What are the best monster movies?

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    Godzilla (Gojira) is a Japanese kaiju (giant monster) film directed by Ishirō Honda. It is the first in the Godzilla franchise. Released in 1954, Godzilla was distributed by Toho and features Akira Takarada and Momoko Kochi in the lead roles.


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    Helen Bryant
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Godzilla is a must-see monster film. This movie is well-written and acted. Some of the effects do look silly compared to the effects available today but they only add to the charm of this classic. Definitely worth viewing to see the orgin of a famous monster."
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    #2King Kong

    King Kong

    King Kong is an animated film released by Universal Pictures. Released in 2005, King Kong was directed by Peter Jackson and it features Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody and Jack Black in the lead roles.


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    Gary Edwards
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "King Kong is a perfect solution for best monster movies, best monster movies, because King Kong is a popular film about an oversized ape monster. "
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    Alien is a fantasy and mystery motion picture that features Sigourney Weaver, Henry Dean Stanton, and John Hurt. The movie was first released in 1979 and was directed by Ridley Scott was written by Dan O'Bannon.


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    Dylan Hudson
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "Alien is a movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Henry Dean Stanton, and John Hurt.The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens.""
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    Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.


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    Judith Campbell
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "The other day I wanted to watch a movie that was scary, but not too scary. Jaws fit the bill perfectly. It is suspenseful and in my opinion, one of the best monster movies of all time."
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    #5The Thing

    The Thing

    The Thing tells the story of a twelve-man research team that discovers an alien buried in the snow for over a century at a remote Antarctic research station. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, killing them one by one.


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    Keith Newman
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "This version of the classic "The Thing" is a superb telling of a classic monster movie. The director and as well as the actors give outstanding performances that make it a must have for monster movie enthusiasts."
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    #6Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim is a Guillermo del Toro Action/Sci-Fi movie released on July 2013 in the United States. The film stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Diego Klattenhoff.


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    Donald Burke
    Written on May 29, 2018
    " Pacific Rim is a good solution for best monster movies, because it is a popular sci-fi film that features monsters."
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    #7Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant is a sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott as part of the 'Alien' movie series. It is the sequel to 'Prometheus' and tells the story of the colonization ship Covenant in the planet Origae-6, which has landed with 2,000 colonists.


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    Randy Brewer
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "Movie was really hard to watch. The CGI for the Aliens weren't believable at all, even when you're dedicated to making yourself believe and be afraid. The actors were decent but overall, I didn't really feel their fear as much as I should have. Plot was mediocre as well."
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    #8Jaws 2

    Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 is a thriller film released in 1978 directed by Jeannot Szwarc which is the sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the second installment in the Jaws franchise. It was then followed by Jaws 3-D and Jaws: The Revenge.


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    Emma Black
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "An incredible monster film. Creative and inventive. I have probably watched this movie involuntarily over 500 times on various sized screens"
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    #9Troll 2

    Troll 2

    Troll 2 is a horror fantasy movie in 1990. The movie is about a family going on a vacation, entering a reclused village, little they know about the town's inhabitants and mystery.


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    Peter Pierce
    Written on June 9, 2018
    "Troll 2 is a very low quality film. Most monster flicks are a waste of time. Most sequels are a waste of time. Everything is bad here."
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    #10Birdemic: Shock and Terror

    Birdemic: Shock and Terror

    A bizarre independent movie in 2010 that incorporated social commentary, environmentalism, romance and horror. The premise is about a couple trying to survive from hordes of angry birds. Directed by James Nguyen.


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    Sanvi Sarin
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Birdemic: Shock and Terror is an amazing indy film that has got to be the best monster movie in existence. It's a weird movie, totally departed from the mainstream and it embraces a number of different genres. Its an amazing cinematic feat from a low budget effort. "
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    #11The Toxic Avenger

    The Toxic Avenger

    When mild-mannered janitor Melvin Fern fell into a vat of toxic waste after being chased by a violent gang, all hell breaks loose as he transforms into The Toxic Avenger.


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    Ishan Malhotra
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "This is like a silly comic book come to life. It's one of those "so bad it's good" movies. It's gloriously stupid, and not for everyone, but it's a great slice of schlock for those who have a taste for bad taste. A classic garbage film."
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    #12Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    From the infamous B-movie director Ed Wood, Plan 9 from Outer Space is about the alien invasion called "Plan 9". "Aliens" have raised the dead to destroy humanity. It was initially released on July 22, 1959.


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    Brandon Barrett
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "I'm not a fan of the B-movie genre, but I recently watched "Plan 9 from Outer Space", and I enjoyed it. It's another story about Aliens invading our planet with the purpose of destroying humanity, but it's funny, and it has an entertaining story. Watch it if you cannot pick anything better."
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    C.H.U.D. is a 1984 horror film about cases of mysterious abductions in New York City. Investigators are eventually led into the depths of sewers, meeting the creature known as the "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller" or C.H.U.D.


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    Micaela Suárez
    Written on June 10, 2018
    "I love monster movies. My friend recommended C.H.U.D. to me. It's a great 1984 horror film about abductions in NYC and how it is found out that there is a "C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller) in the sewers. It's really creepy and yet really awesome. I love this movie and think everyone who loves monster movies should see it. Highly recommended!"


Best What are the best monster movies
1GodzillaMovies 13 Paid
2King KongMovies 10 Paid
3AlienMovies 8 Paid
4JawsMovies 7 Paid
5The ThingMovies 5 Paid
6Pacific RimMovies 4 Paid
7Alien: CovenantMovies 3 Paid
8Jaws 2Movies 1 Paid
9Troll 2Movies 0 Paid
10Birdemic: Shock and TerrorMovies 0 Paid

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