51 Out Of A Thousand Film Creatures That Rock. Good Bad and Ugly.

Included in 'creatures' is Robots, ghosts and more. My respect to all the film makers who brought them to me. Even when the films themselves were often not as great as the creatures were. Never stop making them. - RIB
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1.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ [THE REAL] GODZILLA
The Man Himself. Go BIG or go home. ” - LordRIB
 
2.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ THE ED-209
A military grade robot with massive firepower built and put into use for the urban pacification of Old Detroit. And it growls and squeals. This My all time favorite mechanical Monster. Period. ” - LordRIB
 
3.
The Blob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ THE BLOB.
The 80's knew how to do it! It's Big. It's Hungry... it's PINK. FEAR IT! My favorite shapeless Monster. ” - LordRIB
 
4.
Critters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ THE CRITES.
Prickly and foul-mouthed little balls of teeth... from SPACE! These little guys are close to my heart. ” - LordRIB
 
5.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ STAY PUFF THE MARSHMALLOW MAN
I'm gonna say this. Put this on the record. This is the second best giant monster ever created. Godzilla...and then Stay Puff. lol. ” - LordRIB
 
6.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ BRUNDLE-FLY
Science. is there anything it can't do? ” - LordRIB
 
7.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ YODA
The puppet Jedi Master. All Hail Yoda. ” - LordRIB
 
8.
Tremors (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
“ THE GRABOIDS
Sand Sharks really. ” - LordRIB
 
9.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ BRUCE (JAWS)
The Shark of sharks. ” - LordRIB
 
10.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ THE THING
Many Forms, all disgusting. All deadly. ” - LordRIB
 
11.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF
The greatest werewolf the world has ever seen. I would hug the puppet if I got in the same room just once. Cause I LOVE HIM! ” - LordRIB
 
12.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ THE PREDATOR
I'm tempted to list Schwarzenegger as the other creature of this classic film. ” - LordRIB
 
13.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ THE ALIEN(S)
For some, these are the king of space terror. ” - LordRIB
 
14.
Gremlins (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ THE MOGWAI and THE GREMLINS
Cute and Cuddly? ... For Now.
<-----(I had this exact poster on my wall for years as a kid and a teen Classic!) ” - LordRIB
 
15.
Child's Play (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ CHUCKY
A cabbage patch serial killer. Awesome. ” - LordRIB
 
16.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
“ THE TURTLES and MASTER SPLINTER
Remembered always by a generation who loved them. /bow ” - LordRIB
 
17.
The Iron Giant (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ THE IRON GIANT
The Weapon that refused to be a Gun. This guy is one of a kind. ” - LordRIB
 
18.
The Stuff (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world. (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
“ THE STUFF
Dangerously Delicious. Imagine evil Cool Whip. ” - LordRIB
 
19.
The Gate (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard... (85 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takács
“ MINIONS
Stop Motion minions rule. Only bettered in this film by the emergence of the Huge Lord of Minions or whatever at the end. Both are Great. ” - LordRIB
 
20.
Pumpkinhead (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers. (86 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
“ PUMKINHEAD
Hideous Vengeance Demon. I love him! ” - LordRIB
 
21.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
“ THE RABBIT OF CAERBANNOG
Or As I call him. White Terror. Scourge of Knights everywhere. With big pointy teeth. ” - LordRIB
 
22.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. (88 mins.)
Director: Douglas Cheek
“ THE CANNIBALISTIC HUMANOID UNDERGROUND DWELLERS
Somehow everyone's heard of this film and yet most have never seen it. It's the title. Somehow the word CHUD just rocks. Personally I love their eyes. ” - LordRIB
 
23.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ THE TREE
Imagine a whole series of terror. The thing I remembered most, and never ever forgot was that freaking tree that eats kids. ” - LordRIB
 
24.
Ghoulies (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons. (81 mins.)
Director: Luca Bercovici
“ THE GHOULIES
Malicious demons summoned by an idiot. Is there any other kind? ” - LordRIB
 
25.
Puppetmaster (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets. (90 mins.)
“ THE PUPPETS
Blade in particular. I love these little guys. Bad, Good... depends on the master. ” - LordRIB
 
26.
Judge Dredd (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart. (96 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
“ THE ABC WARRIOR DROID
I got a thing for robots and this guy was great for his small part. "WAR" ” - LordRIB
 
27.
Mortal Kombat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
“ GORO
The multi-armed beast man... who seems to have coordination problems using them all at once. ROOAAAAAWWWR! ” - LordRIB
 
28.
Short Circuit (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ JOHNNY 5
His memory has outlasted Steve Gutenberg's career. Good For Number 5. ” - LordRIB
 
