Kaiju films

Giant monster films from Japan, and others from elsewhere inspired by them. I also threw in the Ultra Series but haven't tried to be too completest on the television front. I've also not included every giant monster movie (there was a fad for them in America during the mid-20th Century), focusing instead on Japanese films and their imitators. There is already a more general giant monster movie list or this wider-ranging one.

See also: my weird Japanese films list

Further reading: Kaijuphile. Digital Monster Island is an attempt to collect together reviews of the various kaiju film releases. This page has the technical details of Toho's kaiju, except Godzilla.
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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
“ Here to give the list a pretty picture when listed elsewhere - the list proper starts below: ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
2.
Japanese King Kong (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
“ An early attempt to cash-in on the original King Kong film, the giant ape would appear a few more times in Japanese films over the years. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
3.
“ aka King Kong Appears in Edo

An unauthorised King Kong rip-off and possibly the first kaiju films, now thought to be lost. More on it at Wikipedia. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
4.
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
“ It set the standard for all future giant monster films, and span-off its own massive franchise. Presumably partly inspired by the 1953 B-movie The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
5.
Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji. (94 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ Re-edited as Half Human for western consumption but not widely disseminated these days because of cultural concerns. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
6.
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. (82 mins.)
Director: Motoyoshi Oda
“ aka Godzilla Raids Again ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
7.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo. (80 mins.)
 
8.
Rodan (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity. (82 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Radon ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
9.
The Mysterians (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on... (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka The Mysterians

Features Moguera a giant robot. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
10.
The Giant Claw (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture. (75 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ B-movie that seems to merrily lift crazy ideas from the earlier Japanese science fiction films. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
11.
Half Human (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them... (63 mins.)
“ The US edit of Ju jin yuki otoko. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
12.
Daikaijû Baran (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When a rare species of butterfly is found in a mysterious valley in Japan, a pair of entomologists go to investigate and find more... (87 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Giant Monster Varan ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
13.
Nippon tanjô (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne... (182 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
14.
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
“ aka Mothra ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
15.
Gorgo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up. (78 mins.)
Director: Eugene Lourie
“ A British Godzilla, with perhaps a bit of inspiration coming from the 1959 dinosaur vs London film, Behemoth the Sea Monster (which in turn was a British version of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, making everything confusingly circular, as Godzilla was also influenced by it). ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
16.
Reptilicus (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life. (92 mins.)
Director: Sidney Pink
“ The Danish Godzilla - 1961 was clearly the year of Eurozilla!! ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
17.
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla. (97 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka King Kong vs. Godzilla ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
18.
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.)
“ The US edit of Giant Monster Varan ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
19.
Gorath (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American... (88 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Gorath

Featuring Maguma.

Third in Toho's trilogy of space-operas, the first being The Mysterians and the second is the non-kaiju film Battle in Outer Space. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
20.
Atragon (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers... (94 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Atragon

Features Manda a giant snake. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
21.
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
22.
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
“ aka Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
23.
Dogora (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
“ aka Dogora or Dogora, the Space Monster or Giant Space Monster Dogora ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
24.
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
“ aka Gamera or Giant Monster Gamera

Daiei's answer to Toho's Godzilla franchise.

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
25.
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
“ aka Frankenstein Conquers the World or Frankenstein vs. Baragon

How did a giant Frankenstein end up fighting monsters? Glad you asked, this is a good overview from Den of Geek:


The tale of how Frankenstein’s Monster arrived at Toho films is a long and storied one. In the 1960s, legendary animator Willis O’Brien wrote a script treatment where a giant version of Frankenstein’s Monster would face off against King Kong. Hollywood didn't bite, but Toho did. Toho was more interested in featuring their treasured Godzilla and produced Godzilla vs. King Kong instead. Toho became fascinated with the idea of Frankenstein and planned to produce Godzilla vs. Frankenstein. Toho eventually rejected the idea because Godzilla was still being used as a villain and they did not want him to put in the role of protector against Frankenstein, so they inserted a new monster, Baragon, into the script and produced Frankenstein Conquers the World. So what began in Willis O’Brien’s brain morphed into an amalgamation of madness.
 ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
26.
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Inoshirô Honda
 
27.
Urutora Q (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The first television series produced by eiji tsyburaya,the special effects man behind Godzilla.In the... (30 mins.)
“ A kind of X-Files with giant monsters that laid the foundations for the Ultraman series. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
28.
Gammera the Invincible (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An atomic explosion awakens Gammera--a giant, fire-breathing turtle monster--from his millions of years of hibernation. Enraged at being roused from such a sound sleep, he takes it out on Tokyo. (86 mins.)
“ A version of the original Gamera film edited for US audiences.

