15 of the Greatest classic Monster movies

these are in my opinion must see's for any monster movie fanatic...
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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
“ My favourite film of all time, basically a man in a rubber suit, breathtaking action, with well detailed miniature sets and countless scenes of destruction, amazing, the Japanese nuclear bomb caused problems for them then, but more now when a mutated monster returns to cause havok and destruction tokyo, nothing can seem to stop him ” - Waz188
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
“ For it's time, one of the greatest monster movies ever, especially for it's special effects, with nuclear testing breaking the polar ice caps, a beast emerges and travels down the east coast of the usa, in search of where it used to live and nest, modern weapons can't seem to work, so specialist weaponry is needed ” - Waz188
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 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.)
“ Stop motion picture at it's finest, aparently used to take 150 hours to make 1 minute of king kong animation, in the quest to make the worlds greatest film, carl denham sets out to skull island and with that comes across the myth KONG, and with the beautiful actress captured, they venture into the woods to help her and come across prehistoric monsters such a t-rex's and giant pterodactyls ” - Waz188
Them! (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
“ Huge Ants, what more do you want? Has great special effects and was nominated for an academy award, a fan favourite, nuclear testing leads to giant ants appearing, first in the desert killing innocent passers by, but then escape into the urban jungle capturing some unlucky children ” - Waz188
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
“ Another Ray harryhausen film, but won't be the last, this is especially known for it's great skeleton fight and the hydra, in need of finding a special golden fleece, he sets out on a perilous journey with a band of brilliant sailers, but not without coming across the great hydra and the merciless Talos ” - Waz188
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch. (113 mins.)
Director: Sam Wanamaker
“ There are 3 sinbad films, most will be mentioned in the list, but this one in my opinion is the best, on a exhibition to change the form of the prince, he comes head to head with a witch and with her magic, does everything she can to stop him reaching the holy land to aid the prince ” - Waz188
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war. (88 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
“ Another Harryhausen classic, i have to note the cyclops and dragon make this spectacular, with the fatality of being a drift in the ocean in need of food and water, sinbad and his crew land on a mysterious island, when confronted with a magician being chased by a cyclops, they escape, but with the magician needing to get back to the island he blackmails sinbad by putting the life of his girl at risk, with his return they must help her, but not without meeting the cyclops again and a dragon ” - Waz188
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Everybody loves this film, great monsters, but technically dinosaurs, still a family favourite, with the science to create new extinct life forms, such as dinosaurs, the idea to create a park is formed but all goes hay-wire when one mans greed puts everyone elses lives in jeopardy, remember: god creates dinosaurs, god kills dinosaurs, god creates man, man kills god, man creates dinosaurs, dinosaurs kills man ” - Waz188
The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus... (96 mins.)
“ I love it, cowboys vs prehistoric creatures, and the fight with the pterodactyl is hilarious, you must see it to believe it, okay so with the discovery of a small mythical beast, cowboys goes in search in a new undiscovered location in search of more attractions and instead find the great gwangi inside and hope to bring it back to society ” - Waz188
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea. (88 mins.)
Director: Ace Hannah
“ no description can make you want to watch this film, but if you are a monster movie lover, you will see past this awful film, and see what i see, which is a entertaining movie, the plot basically is, the ice caps melts leaving these two monsters a loose on planet earth, so to destroy them, they must destroy each other ” - Waz188
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
“ another harryhausen film, space ship crash lands, with a creature inside, unknown to it's ability it manages to escapes, and with every feed, it grows twice the size, can you stop a creature the size of a stadium, you'll have to see for yourself ” - Waz188
Lake Placid (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine. (82 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ Nothing much to say, giant crocodile, but technically a monster so i have to place it in as still brilliant, a science exhibition gone wrong when mutilated bodies continue to pile up, and with knowing what the creature is, specialists come in, with the hope of capturing it ” - Waz188
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
“ Always some frame of mutated creatures somewhere, especially in a quite hilarious form of a tadpole walking creature, but for a monster film, brilliant, with the dumbing of nuclear waste into the river, a creature emerges, capturing innocent people and taking them back to it's lair to feed, can the captured children be saved or will they be slaughtered ” - Waz188
Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter... (90 mins.)
Director: Hyung-rae Shim
“ ever seen reign of fire? this is a lot like that, but more crazy, the story is a sacred mystery shrouds a child, then all hell breaks loose when he grows up and one of the end scenes is fab, dragons vs the army.... enough said ” - Waz188
Boa vs. Python (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
After an overly ambitious businessman transports an 80-foot python to the United States, the beast escapes... (92 mins.)
Director: David Flores
“ another american movie hit, one genetically altered snake goes on the loose, how do you stop that? send another one after it, a classic monster battle ” - Waz188