Godzilla is probably the most iconic Japanese Sci-Fi movie character ever. This towering monster is one of the most referenced characters in movie history, so it only makes sense there’s plenty of Godzilla films on this list of Japanese Sci-Fi movies. In a way it's almost like a list of the best Godzilla movies, but there’s a lot more to this list than just the giant green monster. Be sure to dive in and check out this extensive list of Japanese Sci-Fi movies for yourself; you’ll be sure to find something that’s out of this world.
The original 1954 Godzilla, directed by Ishiro Honda, was so influential and popular it has spawned 30 films. The character of Godzilla has its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1961’s Mothra was another film about Japanese kaiju, or monster. Kaiju have been the basis for newer films as well, such as Pacific Rim.
Which of these Japanese Sci-Fi movies are your favorites? Vote and get them to the top of the list!
- 4615Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, is a 1974 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho.... more
- 4214Rodan, released in Japan as Sora no Daikaijū Radon, is a 1956 Kaiju film produced by Toho... more
- 4013Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, released in Japan as San Daikaijū: Chikyū Saidai no... more
- 4216Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same... more
- 3712Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is a 2000 science fiction kaiju film directed by Masaaki Tezuka and... more
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion
- 4118Destroy All Monsters, released in Japan as Kaijū Sōshingeki, is a 1968 Japanese science... more
Godzilla vs. The Thing
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth
- 3412Terror of Mechagodzilla, released in Japan as Mekagojira no Gyakushū (メカゴジラの逆襲, lit.... more
- 3412Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, is a 1991 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho... more
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
- 3211Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘 Gojira, Ebira, Mosura Nankai no Daikettō) is a... more
- 3211King Kong vs. Godzilla is a 1962 crossover Japanese science fiction Kaiju film produced by... more
- 211Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written... more
- 289Rebirth of Mothra, released in Japan as Mothra, was released in 1996 and is the first in a... more
- 3013Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, was a 1995 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho Co.,... more
Parasyte: Part 1Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu
- 3116Godzilla vs. Biollante is a 1989 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. The... more
The War of the Gargantuas
- 2916Godzilla 1985 is a Japanese American science fiction kaiju film co-directed by R.J. Kizer and... more