Prehistory movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prehistory movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, exciting, cult film, not serious, visually appealing and light films and TV shows about / with adventure, caveman, dinosaur, escapades, danger, family, survival, prehistoric animal, storytelling and fantasy world plots mostly in Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
prehistory movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as prehistory: Quest for Fire (1981), Ao: The Last Hunter (2010), Alpha (2018), Iceman (2017), The Croods (2013), The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), The Croods: A New Age (2020), Year One (2009), When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970), Primal (2019).

List of prehistory movies

Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: caveman, survival, tribe, fire, cannibalism, adventure, neanderthal, prehistoric man, discovery, love story, ancient history, ancient ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age, ancient times, future
Place: scotland, africa
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Ao: The Last Hunter (2010)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neandertal man, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was born. His aim is to join his twin brother, from whom he was ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: neanderthal, caveman, bear attack, pregnancy, survival, adventure, human nature, forbidden love, fall in love, polar bear, couples, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
Place: siberia, europe
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Alpha (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: survival, wolf, human animal relationship, dog, caveman, wilderness, animal attack, hunter, boar, wolf attack, adventure, bison ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, ancient times, future, stone age
Place: europe
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Iceman (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked. The ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: prehistoric man, tribe, self discovery, murder, revenge, bereavement, manhunt, tragedy, war, ancient, minimal dialogue, baby ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, ancient times, stone age
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The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: adventure, caveman, father daughter relationship, family life, youth, parents and children, disney, survival, family relations, family, parenthood, animals ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, future
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The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: stylized, suspense, harsh, serious, sexy ...
Plot: caveman, prehistoric man, adventure, bear, tribe, orphan, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, wilderness, self discovery ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, future, ancient times ...
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The Croods: A New Age (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Sequel to the 2013 animation movie The Croods.
Style: 3d animation, feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: ancient world, caveman, teenager, father daughter relationship, female empowerment, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy, friendship, feminism ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, future
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Year One (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
Style: funny, parody, humorous, satirical, biblical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: caveman, adventure, satire, road trip, farce, slavery, stupidity, sarcasm, friendship between men, circumcision, adaptation, stereotypes ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hammer Film’s follow-up to the successful One Million Years B.C. is set in an ancient past when humans and dinosaurs co-exist. Athletic cavewomen and hairy men wander around, grunting, sweating and occasionally sacrificing evil blonde babes to ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: cave woman, survival, tsunami, prehistoric man, adventure, female nudity, chaos, heroes, rivalry, love affair, dinosaur, caveman ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
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Primal (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A caveman forms a bond with a dinosaur as they struggle to survive in a hostile world.
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing, adult animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dinosaur, caveman, adventure, survival, hunter, hunting, barbarian, violence, eaten alive, unlikely friendships, life is a bitch, revenge ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
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One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As the Earth wrestles with its agonising birth, the peoples of this barren and desolate world struggle to survive. Driven by animal instinct they compete against the harsh conditions, their giant predators, and warring tribes. When two people from ...
Style: exciting, sexy, psychotronic, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: caveman, dinosaur, survival, monster, giant monster, desert, giant spider, adventure, natural disaster, rivalry, camp, alone in the world ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, future, middle ages ...
Place: tokyo
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The Flintstones (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, sexy, feel good, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dinosaur, friendship, caveman, best friend, eccentric family, workplace, family, family life, childhood, adoption, family relations, couples ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, 80s
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Cavegirl (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of prehistoric fellows and the gorgeous Eba. While teaching ...
Style: sex comedy, sexy, humorous, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, cave woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), caveman, erotica, dinosaur, prehistoric animal, silly humor, goofy hero, love and romance, youth, romance ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
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Early Man (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dug, along with his sidekick Hognob, unite a cavemen tribe to save their hidden valley from being spoiled and, all together as a team, to face the menace of a mysterious and mighty enemy, on the turf of an ancient and sacred sport.
