This is a list of monster movies, about such creatures as extraterrestrial aliens, giant animals, Kaiju (the Japanese counterpart of giant animals, but they can also be machines and plants), mutants, supernatural creatures, or creatures from folklore, such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. These movies usually fall into the science fiction, fantasy and/or horror genres.

Name Release year Monster(s) Ref.
20 Million Miles to Earth 1957 extraterrestrial from Venus [1]
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 1958 Cyclops, dragon, roc [2]
90210 Shark Attack 2014 Shark [3]
The ABCs of Death 2012 Bigfoot, living faeces, living toilet, vampire [4]
Aberration 1997 Mutated lizards [5]
Achoura 2014 Grine [6]
All Monsters Attack 1969 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Alien 1979 Xenomorph [8]
Alien 3 1992 Xenomorph [8]
Alien: Covenant 2017 Xenomorph [9][10]
Alien Outpost 2014 Alien [11]
Alien Resurrection 1997 Xenomorph [8]
Aliens 1986 Xenomorph [8]
A Monster Calls 2016 giant anthropomorphic yew tree [12]
Anaconda 1997 Giant anaconda [13]
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 2004 giant anacondas [14]
Andhera 1980 Cats [15]
Animal 2014 Werewolf [16]
A Quiet Place 2018 Alien [17]
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 1958 human [18][19]
Attack of the Giant Leeches 1959 Giant leeches [20]
Attack on Titan 2015 giants / Titans [21]
Attack the Block 2011 aliens [22]
Atragon 1963 Manda / daikaiju [23]
Avenged 2013 Crows [24]
The Babadook 2014 Ghoul [25]
Backcountry 2014 Bear [26]
Bait 3D 2012 Sharks [27]
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms 1953 Rhedosaurus [28]: 28–37 [18]
Beauty and the Beast 2005 Transformed human [29]
Bigfoot: The Movie 2015 Sasquatch [30]
The Black Scorpion 1957 giant scorpion [31]
The Blob 1958 Blob [32]
Blood of the Tribades 2016 Vampires [33]
Blood Ransom 2014 Vampires [34]
Blood Redd 2014 Canine [35]
Cat's Eye 1985 Troll [36]
Charles Bronson vs. The Golem 2015 Golem [37]
Cloverfield 2008 Clover [38][19]
Cold Ground 2015 Beast of Gévaudan [39]
Colossal 2016 unknown creature [40][41]
Creature Feature 2014 Werewolves [42]
Creepshow 1982 Zombies, alien plants, yeti, cockroaches [43]
Critters 1986 Aliens [44]
Crying Wolf 3D 2015 Werewolf, wolves [45]
Cub 2013 Feral child [46]
Cute Little Buggers 3D 2014 Rabbit [47]
Dagon 2001 Deep One [48]
Daimajin 1966 Daimajin [49]
Darker Than the Night 2014 Cats [50]
Darkness 1993 Bats, vampires [51]
The Deadly Mantis 1957 Praying mantis [52]
Dead Meat 1988 Zombiefied cows [53]
Dear God No! 2011 Sasquatch [54]
Deep Rising 1998 giant octopus-like creature [55]
Destroy All Monsters 1968 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
The Devil Bat 1940 Mutant Bats [56]
Digging Up the Marrow 2014 Ghoul [57]
Doom 2005 Mutants [58]
The Dooms Chapel Horror 2015 Demons, ghoul [59]
Dreadtime Stories 2014 Ghoul [60]
Dwellers 2021 Sewer Creature [61]
Eight Legged Freaks 2002 giant spiders [14]
Exists 2014 Bigfoot [62]
Extinction 2014 Tyrannosaurus rex [63]
The Fiancé 2015 Bigfoot [64]
The Flesh Eaters 1964 Flesh-eating microbes [65]
The Fly 1958 Mutant man, spiders [66]
The Fly 2016 Mutant man [67]
Frankenstein Created Bikers 2015 Frankenstein's monster [68]
Freaked 1993 Mutant [69]
From Beyond 1986 Interdimensional mutant [70]
From the Dark 2014 Far darrig [71]
Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo 1996 Wendigo [72]
Gamera 1965 Gamera / daikaiju [73][74]
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion 1996 Gamera / daikaiju [1]
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris 1999 Gamera / daikaiju [75]
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe 1995 Gamera / daikaiju [76]
Gamera: Super Monster 1980 Gamera / daikaiju [77]
Gamera the Brave 2006 Gamera / daikaiju [78]
Gamera vs. Barugon 1966 Gamera / daikaiju [74]
Gamera vs. Guiron 1969 Gamera / daikaiju [74]
Gamera vs. Gyaos 1967 Gamera / daikaiju [74]
Gamera vs. Jiger 1970 Gamera / daikaiju [74]
Gamera vs. Viras 1968 Gamera / daikaiju [74]
Gamera vs. Zigra 1971 Gamera / daikaiju [74]
Gehenna 2016 Ghoul [79]
