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The Best Monster Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Monster films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all monster movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This monster movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of monster films also contains monster movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This monster films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best monster movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This monster movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list.

List of monster films includes monster movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list, then share it on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.

These are the top films in the monster genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the monster genre in it. Be it the motifs of the monster genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

What belongs closer to the top of this list, Frankenstein or Terror of Frankenstein? If we missed any monster movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous monster movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about monster movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the monster movies. List includes photos and monster movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list below has everything from Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell to Kronos.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these monster movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good monster movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest monster movies, here is the full monster movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Bernard Louis Kowalski and Larry Cohen have both directed Monster movies, as have many other great directors.

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    Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Ishirō Honda

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    Leonard Nimoy, Fess Parker, James Arness

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Steve McQueen, Lee Payton, Aneta Corsaut

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    Robert Dunham, Yutaka Hayashi, Katsuhiko Sasaki

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    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    Don Frye, Masami Nagasawa, Rei Kikukawa

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    Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Yuriko Hishimi

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    Akihiko Hirata, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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    Ryoko Sano, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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    Kōichi Yamadera, Masatō Ibu, Yusaku Yara

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    Boris Karloff, Noble Johnson, David Manners

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    Yoshiko Tanaka, Akiji Kobayashi, Satomi Kobayashi

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    Kumi Mizuno, Akihiko Hirata, Hideyo Amamoto

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    Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima

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    Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Nakajima

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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, John Carradine

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    Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Ray Harryhausen, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia

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    Raymond Burr, Taketoshi Naitô, Eitarô Ozawa

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    Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

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    Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara

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    Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima, Yoshio Tsuchiya

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    Yumiko Shaku, Kumi Mizuno, Koichi Ueda

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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima

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    Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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    Akira Emoto, Houka Kinoshita, Koichi Ueda

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    Masami Nagasawa, Yumiko Shaku, Mitsuki Koga

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    Kyōka Suzuki, Demon Kakka, Yoshiko Tanaka

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    Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Dagmar Lassander

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    Haruo Nakajima, Toshio Shiba, Hiroyuki Kawase

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    Joan Collins, Albert Salmi, Robert Pine

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    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    Hiroshi Abe, Amy Hill, Ron Yuan

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    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith, Faith Domergue

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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    Paul Frees, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto

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    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy

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    Dean Jagger, Robert Forster, Jack Carter

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    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima, Yu Fujiki

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    Gene Roth, Ed Kemmer, June Kenney

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