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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
1,673 628
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
1,423 609
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
1,130 594
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Balrog Middle-earth

5
1,249 675
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,276 495
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
1,026 434
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

8
938 418
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

9
871 498
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Basilisk Marvel Universe

10
865 429
Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

11
733 493
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Medusa Hercules, Xanadu

12
794 489
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

13
105 14
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

14
658 492
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
700 681
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
749 371
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added Chimera

17
706 360
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
620 452
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

19
606 504
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
565 530
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
597 534
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
549 308
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

23
501 460
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

24
733 318
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

25
598 306
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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469 247
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

27
707 536
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

28
618 381
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

29
468 438
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Unicorn Marvel Universe

30
498 388
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Grendel Beowulf

31
501 320
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

32
593 297
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
483 316
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

34
433 461
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

35
552 490
It is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
It

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365 173
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Wendigo

37
447 342
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shoggoth Cthulhu Mythos

38
396 210
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Fenrir Norse Mythology

39
409 526
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
TH14 added The Thing The Thing

40
399 473
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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422 289
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ludo1800 added Weeping Angel

42
371 339
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

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318 124
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added Dagon

44
347 146
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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398 284
Devil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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356 321
Nymph is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Nymphs The Fairy-Queen, Orfeo

47
295 246
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

48
331 312
Harpy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Harpy The Last Unicorn

49
322 383
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

50
357 377
Elf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Elf