All Jurassic Park Movies By Their Release Year

The Jurassic Park movies are largely responsible for how we currently perceive the stunning, gigantic, and carnage-inflicting dinosaurs, more commonly referred to as dinosaurs. The existence of these films and the series, which is still going strong, much like the mythological creatures that were cloned, is one of the key factors contributing to the current influx of dinosaur aficionados.

Jurassic Park, a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a book by Michael Crichton, catalyzed the entire phenomenon. The movie, which gained worldwide acclaim at its 1993 debut, is now recognized as one of the best of the era. It was followed by the 1997 release of The Lost World: Jurassic Park and the 2001 release of Jurassic Park III.

Even though the sequels failed to capture the magic of the first film, they were still fairly well-liked in their own right, and the saga continued with the release of Jurassic World in 2015. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the name of the Jurassic World sequel that was released in 2018 and 2022, respectively.

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Here is a chronological list of all the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films so you may watch a Cretaceous movie marathon without any hassles while you wait for your next trip to this poorly maintained theme park and the chance to see your favorite dinosaurs once more on the big screen.

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All ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jurassic World’ Movies in Chronological Order

  1. Jurassic Park

    Director: Steven Spielberg

    Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp

    Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

     Jurassic Park (1993) on IMDb

    When Jurassic Park, an adaptation of Michael Chrichton’s book, was first published in 1993, it shot to the box office. In the first scene of Jurassic Park, John Hammond, the theme park’s owner, gathers a team of scientists and experts to check on his ambitious new attraction, which is situated on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, to ensure that it is genuinely secure before it is publicly opened to the public.

    The team is made up of mathematician Ian Malcolm, archaeologists Dr. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, and Ellie Sattler. Jurassic Park was selected by the Library of Congress in 2018 for inclusion in the US National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important,” in addition to garnering more than twenty awards, including three Oscars. Before Titanic took over, it held the record for the most revenue made by a single film.

  2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Director: Steven Spielberg

    Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp

    Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

     The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) on IMDb

    Although Hammond lost all authority over his company InGen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the second installment of the series, he could still maintain the secrecy of an island used for dinosaur breeding. Four years have passed since the first movie’s events. Ha was successful in concealing the existence of a second island that was utilized for dinosaur breeding. It was a part of the cover-up that kept the world from discovering what happened in the first movie. Following an incident on the second island, Hammond enlists Ian Malcolm once more to sail there with a new crew.

    Malcolm is traveling for personal reasons, though. When the new InGen leadership arrives on the island and begins capturing dinosaurs for a new Jurassic Park in San Diego, those things quickly change. They get into trouble with the new owners of InGen when they try to smuggle dinosaurs out of their park. In addition to being nominated for an Academy Award, the film was a financial success.

  3. Jurassic Park III

    Director: Joe Johnston

    Writers: Michael Crichton, Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne

    Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

     Jurassic Park III (2001) on IMDb

    In the third and final installment of the Jurassic Park trilogy, Joe Johnston succeeds Steven Spielberg as the director. Dr. Alan Grant, the paleontologist, is trying to study the velociraptors’ brains but is having trouble finding funding. When they first meet him, Paul Kirby and Amanda trick him into joining them on their trip.

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    In exchange for an aerial tour of the island featured in The Lost World, Isla Sorna, the pair agrees to help Grant with his research. Even though it was a box office hit, the movie brought in the least amount of money overall for the entire series.

  4. Jurassic World

    Director: Colin Trevorrow

    Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow

    Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

     Jurassic World (2015) on IMDb

    Delays caused the 2004 start date for the film Jurassic World to be delayed for ten years. Jurassic world revived the franchise after 14 years. In the Colin Trevorrow directed movie Jurassic World, it is revealed that Simon Masrani, the CEO of the Masrani Global Corporation, bought InGen in 1997 to create his theme park, Jurassic World, which had already been operational for nearly ten years at the time the film’s debut. Jurassic World was created to improve Hammond’s Jurassic Park.

    In the film’s opening scene, brothers Gray and Zach are seen visiting the theme park that their aunt Claire Dearing manages on what seems to be an ordinary day. The park’s newest and main attraction, Indominus Rex, a genetically modified hybrid, escapes from its enclosure, which causes things to spiral out of control. While the park is vanishing, Claire is compelled to ask Owen Grady, the park’s resident Velociraptor expert, for help in saving her nephews.

