Giant Monster Movies – If we talk about monster movies, Japanese films and animations are sure to win. However, various kinds of studios in Hollywood, the center of filmmaking in the United States, also often produce various giant monster-themed films that can compete with Sakura Country. What are these films? Let’s take a peek at the list.
1. Godzilla vs. Kong
Talking about American or Hollywood movies and giant monsters, of course, we can’t miss the title Godzilla vs. Kong. First, not only because Godzilla is a monster from Japan and Kong is a monster from America, But also because this is a reboot of the long history of rivalry between the two monsters that started back in 1962 with the release of King Kong vs. Godzilla.
2. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Of course, it’s not wrong to put King of the Monsters in second place. As the title of the film suggests, here we witness the emergence of giant monsters in the MonsterVerse world and how Godzilla can finally get the throne as the “king of monsters” when facing his eternal rival, King Ghidorah.
3. “Giant Monster Movies” Godzilla (2014)
The first title in Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise and the second Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese film Godzilla This film shows the emergence of Godzilla in the present, which was originally thought to only want to destroy human civilization. But the figure of another gigantic monster turned out to be his target.
4. Kong: Skull Island
Before watching Godzilla vs. Kong, don’t forget to watch Skull Island first. The 11th film in the entire King Kong franchise tells how the Monarch organization began investigating information about the Titans, aka giant monsters, in 1973. Their journey also brought Monarch to Skull Island, where he met Kong.
5. “Giant Monster Movies” Jurassic Park
Monsters don’t have to be just fictional creatures, right? Being chased by a hungry T-rex is no less exciting than watching Godzilla’s rampage on the screen. Even though it was released in 1993, Jurassic Park still has extraordinarily realistic special effects and a tense (and inspiring) story that is timeless.
6. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The sequel, which is still being worked on by seasoned director Steven Spielberg, is no less fun to watch. Four years after the destruction of the zoo on Isla Nublar in the first film, Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) must visit another island that is the center of dinosaur experiments, Isla Sorna, to save his girlfriend. But unbeknownst to him, a group of mercenaries is also following him, intent on capturing dinosaurs to open a new Jurassic Park in the city of San Diego.
7. Jurassic World
Soft reboot of the Jurassic Park series. Starring Chris Pratt (Star-Lord, Guardian of the Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man 3), Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar has been successfully operating and has successfully attracted many visitors. But in order to continue to rake in money, the InGen company created a new genetically engineered dinosaur named Indominus rex, which of course becomes the source of the film’s problems.
8. Jurassic Park III
The third title in the old Jurassic Park series Directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji), Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) paid by the wealthy Kirby family to guide them on an aerial tour of the island of Isla Sorna. When the Kirby family decides to land on the island, Dr. Grant strictly forbids them, but instead met by a punch that knocks him out. This is where the chaos starts.
9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom presents a different adventure from the previous Jurassic Park films. Horror and gripping action were successfully formulated by J.A. Bayona, and you felt at home watching it. Here you will also see more action from the dinosaurs.
10. King Kong (2005)
King Kong, directed by the famous director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings), adapts the classic original film story. Set in 1933, this film tells the journey of film director Carl Denham (Jack Black) and his friends, who are desperate to visit the dangerous island of Skull Island and finally meet Kong the giant gorilla. Amazed by this discovery, Carl and the other members want to bring Kong back to America, while only actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) and her boyfriend sympathize with Kong’s desire to live alone in peace. As you might expect, the story is heavier on drama after Kong’s fight scene against the wild monsters on Skull Island ends in the middle of the film.
11. “Giant Monster Movies” Pacific Rim
If you are looking for a combination of monster-themed films and giant robots, then Pacific Rim is the answer that will never go wrong. Directed by director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy), Pacific Rim tells of the last line of human defense in the face of the appearance of mysterious giant monster aliens. To defeat the monsters, mankind created their own “monster”, the Jaeger robot.
12. “Giant Monster Movies” Cloverfield
Apart from the Jurassic Park series, this popular giant monster film also focuses on thriller or horror elements. The title, which popularized the style of “found footage” or hand-recorded style, follows the story of five American teenagers and other residents of New York who suddenly have to deal with an attack by strange creatures.
13. Pacific Rim: Uprising
This sequel to Pacific Rim continues the story of the first film. After 10 years, Earth is under attack by the Kaiju againrst film. After 10 years, Earth is under attack by the Kaiju again. Jake Pentecost, the son of Stracker Pentecost, must follow in his father’s footsteps to save the world. John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn in the Star Wars films, plays Jake.
14. Love and Monsters
Set after the destruction of the Earth by the fall of a meteor that causes animals to mutate into monsters, a young man named Joel Dawson is separated from his girlfriend, Aimee, when they and their families are being evacuated from the city of Fairfield, California. Seven years later, Joel, who now lives alone in a settlement full of people with their respective spouses, determined to return to find Aimee.
15. “Giant Monster Movies” Rampage
A less accurate adaptation of the popular PS1 game series Rampage Here Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a primatologist (monkey, ape, and friends) named Davis Okoye who has to save the city of Chicago from the threat of three animals — gorilla George, wolf Ralph, and lizard Lizzie — which mutated into a large monster.
16. War of the Worlds
This 2005 film, starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible, does show Earth being attacked by alien forces, but they can be said to be like monsters. Especially if you remember the scene when the “tripods” of the aliens held people captive and processed them into “red fertilizer” for plants. Hiii, goosebumps just imagining it.
17. Godzilla (1998)
The first Hollywood version of Godzilla by director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) does look more like a dinosaur, doesn’t have an atomic vomit, and isn’t as big as other Godzillas; sometimes it even changes depending on the scene. However, if you need entertainment with the theme of giant monsters attacking skyscrapers, there’s nothing wrong with watching this film again.
Lastly, if you are looking for something that is heavier on elements of drama and comedy (can you do monster movies of that genre?), there is this one title. The following 2016 film tells the story of Gloria, a woman whose life is in a mess. Played by Anne Hathaway (Catwoman, The Dark Knight Rises). One day a mysterious giant creature appears in South Korea and, for some reason, follows every move made by Gloria.
These 18 Hollywood film titles are arguably the best giant monster-themed American films that you can watch with friends and family. Which ones have you watched and are your favorites?