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
1,767 649
Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Alien, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

2
1,958 741
Cthulhu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

3
1,516 635
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
1,181 614
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Middle-earth

5
1,318 688
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,329 514
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
912 515
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Marvel Universe

8
161 24
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

9
1,063 456
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

10
964 439
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

11
905 443
Demon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

12
768 512
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Hercules, Xanadu

13
832 506
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

14
680 512
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hercules

15
726 708
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
781 380
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added

17
733 377
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
642 521
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
636 476
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

20
601 555
King Kong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
King Kong, The Mighty Kong

21
573 318
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

22
623 552
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlins

23
768 335
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
516 475
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

25
614 318
Gargoyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Vampire

26
486 259
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

27
635 391
Griffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Invisible Man

28
516 400
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Beowulf

29
723 559
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 29 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

30
519 329
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

31
481 455
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Marvel Universe

32
617 307
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
389 182
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added

34
497 326
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

35
574 513
It is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

36
443 478
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

37
417 213
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Norse Mythology

38
464 352
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Cthulhu Mythos

39
419 547
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
TH14 added The Thing

40
411 484
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

41
363 150
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added

42
434 303
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ludo1800 added

43
329 135
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added

44
379 349
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

45
412 297
Devil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

46
318 255
King Ghidorah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
but chickens double d added

47
366 332
Nymph is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Fairy-Queen, Orfeo

48
344 322
Harpy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Harpy The Last Unicorn

49
333 395
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

50
320 138
Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Danny Tedford added Leviathan