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster 1964 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Ghostkeeper 1981 Wendigo [80]
Ghoul 2014 Ghoul [81]
The Giant Behemoth 1959 Paleosaurus [82][83]
The Giant Claw 1957 extraterrestrial prehistoric bird [84]
The Giant Gila Monster 1959 beaded lizard [85]
Godzilla 1954 Godzilla [7][86]: Chapter 3 [18][87]
Godzilla 1998 daikaiju [7]
Godzilla 2014 Godzilla, MUTO [7][88]
Godzilla 2000 1999 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla 2002 Godzilla / daikaiju / mecha [7][86]: Chapter 32 
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle 2018 Godzilla / daikaiju [89][90]
Godzilla: Final Wars 2004 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters 2019 Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah [91]
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack 2001 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][1]
Godzilla: The Planet Eater 2018 Godzilla / daikaiju [92]
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters 2017 Godzilla / daikaiju [93]
Godzilla Raids Again 1955 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 2003 Godzilla / daikaiju / mecha [7]
Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][86]: Chapter 28 
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah 1995 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][86]: Chapter 33 
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][86]: Chapter 20 
Godzilla vs. Hedorah 1971 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][94]
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah 1991 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Godzilla vs. Kong 2021 King Kong / Godzilla [95]
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974 Godzilla / daikaiju / mecha [7]
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II 1993 Godzilla / daikaiju / mecha [7]
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus 2000 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][86]: Chapter 21 
Godzilla vs. Mothra 1992 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster 1966 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][86]: Chapter 14 
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla 1994 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Gorgo 1961 sea monster [19]
Grabbers 2012 giant tentacled creature [1]
The Grey 2011 Wolves [96]
Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves 2015 Werewolf, bats [97]
The Host 2006 giant amphibious creature [1]
Hyena 2014 Hyena [98]
ID Forever 2016 Aliens [99]
In the Deep 2016 Sharks [100]
Independence Day 1996 Aliens [101]
Independence Day: Resurgence 2016 Aliens [101]
Infernal 2015 Ghoul [102]
Insectula 2015 Giant spider, insectoid [103]
Into the Deep 2015 Sharks [104]
Into the Grizzly Maze 2014 Grizzly bear [105]
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
Invaders from Mars 1986 Aliens [106]
It Came from Beneath the Sea 1955 radioactive octopus [107]
It Came From the Desert 2015 giant ants [108]
Jaani Dushman 1979 Snakes [15]
Jack Frost 1997 Living snowman [109]
Jinn 2014 Jinn [110]
Jurassic City 2015 Dinosaurs; Tyrannosaurus rex [111]
The Loch Ness Horror 1981 Loch Ness Monster [112]
Killer Shark 1950 White shark [113]
Khooni Panja 1991 Ghoul [15]
King Kong 1933 Giant ape [114][19]
King Kong 1976 King Kong [115]
King Kong 2005 King Kong [116]
King Kong Appears in Edo 1938 King Kong [117]
King Kong Lives 1986 King Kong [118][119][120]
King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962 King Kong / Godzilla [7][86]: Chapter 42 
Konga 1961 giant gorilla [121]
Kong: Skull Island 2017 King Kong, Skullcrawler [122]
Lake Effect 2015 Yeti [123]
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda 2015 Crocodile and anaconda [124]
Leprechaun 1993 Leprechaun [125]
The Leviathan 2015 Leviathan [126]
Life 2017 alien life form [127]
Love and Monsters 2020 numerous monsters [128]
Love in the Time of Monsters 2015 Bigfoot [129]
Meatball Machine 2005 Mutant [130]
The Meg 2018 Megalodon [131]
Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus 2010 shark and crocodile [132]
Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus 2009 shark and octopus [133]
