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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
1,698 631
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
1,440 614
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
1,138 599
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Balrog Middle-earth

5
1,262 678
Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

6
1,287 499
Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

7
1,032 441
Hydra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Hydra Hotel Transylvania

8
942 425
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

9
876 504
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
The Basilisk Marvel Universe

10
874 431
Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon The Exorcist

11
739 499
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
sjblanch1984 added Medusa Hercules, Xanadu

12
801 493
Vampire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

13
113 18
Dragon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Dragons Mythology

14
664 497
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
707 689
Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

16
756 373
Chimera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Demon_Boy added Chimera

17
713 364
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
617 509
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

19
624 457
Guardian angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Angel

20
573 538
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
606 538
Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Gremlin Gremlins

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22
553 310
The Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shapeshifter Faeries

23
741 322
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

24
506 464
Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Mermaid

25
602 311
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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473 250
Succubus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
lostshadow added Succubus

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710 544
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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506 391
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Grendel Beowulf

35 Awesome Behind the Scenes Pictures of Movie Monsters

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621 385
Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Griffin The Invisible Man

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472 444
Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Unicorn Marvel Universe

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505 323
Manticore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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599 300
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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487 320
Centaur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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372 177
Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Wendigo

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559 494
It is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
It

60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

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436 468
Sasquatch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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451 343
Shoggoth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Shoggoth Cthulhu Mythos

38
401 211
Fenrir Greyback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Fenrir Norse Mythology

39
411 534
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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402 477
The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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426 293
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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323 126
Dagon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Lucas Luchsinger Honorato added Dagon

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354 146
Nazgûl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Tom Islava added Nazgûl

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373 342
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Ghost The Presence

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405 288
Devil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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359 324
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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303 250
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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335 316
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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325 387
Satyr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Satyr Giuseppe in Warsaw

50
359 382
Elf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time
Elf