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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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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

    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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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    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

    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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

    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

    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

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

    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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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    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

    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

    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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

    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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

    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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

    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Monster Movies

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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

    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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    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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    Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

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    The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Monster Movies

    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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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

    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander

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