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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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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Nestor Paiva, Julie Adams, Richard Carlson

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    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Steve McQueen, Lee Payton, Aneta Corsaut

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    added by NadiH Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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    added by Milo Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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    added by Milo Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    Yvette Vickers, Allison Hayes, Roy Gordon

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    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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    Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Stuart Whitman

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    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander

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