligent apes to hit the big screen recently, then we have to mention the ones here. These monkeys are anything but ordinary, and speak really good English, too. They're also forced to battle against a rogue U.S. military faction after a former member of their tribe decides to start war on humans.
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