Top 10 Saddest Monster Movies

Even movies that involve giant destructive monsters can be tear-fests.
The Top Ten
1 Godzilla vs Destroyah Godzilla vs Destroyah Product Image

Seeing Godzilla trying to fight for his life as the JSDF attacked him even though he knew it was over was just a whole new level of heartbreaking...

Let's face it: We have two of the most popular kajius dying in one film. With the first Godzilla Jr than Godzilla. I think it is a whole lot better than a monkey who climbs.

The most emotional death of an iconic character of all times. Godzilla is the best monster. His death was a huge deal to the entire world back in 1995. The news, the newspaper, the channels, everything! It was a big deal that will Godzilla die in the film. And watching this film. I cried so much that Godzilla melt down with a very soft roar. This definitely deserves number 1 always. Sorry Kong fans.

Burning godzillas meltdown shown godzilla "Melting" like if she was a snowman in the middle of summer, he had a slow, yet, painful death. Imagine going through that, Godzilla vs Destroyah is a well deserved 1#. Even the actors was crying.

2 Godzilla (1954) Godzilla (1954) Product Image

Watching Godzilla die was so sad.

3 King Kong (2005) King Kong (2005) Product Image

The first time I saw this film, I cried when Kong died... I mean it's just so sad, you can really see Kong's sadness before he falls.

Much sadder than Destoroyah and that rubbish film with a fat iguana called Godzilla in it.

When King Kong died, I'm pretty sure the whole audience were reaching for the tissues.

That ending it's just beautiful in a very painful way.

4 The Return of Godzilla The Return of Godzilla Product Image

The ending gets me every time I remember when I couldn't wait to watch this with my friends,we thought it would not be sad but when we watched it we came out of that Cinema we where crying nervous recks.

The ending...made most of us cried. The US Version makes it more sad than the Japanese Version. Especially the Godzilla screaming while falling into the Volcano. And Raymond Burr's speech, what can I say. It makes the US version more emotional. Even though the Japanese Version is far superior, the US Version has a better ending.

Feel sad when he comes into the lava but learn that he survives.

5 Rebirth of Mothra Rebirth of Mothra Product Image

Mothra's death made me cry more than Kong or Godzilla surprisingly. I cried so hard when I see this scene...Put this on number 1.

Although I hate this film, Mothra's death was pretty sad. I feel sorry for Mothra Leo.

6 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S Product Image

Sadder than Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 3. Because the 3 obvious Kaijus (Godzilla, Mothra, and Mechagodzilla 3) died in this film. I simply cry a lot. Mothra's death is the saddest thing about this movie. Mechagodzilla comes so close to her, because they both risk their lives to stop Godzilla. I'd only wish they this version of Mechagodzilla was in Final Wars. But sadly no.

7 Rodan Rodan Product Image

Seeing they one rodan commit suicide to be with its mate is very sad

8 King Kong (1933) King Kong (1933) Product Image
9 King Kong (1976) King Kong (1976) Product Image

Kong's death is just so brutal, what is even sadder is the original ending where Jack walks away from Dwan when he see's that Kong's dead

10 Pacific Rim Pacific Rim Product Image

The relationship between Yancy and Raleigh seems genuine. So when Yancy is killed by Knifehead, Raleigh is devastated. Even the soundtrack of that part is called "For My Family" and well worthy of that title.

The Contenders
11 Godzilla (1998) Godzilla (1998) Product Image

The death of godzilla in the end still pulls my heart strings. From the music to such a mighty beasts glory falling. Just remembering it fall to the ground and close it's eyes against the soundtrack makes my eyes tear up to this day.

WHAT this is your number 1! Zilla just let her babies die godzilla vs DESTROYAH! Should have been 1 Godzilla could kill zilla

12 The Host The Host Product Image

A monster kidnaps a man's daughter and the man tries to save her. I've never heard of that happening before. But still pretty sad.

13 Godzilla (2014) Godzilla (2014) Product Image

The female MUTO's sadness over the deaths of her young seems genuine. It's a shame she didn't get to avenge her children before she died at the hands of Godzilla.

A story that is so tearing that it would never be played again...

When Godzilla went it the floor I think he died.

14 Gamera the Brave Gamera the Brave Product Image
15 Cloverfield Cloverfield Product Image

Get this: The monster is a baby.

16 Terror of Mechagodzilla Terror of Mechagodzilla Product Image
17 Godzilla vs Neo Baltan
18 Godzilla vs. Kong Godzilla vs. Kong Product Image

The actual film's not sad it's FREAKING awesome, it's the fact that we had to wait so long to see it

19 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla Product Image

Kiryu is built from the first Godzilla's bones and is deployed to kill Godzilla, but memories of his death haunt him and he rampages. That's pretty sad.

20 Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II Product Image
21 Shin Godzilla Shin Godzilla Product Image

I'd say more dark and depressing. The main antagonist is Shin Godzilla who is always in pain and destroys through agony, anger, and desperation to survive. It's basically Darth Vader all over again, but we created him instead of himself.

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