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A list of the best giant monster movies of all time. We believe we thought of them all, but if your favorite giant monster film isn't on the list, please feel free to add it to the list of the best giant monster films list yourself. Giant monster movies have been with us for almost a century now, starting with the Lost World in 1925. While every genre is included on this list, giant monster movies tend to focus on horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Japan has a well known affinity for giant monsters, which they refer to as "Kaiju". Whatever your giant monster movie tastes may be, there is bound to be a film on this list of giant monster films that you will enjoy.
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King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot - Year of Release: 1933

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody - Year of Release: 2005

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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Giant Monster Movies
gamedemon24 added Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward - Year of Release: 1990

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The War of the Gargantuas Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata - Year of Release: 1954

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Them! Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker - Year of Release: 1954

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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Akiji Kobayashi, So Yamamura, Koichi Ueda - Year of Release: 1991

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Mothra vs. Godzilla Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara - Year of Release: 1964

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Rodan Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara - Year of Release: 1956

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara - Year of Release: 1974

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Dismalhead added The Blob Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Giant Monster Movies
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas - Year of Release: 2008

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The Lost World Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison - Year of Release: 1925

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Godzilla Millenium Amy Hill, Hiroshi Abe, Ron Yuan - Year of Release: 1999

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey - Year of Release: 1953

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Mothra Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata - Year of Release: 1961

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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata - Year of Release: 1964

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Mighty Joe Young Ben Johnson, Terry Moore, Regis Toomey - Year of Release: 1949

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Godzilla vs. Mothra Yoshiko Tanaka, Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe - Year of Release: 1992

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The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman - Year of Release: 1999

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20 Million Miles to Earth Ray Harryhausen, William Hopper, Joan Taylor - Year of Release: 1957

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The Mysterious Island Lionel Barrymore, Montagu Love, Lloyd Hughes - Year of Release: 1961

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Gamera Albert Dekker, Alan Oppenheimer, Brian Donlevy - Year of Release: 1965

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rontumlinson added The War of the Gargantuas Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Nobuo Nakamura - Year of Release: 1966

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Godzilla vs. Megalon Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Katsuhiko Sasaki - Year of Release: 1973

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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Giant Monster Movies
abyx added Clash of the Titans Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

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The Host Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho - Year of Release: 2006

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abyx added Wrath of the Titans Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike

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abyx added Beowulf Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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Eight Legged Freaks Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer - Year of Release: 2002

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Frankenstein Conquers the World Nick Adams, Takashi Shimura, Kumi Mizuno - Year of Release: 1965

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RacerX added Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai

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Prophecy Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Robert Foxworth - Year of Release: 1979

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Earth vs. the Spider Gene Roth, Ed Kemmer, June Kenney - Year of Release: 1958

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Night of the Lepus Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun - Year of Release: 1972

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RacerX added Daimajin Miwa Takada - Daimajin- The Avenging God. A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Yvette Vickers, Allison Hayes, Roy Gordon - Year of Release: 1958

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Mosquito Ron Asheton, Gunnar Hansen, Josh Becker - Year of Release: 1995

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Mark Lanzarotta added Flesh Gordon Craig T. Nelson, John Hoyt, Candy Samples