29.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ WALL-E
If anything has been inspired by johnny Five its this little guy. But WALL-E had his own charm. ” - LordRIB
 
30.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
“ THE HUMANOIDS
Basically fish men, who have a weakness for the ladies. WooooOOoooo. ” - LordRIB
 
31.
Splinter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins
“ THE SPLINTER BEAST
in whatever shape or form you see it... it's nasty. Something excellent about an enemy who wraps itself in something or someONE else. ” - LordRIB
 
32.
Naked Lunch (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
“ CLARK NOVA
Is it a beetle? A typewriter? With Cronenberg you shouldn't ask questions. This little guy is messed up. ” - LordRIB
 
33.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ GWOEMUL (Monster)
Another story of a 20 ton fish out of water. ” - LordRIB
 
34.
Cloverfield (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ THE MONSTER
Big and Bad? It's not his fault he's too big for city life. ” - LordRIB
 
35.
Swamp Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ THE SWAMP THING
Look I know the movie was on the low point of cheese but He is great! ” - LordRIB
 
36.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
“ GMORK
The Wolf Beast serves as agent to the nothing. Looked pretty tough. Killed by a kid? c'mon!. ” - LordRIB
 
37.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ KAYAKO
As far as ghosts go. This creepy chick freaks me out. I'd rather find the Clark Nova typewriter in my bed. ” - LordRIB
 
38.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ KING KONG
The only beast i believe ever REALLY went toe to toe with Godzilla and came out on top. I still stand by Zills. ” - LordRIB
 
39.
Clash of the Titans (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. (118 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
“ BASICALLY ALL THE CREATURES IN THE ORIGINAL
If stop motion is wrong. i don't wanna be right!. you hear me! I DON'T WANNA BE RIGHT! Take that CGI remake! ” - LordRIB
 
40.
The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. (60 mins.)
“ THE HULK
Good or Bad? Get out of his way cause stuff just goes everywhere when he gets pissed. FERIGNO FOREVER! ” - LordRIB
 
41.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ THE HAND
Ash lops off his own possessed hand. MISTAKE. Keep your friends close Ash but your enemies even closer. Annie might still be alive. The hand was never killed btw... could be in your toilet right now. ” - LordRIB
 
42.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch after accidentally running him over on a hunting trip, but have a hard time trying to keep him away from the authorities and an eccentric hunter who's determined to catch "Bigfoot". (110 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ HARRY
Theres no one my age who hasn't seen this guy. I couldn't leave this big footed beast off my list. ” - LordRIB
 
43.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE
Sure it's really just 3 victims stitched together, not a creature, but the doctor treats em like a pet. This one is... something special. lol. ” - LordRIB
 
44.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Randel
“ THE CHATTERER
The Cenobites in general are decent beasties if your into the demon thing. But for me, I love the Chatterer design. Even though he really never DOES anything. lol. CLICK CLICK CLICK. ” - LordRIB
 
45.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Imprint (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the 1800s, an American returns to Japan to find the prostitute he fell in love with, but instead learns of the psychical and existential horror that befell her after he left. (60 mins.)
“ LITTLE SIS
Awwe its a cute little asian girl..with... a hand that has a mouth and eyes growing out of her head. Oh thats just little sis. She tells me to burn things. Good Stuff. ” - LordRIB
 
46.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Jenifer (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a... (60 mins.)
“ JENIFER
She looks like a hot girl in need of a serious face lift. But her black eyes and eating of animals and humans says pure evil. ” - LordRIB
 
47.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ THE BATBOOK
The 2nd fake Necronomicon Bites Ash's hand and then torments him while airborne. Hilarious scene I loved this little guy. Batbook... is seriously how they referred to it in the screenplay. Thumbs Up. ” - LordRIB
 
48.
Dead Alive (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY
Yes it's as ridiculous as it sounds. Its hard to believe this man made the kong remake... sigh. ” - LordRIB
 
49.
House (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ THE MIDNIGHT CLOSET MONSTER
Sure I had to be a kid to be frightened by this, but I love it to this day!Creepy long armed bastard. Scared Norm almost to death! ” - LordRIB
 
50.
Spaceballs (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ PIZZA THE HUTT
Cause if you don't get his money... Pizza is gonna' send out.... FOR YOU. Comic genius. ” - LordRIB
 
51.
Zombieland (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
“ 406
I know labeling a zombie for this list is pretty lame, theres a ton of great zombies out there. Something about this girl lunging towards the camera the way she does makes me love her zombieness. So sue me. ” - LordRIB