- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- Beneath the Planet of the Apes
- Escape from the Planet of the Apes
- Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
- Battle for the Planet of the Apes
- Planet of the Apes (2001)
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Franchise in general:
- Broken Base: The timeline debates - was it an endless loop, or did history change?
- Contested Sequel: The two remakes. The original sequels too, to a lesser extent.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Ricardo Montalban's character in the third and fifth films.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Many deny that the sequels and/or remake exist. However, Rise is more enjoyed than any of the other later installments.
- Memetic Mutation:
- YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP!!!
- "A planet where APES evolved from MEN?!"
- "That is/is not Ape Law!"
- Sequelitis: No sequel had nearly as warm a reception as the original (Escape coming the closest), with Battle at the bottom.
- Adaptation Displacement: The original book by Pierre Boulle.
The TV Series:
- Anvilicious: The television show. Each episode has a moral of the week, although Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: It was much more successful in Britain than at home (although it took until the '90s for the series to get a network screening - in its initial run and repeats thereafter it was shown in every ITV region except STV (Scottish Television, in Central Scotland); Channel 4 gave it its first UK-wide airing in the mid-90s, and both the series and the Compilation Movies regularly turn up on cable TV).
- Hell Is That Noise: In the TV series, hoofbeats, as that can only mean that gorilla soldiers are approaching.
- Values Dissonance: In-universe example in the TV series. In "The Gladiators," Burke refuses to kill Tolar after he defeats him in the ring. Tolar is furious.