The Best Monster Movies Films

The Best Monster Movies

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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 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.

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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    Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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  2. 2
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    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

    Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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  3. 3
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    Godzilla vs. Megalon

    Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Katsuhiko Sasaki

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  4. 4
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    The War of the Gargantuas

    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    - 3
    Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Them!

    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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  7. 7
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    Godzilla: Final Wars

    Don Frye, Masami Nagasawa, Rei Kikukawa

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  8. 8
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    Godzilla vs. Mothra

    Yoshiko Tanaka, Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe

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  9. 9
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    Clash of the Titans

    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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  10. 10
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    Terror of Mechagodzilla

    Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

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  11. 11
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    Godzilla vs. Gigan

    Haruo Nakajima, Yuriko Hishimi, Kenpachiro Satsuma

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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  13. 13
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    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

    Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

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    Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
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    Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

    Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata, Kumi Mizuno

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  16. 16
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    Godzilla Raids Again

    Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Nakajima

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    Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

    Masatō Ibu, Kōichi Yamadera, Yusaku Yara

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    Bride of Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

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    Destroy All Monsters

    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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    The Mummy

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    Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Noble Johnson

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    Tremors

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    - 3
    The Wolf Man

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    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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    Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

    Yumiko Shaku, Kumi Mizuno, Akira Nakao

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    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

    Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara

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    The Blob

    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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    Mothra vs. Godzilla

    Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara

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    Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

    Akira Emoto, Akira Nakao, Koichi Ueda

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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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    Godzilla vs. Biollante

    Demon Kakka, Kyōka Suzuki, Yoshiko Tanaka

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    Son of Godzilla

    Akihiko Hirata, Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara

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    Godzilla Millenium

    Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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    It Came from Beneath the Sea

    Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    20 Million Miles to Earth

    Ray Harryhausen, William Hopper, Joan Taylor

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    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Godzilla: Tokyo SOS

    Masami Nagasawa, Yumiko Shaku, Mitsuki Koga

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    Son of Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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    Gorgo

    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    King Kong vs. Godzilla

    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Invasion of Astro-Monster

    Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima

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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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    All Monsters Attack

    Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Sachio Sakai

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    Tarantula

    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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    Mothra

    Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata

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    King Kong Escapes

    Paul Frees, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello

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    The Deadly Mantis

    Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Pat Conway

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    Dracula vs. Frankenstein

    Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis

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