Super Mega Awesome Giant Monster Movie List

Just a list of my favorite giant monster films. The ones I find the most interesting, important, or just plain fun.
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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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Gorgo (1961)
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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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
King Kong (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla. (134 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
12.
Q (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is. (93 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
The Blob (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
20.
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.)
Director: Hiroshi Noguchi
 
21.
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 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
 
22.
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
 
23.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
 
24.
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla. (105 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
 
25.
The Blob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 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
 
28.
Reptilicus (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 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