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A list of all the best 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.

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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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Predator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Monster Movies
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Monster Movies
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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The War of the Gargantuas Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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Clash of the Titans Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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Godzilla vs. Mothra Yoshiko Tanaka, Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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Bride of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

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The Mummy Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Noble Johnson

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Godzilla: Final Wars Don Frye, Masami Nagasawa, Rei Kikukawa

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Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla Yumiko Shaku, Kumi Mizuno, Akira Nakao

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Them! Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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Terror of Mechagodzilla Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

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Godzilla Raids Again Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Nakajima

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Godzilla vs. Megalon Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Katsuhiko Sasaki

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Masatō Ibu, Kōichi Yamadera, Yusaku Yara

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Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Akira Emoto, Akira Nakao, Koichi Ueda

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara

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Godzilla vs. Gigan Haruo Nakajima, Yuriko Hishimi, Kenpachiro Satsuma

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Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata, Kumi Mizuno

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Destroy All Monsters Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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Godzilla vs. Biollante Demon Kakka, Kyōka Suzuki, Yoshiko Tanaka

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Godzilla Millenium Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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The Blob Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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It Came from Beneath the Sea Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith

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Godzilla: Tokyo SOS Masami Nagasawa, Yumiko Shaku, Mitsuki Koga

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Godzilla vs. Hedorah Haruo Nakajima, Toshio Shiba, Hiroyuki Kawase

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The Return of Godzilla Raymond Burr, Taketoshi Naitô, Eitarô Ozawa

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King Kong vs. Godzilla Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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Mothra vs. Godzilla Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara

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20 Million Miles to Earth Ray Harryhausen, William Hopper, Joan Taylor

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Creature from the Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Monster Movies
Creature from the Black Lagoon Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Julie Adams

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Mothra Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata

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Son of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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All Monsters Attack Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Sachio Sakai

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Son of Godzilla Akihiko Hirata, Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara

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Gorgo Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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Tarantula Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello

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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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House of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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Dracula vs. Frankenstein Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis

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Eight Legged Freaks Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer