Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

By Franklin Schaffner

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1968-04-03
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Director: Franklin Schaffner
  • Production Company: Tim Burton Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 2,977 Ratings


Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).




  • Superb

    By swissmoon99
    Mend-bending travel into the future of Earth. Love this film, and never get tired of seeing it. The newer versions of this series of films do not do this original justice. The story itself is epic.
  • One of the Greatest Apocalyptic films ever

    By Matty-The Wanderer
    If you have ever seen the remakes of this great original, they simply cannot compare especially the powerful message that the Original Planet of the apes conveyed. The ignorant ones who only like or care about the latest films and laugh at how dated the original films effects looked have no idea as to the message that was being told in this classic great piece. I remember when I was a kid and saw this for the first time, this was made before Star Wars, Alien, Predator etc. and was at the time the most popular Sci-fi film around till Star Wars made its debut. The ending to this film was infamous, and I remember just how gut wrenching and scared it made me feel. The music (or lack of) gave me also a feeling of foreboding. It seemed that there was a great sense of design with the filming and mixture of sound. The use of silence was a great element also, with no musical intro like in 2001 for example, and no music to the ending. Without the use of music at the end made for a much darker and powerful message IMO. Excellent film well worth buying and keeping in your library, and it makes for a great study in film design.
  • A Science Fiction classic

    By ered239
    The beginning is a little slow for my tastes, as it's mostly spent just showing three guys walking around a desert, but once the apes show up, this movie earns its iconic reputation, with a great deal of suspense, interesting ideas, quotable lines, and a twist for the ages (even though I unfortunately already knew about it before watching it).
  • the real deal

    By DerrickMay
    its still the best of the best...
  • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘

    By PeanutBirdman
    Best Planet of the Apes movie overall
  • Sci-Fi at it's best

    By IM4WWE
    They say that nothing tops the original. No truer words could be spoken in the case of 'Planet of the Apes.' A highly compelling sci-fi drama with imaginative characters, a strong storyline, and superb performances - particularly from Shakespearean Great, Maurice Evans, as the stubborn Dr. Zaius. Charlton Heston carries his part well, along with Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter. There's nothing not to like about this film. One of those rare instances where no matter what the technical aspects of the film are, it stands the test of time and continues to thrill and entertain audiences of all generations.
  • The Original

    By Mr. Mack G.
    An iconic Sci-Fi film that stands the test of time even in the digital age when too many things are being generated and passed off as acceptable. The storytelling is second to none and leaves you speechless by the endโ€ฆat least it did me the first time I saw it back when it first hit the theaters. A Classic.
  • the best ever

    By 1otobeme1
    one of the best movies ever made and will always stand the teat of time.a must see, the remake is ok but lacks it all.
  • Moving

    By alec john
    Not a great film, but it earns its great moments. It's powerfully told, full of ideas, and shocking at best!
  • original movies are and always will be better

    By KaijuHunter
    this one was much,much better then the remake