The best monster movies are sure to give you a good scare, so if you’re looking for a good monster flick to watch next, this list has got you covered -- and many of these titles are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so you won’t have to leave the comfort of your own home for a fright night.
Films in the monster movies genre always involve a monster (obviously!) of some sort -- be it a science experiment gone awry, aliens from another universe, dinosaurs, or some other scary creature, these movies are sure to make you jump outta your seat.
This monster movie list contains titles with tons of action, like Alien, Predator, and Jurrasic Park, and is sorted from best to worst, but you don’t have to take our word for it, because fans of the monster film genre have voted on these titles, and you can cast your vote too! Vote your favorite movies to the top of the list, and if there are movies you hated, vote them down, to move them to the bottom! If we missed any of the best monster movies, then feel free to add them to the list.
So if you’re looking for a frightfully fun time, this list of the best monster movies is a great place to start.
Directed by: John CarpenterThe Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ridley ScottAlien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: James CameronAliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John McTiernanPredator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Steven SpielbergJurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ron UnderwoodTremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Terry O. Morse, Ishirō HondaGodzilla, King of the Monsters! is a 1956 Japanese American science fiction kaiju film... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jack ArnoldCreature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster horror 3-D film in black-and-white, directed... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: George WaggnerThe Wolf Man is a 1941 American drama horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David CronenbergThe Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Irvin YeaworthThe Blob is an independently made 1958 American horror/science fiction film directed by Irvin... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: James WhaleFrankenstein is a 1931 horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Gordon DouglasThem! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures... more on Wikipedia
Kong: Skull IslandTom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-RobertsKong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Karl FreundThe Mummy is a 1932 horror film from Universal Studios directed by Karl Freund and stars Boris... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Matt ReevesCloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John CarpenterHalloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Eugène LouriéThe Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is a 1953 American science fiction monster film from Warner... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Colin TrevorrowJurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Kensho YamashitaGodzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla is a 1994 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Steve MinerLake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Chuck RussellThe Blob is a 1988 monster horror film written by Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont, and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran20 Million Miles to Earth is a 1957 American science fiction giant monster film written by Bob... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stephen SommersVan Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Frank DarabontThe Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film directed by Frank Darabont, and based... more on Wikipedia