Godzilla movies have always dominated the monster movie world, decades after the release of the first movie of the franchise came out. It is still looked at as one of the scariest monster movies ever made. But that is not the case. Hollywood has ventured into the genre and made quite a few movies about giant monsters. And these movies might just be better than your favorite Godzilla trilogy.
The movie is not just a giant monster movie but also offers the viewers to witness an unmatched clash of a giant monster with a robot. The movie is a sci-fi marvel of the Kaiju genre. Guillermo del Toro has even been one of the best directors in the genre. His Pacific Rim is just another proof of it. It is surprising how he excellently managed to mix a kaiju with a sci-fi genre. The Pacific Rim universe is also expanding with its sequel and anime series.
Chuck Russell’s The Blob (1988) is proof that a remake can be better than its predecessor. The director managed to improve upon the 1950s movie, cleverly using advanced technology. The monster movie shows how creepily a gelatinous monster from space consumes its prey. It stays close to the ground and wreaks havoc, even greater than a Godzilla trilogy or other movies of the genre.
Love & Peace
The name of the movie might look a bit surprising to be on the list. But, Sion Sono is a director who loves to experiment in his movies. Love & Peace is an optimistic monster movie with some romance. It is the story of a shy man that meets a turtle, Pikadon. Suddenly Pikadon turns into a huge turtle that scares Japan. While the owner of Pikadon becomes famous as a rock star and explores love and romance in his life.
Talking of the Kaiju genre, without mentioning this movie would be wrong. Steven Spielberg created a wonder, realizing the craziest idea of Dinosaurs sharing the Earth with us, on screen. Jurassic Park is one of the greatest giant monster movies. It showed what the world would be like if dinosaurs were still around. They made the prehistoric monsters come to life on screen and be our nightmare for days. The movie still is widely loved and the franchise keeps expanding.
Kong: Skull Island
Kong: Skull Island is another example of a great movie of the Kaiju genre that could easily beat the Godzilla trilogy at its game. Kong: Skull Island was well appreciated by the critics. The fact that it stayed isolated from King Kong movies that came before it made it even better. An exceptional cast was another reason that the monster movie made it to the headlines and became the talk. The movie uses amazing filmmaking techniques like phenomenal cinematography, combining the Kaiju genre with amazing skills to make it a perfect movie.