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Not ’Zilla: 12 giant monster movies that break the Toho mold

While the Japanese film studio Toho arguably still dominates the kaiju market, you can’t copyright the overall concept of a giant monster with destruction on its mind. The kaiju concept has appeared in locations as far-flung as Denmark and genres as unexpected as the indie dramedy, and we’ve rounded up 12 non-Toho kaiju movies that stand on their own merits.

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This list was originally published to The A.V. Club on May 29, 2019

  • Cloverfield
  • Pacific Rim
  • Gamera
  • Q
  • Yongary, Monster from the Deep
  • The Host
  • Super Inframan
  • The X from Outer Space
  • Gorgo
  • Reptilicus
  • Pulgasari
  • Colossal