Top 10 Greatest Godzilla Movies

The Top Ten
1 Godzilla (1954)

In the American Version or English Version Godzilla King of the Monsters, the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Message was cut out in the American Version or English Version, probably because the Distributors of the American Version or English Version don't want to scare People like it was Originally Released in Japan. In the Original Version or Japanese Version Godzilla does have the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Message. Both the Japanese Version or Original Version Godzilla and the American Version or English Version Godzilla King of the Monsters are both the Original Godzilla Movie there Both Good but the Japanese Version or Original Version Godzilla is Much Better

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

Thank you for starting the Godzilla series.If not for this first Godzilla we would have missed the greatest monster of all time.

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

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!

This is one of the three Japanese Godzilla movies I have fully watched. The other one being Godzilla vs Megaguirus and Godzilla: Resurgence (and I haven't fully watched 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 flipping awesome. So that's what I think about Godzilla: Final Wars.

Godzilla (1998) isn't even about Godzilla. It is about Zilla, a weak powerless dinosaur that cannot do anything except stomp on things and eat things. Final Wars has almost EVERY monster to be released by Toho so this movie deserves to be number one.

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.

3 Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah

This movie is the best movie ever how can it not be number 1 this movie has everything from burning godzilla to destroyah to godzilla's son as a true warrior who fights to godzilla's son becoming an adult godzilla to the saddest moment in movie history. Godzilla's death in this movie was truly the best way possible that the big G could have gone out. No really, godzilla's death in this movie was on the news in every country in the world when it was still only in Japanese theater's. If that's not proof to you this was the saddest death in movie history, then you haven't seen it or your brain doesn't know how to work right.

My favorite Godzilla movie Action is awesome made me cry for the Godzilla but glad the baby come back when we first see Destorayah when he fights the soldiers was awesome.

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!

This is my personal favorite Godzilla movie, just because it's filmed so well for its time, and Destoroyah is also my favorite kaiju. (Sorry, Gigan! )

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!

Pretty good film. But Ghidorah is the biggest thing that draws me back. Should've been Varan instead. Ghidorah does not fit in that role. And sorry if I say this, but this is my least favorite incarnation of Ghidorah.

This is the best one in the millennium era since some of them are a mess, But GMK made is very new and fresh to watch by having Godzilla into a Ghost! having of all Monsters..."King Ghidorah" as the hero! That is the well plan movie to make this rivalry.

I never expected this movie. It was just amazing

5 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

First movie I ever watched, well according to my dad... I watched this when I was 3 (10 now) and pretty cool fight scenes.

This is like the best Godzilla movie ever, no, it's the best monster movie ever!

MechaGodzilla has loads of cool weapons.

This was my favorite movie growing up. I watched it so much, I broke the VHS tape.

6 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

The best feature of the Heisei era is that everything is connected ( for example, is the only Godzilla era to have a main human character, miki saegusa) and the movies have a good plot and amazing fights between monsters at the same time, and this movie is without doubt the most complete Godzilla movie. It has a great sci fi plot, with time travels, alternative futures and cyborgs. And the main monsters are the king of the monsters and his worst enemy: king ghidorah. Simply a masterpiece.

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

It's got a good Plot and awesome fights!

This one was classical

7 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

I love this movie the action is nice CGI is nice some of the people I hate the family like the soldiers.

Godzilla is very powerful in that movie, but especially his fiery nuclear version. So badass!

This is the BEST Godzilla film of all time! Wait, no scratch that, it's the best MOVIE of all time!

Too low on the list. I'm gonna keep voting till it reaches a little higher than 2014.

8 Godzilla (2014)

This is my Favorite Godzilla Movie because this movie shows Godzilla as on of humanity's Allies and this was the second Godzilla movie the USA made and it crunches 1998 Godzilla out of the fray.

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.

When I saw this in theatres, the first thing I thought was "please don't be bad". And I was so happy to see I did good. One of my favorites

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

9 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.

10 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

I didn't even know this movie existed. When I was a little kid, when I thought of Godzilla, I thought of the old Godzilla cartoon, the one with Godzuki, Godzilla 1954 both Japanese and English versions, Godzilla vs Mothra (old one), Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster / Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster, Godzilla vs Monster Zero / Monster Zero / Invasion of Astro Monster / Invasion of the Astro Monster, Godzilla vs The Sea Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs Hedorah / Godzilla vs The Smog Monster, Godzilla vs Gigan, Godzilla vs Megalon, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (old one), and Terror of Mechagodzilla. I saw the 2nd Godzilla movie series later when I was a little older, still in elementary school (in between 5th and 4th grade) and in middle school (7th and 6th grade), after I saw Godzilla / Zilla 1998.