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
29.
Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera. (106 mins.)
Director: Shigeo Tanaka
“ aka War of the Monsters or Gamera Strikes Again or Gamera vs. Barugon

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
30.
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
“ aka Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
31.
Daimajin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord. (84 mins.)
“ Another giant monster movie series from Daiei, unusually they are period films featuring samurai.

Available in a nice triple pack DVD set. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
32.
Return of Daimajin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers. (79 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ aka Return of Daimajin ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
33.
Wrath of Daimajin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In a mountainous region of Japan, Lord Arakawa kidnaps the men of nearby villages to use as slave labor, producing gunpowder from his sulfur pits. A band of young boys decide to rescue their enslaved fathers on their own. (79 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
“ aka Wrath of Daimajin ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
34.
The Magic Serpent (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru... (94 mins.)
“ aka Battle of the Dragons ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
35.
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
“ aka War of the Gargantuas ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
36.
Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters that wrecks havoc on Earth. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Son of Godzilla (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
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. (86 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
“ aka Son of Godzilla ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
38.
Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it...Gamera! (86 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
“ aka Gamera vs. Gyaos ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
39.
King Kong Escapes (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan. (104 mins.)
Director: Inoshiro Honda
“ aka King Kong Escapes ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
40.
Daikyojû Gappa (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa... (90 mins.)
“ aka Gappa the Triphibian Monster or Monster from a Prehistoric Planet

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
41.
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
“ South Korean film.

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Ultraman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A feature-length compilation of episodes of the famous Japanese sci-fi TV series about a futuristic policeman who secretly transforms into a giant extraterrestrial savior. (79 mins.)
 
44.
Urutora sebun (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An alien superhero from M-78 protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats in this popular classic follow-up to the original "Ultraman" TV series. (30 mins.)
“ aka Ultra Seven

Considered by many to still be the best in the Ultraman franchise. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
45.
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Destroy All Monsters ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
46.
Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras. (75 mins.)
Director: Kenji Yuasa
“ aka Destroy All Planets

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive (and another upload here). ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
47.
Agon: Atomic Dragon (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
(30 mins.)
“ aka Giant Phantom Monster Agon ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
48.
All Monsters Attack (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles. (69 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka All Monsters Attack or Godzilla's Revenge or Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters on Parade ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
49.
Latitude Zero (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Latitude Zero

Features Black Moth, a giant chimera/griffin-type creature. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
50.
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them. (82 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
“ aka Attack of the Monsters

The film is public domain, get from the Internet Archive (there are two other uploads here and here). ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
51.
Zhuo yao zhan mo (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Lei Pan, Chien Tang
“ aka Devil Fighter

Taiwanese kaiju film. There were quite a few of these (mostly still unreleased on home media in the West - this specific one might not exist any more), a number of which had the input of Japanese special effects wizards to help raise the quality. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
52.
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet? (2 mins.)
 
53.
Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle. (83 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
 
54.
Space Amoeba (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning... (84 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
55.
Xiao fei xia (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Chien Tang
“ aka Young Flying Hero

Taiwanese giant monster film. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
56.
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (85 mins.)
“ aka Godzilla vs Hedora ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
57.
Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera. (87 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
“ aka Gamera vs. Zigra ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
58.
Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(85 mins.)
“ aka Daigoro vs. Goliath ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
59.
A Story of Lou Po-Wen (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(111 mins.)
Director: Da Chuan Hsu
“ One of the best Taiwanese efforts again this is largely thanks to the Japanese team members, details here and a good overview here, the latter talking about how the monster footage was re-edited into the 1982 film wu-xia The Fairy and the Devil. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
60.
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on. (89 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
“ aka Godzilla vs Gigan ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
61.
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
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. (82 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
“ aka Godzilla vs Megalon ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
62.
Ryusei Ningen Zon (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The last remaining survivors of the now long gone planet, Peaceland, the Zone family soon found refuge on the planet Earth... (30 mins.)
“ aka Zone Fighter

Toho's answer to the Ultra Series ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
63.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it. (84 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
“ aka Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
64.
Hanuman vs. 7 Ultraman (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The Hindu god Hanuman teams up with Ultraman and his brethren against familiar Ultra-foes in this rare Ultraman movie co-produced in Thailand. (80 mins.)
 
