This list contains information on the best modern monster movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best films about new monsters come in many forms. Some monster movies made after 1990 find characters fighting for their lives against alien invaders while other good monster movies feature flesh-eating zombies. Many of the best new giant monster movies are remakes of classic horror films.
What films will you find on this top modern monster movies list? Godzilla has to be near the top. Dinosaurs, werewolves, aliens, goblins, basilisks, and even a terrifying unicorn are among the monsters featured in the best new monster films - not to mention a whole host of brand new monsters.
Cloverfield used a found footage narrative to demonstrate the fear characters felt facing off against a horrifying monster. Other good films featured on this top modern monster movies list include Super 8, The Mist, War of the Worlds, and Kong: Skull Island.
How will we ever determine which modern monster movie is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Kong: Skull IslandTom Hiddleston, Samuel L. JacksonKong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film... more
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- 15282The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film directed by Frank Darabont, and based... more
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- 14786Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro. It... more
- 14384The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his... more
- 12674The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven... more
- 12776Cloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt... more
- 151100King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,... more
- 9955A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family... more
- 11166Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and... more
- 11167The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter... more
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- 10766Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E.... more
- 11483Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by... more
- 5022Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film, starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL... more
- 9271Alien 3 is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director... more
- 9980Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third... more
- 6344Shin Godzilla is a 2016 Japanese science fiction kaiju film directed by Hideaki Anno and... more
Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomChris Pratt, Bryce Dallas HowardJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by... more