83% of people can't differentiate every Planet of the Apes movie from just one image. Can you?

J. Scott Wilson

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About This Quiz

The original 1968 movie, Planet of the Apes, was both a critical and commercial success. From 1970-1973 and then again from 2001-2014, 7 more movies would combine to make over $1.7 billion in global box office sales. As one of the most popular dystopian film series of all time, the franchise has millions of devout fans. Are you one of them? Do you think you can pick out each movie from a screenshot? Take this quiz to see how big of a fan you are.

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For its time, Planet of the Apes (1968) was groundbreaking. The themes of time travel, alternate Earths, and political commentary in sci-fi were novel.

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes stars Roddy McDowall as Caesar. Caesar (familiar to fans of the modern series) leads the society of apes and humans in this one.

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While Beneath the Planet of the Apes is the lowest-rated of all the originals, this one did introduce the bizarre human mutants who worshiped an atomic bomb. So there's that.

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes used time travel as a budget saver, bringing three apes to the modern America. This one had a budget of $2,060,000.

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In Planet of the Apes, who can forget Charlton Heston's scene on the beach with the Statue of Liberty, when the reality of his situation finally comes crashing down on him? "Damn them, damn them all to hell!” he shouts.

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - an ape movie with Fantasy Island's Ricardo Montalban? Who wouldn't watch?

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Fun fact: MAD Magazine did an amazing parody of Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Some of the mutants bore a striking resemblance to various political figures.

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Despite Mark Wahlberg's best efforts, Tim Burton's wacky vision made Planet of the Apes (2001) pretty much a mess. Burton, of course, is better known for other films, including Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Frankenweenie.

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Gary Oldman puts on his villain hat in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, playing the leader of a human community who's not quite as interested in peace with the apes as he says he is. Oldman also played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy.

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Roddy McDowall's return as Caesar was pretty much the best thing about Battle for the Planet of the Apes, although its dystopian tone doubtless inspired other filmmakers down the line. McDowall's parents enrolled him in elocution classes when he was only five - they really, really wanted him to be an actor.

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Revisiting his Gollum success, Andy Serkis put on the motion-capture suit again to play Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Serkis family's original surname was Serkissian.

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One of the most iconic lines in movie history: "Get your paws off me, you damned dirty apes!" That's one of the high points of the original Planet of the Apes.

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So much of this film is a dystopian wonderland: constant surveillance of citizens, one race keeping another in subjugated servitude, etc. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is a textbook for filmmakers.

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Director Burton managed to find a role for his then-main squeeze Helena Bonham Carter in Planet of the Apes (2001), too, playing a female chimpanzee. She's been in many Burton movies, including Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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While it was originally a budget-cutting tactic, moving the series to a recognizable Earth gave it a whole new social commentary angle. Escape from the Planet of the Apes was the last appearance for actress Kim Hunter, who played Zira.

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Before this remake of the original Planet of the Apes, there was an effort in 1988 that would have starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. THAT would have been fun.

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In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Brian Cox does his greasy villain bit as the owner of an ape sanctuary where Caesar finds his first recruits. Cox also played Hannibal Lecter in 1986's Manhunter.

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In Escape from the Planet of the Apes, apes Zira and Cornelius flee the humans with their baby, Caesar, because they fear what society will do to him. As we later learn, this is a wise move.

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes brings another spacecraft crashing down, with astronaut Brent aboard looking for Charlton Heston's Taylor. This is the second of the five original films.

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The Simian Flu (the gas which gave the apes their intelligence) has wiped out most of the earth's humans. The few left are trying to rebuild society while steering clear of ape rage in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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I like that the reboot series has kept Caesar as the "smart chimp who starts the trouble" rather than completely axing the originals. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes was made on a budget of $1.7 million.

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One nice touch in the original Planet of the Apes movie was the apes' "holy place," Calima. Watch the movie to find out where it comes from!

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes sort of brought the series full circle, going from an originally ape-dominated society to a human-run world, then back to the furry ones running the show.

