13: Behind The Planet of the Apes
This documentary was shown as part of the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV channel's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Planet of the Apes (1968). We learn how the original French novel was transformed into the first film.
Sunday, March 10th, 1968
6: Planet of the Apes
The film tells the story of an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future. Although the planet appears desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.
Friday, May 1st, 1970
7: Beneath the Planet of the Apes
In this sequel, another spacecraft crashes on the planet ruled by apes, carrying astronaut Brent who searches for Taylor and discovers an underground city inhabited by mutated humans with psychic powers
Friday, May 21st, 1971
8: Escape from the Planet of the Apes
The apes arrive on Earth in 1973, splashing down off the Pacific coast of the United States. They are transported to a secluded ward of the Los Angeles Zoo, under the observation of scientists Dr. Stephanie Branton (Natalie Trundy) and Dr. Lewis Dixon (Bradford Dillman).
Thursday, June 29th, 1972
9: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Armando and Caesar (Roddy McDowall), a young chimpanzee horseback rider in Armando's circus, distribute flyers around a large city to advertise the circus' arrival. Armando warns the chimpanzee to be careful....should anyone learn his identity as the son of Cornelius and Zira, it would mean their deaths. They see apes performing various menial tasks, and are shocked at the harsh discipline on disobedient apes
Friday, June 15th, 1973
10: Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Told as a flashback to the early 21st century with a wraparound sequence narrated by the orangutan Lawgiver (John Huston) in "North America - 2670 A.D.", this sequel follows the ape leader Caesar (Roddy McDowall) years after a global nuclear war has destroyed civilization. In this post-nuclear society, Caesar tries to cultivate peace between the apes and the surviving humans. A gorilla general named Aldo (Claude Akins) however opposes this and plots Caesar's downfall. Caesar is married to Lisa (Natalie Trundy), the female ape of the previous film, and they have a son named Cornelius (Bobby Porter) in honor of Caesar's father.
Thursday, October 29th, 1981
1: Back to the Planet of the Apes
This TV movie was made from two episodes of the "Planet of the Apes" series: "Escape from Tomorrow" and "The Trap."
Thursday, November 5th, 1981
2: Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes
This TV movie was made from two episodes of the "Planet of the Apes" series: "The Gladiators" and "The Legacy."
Tuesday, December 1st, 1981
3: Treachery & Greed on the Planet of the Apes
This TV movie was made from two episodes of the "Planet of the Apes" series: "The Horse Race" and "The Tyrant."
Wednesday, December 2nd, 1981
4: Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes
This TV movie was made from two episodes of the "Planet of the Apes" series: "The Surgeon" and "The Interrogation."
Thursday, December 31st, 1981
5: Farewell to the Planet of the Apes
This TV movie was made from two episodes of the "Planet of the Apes" series: "Tomorrow's Tide" and "Up Above the World So High."
Thursday, August 30th, 2001
11: Planet of the Apes (New Version)
After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan).
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
12: Rise Of The Planet of the Apes
Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father Charles. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on chimpanzees, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects. A baby called Caesar, born to one of the test chimps, is scheduled to be destroyed so Will smuggles the animal home where he raises the infant as his own, little knowing that the onset of a war for supremacy has begun...
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
14: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Ten years after the pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus, later called Simian Flu, the worldwide human population was drastically reduced, with only about one in five hundred genetically immune to the virus. Meanwhile, the apes, under the chimpanzee Caesar, all bestowed with genetically enhanced intelligence by the virus, have long established a colony in the Muir Woods near San Francisco.
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
15: War for the Planet of the Apes
Two years have passed since the human-hating bonobo Koba attacked the human survivors in San Francisco. Since then, Caesar and his tribe of intelligent apes have been forced against a rogue U.S. military faction known as Alpha-Omega. Led by a ruthless Colonel, Alpha-Omega employs many apes formerly loyal to Koba, derogatorily called "donkeys".
Friday, September 13th, 1974
1: Escape from Tomorrow
Astronauts Alan Virdon and Peter Burke crash land on a strange planet. After being rescued by a friendly human, Virdon and Burke discover this planet is ruled by intelligent apes. To their horror, they discover that they are back on Earth in the year 3085. Meanwhile ape leader Dr. Zaius learns of the presence of the spacemen and wants them captured and questioned, much to the chagrin of General Urko, who wishes them dead. To protect his interests, Zaius sends his young assistant Galen with Urko to retrieve the humans. The apes capture the humans and they are taken before the council. Zaius orders them confined for questioning, but Urko conspires to free the humans, and then kill them as escaping prisoners. However, Galen learns of this and foils Urko's plan, allowing the humans to escape. Galen is arrested and accused of murdering one of the guards. The humans must rescue Galen before retrieving a magnetic disc, which could hold the key to returning to their time.
Friday, September 20th, 1974
2: The Gladiators
Burke, Virdon and Galen come across two humans fighting and get involved, but lose the magnetic disc. To recover it, they must approach the nearby village, where the ape prefect pits humans in a series of gladiatorial games.
Friday, September 27th, 1974
3: The Trap
In a ruined city, Burke and Urko are trapped underground and must reluctantly work together to escape, while Alan and Galen must deal with Urko's gorilla patrol in the streets above.
Friday, October 4th, 1974
4: The Good Seeds
Burke and Virdon have to seek the help of a gorilla farmer and his family when Galen falls sick.
Friday, October 11th, 1974
5: The Legacy
Burke and Virdon are helped by a young woman and a young boy while searching for an underground computer in a ruined city, but their plans go awry when Alan is captured and Urko uses the boy to get information from the astronaut.
Friday, October 18th, 1974
6: Tomorrow's Tide
An ape who runs a fishing business plans to use Virdon and Burke as slaves after he captures them.
Friday, October 25th, 1974
7: The Surgeon
Galen must use all his charm to try and persuade his ex-girlfriend, a female ape surgeon named Kira, to operate on Virdon using a forbidden human anatomy book, after the astronaut is shot.
Friday, November 1st, 1974
8: The Deception
When the guys try to track down the apes who are framing humans for crimes in a small community, Fauna, a blind female ape, falls in love with Burke while believing him to be a chimpanzee.
Friday, November 8th, 1974
9: The Horse Race
Virdon decides to take part in a dangerous horse race even though he runs the risk of being captured by Urko.
Friday, November 15th, 1974
10: The Interrogation
Burke undergoes a horrific interrogation after being captured whilst Virdon and Galen mount a rescue attempt.
Friday, November 22nd, 1974
11: The Tyrant
Aboro, a despot, is making community life a misery; Burke, Virdon, and Galen decide to rob him of his powers.
Friday, November 29th, 1974
12: The Cure
Thanks to their advanced medical knowledge, Burke and Virdon are able to help a village struck with malaria, but risk discovery.
Friday, December 6th, 1974
13: The Liberator
Burke and Virdon are captured by a bunch of humans determined to hand them over to the Apes.
Friday, December 20th, 1974
14: Up Above the World So High
Burke and Virdon join forces with Leuric, a human attempting to fly by building himself a hang glider.