Tramplers of Tokyoby nnguyen0297 | created - 15 Jan 2012 | updated - 29 Jan 2012 | Public
As a kid I always loved monsters, especially giant monsters. One thing that I noticed about giant movie monsters is that they always attack Japan. God knows why Japan is always these monster's target. So I'm gonna give you my list of the best giant movie monster films. These films are about giant monsters that terrorizes Tokyo only, so other monster movies like King Kong and Cloverfield are not included, but they are pretty awesome, so they deserve an honorable mention. These films are not in any particular order by the way, but I think he best of these movie is the original Gojira.
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Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.
4. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera - another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla - a beast spawned from Godzilla's particles in space.
7. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.
8. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
10. Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
11. Gojira tai Hedora (1971)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
13. Mothra (1961)
Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of it's two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
15. The Mysterians (1957)
TV-Y7 | 85 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,080 | Gross: $0.98M
16. Atragon (1963)
TV-Y7 | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
When an ancient underground civilization and their snake-like guardian plots to reclaim the surface world, those of the surface fights back.
17. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Unrated | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
18. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.
19. Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.
21. The Magic Serpent (1966)
86 min | Fantasy
In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru. The young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of ... See full summary »
22. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »
23. The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
G | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »
24. King Kong Escapes (1967)
G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
25. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
Votes: 6,320 | Gross: $2.73M
26. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
G | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
27. All Monsters Attack (1969)
G | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.
28. Son of Godzilla (1967)
PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
30. Ultraman (1967)
79 min | Sci-Fi
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.
32. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Not Rated | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
33. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Unrated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
34. Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Unrated | 97 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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.
36. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
37. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.
PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.
40. Wrath of Daimajin (1966)
Not Rated | 79 min | Fantasy
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.
42. Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked Tokyo in 1954 to stop the beast.
43. Gamera the Brave (2006)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Family
In 1973, Gamera sacrifices his life to rid the world of the Gyaos once and for all. Thirty-three years later, a small boy, whose father witnessed the 1973 event, named Toru finds a ... See full summary »
44. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.
45. Varan the Unbelievable (1962)
Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A prehistoric behemoth is unwittingly awaken from hibernation due to a U.S-Japanese military experiment on it's watery lair for economic means, where it proceeds in attacking Japan.
46. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Drama, Family
In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.
47. Daikaijû Baran (1958)
87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When a rare species of butterfly is found in a mysterious valley in Japan, a pair of entomologists go to investigate and find more. However, when they get there they find an uncharted lake ... See full summary »
49. Daikyojû Gappa (1967)
Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Horror
An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is ... See full summary »
50. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
51. Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
83 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
52. Uchû daikaijû Girara (1967)
PG | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When a crew of scientists returns from Mars with a sample of the space spores that contaminated their ship, the sample escapes and grows into an enormous, rampaging beaked beast.
53. Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
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.
54. Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980)
92 min | Sci-Fi
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.
55. Space Amoeba (1970)
G | 84 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »
56. Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen (1995)
Unrated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
60. Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera.
62. Gorath (1962)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »
63. Latitude Zero (1969)
G | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
64. Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972)
85 min | Family, Fantasy
An inventor and his family try to raise funds to feed a giant monster named Daigoro so that he doesn't shrink. Meanwhile, a meteor lands into the sea bringing with it another giant monster ... See full summary »
68. Death Kappa (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of ... See full summary »