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Burton included a wickedly good twist ending on this remake of the original film, which I won't reveal. Let's just say the Lincoln Memorial gets a facelift.

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The new Planet of the Apes didn't really deserve the critical savaging it got. It's a bit trippy, but has some great angles on the Apes motif.

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It's not the humans who escape in Escape from the Planet of the Apes, but three apes. They make their way back to modern-day earth and hide their ability to speak.

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It turns out that apes have personality conflicts just like humans, but humans can't punch nearly as hard. Some say that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an allegory for the Israeli-Palestinean conflict.

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Chuck Heston seems to have had an obsession with these end-of-the-world movies, including the original Planet of the Apes. Late in his career, he even did the opening narration for "Armageddon."

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Under the effects of a truth serum, Zira tells a questioner all about Earth's future, after apes take over. Naturally, this is not received well. Kim Hunter played Zira in Escape from the Planet of the Apes.

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The battle among the apes is very reminiscent of human conflicts, making it easier for us to look at our own society. Battle for the Planet of the Apes is the fifth and final in the original series.

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In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, there's a strong Flowers for Algernon theme in John Lithgow's medicated recovery from Alzheimer's disease, and then his slide back into dementia. Lithgow also played Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp.

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is set in 1991, and a mysterious virus has killed off all the world's cats and dogs, leaving humans with no pets. Apes make great pets ... sort of.

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In Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Brent finds Taylor's dog tags on the mute Nova, so he knows his fellow astronaut is alive. Then, well, the mutants ...

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I always enjoyed how different species of ape had different personalities, often commensurate with their appearance. The original Planet of the Apes had a budget of $5.8 million.

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In Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Cornelius accidentally kills an orderly while knocking a food tray out of his hands, which leads to him, Zira, and baby Caesar having to go on the run.

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The sheer volume of weaponry left laying about in the wake of humanity's demise is a little shocking ... but would be fun! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes features the use of CGI, not just masks, to depict the gorillas.

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I always get Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon confused, then I remember that Damon didn't do apes. Wahlberg did, in this Planet of the Apes redo.

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There's a strong link between this movie, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, although it's not officially a remake.

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While watching Beneath the Planet of the Apes, think of the cosmic impossibility of being able to send a second astronaut through a convenient wormhole to rescue Taylor. No, don't think of that. It'll ruin the movie.

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The idea of a corporation dooming humanity through greed isn't new, but it's carried out really well in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This movie was filmed in nine locations, including several spots in Vancouver.

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After playing Gollum and Caesar, I kind of wonder if I'd recognize Andy Serkis in real life. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes had a budget of $170 million.

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Moving the action back to "our" earth revitalized the series, and eventually gave Ricardo Montalban a chance to shine! In addition to Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Montalban has appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and, of course, TV's Fantasy Island.

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One of the best things about Escape from the Planet of the Apes was having Roddy McDowall back. There's a wisdom to his voice that works well as Cornelius.

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In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar ends up helping the humans attack his own kind when open warfare breaks out. Cheeky monkey.

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes ended with doomsday bomb erasing the world, which made the relocation to our time in the next film a bit necessary.

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In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Tom Felton continued Draco Malfoy's psychopathic ways as an ape sanctuary attendant with a love for shock sticks. Felton also appeared on TV's The Flash, as Julian Albert.

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Tim Roth, whose nutso hate shined brightly in Pulp Fiction, chews scenery voicing General Thade, a chimp who hates humans with a passion, in the remake of Planet of the Apes.

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This one is Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. I always get this one and Escape confused. They seem to run together in a way.

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The themes of nuclear war, experimentation on animals and government surveillance of the public ring just as true today as they did then. In Escape from the Planet of the Apes, William Windom plays the president.

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None other than the legendary John Huston provided the voice of the Lawgiver, who more or less narrates Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Huston, an actor, director, and writer, was born in Nevada, Missouri, in 1906. His daughter is Angelica Huston, also an actor and director.

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