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.

A jaeger wouldn't stand a chance against the king of the monsters.
I LOVED this move it was cool and yeah some of the fight scenes were cheesy but cool too.

The Contenders
11 Godzilla Vs Biollante

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

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

Biollante is the greatest monster in Gojira!

There are two of them?

12 Godzilla King of the Monsters

Godzilla, King of Monsters! is...alright. The US version of the original film may not be as good as The Original. But at least it's better than the English dubbing of Final Wars and Shin Godzilla (their English dubbed versions are terrible)...HELL! It's even better than King Kong vs. Godzilla's American Version.

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.

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 the most important giant monster in history. They even have a convention dedicated to him every year called G-FEST. My point being that this movie was the start.

13 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.

I also liked the design of this Godzilla but some of the CGI is terrible

One of my favorite!

14 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

I don't see why so many people top this movie over godzilla against mechagodzilla.

Has some flaws but I still like it.

Should be last

15 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.

Worst Godzilla movie ever! Take it off this list! Far away! Kill it! Dispose of it! Now!

This movie is the bomb.

The New Godzilla vs Mothra which is Godzilla vs Mothra the Battle of Earth (1992) is Ok but the Original Godzilla vs Mothra (1964) is on of the Best Godzilla Movies and one of the Very First Godzilla Movies I've ever saw. Godzilla vs Mothra the Battle of Earth (1992) is cool but the Original Godzilla vs Mothra (1964) makes sense, Godzilla is the Bad Guy and Mothra is the Good Guy. But Godzilla vs Mothra the Battle of Earth (1992) makes does not make any sense Godzilla is innocent in the Movie well Godzilla wants to Destroy the egg or Eat it but Godzilla was awaken by a Meteor that Crashed on Him in the Bottom of the Sea or Ocean. Then Godzilla fights the Mothra Caterpillar and Battra show up to fight both Godzilla and the Mothra Caterpillar in his Caterpillar form and Godzilla fights Battra Underwater and gets suck down by a Underwater Volcano. Battra comes out of the Underwater Volcano and Godzilla comes out of a Regular Volcano in Mt Fuji which is the Best Part of Godzilla vs Mothra ...more

16 Destroy All Monsters

I'm shocked this is so low, especially with the highly uneven "Final Wars" being so high.

The best Godzilla movie ever, shocked it's so low.

I love the final fight

17 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.

18 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Il

Baby Godzilla looks so cute. Godzilla is awesome, Fire Rodan and Mechagodzilla is nice, sad Rodan died to save baby Godzilla.

Little Godzilla is just adorable.

Great movie, go watch

19 Godzilla & Mothra: The Battle for Earth

Why do a lot of people hate this one so much? I honestly don't see what is so bad about it. Yes, it may not be on the level of the original 1964 Mothra vs Godzilla, but it's still my personal favourite of the Heisei series.

Beautiful because of Mothra and the Cosmos in this film. Godzilla looks angry in a cool way like usual.

20 Godzilla Vs. Space Godzilla

Nice Movie, SpaceGodzilla is awesome Baby Godzilla like all ways looks cute.

I think that Moguera reminds me of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers megazord, SpaceGodzilla is awesome looking and Fairy Mothra is beautiful!

21 Shin Godzilla

How does 2014 beat this movie? That movie is barely godzilla, it's just based around a human soldier and he just keeps running into the fighting kaiju and godzilla is BARELY in it he has like 10 minutes of screen time in that movie.

Ranking this film at 36th is so criminalistic that it is almost a crying shame that this list even exists. Shin Godzilla is at least in my top five favorites out of the entire series.

Shin godzilla is horrible.

I can't wait to see this!

22 Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

The only thing I like about this movie is Ghidorah fling his heads around like he just don't care

23 Godzilla vs. Hedorah
24 The Return of Godzilla

By far the best

25 Godzilla vs. Megalon

I'm a Die-Hard Godzilla fan since I was kid (54 now). This is by far my favorite with Jet-Jaguar. Story is great, action is spot on. Godzilla may not have his antics as in Monster Zero or Mechagodzilla, but he does shows just what a badass he is against Megalon

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