The Best Monster Movies Films

The Best Monster Movies

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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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    Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Predator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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

    Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    The Fly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Thing from Another World James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Mummy Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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    Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Clash of the Titans Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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    Tremors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Creature from the Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Creature from the Black Lagoon Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Julie Adams

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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

    Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    The Blob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Blob Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Jason and the Argonauts Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    The Monster Squad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    Alien: Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    Alien: Resurrection Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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    Eight Legged Freaks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Yvette Vickers, Allison Hayes, Roy Gordon

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    The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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    Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

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    Night of the Lepus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander

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