The Best Monster Movies Films
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The Best Monster Movies

List Criteria: Only movies with monsters as characters

A list of the best monster movies of all time. Monster movies have been with us for over a century now, starting with Thomas Edison's 1910 "Frankenstein". While every genre is included in this list, monster movies tend to focus on horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Often, the genre depends on the monster itself and its origin. Trolls, Bigfoots, and other legendary monsters are likely to be fantasy, whereas space aliens are likely to be science fiction. In fact, the novel "Frankenstein" is widely considered the birth of science fiction. Japan has a well known affinity for giant monsters, which they refer to as "Kaiju". Whatever your monster movie tastes may be, there is bound to be a monster film on this list of the best monster films that you will enjoy. If you don't see your favorite monster film on this list of the best monster movies, make sure to add it so that some day another person might claim it to be the best monster film out there.

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    John Hurt, Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt

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  2. 2
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    John Searle, Steven Spielberg, Carl Gottlieb

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  3. 3
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    Paul Winfield, Bill Paxton, William Wisher

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  4. 4
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    Steve Boyum, R. G. Armstrong, Sven-Ole Thorsen

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  5. 5
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    Robert Cornthwaite, John Dierkes, James Arness

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  6. 6
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    Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo

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  7. 7
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    Rachel Weisz, Jake Arnott, Jonathan Hyde

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  8. 8
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    Siân Phillips, Burgess Meredith, Ursula Andress

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  9. 9
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    Reba McEntire, Michael Gross, Tom Woodruff Jr.

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  10. 10
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    Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Ben Chapman

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  11. 11
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    Ted Raimi, Kassie DePaiva, Richard Domeier

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  12. 12
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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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  13. 13
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    Charlyne Yi, Rick Overton, Mike Vogel

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  14. 14
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    Gustav Botz, Ruth Landschoff, Karl Etlinger

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  15. 15
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    Tod Browning, Joan Standing, Bela Lugosi

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  16. 16
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    Keith David, David Clennon, John Carpenter

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  17. 17
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    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Vincent Barbi

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    Bill Paxton, Sigourney Weaver, Mark Rolston

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  19. 19
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    Hugo Weaving, Benicio del Toro, Geraldine Chaplin

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  20. 20
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    Nigel Green, Douglas Wilmer, John Cairney

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  21. 21
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    Tom Noonan, Leonardo Cimino, Stan Shaw

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    Brad Dourif, Gary Dourdan, Ron Perlman

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  23. 23
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    Earl Gordon Bostwick, Ward Crane, Gibson Gowland

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  24. 24
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    Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Pamela Mant

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  25. 25
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    Rick Overton, Tom Noonan, Riley Smith

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  26. 26
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    Yvette Vickers, Allison Hayes, Otto Waldis

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  27. 27
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    Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Judy Kaye

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  28. 28
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    Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

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