Godzilla Movies Best to Worst

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1. Gojira (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 21,542 | Gross: $2.42M

2. Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 5,812

3. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki

Votes: 4,159

4. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 6,162 | Gross: $2.73M

5. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

PG | 84 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Reiko Tajima, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 4,009

6. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yû Fujiki

Votes: 5,387

7. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akiko Wakabayashi

Votes: 3,661

8. Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 3,806

9. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Not Rated | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.5
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The undersea nation of Seatopia sends the gigantic Megalon to destroy the world above - and it's up to Godzilla and a size-shifting robot, Jet Jaguar, to defeat him.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham

Votes: 3,709

10. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Unrated | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Takurô Tatsumi, Yôko Ishino, Yasufumi Hayashi, Megumi Odaka

Votes: 3,995

11. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Jun Tazaki, Akira Kubo

Votes: 3,649

12. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 326,114 | Gross: $200.68M

13. Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S. (2003)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mickey Koga, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 2,638

14. Son of Godzilla (1967)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.2
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Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Beverly Maeda, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 2,646

15. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Ryoko Sano, Megumi Odaka, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,214

16. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

G | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, Akihiko Hirata, Katsumasa Uchida

Votes: 3,055

17. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

PG | 104 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.6
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After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Kunihiko Mitamura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Masanobu Takashima, Kôji Takahashi

Votes: 3,781

18. Godzilla 1985 (1984)

PG | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

Directors: Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer | Stars: Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi

Votes: 4,815 | Gross: $4.12M

19. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.0
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 3,664

20. Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Satomi Kobayashi, Takehiro Murata, Saburô Shinoda

Votes: 3,220

21. Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked TÃf'kyÃf' in 1954 to stop the beast.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Kana Onodera, Kô Takasugi

Votes: 2,911

22. Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima, Tomoko Umeda

Votes: 2,982

23. Destroy All Monsters (1968)

G | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 3,525

24. Godzilla 2000 (1999)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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41 Metascore

Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki

Votes: 6,053 | Gross: $10.04M

25. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Chôtarô Tôgin, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 3,149

26. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called meganula and their queen, Megaguirus.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Misato Tanaka, Shôsuke Tanihara, Masatô Ibu, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 2,439

27. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera - another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla - a beast spawned from Godzilla's particles in space.

Director: Kenshô Yamashita | Stars: Megumi Odaka, Jun Hashizume, Zenkichi Yoneyama, Akira Emoto

Votes: 3,050

28. Gojira tai Hedora (1971)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

Director: Yoshimitsu Banno | Stars: Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura, Hiroyuki Kawase, Toshio Shiba

Votes: 3,214

29. All Monsters Attack (1969)

G | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.9
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A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, Tomonori Yazaki, Hideyo Amamoto

Votes: 2,742

30. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 161,269 | Gross: $136.31M

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