List of King Kong movies

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This is a list of all King Kong movies in order of release date. There are eight currently-released live-action King Kong films, one awaiting release, and three animated films. Unlike the Godzilla and Gamera series, the Kong films are not primarily produced by a single studio, as multiple different studios have produced Kong films, and no single studio has produced more than two films.


Number, title, and release date Poster Production company Director Writer Special effects director Composer Monsters
King Kong
Flagicon United States.png March 7, 1933
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RKO Radio Pictures Merian C. Cooper
Ernest Schoedsack
Ruth Rose
James Ashmore Creelman
Merian C. Cooper
Leon Gordon
Edgar Wallace
Willis O'Brien
Harry Redmond Jr.
Harry Redmond Sr.
Max Steiner King Kong, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Two-Legged Lizard, Tyrannosaurus rex, Elasmosaurus, Pteranodon
Son of Kong
Flagicon United States.png December 22, 1933
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RKO Radio Pictures Ernest Schoedsack Ruth Rose Kiko, Cave Bear, Styracosaurus, Dragon, Elasmosaurus
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Flagicon Japan.png August 11, 1962
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Toho Company Ltd. Ishiro Honda Shinichi Sekizawa
Willis O'Brien
George Worthing Yates
Eiji Tsuburaya Akira Ifukube King Kong, Godzilla, Giant Octopus, Giant Lizard
King Kong Escapes
Flagicon Japan.png July 22, 1967
Toho Company Ltd. Kaoru Mabuchi King Kong, Gorosaurus, Giant Sea Serpent, Mechani-Kong
King Kong
Flagicon United States.png December 17, 1976
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Dino De Laurentiis Corporation and Paramount Pictures John Guillermin Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Carlo Rambaldi
Glen Robinson
Frank Van der Veer
Rick Baker
Rob Bottin
John Barry King Kong, Giant boa
King Kong Lives
Flagicon United States.png December 19, 1986
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De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Ronald Shusett
Steven Pressfield
Carlo Rambaldi John Scott King Kong, Lady Kong, Baby Kong
The Mighty Kong
Flagicon United States.png 1998
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Hahn Shin Corporation and Warner Bros. Art Scott William J. Keenan Kevin Oakley
Sang-ll Seo
David Siebels King Kong, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex, Giant Snake, Pteranodon
Kong: King of Atlantis
Flagicon United States.png November 22, 2005
BKN International Patrick Archibald Sean Catherine Derek N/A Allen Bohbot King Kong, Queen Reptilla, Lord Sycophis, Minion, Baby Cave Bear, Mother Cave Bear, Living Tar, Atlanteans, Royal Fireflies, Tyranno-Guards
King Kong
Flagicon United States.png December 14, 2005
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Universal Pictures Peter Jackson Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Peter Jackson
Joe Letteri
Brian Van't Hul
Christian Rivers
Richard Taylor
James Newton Howard King Kong, Brontosaurus, Venatosaurus, Foetodon, Vastatosaurus rex, Scorpiopede, Weta-rex, Terapusmordax, Arachno-claw, Abyscidis, Carnictis, Deplector, Ferrucutus, Piranhadon (extended version)
Kong: Return to the Jungle
Flagicon United States.png November 14, 2006
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BKN International Stuart Evans Rick Ungar
Sean Catherine Derek
N/A Allen Bohbot King Kong, Cyber-Hunters, Kit, Tyrannosaurus rex, Uintatheriums, Kong Island Horses
Kong: Skull Island
Flagicon United States.png March 10, 2017
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Legendary Pictures Jordan Vogt-Roberts Max Borenstein
John Gatins
Dan Gilroy
Derek Connolly
Tosin Akinwoye Henry Jackman King Kong, Skullcrawler, Mother Longlegs, Spore Mantis, Sker Buffalo, Mire Squid, Leafwing
Godzilla vs. Kong
Flagicon United States.png March 31, 2021
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Legendary Pictures Adam Wingard Eric Pearson
Max Borenstein
Terry Rossio
Michael Dougherty
Zach Shields
John DesJardin Tom Holkenborg King Kong, Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Skullcrawler, Warbat, Hellhawk, Rockclaw, Doug
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Flagicon United States.png March 29, 2024
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Legendary Pictures Adam Wingard King Kong, Godzilla, Mothra, Skar King, Doug, Leafwing, Shimo, Suko, Scylla, Warbat, Wart Dog, Parrot Frog, Great Ape, Tiamat, Hellhawk, Verticine, Drownviper, Tree Mimic

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