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Updated Godzilla movie rankings?

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MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 12:24 PM

I know lists have been done in the past but not sure if anyone has yet started a thread reranking the movies now that the new movie is out. I just got back from seeing it my second time and thought I'd try to find a spot in my list for the film... though it may change again down the road. So for now:

1. Gojira (1954)

2. Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)

3. GMK (2001)

4. Godzilla 1985 (1984)

5. Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971)

6. Ghidrah: The Three Headed Monster (1964)

7. Godzilla 2000 (1999)

8. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

9. Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (1974)

10. Godzilla X Megaguirus (2000)

11. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

12. Godzilla vs. Destroyer (1995)

13. Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (1993)

14. Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965)

15. Godzilla (2014)

16. Destroy all Monsters (1969)

17. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

18. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monser (1966)

19. Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975)

20. Godzilla against MechaGodzilla (2002)

21. Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

22. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

23. Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

24. Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

25. Godzilla (1998)

26. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

27. Son of Godzilla (1967)

28. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

29. Godzilla's Revenge (1969)

30. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

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MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 1:06 PM

#15, I'm astonished, do you like the movies for the cheesiness or what?


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 2:15 PM

1. Godzilla 2014

2. Gojira 1954

3. Godzilla 1998 (as a monster film, not a "Godzilla" film)

4. Godzilla 2000


The next batch in no particular order

Godzilla 1985

Godzilla 2000


vs. Mothra 1964

Godzilla 1956



Then everything else is mostly of puddle of unwatchable children's movies.



MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 2:18 PM

Godzilla (2014) in #15.  Hell no.!!! It has some (some) flaws....every godzilla movies have but i think the majority of the people would agree that the 2014 version is the best till now.


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 3:52 PM

1. Gojira

2. Mothra vs Godzilla

3. Godzilla vs Biollante 

4. Godzilla 1985

5. Terror of Mecha Godzilla


So no real change. Godzilla 2014 is middle of the list. At least it's better than Ebirah and Godzilla's Revenge.


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 5:23 PM

@joe I would be shocked if most fans thought this was the best godzilla film to date 


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 5:25 PM

@dannyblazor some of the movies have that charm but there are some that are just plain better

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MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 5:29 PM

1. Gojira 1954

2. Godzilla 2014

3. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah 1991

4. Godzilla vs Destroyah

5. Godzilla vs Biollante

6. Godzilla 2000

7. Godzilla 1985

8. Godzilla vs Mothra 1964

9. GMK

10. Ghidrah 3 headed monster

11. Terror of Mechagodzilla

12. King Kong vs Godzilla

13. Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla

14. Godzilla vs Megaguris

15. Final wars

16. Invasion of astro monster

17. Godzilla vs Hedorah

18. Destroy all Monsters

19. Godzilla vs mechagodzilla 2

20. Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla

20. Godzilla against mechagodzilla

22. Godzilla vs Mothra the battle for earth

23. tokyo SOS

24. Godzilla raids again

25. Son of Godzilla

26. Godzilla vs Gigan

27. Godzilla vs Megalon

28. Ebirah horror of the deep

29. GINO

30. Godzilla's revenge

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMay-20-2014 5:34 PM


I think some younger fans will think its one of the best based primarily on the fact it's A) new and B) has Hollywood special effects. But I agree with you. My top is still roughly:

1. Godzilla ('54)

2. Monster Zero

3. Mothra vs. Godzilla

4. Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster

5. Terror of MechaGodzilla

with movies like Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster and GMK probably not far behind.  Not sure if the new movie quite cracks the top 10. There are just better made, and better paced, Godzilla films that handle their characters better. Godzilla (2014) is a good film, no doubt about it, but just because it lacks camp (which isn't entirely true) doesn't mean it was significantly better than those that were very campy. Part of what made the Godzilla series so magnificent is how it used campiness to its advantage and embraced it as its art form.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

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AdminGodzillaMay-20-2014 5:39 PM


As an aside of light ribbing though, I don't know how Godzilla x Megaguirus broke into your top 10, much less anyone's top 20...


"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 6:11 PM

And if we add other Kaiju films, G2014 ranks below the Gamera trilogy. Actually, the new film had far more in common with the Gamera films than Godzilla. I'd even rank Gamera vs Barugan and War of the Gargantuas anove G14. BvG only had about 15 mins of Gamera, so it has that in common with G2014. Plus both had better human focus. Hell, add Mothra and Rodan to that list. I think most are simply blinded by the computer effects. It's expected though.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMay-20-2014 6:20 PM

I'm not sure I'd rank Gamera vs. Barugon much further above most Toho films, much less Legendary's Godzilla. And I'm going to risk heresy by saying Rodan was never a great to begin with, though it has a strong legacy; but I agree with you about the Gamera Trilogy. It remains the finest example of modern day kaiju and toku filmmaking. But Kaneko also had nine movies spread across vastly different genres under his belt before he tackled giant monsters. Godzilla (2014) is Edwards' sophomore effort. Barring different directorial and cultural styles of filmmaking, it's to be expected.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 6:37 PM

@GMAN hahaha yea I've noticed that I seem to be on my own little island in liking Megaguirus, but that's ok I was in the same boat with Hedorah for years and it seems like opinion has shifted a bit on that movie lol

And it's funny you should say that about the younger fans cuz I was actually thinking that. I remember feeling the same way in 1998 being 14 years old with all the hype surrounding the film.


