All films about kaiju: a near complete list

Last updated: 06/09/2020

The films on this list range from classic kaiju such as Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and King Kong to Japanese serials to truly bizarre entries to modern box office gold/bombs, giant monsters all.

Some entries are unexpected and others I'd never heard of before. Not limited to one country or region of the world. It is as complete as I can make it with the research done. Listed chronologically by release date.

If anyone finds film(s) missing, just comment below and I'll add them at my earliest convenience.


I couldn't find entries for any of the following films on Letterboxd:

Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight (1969)
Helluva Good Luck 2 (2001)
Titan (2020)

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  • Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Along the Moonbeam Trail
  • Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet
  • The Mechanical Man
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • The Lost World
  • The Savage
  • The Mysterious Island
  • The Sea Bat
  • Creation
  • King Kong
  • King Klunk
  • Japanese King Kong
  • Son of Kong
  • The Secret Of The Loch
  • The Giant Buddha Statue's Travel Through the Country
  • King Kong Appears in Edo
  • Dr. Cyclops
  • Son of Ingagi
  • The Arctic Giant
  • Tarzan's Desert Mystery
  • Devil Monster
  • Unknown Island
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • Invisible Man Appears
  • Two Lost Worlds
  • Lost Continent
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Diplodocus at Large
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
  • Mesa of Lost Women
  • Cat-Women of the Moon
  • Killers from Space
  • Monster from the Ocean Floor
  • Them!
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Godzilla
  • Invisible Man
  • Tarantula
  • Godzilla Raids Again
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
  • King Dinosaur
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time
  • Half Human
  • The Quatermass Xperiment
  • Warning from Space
  • Forbidden Planet
  • World Without End
  • Moby Dick
  • It Conquered the World
  • The Beast of Hollow Mountain
  • The Sword and the Dragon
  • X: The Unknown
  • Rodan
  • 20 Million Miles to Earth
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters
  • Kronos
  • The Deadly Mantis
  • Monster from Green Hell
  • Quatermass II
  • The Giant Claw
  • The Monster That Challenged the World
  • Beginning of the End
  • The Cyclops
  • The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly
  • The Black Scorpion
  • The Amazing Colossal Man
  • Night of the Demon
  • The Monolith Monsters
  • The Mysterians
  • The Strange World of Planet X
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  • The Space Children
  • War of the Colossal Beast
  • The Colossus of New York
  • The Trollenberg Terror
  • The Spider
  • The Blob
  • Varan
  • Missile to the Moon
  • Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • The Fire Monsters
  • Dinosaur Destroyer
  • I Was a Teenage Apeman
  • The Giant Behemoth
  • Moonlight Mask – The Monster Gorilla
  • Gigantis the Fire Monster
  • Teenagers from Outer Space
  • The Giant Gila Monster
  • The Killer Shrews
  • The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
  • Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
  • Terror in the Midnight Sun
  • Anak Ng Bulkan
  • Attack of the Giant Leeches
  • The Three Treasures
  • The Angry Red Planet