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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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Cthulhu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Cthulhu A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

2
1,659 620
Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Xenomorph Alien, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

3
1,403 606
Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Godzilla Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla, Godzilla: Final Wars

4
1,120 587
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Balrog Middle-earth

5
1,239 670
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,264 492
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
1,021 429
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

8
930 414
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

9
865 497
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Basilisk Marvel Universe

10
862 424
Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

11
729 491
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Medusa Hercules, Xanadu

12
789 483
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

13
655 488
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Pegasus Hercules

14
97 13
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

15
696 679
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
746 368
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added Chimera

17
704 357
Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
LimXuanMinLoneWolf added Minotaur Wrath of the Titans, Ariadne's Thread, Inkheart - Greek Mythology

18
619 446
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

19
603 501
Frankenstein's monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Frankenstein's monster Natural Born Killers, Casino Royale, The Ghost of Frankenstein

20
563 526
King Kong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
King Kong King Kong, The Mighty Kong

21
595 530
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlin Gremlins

The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

22
545 307
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

23
500 455
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

24
731 314
Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Rabbit of Caerbannog The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

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597 303
Gargoyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Gargoyle Vampire

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707 528
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Wookiee Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

27
468 244
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

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615 378
Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Griffin The Invisible Man

35 Awesome Behind the Scenes Pictures of Movie Monsters

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467 433
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Unicorn Marvel Universe

30
494 388
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Grendel Beowulf

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499 318
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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589 294
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
482 312
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

34
430 456
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

35
362 170
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Wendigo

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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546 488
It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
It

37
446 340
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shoggoth Cthulhu Mythos

38
395 205
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Fenrir Norse Mythology

39
405 521
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
TH14 added The Thing The Thing

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397 469
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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420 286
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ludo1800 added Weeping Angel

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370 334
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

15 Pretty Good Monster Movies And Creature Features On Netflix Right Now

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317 121
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added Dagon

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397 281
Devil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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343 145
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added Nazgûl

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355 317
Nymph is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Nymphs The Fairy-Queen, Orfeo

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291 244
King Ghidorah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
but chickens double d added King Ghidorah

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330 309
Harpy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Harpy The Last Unicorn

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321 378
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

50
356 373
Elf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Elf