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 6:38 PM

I would agree with you wolfguy about the gamera trilogy and Rodan/Mothra


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-20-2014 8:07 PM

Yeah, Gojira (1954), Godzilla (1984), Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964), and Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster would probably be my favorites, with Godzilla 2000, Godzilla vs. Destroyah, GMK, and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) not far behind. I would place legendary's new movie in my top ten, but not the best. The 1954 movie still holds up as the best Godzilla movie ever made.


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-21-2014 8:48 PM


Godzilla 1956

Ghidrah: The Three-Headed Monster

Godzilla 2000

Godzilla 1985

Mothra vs. Godzilla



Godzilla Revenge

Son of Godzilla

Godzilla 1998

Son of Godzilla

Godzilla 2014


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-22-2014 7:11 AM

What the? Why is Godzilla Final Wars not in the top 10? Anyway, heres mine:

1: Godzilla vs Boilantte

2: Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2

3: Godzilla vs Astro Monster(Three Headed Dragon)

4: Godzilla Final Wars

5: Godzilla 2014

6: Godzilla 2000

7: Godzilla vs Mothra

8: Godzilla Toyko S.O.S

9: GMK

10: Son Of Godzilla

And at 9999999999999999th place we have

9999999999999999999: Mutated Iguana Attacks New York City and Has babies(Zilla)

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMay-22-2014 11:04 AM


Because it's awful...

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-24-2014 9:39 AM


1.Godzilla 1954

2.Godzilla 1985

3.King Kong VS Godzilla

4.Mothra VS Godzilla

5.Godzilla`s Revenge

6.Terror Of MechaGodzilla

7.Godzilla Final Wars

8.Invasion Of Astro-Monster

9.Godzilla Vs Destoroyah

10.Godzilla Raids Again

11. Godzilla 2014

12.Godzilla VS King Ghidorah

13.Godzilla 2000

14.Godzilla VS Megalon

15.Godzilla VS Biollante

16.Godzilla VS Mothra

17.Destroy All Monsters


19.Godzilla VS SpaceGodzilla

20.Godzilla VS The Sea Monster

21.Godzilla VS MechaGodzilla 2

22.Godzilla VS MechaGodzilla

23.Godzilla VS Megaguirus

24.Ghidrah The Three Headed Monster

25.Godzilla VS The Smog Monster

26.Godzilla VS Gigan

27.Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla

28.Son Of Godzilla

29.Godzilla: Tokyo SOS


MemberBaragonMay-24-2014 2:09 PM

Since all the Godzilla movies in the middle are interchangable I'll just include my top 10 and botttom 5


1 Godzilla vs Destroyah

2. Godzilla vs Biollante

3 Gojira

4 Monster Zero

5 Godzilla vs King Ghidorah

6 Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla

7 Terror of MechaGodzilla

8 Godzilla 1985

9 Ghidorah the three-headed monster

10 Godzilla 2000


Bottom 5 from favorite to absolute worst

1 Final Wars


3 Godzilla's Revenge

4 Godzilla vs Megaguirus

5 Godzilla vs Hedorah


MemberMothra LarvaeMay-24-2014 8:04 PM

1. Godzilla 1954

2. Godzilla 2014

3. Godzilla vs Destroyah

4. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah 1991

5. Godzilla against Mechagodzilla

6. Godzilla vs Biollante

7. GMK


MemberBaragonJun-25-2014 9:56 AM

well this is easy. :)

1. gojira 1954

2. destroy all monsters 1969

3. invasion of astro monster 1965

4. ghidorah the three headed monster 1964

5. mothra vs godzilla 1964

6. godzilla vs destroyah 1995

7. godzilla vs king ghidorah 1991

8. the return of godzilla 1984/85

9. godzilla vs biollante 1989

10. godzilla 2014

11. godzilla 2000

12. GMK 2001

13. godzilla vs mechagodzilla 2

14. terror of mechagodzilla 1975

15. godzilla vs mechagodzilla 1974

16. godzilla vs mothra 1992

17. godzilla against mechagodzilla 2002

18. godzilla tokyo s.o.s. 2003

19. godzilla vs megagurius 2000

20. godzilla final wars 2004

21. godzilla vs spacegodzilla 1994

22. godzilla raids again 1955

23. king kong vs godzilla 1962

24. son of godzilla 1967

25. godzilla vs the sea monster 1966

26. godzilla vs hedorah 1971

27. godzilla vs gigan 1972

28. godzilla vs megalon 1973

29. godzilla's revenge

30. godzilla 1998

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AdminGodzillaJun-25-2014 10:53 AM

I've never found listing the whole series easy. It never sticks for me. I could give you my top 5, and then maybe a mish-mash of my next few favorites, and finally the bottom 5. After that everything's fairly interchangable both depending on my mood and because a lot of the films in the series are different enough that they become hard to compare.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."
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