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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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    - 14

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    - 15

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    - 15
    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    - 17

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    - 14
    The Thing from Another World

    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    - 22
    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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    - 1
    Aliens

    added by Milo
    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    - 16
    Tremors

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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  10. 10
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    - 15
    Clash of the Titans

    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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    - 4
    The Thing

    added by NadiH
    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    - 10
    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Julie Adams

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    - 22

    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    - 16
    Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    - 15
    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    - 14
    Nosferatu

    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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  17. 17
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    - 18
    Dracula

    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    - 14
    The Blob

    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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    - 11
    Jason and the Argonauts

    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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    From Dusk till Dawn

    new! & added by ThomFerraro
    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    - 16
    The Wolfman

    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    - 13
    The Monster Squad

    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    - 3
    Alien: Resurrection

    added by Milo
    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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    - 14
    The Phantom of the Opera

    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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    - 17
    Eight Legged Freaks

    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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    + 13
    - 15
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

    Yvette Vickers, Allison Hayes, Roy Gordon

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    + 17
    - 20
    Leprechaun

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

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    - 12
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander

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    - 12
    Night of the Lepus

    Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

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