The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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List Criteria: Any monster from film, literature or myth

This list of the greatest monsters and creatures of all time ranks the scary, the sly, the freaky, the brutal and the dangerous. Everyone loves the monster, especially when it creeps into your dreams at night. Now, rank your favorite monsters from books and movies to determine which of these strangest creatures reigns supreme. Just think, this list could help answer the question, "Which monster rules?" If you see any awesome monsters that are missing, add them. And if you really want to impact this list's ranking, reorder your own list as you see fit and add it.

What are the most awesome terrifying monsters and creatures of all time? This list will help you determine which of these creatures are cool and amazing. Yes, while some of them may be a bit weird and strange, there's no questioning how awesome they are. That's for sure. Vote for the best movie monsters and creatures from pop culture. 
Collection Photo:  New Line Cinema
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    Dragon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Dragon Mythology

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    A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

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    Alien, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

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    Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Werewolf

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    Kraken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Kraken

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    Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla, Godzilla: Final Wars

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    Middle-earth

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    Hydra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Hydra

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    Demon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Demon

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    The Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    The Basilisk

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    Hercules, Xanadu

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    Vampire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Vampire

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    Hercules

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    Zombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Zombie

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Angel

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    Natural Born Killers, Casino Royale, The Ghost of Frankenstein

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    Wrath of the Titans, Ariadne's Thread, Inkheart Greek Mythology

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    Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Griffin

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    Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Mermaid

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    Vampire

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    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the ...

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    Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Shapeshifter

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    Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Gremlin Gremlins

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    King Kong, The Mighty Kong

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    Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Unicorn

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    Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Rabbit of Caerbannog The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

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    Beowulf

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    Kaiju is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Kaiju Giant, city-stomping Japanese monsters

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    Succubus

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    Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Centaur

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    Ghost is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Ghost

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    Fenrir is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Fenrir Norse Mythology

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    Cthulhu Mythos

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    Devil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Devil

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    The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Avengers 2, Hulk Vs

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    Elf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Elf

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    Satyr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Satyr

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    Nymphs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Nymphs

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    Harpy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Harpy

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    The Thing The Thing

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    Chupacabra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Chupacabra

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    Sphinx

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    Creature from the Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Creature from the Black Lagoon

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