Top 10 Japanese Monster Movies!

by rcmerchant-21914 | created - 17 Feb 2020 | updated - 17 Feb 2020 | Public

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1. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 29,538 | Gross: $2.42M

2. Space Amoeba (1970)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 1,077

3. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.

Director: Hajime Satô | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Tomomi Satô, Eizô Kitamura, Hideo Kô

Votes: 1,488

4. Body of the Prey (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A NASA scientist is ordered to take a vacation due to showing signs of stress while working on his latest missile project.

Director: Norman Earl Thomson | Stars: James Craig, Tota Kondo, Lawrence O'Neill, Al Ricketts

Votes: 523

5. Destroy All Monsters (1968)

G | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Jun Fukuda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 5,454

6. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The disappearance of a princess coincides with the arrival of a prophetess who warns of the return of Godzilla, Rodan and the arrival of a civilization destroying space monster.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akiko Wakabayashi

Votes: 5,654

7. King Kong Escapes (1967)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada

Votes: 2,284

8. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

G | 84 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Reiko Tajima, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 5,821

9. Mothra (1961)

Passed | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, Yumi Itô

Votes: 3,884

10. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric insects and giant pterosaurs on Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 4,561 | Gross: $0.50M



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