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4. Varan the Unbelievable (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 »
5. 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.
6. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.
Votes: 7,664 | Gross: $2.73M
7. The Mysterians (1957)
TV-Y7 | 85 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Shortly after a giant robot destroys a village, aliens from outer space arrive offering friendship. Will stupid Earth creatures tie these two events together?
Votes: 1,267 | Gross: $0.98M
8. 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 »
9. Nippon tanjô (1959)
112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »
10. Mothra (1961)
Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
12. 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.
13. 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 »
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
17. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Votes: 6,462 | Gross: $5.00M
18. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
G | 84 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.
19. 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.
20. 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.
22. 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.
23. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
G | 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.
24. 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.
25. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
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.
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. Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)
Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo.
28. Gammera the Invincible (1966)
Unrated | 86 min | Family, Sci-Fi
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.
29. Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it is the mighty Godzilla oh wait no it isn't oh it's gamera
30. Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
Not Rated | 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.
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. Reptilicus (1961)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.
35. Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
G | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
36. Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
37. Super Monster (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.
38. The Return of Godzilla (1984)
103 min | Action
Reporter Goro Maki is investigating a ship were all except for one man "Hiroshi Okumura" were killed by sea lice. After attacks on a soviet submarine they come to the conclusion that a new ... See full summary »