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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    Godzilla, King of the Monsters... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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    Godzilla vs. Megalon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Katsuhiko Sasaki

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    Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    The War of the Gargantuas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Godzilla: Final Wars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Don Frye, Masami Nagasawa, Rei Kikukawa

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    Terror of Mechagodzilla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

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    Godzilla vs. Mothra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Yoshiko Tanaka, Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe

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    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghid... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Monster Movies
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    Godzilla vs. Gigan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Haruo Nakajima, Yuriko Hishimi, Kenpachiro Satsuma

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    Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata, Kumi Mizuno

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    Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Masatō Ibu, Kōichi Yamadera, Yusaku Yara

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    Them! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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    Godzilla Raids Again is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Nakajima

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    Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Yumiko Shaku, Kumi Mizuno, Akira Nakao

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    Destroy All Monsters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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    Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara

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    Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Akira Emoto, Akira Nakao, Koichi Ueda

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    Bride of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Noble Johnson

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    Tremors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    Godzilla Millenium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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    Mothra vs. Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara

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    Godzilla vs. Hedorah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Haruo Nakajima, Toshio Shiba, Hiroyuki Kawase

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    The Return of Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Raymond Burr, Taketoshi Naitô, Eitarô Ozawa

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    Godzilla: Tokyo SOS is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Masami Nagasawa, Yumiko Shaku, Mitsuki Koga

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    Godzilla vs. Biollante is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Demon Kakka, Kyōka Suzuki, Yoshiko Tanaka

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    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Mon... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Son of Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Akihiko Hirata, Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara

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    The Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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    20 Million Miles to Earth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Ray Harryhausen, William Hopper, Joan Taylor

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    The Blob is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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    It Came from Beneath the Sea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith

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    Gorgo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    King Kong vs. Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    All Monsters Attack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Sachio Sakai

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    Tarantula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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    Invasion of Astro-Monster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima

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    Son of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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    Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Julie Adams

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    Mothra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata

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    King Kong Escapes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Paul Frees, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto

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    House of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney^! Jr., John Carradine

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    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frank... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello

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