Style: claymation, feel good, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: caveman, soccer, football, dinosaur, soccer match, friendship, family, couples, family life, family relations, buddies, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: manchester
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Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society.
Style: suspense, tense, political, epic, enigmatic ...
Plot: prophecy, rise to power, ancient world, politics, fictional country, romance, leader, secret, culture clash, ancient history, native, reincarnation ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, ancient times
Place: korea
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10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, daring rescue, mammoth, animal attack, jungle, chase, cave, lone hero, wilderness, ancient history, redemption ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: egypt, north africa
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Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: feel good, touching, road movie, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: talking animals, unlikely friendships, animals, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, ice age, family, heroic mission, life risking, odd couple, friends ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, apocalyptic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, evolution, scientist, escapades, heroic mission, monster, jungle, changing the past or future, race against time ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
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Caveman (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside ...
Style: funny, parody, humorous, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, caveman, friendship, bullying, weapons, farce, first contact, screwball, greed, justice, life philosophy, fight scenes ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age, 80s
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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster ...
Style: humorous, sweet, funny, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, talking animals, global warming, creature, dinosaur, friendship, adventure, iceberg, ice age, survival, teamwork, mammoth ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
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Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Italian-Turkish co-production helmed by genre veteran Antonio Margheriti (using the pseudonym "Anthony M. Dawson") was cobbled together from a four-part science-fiction miniseries shown on Italian television. In prehistoric times, the ...
Style: ridiculous, splatter, parody, futuristic, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, dinosaur, beast, monster, distopia, caveman, desert, sword and sorcery, sword, barbarian, adventure, death ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, 80s, future
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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: When Sid accidentally destroys Manny's heirloom Christmas rock and ends up on Santa's naughty list, he leads a hilarious quest to the North Pole to make things right and ends up making things much worse. Now it's up to Manny and his ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, light, 3d animation
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, father daughter relationship, friendship, spoiled brat, disorder, save the day, partners, legends and myths, escapades, silly humor, animal life, holiday ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 2010s
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The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, friendship, heroic mission, love, alien, family, caveman ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: funny, parody, humorous, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, adventure, chase, paleontologist, beast, escapades, survival, partners, satire, misfit, alternate dimension ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, 2000s
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.
Style: humorous, funny, exciting, sweet, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, jungle, talking animals, friendship, family, parenthood, animal life, loneliness, animals, ice age, life philosophy ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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Finding Altamira (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cave, discovery, love triangle, faith, crimes, artist, sea, cemetery, fever, mountain, church, hallucination ...
Time: 19th century, prehistory, victorian era, 1880s
Place: spain
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The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While trying to obtain "Tree Sweets", Littlefoot into the tree and knocks down all the blossoms, attracting the Tinysauruses. They devour the plants and disappear. But Littlefoot isn't blamed for the disappearance, instead he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, 2d animation
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, heroes, parallel world, heroic mission, mischievous children, unlikely partners, good versus evil, rescue, escapades, prehistoric animal ...
Time: prehistory
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B.C. Rock (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An adult animated comedy with rock music soundtrack, portraying a far-fetched explanation of the Dawn of Man.
Style: adult animation, semi serious, clever, humorous, allegory ...
Plot: dinosaur, bestiality, pterodactyl, misfit, parallel world, destiny, animal life, stegosaurus, triceratops, neanderthal, atrocity, interspecies friendship ...
Time: prehistory, stone age
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The Man Called Flintstone (1966)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred Flintstone, who just happens to look like him. The ...
Style: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, cult film
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: spy, espionage, friendship, secret agents, mistaken identity, eccentric family, working undercover, cons and scams, family life, boss and employee, criminal heroes, obnoxious boss ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: france, europe, italy, rome italy, paris france
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A.R.O.G (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Commander Logar fools Arif and sends him 1.000.000 years back in the time. He must civilize people from past to reach today.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, parody, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, daring rescue, save the day, heroes, rivalry, disorder, heroic mission, vengeance, escapades, misfit, master villain ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: istanbul turkey
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