# Similar Movies Like Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Released: 7 October 2011 (Japan)
Runtime: 105 Min
Taglines: Evolution Becomes Revolution
Genres: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writers: Rick Jaffa , Amanda Silver
Actors: James Franco , Andy Serkis , Freida Pinto
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Language: English, Sign Languages
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
At the story’s heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug’s creator, Will Rodman (James Franco) and a primatologist Caroline Aranha (Freida Pinto), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. Seeking justice for his fellow inmates, Caesar gives the fellow apes the same drug that he inherited. He then assembles a simian army and escapes the sanctuary – putting man and ape on a collision course that could change the planet forever.
Scientist Will Rodman works for a major pharmaceutical firm trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The most recent version of his experimental drug seems to have worked on a chimp. Unfortunately, the chimp goes berserk on the same day as a presentation to investors and the animal is put down. Only after the incident does Will realize that the chimp had given birth and had been acting wildly to protect her newborn. He takes the animal, which he’s named Caesar, home as a pet and soon realize it is extremely intelligent, no doubt the effects of the drug on his mother while he was in utero. When Will is forced to put the animal in a secure lock up after it attacks a neighbor, Caesar leads an animal revolt against his human captors and mankind.