    One thing to keep in mind about this movie, as was already mentioned: According to a widely held online theory, Pratt’s character Owen Grady is the adult version of the young child Alan Grant terrorizes at the beginning of the first Jurassic Park film. According to what he read in Grant’s analysis of Velociraptors’ hunting tactics, he developed an interest in them. The film was a huge hit at the box office, earning $1.672 billion worldwide, making it the third-highest-grossing movie of its time.

  5. Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom

    Director: J.A. Bayona

    Writers: Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Michael Crichton

    Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

     Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) on IMDb

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the follow-up to Jurassic World and the fifth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. Following their escape from Jurassic World, the dinosaurs in the film, directed by J. A. Bayona living quietly on the island for four years without any human interaction. People start to come back to the island, though, after hearing about a volcanic eruption because it threatens the dinosaurs’ survival. In this film, Jeff Goldblum portrays the well-known Ian Malcolm from the Jurassic Park trilogy for the first time since The Lost World.

    According to the movie, Dinosaurs have reclaimed Isla Nubar. They had been living peacefully without people on the island for the previous four years, but a looming volcano eruption would annihilate them if they stayed there. Claire Dearing has taken up the task of saving the dinosaurs from the island with the help of Sir Benjamin Lockwood, a former client of John Hammond’s. Claire convinces Owen Grady to return so she may help him capture Velociraptor.

  6. Battle at Big Rock

    Director: Colin Trevorrow

    Writers: Emily Carmichael, Colin Trevorrow, Michael Crichton

    Stars: André Holland, Natalie Martinez, Melody Hurd

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short

     Battle at Big Rock (2019) on IMDb

    A year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the short film Battle at Big Rock depicts the first big fight between humans and dinosaurs. The place where the dinosaurs from the Fallen Kingdom were let loose is 32 kilometers away from Big Rock, a fictional national park where a small family goes camping in the film.

    They are caught off guard by both an adult and a baby Nasutoceratops. The otherwise fascinating encounter between the family and the dinosaurs is ruined when the allosaurus decides to eat the baby for lunch. The family is confined to their camper as the dinos start fighting around them. This short film was directed by Colin Trevorrow, also known for Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Dominion.

  7. Jurassic World Dominion

    Director: Colin Trevorrow

    Writers: Emily Carmichael, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly

    Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

     Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) on IMDb

    The sixth and final installment in the Jurassic World series is titled Jurassic World Dominion, which takes place four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Dinosaurs can roam the world again because of the spread of human civilization. Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Alan Grant, and Ian Malcolm the original three join Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in this final installment of the Jurassic World story in the fight to save humanity.

    Colin Trevorrow, who previously served as both the writer and the director of several films, is back. The movie’s storyline won’t include a new theme park because dinosaurs have left the island and traveled to other areas of the earth, as seen in the short film Battle at Big Rock.


What started out as a passion project from Steven Speilberg, now has become a multi-million dollar franchise with a respectable 4 movies to gross over a billion dollars worldwide. In the context of dinosaur-related movies, no other franchise holds a candle to the Jurassic franchise. The nonstop action, beautifully animated beasts, and gut-wrenching drama from the Jurassic movies are unrivaled with the first movie being many people’s favorite. The slow decline in the quality of the stories given to us has upset many fans but the constantly improving graphics and scenery keep the audience coming back for more.

All Jurassic Park Movies Sorted By Their IMDB Ratings

  • Jurassic Park (1993) – 8.2 with 1M
  • Jurassic World (2015) – 6.9 with 655k
  • Battle at Big Rock (2019) – 6.9 with 3.4k
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) – 6.5 with 427k
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – 6.1 with 326k
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) – 5.9 with 329k
  • Jurassic World: Dominion – 5.6 with 181k

All Jurassic Park Movies Sorted By Their Box Office Collection

  • Jurassic World (2015) – $1.671 Billion
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – $1.310 Billion
  • Jurassic Park (1993) – $1.046 Billion
  • Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) – $1.004 Billion
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) – $618.6 Million
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) – $368.8 Million
Kierra Rowsey
Kierra Rowsey

Kierra Rowsey is a freelance TV, Film and anime critic for over 12 years, living in Arkansas with her husband and three kids. She graduated from NYU College of Arts & Science in 2008.

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