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35 Best Monster Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now

Best Monster Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now.

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘monsters’? Is it a bad thing? A good thing? Is it scary? Or, is it a good dinosaur that is your best friend? Is it an alien? Or a Ghost? What is a monster anyway? Will you qualify something that doesn’t look like a human, a monster? Is monster an ‘it’? Or a living thing? Well, we don’t think that we can make up our minds about that. What about you?

When we hear someone say monster, the first word that comes to our mind is scary, but some of the movies below will change that perspective of yours. Monsters aren’t always scary. Some of them are good. People tend to misunderstand things that look different.

We know, we can call some humans monsters too. You don’t call someone a monster because of the way they look but because of the deeds they do.

Here are 35 Best Monster Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now:

35. Slender Man 

Slender Man is about four friends who tried to summon the Slender Man, who was internet lore. Everything went haywire when one of them went missing. Slender Man is said to be a thin unnatural humanoid with no face and wears a black suit. Creepiness at its peak. We know. The movie faced criticism and nothing else, but it was a good horror.

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Slender Man (2018).

  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Horror Thriller
  • Director: Sylvain White
  • Cast: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, Alex Fitzalan, Taylor Richardson, Javier Botet, Kevin Chapman, Jessica Blank, Michael Reilly Burke, Samara Lee, David Morse.
  • Key Monster: Unnatural Humanoid

34. Monster Run 

Monster Run is a perfect movie for those who love an adventure thriller packed with action. The story revolves around a girl who can see monsters but denies the fact that she should see them. That’s proper behavior, we guess.

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Monster Run Movie Poster.

Later, she sees a monster at the place she works and meets a monster hunter. She had to make an alias with him and went hunting monsters. The movie was praised for its graphics but was criticized for its slow pacing and long action scenes, as they seemed forced.

  • Year: 2020
  • Original Title: Guai wu xian Sheng (Chinese)
  • Genre: Adventure Action
  • Director: Henri Wong
  • Cast: Shawn Yue, Jessie Li, Kara Wai, Tumen, Shun Qiao, Yutian Wang, Di Yang, Zhener Wang, Samuel Pang, Liya Ai, Bohan Fu, Ye Gao, Si Ge, Yazhen Li, Yangyang Long.

Also Read: Monster High Movies In Order: The Entire Series

33. Rim of the World 

Would you put the fate of the world in the hands of four children who are misfits? Well, this is what happened. Poor Kids! As soon as their summer camp started, there was an invasion by the aliens, and the four kids had the key to stop it. As we know, summer camp has no telephones or communication. Will they be able to survive and save the world? Gotta watch it here.

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The rim of the World Movie Poster.

  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Director: McG
  • Cast: Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto, Andrew Bachelor, Annabeth Gish, Scott MacArthur.
  • Key Monster: Aliens

32. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City 

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is the reboot of the Resident Evil film series (2002- 2016) and is based on the video games by Capcom. The story is about a group trying to survive the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse while trying to uncover the truth.

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021).

Resident Evil is already a well-established franchise. Audiences and critics were expecting something wider than the maker offered. It was criticized for its bad story and effects. Sadly, it is the only part that is available on Netflix.

  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
  • Director: Johannes Roberts
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Neal McDonough.
  • Cameo: Lily Gao.
  • Key Monster: Zombies

Also Read: Resident Evil Filming Locations: Where Is The Netflix Series Shot?

31. Fullmetal Alchemist 

Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese movie based on the first four volumes of the manga of the same name. The movie is about Edward Elric and Alphonse, who are in search of the Philosopher’s Stone so that they can restore their bodies.

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Fullmetal Alchemist Cast in Promotion of the Movie.

Why do they need to restore their bodies? You may ask. Well, after their mother’s death, they tried to resurrect her by performing a Human Transmutation which kinda backfired on them, and Edward had to sacrifice his rand arm to save and seal his brother’s soul in armor.

