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The 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 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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    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Vincent Barbi

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    James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Sean McClory

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    Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Masahiro Takashima, Megumi Odaka, Sayaka Osawa

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    Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

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    Boris Karloff, Bramwell Fletcher, David Manners

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    Yusuke Kamiji, Masami Nagasawa, Kenta Suga

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    Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Kiley

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    Siân Phillips, Burgess Meredith, Ursula Andress

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    Masahiro Takashima, Megumi Odaka, Yasufumi Hayashi

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    Satomi Kobayashi, Yoshiko Tanaka, Megumi Odaka

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    Akihiko Hirata, Toru Ibuki, Akira Takarada

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    Minoru Chiaki, Minosuke Yamada, Hiroshi Koizumi

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    Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Wolf Otsuki

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    Kôji Katô, Masatō Ibu, Yusaku Yara

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    Yuriko Hishimi, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Toshiaki Nishizawa

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    Akihiko Hirata, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara

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    Akihiko Hirata, Toru Ibuki, Tadao Nakamaru

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    Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara, Yoshio Tsuchiya

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    John Carradine, Walter Brennan, Boris Karloff

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    Frank Puglia, Bart Braverman, Noel Drayton

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    Kumi Mizuno, Akira Nakao, Yūsuke Tomoi

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    Megumi Odaka, Akira Emoto, Sayaka Osawa

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    Toshie Kimura, Akira Yamauchi, Toshio Shiba

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    Raymond Burr, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

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    Yasuko Sawaguchi, Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi

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    John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Boris Karloff

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    Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, Pamela Susan Shoop

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    Akihiko Hirata, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi

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    Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Masahiko Nishimura

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    Giovanni Frezza, Dagmar Lassander, Lucio Fulci

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    Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Yoshio Tsuchiya

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    Bruce Seton, Basil Dignam, William Sylvester

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    Kate Beckinsale, David Wenham, Hugh Jackman

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    Reba McEntire, Michael Gross, Tom Woodruff Jr.

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    Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Michael Mark

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    Masanobu Takashima, Yoshiko Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi

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    Akira Takarada, Rhodes Reason, Hideyo Amamoto

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    Ralph Bellamy, Claude Rains, J. M. Kerrigan

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    Donald Curtis, Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey

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    Brock Peters, Joseph Bologna, Dean Jagger

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    Noriko Watanabe, Masami Nagasawa, Akira Nakao

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    Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Kenneth Tobey

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    Yu Fujiki, Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi

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    Ed Kemmer, Gene Roth, June Kenney

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    James Best, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon

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    Russell Johnson, Pamela Duncan, Mel Welles

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    Howard Keel, Alison Leggatt, Mervyn Johns

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