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
1,973 753
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
1,782 662
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
1,543 639
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
1,193 620
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Middle-earth

5
1,336 695
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,345 522
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
179 27
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

8
923 524
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Marvel Universe

9
1,069 463
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

10
972 443
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

11
919 449
Demon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

12
777 516
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Hercules, Xanadu

13
842 511
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

14
681 521
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hercules

15
731 715
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
785 385
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added

17
743 379
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
649 523
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
639 482
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

20
577 322
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

21
628 557
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlins

22
611 557
King Kong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
King Kong, The Mighty Kong

23
772 339
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
617 320
Gargoyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Vampire

25
525 400
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Beowulf

26
488 262
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

27
636 394
Griffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Invisible Man

28
518 479
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

29
729 565
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
522 332
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

31
482 456
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Marvel Universe

32
400 183
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added

33
501 327
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

34
450 478
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

35
582 518
It is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

36
425 215
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Norse Mythology

37
467 354
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Cthulhu Mythos

38
414 487
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

39
369 151
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added

40
439 305
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ludo1800 added

41
382 350
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

42
334 136
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added

43
422 552
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Thing

44
417 298
Devil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

45
323 256
King Ghidorah is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
but chickens double d added

46
620 309
Kaiju is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
analise.dubner added Pacific Rim - Giant, city-stomping Japanese monsters

47
348 324
Harpy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Harpy The Last Unicorn

48
336 397
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

49
325 140
Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Danny Tedford added Leviathan

50
367 335
Nymph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Fairy-Queen, Orfeo