Top 10 Monster Movies - Part 1

Thanks to JJ Abrams, monsters are back in vogue. So what are the heavyweight creature features of all time?

Godzilla (1954)

The greatest of all the monsters - because a man in a rubber suit trashing a model village is always amazing - Godzilla first invaded Tokyo in 1954. Born in the radiation of nuclear tests, he serves as a warning against man's delight in inventing increasingly effect ways of killing himself.

Has there ever been a more hyperbolic trailer than for the American version of the film? Orson Welles serves up a voiceover of monsterous proportions. And you all thought Clovefield was over-hyped.

Cloverfield (2008)

Rightly praised by the critics, and rightly hated by morons raised on a diet of Michael Bay subtlety. They say, "I just wanted the camera to pull back and then swoop around New York, so that I could get a proper look at the beast". I say, "Hud's shooting it on foot for God's sake".

The monster itself is an awesome titan of a thing. Doom-inspired in nastiness, indestructible and in town to kick-ass. What's not to like.

Destroy all Monsters (1968)

Now this is the mother of all monster rumbles, as the clip below demonstrates. In the distant future of 1999, evil aliens send down King Ghidrah to eat the Earth for breakfast. Luckily for us, Godzilla gathers up a whole army of his monster mates together massive scrap.

Have more men ever been dressed up in rubber suits on the same set before?

King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)

What lunatic brought these two together? The movie equivalent of Manchester United Vs. Liverpool, this rumble sounds like it's going to be a classic, but then fails spectacularly to live up to the top of the card billing.

All they seem to be doing is chucking the same rock at each other.

The Thing (1982)

Man is the warmest place to hide in John Carpenter's classic monster horror. This shape-shifting alien might not be smashing up a city, but he's scarier than Godzilla any day. Probably the finest monster movie ever made.


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