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Godzilla is probably the most iconic Japanese Sci-Fi movie character ever. This towering monster is one of the most referenced characters in movie history, so it only makes sense there’s plenty of Godzilla films on this list of Japanese Sci-Fi movies. In a way it's almost like a list of the best Godzilla movies, but there’s a lot more to this list than just the giant green monster. Be sure to dive in and check out this extensive list of Japanese Sci-Fi movies for yourself; you’ll be sure to find something that’s out of this world.

 

The original 1954 Godzilla, directed by Ishiro Honda, was so influential and popular it has spawned 30 films. The character of Godzilla has its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

1961’s Mothra was another film about Japanese kaiju, or monster. Kaiju have been the basis for newer films as well, such as Pacific Rim.

 

Which of these Japanese Sci-Fi movies are your favorites? Vote and get them to the top of the list!

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Godzilla (1954)

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

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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Akiji Kobayashi, So Yamamura, Koichi Ueda

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Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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Mothra (1961)

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Destroy All Monsters Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo

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

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Terror of Mechagodzilla Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

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

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Godzilla Raids Again Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Nakajima

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Godzilla 2000

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

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Rodan Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara

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

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Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla Yumiko Shaku, Kumi Mizuno, Akira Nakao

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Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster

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

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The War of the Gargantuas

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Casshern Susumu Terajima, Tetsuji Tamayama, Ryō

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Invasion of Astro-Monster Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima

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

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Godzilla 1985 Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Yasuko Sawaguchi

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Ultraman

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Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

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Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

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King Kong Escapes Paul Frees, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto

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Frankensten Conquers the World

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Godzilla vs. The Thing

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

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The Mysterians Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa

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Godzilla's Revenge

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Gamera vs. Monster X

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Gamera vs. Guiron Eiji Funakoshi, Nobuhiro Kashima

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Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

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Rebirth of Mothra Sayaka Yamaguchi, Hitomi Takahashi, Megumi Kobayashi

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Battle Royale II

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Matango Hideyo Amamoto, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara

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Attack on Titan: End of the World

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Gamera the Brave Kaho, Susumu Terajima, Tomorowo Taguchi

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Parasyte: Part 1 Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto

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Gantz Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayako Yoshitani

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Parasite Eve Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki

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

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Tokyo Gore Police Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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Tetsuo, the Iron Man

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Son of Godzilla Akihiko Hirata, Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara

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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion

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

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