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark 2014 shark [134]
The Midnight Meat Train 2008 Reptilians [135]
The Mighty Kong 1998 King Kong [136]
The Mist 2007 various [14]
Moby Dick 1930 Moby Dick [113]
The Monster 2016 Undefined creature [137]
Monster Brawl 2011 Cyclops, swamp monster, Frankenstein's monster, vampire, mummy, witch, werewolf, zombie [138]
The Monster Club 1981 Vampires, Shadmock, ghouls [139]
Monster Hunt 2015 numerous monsters [140][141]
Monster Hunt 2 2018 numerous monsters [142]
Monster Hunter 2020 numerous monsters [143]
Monster in the Closet 1986 Boogeyman [144]
Monsters 2010 six-legged, tentacled beast [1]
Monsters: Dark Continent 2014 six-legged, tentacled beast [145]
Mothra 1961 daikaiju / giant moth [146][147]
Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
The Night Watchmen 2015 Bats, vampire [148]
Nightbreed 1990 Shapeshifter [149]
Nightlight 2014 Demon [150]
Notzilla 2020 daikaiju / Godzilla parody [151]
Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon 1994 Yamata no Orochi / dragon [152]
Outlander 2008 Moorwen [14]
P-51 Dragon Fighter 2014 Dragon [153]
Pacific Rim 2013 daikaiju / mecha [1]
Pacific Rim: Uprising 2018 daikaiju / mecha [154]
Predator 1987 Alien [155]
The Predator 2018 Aliens [156]
The Pit 1981 Troglodyte [157]
Prophecy 1979 Giant Mutant Bear [158]
Pulgasari 1985 Pulgasari / daikaiju [159][160]
Pumpkinhead 1988 Demon [161]
Puppet Master 1989 Killer toys [162]
The Pyramid 2014 Anubis [163]
Q 1982 Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, depicted as a giant winged lizard [164]
Queen Kong 1976 giant gorilla [165]
Rodan 1956 flying daikaiju / irradiated pteranodon [152]
Rampage 2018 Three giant monsters - George the Gorilla, Lizzie the Alligator, Ralph the Werewolf [14]
Rats: Night of Terror 1984 Rats [166]
Rawhead Rex 1986 Ancient supernatural beast [167]
Rebirth of Mothra 1996 daikaiju / giant moth [169]
Rebirth of Mothra II 1997 daikaiju / giant moth [169]
Rebirth of Mothra III 1998 daikaiju / giant moth [169]
Reign of the Gargoyles 2007 Gargoyle [170]
The Relic 1997 Kothoga [171]
Reptilicus 1961 prehistoric reptile [172]
The Return of Godzilla 1984 Godzilla / daikaiju [7]
The Sea Bat 1930 Manta ray [113]
The Sea Beast 1926 Sperm whale [173]
Shin Godzilla 2016 Godzilla [174]
Sexcula 2014 Vampires, bats [175]
Shapeshifter 2005 Shapeshifter [176]
Sharp Fangs in the Forest 1986 Giant man-eating crocodile [177]
Shivers 1975 Sexually-transmitted parasite [178]
SilverHide 2015 Werewolf [179]
Space Amoeba 1970 daikaiju [180]: 75–76 
The Suckling 1990 Mutated fetus [181]
S.S. Doomtrooper 2006 Mutant [182]
The Slayer 1982 Supernatural beast, skeletal creature (unknown) [183]
Son of Godzilla 1967 Godzilla / daikaiju [7][86]: Chapter 92 
Son of Kong 1933 Giant ape, dinosaurs [184]
Tarantula 1955 giant tarantula [185][18]
Tentacles 1977 octopus [186]
Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975 Godzilla / daikaiju / mecha [7][86]: Chapter 24 
Tiger Shark 1932 Tuna [113]
Scary or Die 2012 Zombies, vampires, were clowns [187]
Them! 1954 Giant Ants [1][18]
The Tingler 1959 Fear-eating parasite [189]
Tokyo Gore Police 2008 Mutants [190]
The Toxic Avenger 1984 Mutant [191]
Tremors 1990 Giant worms [192]
Troll 1986 Troll [193]
Troll 2 1990 Goblins [194]
Trollhunter 2010 Trolls [195]
Underwater 2020 Cthulhu [196]
Unnatural 2015 Polar bears [197]
Vampirella 1996 Vampire [198]
Varan 1958 Varan / Giant lizard [199]
V/H/S 2012 Zombies, demons, glitch, aliens [200]
Venom 2018 Venom (symbiote) [201][202]
Venom: Let There Be Carnage 2021 Venom (symbiote) [203]
The War of the Gargantuas 1966 daikaiju [7]
What We Do in the Shadows 2014 Bats, vampires [204]
Willow Creek 2013 Sasquatch [205]
Wind Walkers 2015 Vampires, bats [206]
WolfCop 2014 Werewolf [207]
Wolves 2014 Werewolf [208]
Wrestlemaniac 2006 Flesh construct [209]
The X from Outer Space 1966 Guilala / daikaiju [210]
The Great Yokai War: Guardians 2021 Yokai [211]
Yonggary 1999 Yonggary [212]
Yongary, Monster from the Deep 1967 Yonggary [213]
Zombieworld 2015 Genetically modified apes [214]

See also

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