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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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

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1,726 638
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

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1,467 626
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

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1,161 603
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Balrog Middle-earth

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1,284 683
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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1,306 504
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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1,045 446
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

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889 507
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Basilisk Marvel Universe

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951 429
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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887 436
Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

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749 502
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Medusa Hercules, Xanadu

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Dragon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

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814 499
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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670 503
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Pegasus Hercules

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713 695
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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765 375
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added Chimera

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722 367
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

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624 515
Frankenstein's monster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Frankenstein's monster Natural Born Killers, Casino Royale, The Ghost of Frankenstein

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629 464
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

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585 543
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

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563 311
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

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612 541
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlin Gremlins

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749 328
Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 23 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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508 468
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

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606 312
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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Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

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511 392
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Grendel Beowulf

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625 385
Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Griffin The Invisible Man

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714 549
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 29 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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511 323
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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476 447
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Unicorn Marvel Universe

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605 301
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

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490 320
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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375 178
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Wendigo

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438 469
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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564 502
It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
It

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454 343
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shoggoth Cthulhu Mythos

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406 211
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Fenrir Norse Mythology

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413 539
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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404 478
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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429 296
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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357 147
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added Nazgûl

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375 343
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

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323 129
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added Dagon

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407 290
Devil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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310 251
King Ghidorah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
but chickens double d added King Ghidorah

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360 327
Nymph is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Nymphs The Fairy-Queen, Orfeo

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339 317
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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327 389
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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360 386
Elf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Elf