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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
1,683 628
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
1,427 611
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
1,131 595
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Balrog Middle-earth

5
1,253 675
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,277 497
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
1,027 435
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

8
939 418
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

9
871 501
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Basilisk Marvel Universe

10
868 429
Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

11
734 494
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Medusa Hercules, Xanadu

12
796 490
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

13
107 15
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

14
660 493
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Pegasus Hercules

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

15
702 683
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
751 372
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added Chimera

17
708 361
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
621 453
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

19
608 506
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
567 533
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
601 535
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlin Gremlins

The Very Best Dog Breeds, Ranked

22
550 308
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

23
503 461
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

24
734 320
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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600 307
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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470 248
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

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708 538
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 27 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

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619 382
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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501 389
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Grendel Beowulf

30
470 439
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Unicorn Marvel Universe

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502 321
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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594 298
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
485 317
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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368 173
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Wendigo

35
435 464
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

Who Is the Most Annoying Kid in Pop Culture History?

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555 490
It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
It

37
448 342
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shoggoth Cthulhu Mythos

38
397 210
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Fenrir Norse Mythology

39
410 528
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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399 474
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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423 289
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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319 124
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added Dagon

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

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372 339
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

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348 146
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added Nazgûl

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401 284
Devil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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357 321
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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297 247
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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332 312
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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323 383
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

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358 378
Elf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Elf