The movie has a group of people who either were exploring an island or another mysterious continent. At a point in the movie, I think their ship was damaged or was thrown around by either an extremely large monster/dinosaur (or maybe even Godzilla?) I think this scene happened on land or right by water. I remember that the ship was not that fancy. I don't think that it had the look of a submarine. It almost just looked like a silver tube. Almost like a cylinder. Maybe with a cone at one end. The ship may have just have sides dented. I don't think it was destroyed and the people may have still been able to escape in the ship.

I would say that the movie was made between 1950 through the 1960's. I saw it on TV in the 70's or 80's. I remember it being in color but it could have been a black and white movie with a certain hue to it to make me think it was color.

  • There is plenty of detail you could add to help identification here. For example was it set in modern times? Was it an english language film or dubbed (useful info if its one of the Godzilla series). you might want to check out the guide to asking a good question on this site too... – dominic fonde Nov 7 '18 at 6:09
  • From what you describe it reminds me of several films Warlords of Atlantis is one, check out the trailer here... youtube.com/watch?v=A4POKzW3rys also 20,000 leagues under the sea youtube.com/watch?v=Xhyuey4xU3Q or even The Land That Time Forgot. youtube.com/watch?v=d0K97czqecQ If its any of these let me know. – dominic fonde Nov 7 '18 at 6:13
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I think the movie is the 1977 USA/Japanese co-production The Last Dinosaur. Rankin and Bass (of Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer fame) financed it. Your description of the ship matches well the Polar-Borer that takes the explorers through the Earth's crust to a prehistoric land in the Artic. Did the ship look like the one in the pictures below? The dinosaur does attack their ship at the beach and carries it away in its mouth, stranding them on the island.

The Last Dinosaur is a color movie. The effects are very much in the Toho style. The T-Rex is a very unconvincing man-in-a-suit. That is why you may associate the dinosaur with Godzilla. The movie never played in movie theaters in the states. I remember watching it repeatedly on network and local television in the late '70's and early '80's. It has a largely American cast, so the lead actors speak their own lines without dubbing.

Richard Boone stars as an oil tycoon (and big game hunter) who finances a scientific expedition to explore a recently discovered prehistoric land at the North Pole. A very active volcano has kept the area a tropical paradise for millennia and it is inhabited by prehistoric creatures and cave people. Both attack the expedition. Boone becomes increasingly more savage and threatens the other team members. All he wants to do is hunt and kill the last T-Rex on Earth, while the others want to recover their ship and escape. Joan Van Arc (from television's Knots Landing) plays the lead scientist.

The original, un-edited cut of the movie has been released on DVD. I found two good reviews of those DVDs here and here.

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    Joan Van Ark plays a photographer, not a scientist. It's funny looking at the picture of the big drill with THRUST painted on the side of it, Lol! – the guest Nov 7 '18 at 19:37
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    @theguest - not to mention the composition of 'godzilla' and said thruster in that poster : | – NKCampbell Nov 7 '18 at 19:37
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    @NKCampbell. Ohhh I see that! Hilarious! – the guest Nov 7 '18 at 19:40

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