The Douchebag's Guide to Giant Monsters

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1.
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. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
2.
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
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A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch. (94 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
Rodan (1956)
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Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity. (82 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
5.
Mothra (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru Island (Infanto tô), which was previously used for atomic tests... (101 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
6.
Varan the Unbelievable (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command... (70 mins.)
 
7.
Dogora (1964)
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The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds. (83 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
8.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat. (93 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
9.
Daikaijû Gamera (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo. (78 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
 
10.
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab... (90 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
11.
Daimajin (1966)
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A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord. (84 mins.)
 
12.
Daikyojû Gappa (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa... (90 mins.)
 
13.
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul. (80 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
14.
The X from Outer Space (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area... (89 mins.)
 
15.
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature... (88 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
16.
Pulgasari (1985)
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In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country... (95 mins.)
Director: Sang-ok Shin
 
17.
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
 
18.
Big Man Japan (2007)
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An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters. (113 mins.)
 
19.
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