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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 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.

The Best Monster Movies Films
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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney, Koichi Ueda

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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    Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Katsuhiko Sasaki

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    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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    Haruo Nakajima, Yuriko Hishimi, Kenpachiro Satsuma

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    Don Frye, Masami Nagasawa, Rei Kikukawa

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Akihiko Hirata, Akira Nakao, Shelley Sweeney

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    Yoshiko Tanaka, Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe

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    Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata, Kumi Mizuno

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    Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

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    Masatō Ibu, Kōichi Yamadera, Yusaku Yara

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    Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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    Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Nakajima Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    Yumiko Shaku, Kumi Mizuno, Akira Nakao

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    Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara

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    Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Noble Johnson

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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

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    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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    Akira Emoto, Akira Nakao, Koichi Ueda

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    Haruo Nakajima, Toshio Shiba, Hiroyuki Kawase

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    Demon Kakka, Kyōka Suzuki, Yoshiko Tanaka

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    Raymond Burr, Taketoshi Naitô, Eitarô Ozawa

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    Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Akihiko Hirata, Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara

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    Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara

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    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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    Ray Harryhausen, William Hopper, Joan Taylor

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    Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan

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    Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam

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    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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    Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith

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    Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima

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    Masami Nagasawa, Yumiko Shaku, Mitsuki Koga

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    Paul Frees, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto

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    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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    Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Sachio Sakai

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    Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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    Sayaka Yamaguchi, Hitomi Takahashi, Megumi Kobayashi

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    Atsushi Onita, Megumi Kobayashi

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    Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata

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    Joan Collins, Albert Salmi, Robert Pine

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