Greatest Godzilla Movies

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The Top Ten

1 Godzilla (1954)

1954 Japanese Version

Even though Godzilla 2000 is my favorite Godzilla movie This deserves to be 1st place.

It created the whole genre as well as popularizing it, having a subtle plot and message and is possibly better than King Kong (1933).

You can never beat the original

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2 Godzilla: Final Wars

Looking at this list nearly made me hurl. The original 1954 version needs to by higher, Godzilla: King of Monsters needs to be lower, and Godzilla 1998 needs to be taken off this list because it is a horrible abomination and I do not consider it at all a Godzilla movie. You voters have shamed me, Japan, and all true Godzilla fans across the globe. Shame on you!

You people sucks about liking the 1998 Godzilla, the real Japanese Godzilla is WAY, WAY, WAY better than your iguana monster.

A good Godzilla movie. Not my favorite, but definitely in the top five. Pretty good fights and we actually can see people fighting instead of scientists babbling in room. - DarthZilla

This is one of three two Japanese Godzilla movies I have fully watched. The other one being Godzilla vs Megaguirus, and Godzilla: Resurgence ( and I haven't fully watch the original 1954 movie ). And I have to say it is my second favorite of the three. It's pretty cool. Though I have to say the monster selection is pretty bad, I mean, Godzilla, Mothra, Gigan, Anguirus, King Ceasar, Hedorah, and Rodan are fine, but Kumacuras, Kumonga, Ebirah, Minya, and Zilla from the 1998 movie? And I also love that Godzilla literally beats everyone! None of them stand a chance against godzilla! And Keizer Ghidorah is just flippin awesome. So that what I think about Godzilla: Final Wars.

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3 Godzilla (2014)

Finally saw it last night and it's absolutely WAY better than 1998 Godzilla. That's what Godzilla is supposed to look like, a real Japanese Godzilla.

Just got back from the theatre, and while it isn't the best it needs to be in the top ten.

This movie will be really awesome! Can't wait to see it

My 5th favourite Godzilla movie, 4th: GMK, 3rd: Godzilla vs Megalon, 2nd: Godzilla vs Megaguirus and 1st: Godzilla: Final Wars.

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4 Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Godzilla never looked more ominous than he did in this action pack monster thriller. The camera angles and shots are perfect, especially when he first appears rising out of the water while sky pummeling a fishing boat that had the most unfortunate luck of being nearby. Godzilla was most devastating and terrifying as he took on The Guardian Monsters and the Japanese military in a all out war!

It had some problems but overall, it has awesome speacil effects, and cool fights.

Varan and angurius was gonna be in it. But they replace them with mothra and ghidorah

One of the few films that challenges the original in my opinion.Also Ghost Godzilla eats souls,and King Ghidorah,Mothra,and Baragon are pretty much gods.

5 Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah

This is the best Godzilla film ever! Godzilla is burning in his core, about to destroy the world, and Destoroyah proves a tough challenge for him. And at the end, Godzilla dies!

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6 Godzilla King of the Monsters

If this counts as Gojira, than yes, it should be number 1. Gojira is dark, depressing, and shows what Hiroshima and Nagasaki were like for the Japanese. Great movie. - TheFrodo

1954 American or English Version

The American one is NOT tougher than the Japanese one. In Final Wars, Godzilla defeats the American one in 10 seconds. This movie has a dark tone to it, making it a bit scary.
But I love it!

Godzilla is in dinosoars and friends and its awesome

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7 Godzilla Vs King Ghidora

It's got a good Plot and awesome fights!

That one is one of my favorites

The very first Godzilla movie I ever watch, and one of the best in my opinion.

This film should be number 1

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8 Godzilla 2000

Not the greatest Godzilla movie, but why is it lower than 1998? I'm not trying to hate or anything, but this movie was literally made to remind fans of who the REAL Godzilla was after 1998 was a major box office fail. Also, just a lil side note... This is my 3rd favorite Godzilla look, 2nd being the Yuji Sakai version of G2000, and 1 being the 2014 Godzilla.

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9 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

This was my first Godzilla movie I watched, there were great action between the two Godzilla - MatrixGuy

MechaGodzilla has loads of cool weapons.

This is like the best Godzilla movie ever, no, its the best monster movie ever!

2 movies of this

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10 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 King Kong vs. Godzilla

This was the first Godzilla movie I ever saw, and I invited a lot of my friends to see it with me. Even though some of the fight scenes were a little cheesy, I liked the plot. I also enjoyed some of the fight scenes too. But I heard there were two endings. In the USA King Kong won and in Japan Godzilla won. But I heard it was fake though. Godzilla movies I want to see with the new Godzilla is:

Godzilla vs king kong remake

Godzilla vs pacific rim robots

Godzilla vs mechagodzilla remake

Godzilla vs King gidorah remake (the 1991 version)

Son of Godzilla remake

Destroy all monsters remake

The people who expect Godzilla to be a Mary Sue and win every fight he's in will be disappointed, but people who want to see a fair fight between Japan's most famous monster and America's most famous monster will enjoy it.

It was the most exciting movie and had awesome fights but Godzilla should have won.

I hate this movie!

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12 Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster

I think this movie is better then Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) because the Ghidorah in there does not focus on tradition and Ghidorah in there might be the weakest I have ever seen. While this movie introduces the most powerful monster Toho created in a movie that lives up to its name.

Ever since I was 12 or 13 I have loved this movie both for its abundance in monsters and comedic fight scenes. - DarthZilla

13 Mothra vs. Godzilla

The reason I feel this was such a good movie was because it brings to big Toho monsters together to fight each other. It's also the start of one Godzilla's biggest rivals throughout his franchise.

This movie was very fun to watch with my freinds, it has a great story

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14 Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla (1974)
15 Godzilla vs. Biollante

This is a very smart movie that retains its excellent dark tone from its excellent predecessor and increases the stakes and entertains all ages

This is easily the best Godzilla movie. Unfortunately, the Heisei movies after this couldn't reach the heights.

16 Destroy All Monsters

Good movie, it's kind of like the older final wars

17 Godzilla vs Destroyah
18 Terror of Mechagodzilla

I love this movie so much! It's my favorite. It was my first ever Godzilla movie ever.

My first ever Godzilla movie. And this will always be my childhood. - asantalo

19 Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II
20 Godzilla Vs Biollante

This film is highly underrated. The monster scenes are great and biollante is badass.

Biollante is the greatest monster in Gojira!

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