65.
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (83 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ aka Terror of Mechagodzilla ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
66.
Infra-Man (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them! (88 mins.)
Director: Shan Hua
“ Hong Kong Ultraman rip-off from the famous Shaw Brothers. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
67.
Hai mo (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Han-Hsiang Yu
“ aka Monster From the Sea ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
68.
Ape (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul. (87 mins.)
Director: Paul Leder
“ aka A*P*E or The Great Counterattack of King-Kong

South Korean film designed to cash-in on the 1976 King Kong remake. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
69.
At the Earth's Core (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
“ Well they have men in rubber suits playing giant monsters, not quite as giant as Godzilla, but still worth noting. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
70.
Zhan shen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
No one is able to defend a modern metropolis against the fierce attack by laser gun-equipped giant aliens but the super-sized reincarnated General Guan Yunchang from China's ancient history. (91 mins.)
Director: Hung Min Chen
“ aka War God or Guan Yu vs. the Aliens or Calamity

A Taiwanese offering filmed in Hong Kong, featuring a towering Lord Guan (sometimes described as the Taoist God of War) fighting aliens. Information is skimpy but you can find more here and here - the latter suggests a DVD release is in the pipeline. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
71.
Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A Japanese village is menaced by a plesiosaur from the depths of the sea. Meanwhile, deep in a cave of ice... (92 mins.)
Director: Junji Kurata
“ aka Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
72.
Goliathon (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter... (86 mins.)
Director: Homer Gaugh
“ aka Mighty Peking Man

Hong Kong King Kong ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
73.
Godzilla (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1977, the film was purchased and colorized by Luigi Cozzi in a terrible way of a old negative print... (106 mins.)
 
74.
Sea God and Ghosts (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Giant Dragon fights, giant monster fights and some kung fu in this fantasy epic from Taiwan also known as Prince of the Dragon King. The dragon turns into human form early on in the movie and goes on some magical quest.
“ Details. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
75.
 
76.
Ultraman (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(102 mins.)
Director: Akio Jissôji
 
77.
Super Monster (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope. (92 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
“ aka Gamera Super Monster

End of the Shōwa era of kaiju films although the boom was long over. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
78.
Attack of the Super Monsters (1982 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In the year 2000 the dinosaurs reappear on planet Earth, terrorizing mankind. (83 mins.)
 
79.
Godzilla 1985 (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan. (103 mins.)
“ aka The Return of Godzilla

Start of the Heisei era of kaiju films ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
80.
Urutoraman sutori (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Koichi Takano
“ aka Ultraman Story ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
81.
Urutoraman Zofuii (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Ultraman zoffy explains to the audience about the history of the ultra series alongside with pigmon while having to fighting off with seijins.
 
82.
Da she wang (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
(80 mins.)
Director: Yu-Lung Hsu
“ It would be Godfrey Hoed as Thunder of Gigantic Serpent in 1988. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
83.
Pulgasari (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
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
“ The North Korean monster film famously made on orders from Kim Jong-il, who had the South Korean director kidnapped. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
84.
Thunder of Gigantic Serpent (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A secret formula that can cause plants and animals to expand a thousand-fold in size is stolen by a terrorist group... (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Lee
“ aka Thunder of Gigantic Serpent or Terror Serpent

From the legendary Godfrey Ho, complete with footage edited in from other films. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
85.
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush. (104 mins.)
Director: Kazuki Ohmori
“ aka Godzilla vs. Biollante ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
86.
 
87.
Ultraman: Towards the Future (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Astronaut turned UMA member Jack Shindo transforms into a new Ultraman to defend the Earth. (30 mins.)
Director: Andrew Prowse
 
88.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign. (103 mins.)
Director: Kazuki Ohmori
“ aka Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
89.
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra. (102 mins.)
Director: Takao Okawara
“ aka Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
90.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island. (108 mins.)
Director: Takao Okawara
“ aka Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
91.
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera - another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla - a beast spawned from Godzilla's particles in space. (108 mins.)
“ aka Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
92.
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown. (103 mins.)
Director: Takao Okawara
“ aka Godzilla vs. Destoroyah ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
93.
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A hibernating species of giant carnivorous bird is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the Japanese military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore. (96 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
 
94.
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce. (99 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
 
95.
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity. (106 mins.)
Director: Okihiro Yoneda
“ aka Rebirth of Mothra ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
96.
Urutoraman Zeasu (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(51 mins.)
Director: Shinya Nakajima
“ aka Ultraman Zearth ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
97.
Zarkorr! The Invader (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
An "average" postal worker is informed by a tiny alien hologram which looks like a teenage girl that he is the "choosen one" to destroy a giant reptile to save the Earth. (80 mins.)
 
98.
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities. (100 mins.)
Director: Kunio Miyoshi
“ aka Rebirth of Mothra II or Mothra 2: The Undersea Battle ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
99.
 
100.
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
To save the world, Mothra goes back in time in an attempt to defeat a younger King Ghidora. (99 mins.)
Director: Okihiro Yoneda
“ aka Rebirth of Mothra III or Mothra 3: King Ghidorah Attacks ” - Mighty_Emperor