Monsters The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time  

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List Rules Any monster from film, literature or myth

This list of the greatest monsters and creatures of all time ranks the scary, the sly, the freaky, the brutal and the dangerous. Everyone loves the monster, especially when it creeps into your dreams at night. Now, rank your favorite monsters from books and movies to determine which of these strangest creatures reigns supreme. Just think, this list could help answer the question, "Which monster rules?" If you see any awesome monsters that are missing, add them. And if you really want to impact this list's ranking, reorder your own list as you see fit and add it.

What are the most awesome terrifying monsters and creatures of all time? This list will help you determine which of these creatures are cool and amazing. Yes, while some of them may be a bit weird and strange, there's no questioning how awesome they are. That's for sure. Vote for the best movie monsters and creatures from pop culture. 
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1
1,932 726
Cthulhu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

2
1,741 640
Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Alien, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

3
1,479 631
Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla, Godzilla: Final Wars

4
1,169 604
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Middle-earth

5
1,298 684
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,317 506
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
899 509
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Marvel Universe

8
1,054 450
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

9
956 435
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

10
897 437
Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

11
143 20
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

12
758 504
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Hercules, Xanadu

13
823 500
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

14
674 507
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hercules

15
717 699
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
774 376
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added

17
728 370
Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
LimXuanMinLoneWolf added Wrath of the Titans, Ariadne's Thread, Inkheart - Greek Mythology

18
630 516
Frankenstein's monster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Natural Born Killers, Casino Royale, The Ghost of Frankenstein

19
632 470
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

20
591 546
King Kong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
King Kong, The Mighty Kong

21
565 314
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

22
616 545
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlins

23
754 332
Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

24
513 470
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

25
609 316
Gargoyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Vampire

26
482 256
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

27
629 389
Griffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Invisible Man

28
514 395
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Beowulf

29
516 325
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

30
715 554
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

31
478 451
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Marvel Universe

32
609 305
Kaiju is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
analise.dubner added Kaiju Pacific Rim - Giant, city-stomping Japanese monsters

33
493 323
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

34
380 181
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added

35
440 473
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

36
568 507
It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

37
459 347
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Cthulhu Mythos

38
411 213
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Norse Mythology

39
417 542
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
TH14 added The Thing

40
409 480
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

41
360 148
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added

42
431 300
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ludo1800 added

43
326 132
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added

44
377 346
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

45
410 294
Devil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

46
315 252
King Ghidorah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
but chickens double d added

47
361 331
Nymph is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Fairy-Queen, Orfeo

48
340 320
Harpy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Harpy The Last Unicorn

49
330 392
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

50
362 389
Elf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time