Monkey Movies: Kong Flicks to Binge Before 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

We're celebrating our brother from another ancestor with some monkey movies before the premiere of the cinematic showdown "Godzilla vs. Kong."

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Monkey Movies: Kong Flicks to Binge Before 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

© HBO Max / Courtesy Everett Collection

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!

© HBO Max / Courtesy Everett Collection

© HBO Max / Courtesy Everett Collection

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.

  • King Kong
    Naomi Watts and King Kong in "King Kong."

    © Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    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.

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    King Kong

    Action / 2005 / PG-13

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  • Kong: Skull Island
    Kong in "Kong: Skull Island."

    © Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    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.

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    Kong: Skull Island

    Action / 2017 / PG-13

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  • War for the Planet of the Apes
    Caesar in "War for the Planet of the Apes."

    © 20th Century Fox/courtesy Everett Collection

    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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    War for the Planet of the Apes Poster

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Action / 2017 / PG-13

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