In 1993, director Steven Spielberg introduced audiences to a world in which dinosaurs roamed the earth with the help of some revolutionary advancements in DNA cloning, which turns out to have some pretty disastrous results. However, the filmmaker’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel, Jurassic Park, was anything but a disaster – proving to be a major turning point in how computer generated effects are used in Hollywood, becoming the highest grossing film of all time (for a little while, at least), and spawning a long-running franchise.
This prehistoric series would come to a close (for now, at least) with the release of its sixth installment, Jurassic World Dominion, in 2022. If you want to relive this blockbuster saga from beginning to end, allow us to help point you in the right direction. Welcome… to our Jurassic Park movies streaming guide, beginning with the classic that started it all.
Jurassic Park (1993)
A pair of paleontologists (Sam Neill and Laura Dern), a skeptical mathematician (Jeff Goldblum), and others are invited by a wealthy, eccentric scientist (Richard Attenborough) to the island of Isla Nublar to tour his astonishing new attraction: a zoo for clones of prehistoric creatures. Unfortunately, the preview turns into a fight for survival when the developers suddenly lose all control of Jurassic Park in this timeless instant classic.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Isla Nublar was not the only place where John Hammond was keeping his dinosaur creations. There are also creatures of a dangerous sort on Isla Sorna, where Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum reprising his role) ventures to rescue his animal behaviorist girlfriend, Sara Harding (Julianne Moore), in The Lost World: Jurassic Park – Steven Spielberg’s divisive follow-up to the 1993 smash hit.
Jurassic Park III (2003)
Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill reprising his role) swears he would never return to Isla Nublar, but does agree to accompany an entrepreneur (William H. Macy) and his wife (Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. However, when their plane crashes, leaving them stranded on an island full of dinosaurs, Grant learns the truth behind why his worst nightmare has come true, in Jurassic Park III – an adventure from director Joe Johnston.
Jurassic World (2015)
Speaking of nightmares coming true, the prehistoric theme park that ended in disaster before it could officially begin has now become a reality called Jurassic World, which has been open for years and is a smash hit. However, when an entirely new and highly intelligent breed of dinosaur escapes from its cage, a raptor trainer (Chris Pratt) and the park operations manager (Bryce Dallas Howard) must team up to stop the carnage, in director Colin Trevorrow’s hugely successful franchise revival.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Years after Jurassic World was closed, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard, reprising her role) is now part of a dinosaur preservation group and enlists Owen Grady (Chris Pratt, reprising his role) to help rescue as many creatures as possible before a devastating volcanic eruption on Isla Nublar. However, they soon find a sinister truth behind this mission, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – a follow-up that really changes things up at the end, from A Monster Calls director, J.A. Bayona.
Jurassic World Dominion (2022)
Years after dinosaurs were released from captivity and made themselves at home on the mainland, mankind has actually become well-adapted to the situation. However, Claire Dearing and Owen Grady now struggle to protect Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), while also searching for the offspring of their raptor friend, Blue. Meanwhile, Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) reunites with Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm to investigate an outbreak of prehistoric locusts threatening the world’s ecosystem, in director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World Dominion, which also has an extended edition available to stream on Peacock.
For whenever you are in the mood to watch the Jurassic Park movies, sometimes, life – uh – finds a way. However, this time, we found it for you ourselves.
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