  • Year: 2017
  • Original Title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (Japanese)
  • Genre: Action
  • Director: Fumihiko Sori
  • Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Atomu Mizuishi, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Misako Renbutsu, Ryuta Sato, Natsuki Harada, Natsuna Watanabe, Jun Kunimura, Kanata Hongo, Yasuka Matsuyuki, Shinji Uchiyama, Kaora Hirata.
  • English Dubbing Cast: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Caitlin Glass, Steve Phelan, Dana Powers, Matt Mountjoy, Ryan Bartley, Lilly Grand, Paul St. Peter, Brian Timothy Anderson, Caitlyn Elizabeth, Mark Allen Jr.
  • Key Monster: Parasite

30. Army of the Dead 

Well, this is like no other zombie movie. The concept is new. Zack Snyder came up with this story inspired by his debut film Dawn of the Dead. Army of the Dead is about four mercenaries who are gonna heist a Las Vegas Casino in between in Zombie Apocalypse. I mean, who does that?

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Army of the Dead Cast.

The movie received mixed reviews. Army of the Dead had a prequel released in the same year, Army of Thieves. It also has an upcoming series named Lost Vegas, and a sequel, Planet of the Dead, is yet in production.

  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Horror Action Heist
  • Director: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighofer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raul Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Garret Dillahunt, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, Athena Perample.
  • Key Monster: Zombies

29. Troll 

The plot of Troll was pretty simple, where an ancient troll had been awakening in the Norwegian mountain, and a ragtag group must stop it before it destroys everything. The creators have expressed their interest in taking the series further and probably making two more sequels, but that will depend on how the people respond to the first part.

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A Still from the Movie Troll (2022).

Troll received overall positive reviews for the visuals, cast, characters, narrative, cinematography, and action sequences but was trolled for the basic plot.

  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Director: Roar Uthaug
  • Cast: Ine Marie, Kim Falck, Mads Sjogard Pettersen, Gard B. Eidvold, Anneke von der Lippe, Fridtjov Saheim, Dennis Storhoi, Karoline Viktoria, Yusuf Toosh, Bjarne Hjelde, Billy Campbell, Jon Ketil Johnsen, Duc Paul Mai- The.
  • Key Monster: Ancient Troll

28. The Great Wall 

The Great Wall is a perfect movie for those who love to watch action. This film hasn’t done much at the box office and received a lot of negative reviews. However, the action sequences are worth the watch. This is Yi-Mou Zhang’s first English movie.

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A Still from the Movie The Great Wall.

The movie is about a monster invasion that is stopped by a European warrior fighting side-by-side with the Chinese. Although, he was held captive by the same people before. While in a cell, he came up with how to kill the monsters. How is the title relevant? It is because The Great Wall of China is what monsters attacked.

  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Action
  • Director: Yi-Mou Zhang
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu, Lu Han, Eddie Peng, Kenny Lin, Karry Wang, Zheng Kai, Huang Xuan, Cheney Chen, Numan Acar.
  • Key Monster: Ancient Monsters

Also Read: 15 Best Movies Of Matt Damon You Should Definitely Watch!

27. Van Helsing 

Van Helsing may have done well at the box office but was criticized heavily for its storyline. The premise was inspired by the character Abraham Van Helsing from the 1897 novel  Dracula by Bram Stroker. The movie also features other monsters like Frankenstein, Duergar, and werewolves.

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Val Helsing (2004).

Van Helsing is a vampire hunter and is sent to Transylvania to stop count Dracula from unleashing his monsters and save the world. The movie was nominated for ten awards and won 2, including Best Music at Saturn Awards and Worst Male Fake Accent (Richard Roxburgh) at Stinkers Bad Movie Awards.

  • Year: 2004
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror Action
  • Director: Stephen Sommers
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Kevin J. O’Connor, Will Kemp, Elena Anaya, Alun Armstrong, Silvia Colloca, Josie Maran, Tom Fisher, Samuel West, Stephen Fisher, Robbie Coltrane.
  • Key Monster: Count Dracula

26. Rampage 

Rampage is based on the video game by Midway Games, where a Gorilla gets mutated into a giant beast because of an experiment. Little did they know two other animals were also mutated. Now, David Okoye, a primatologist, is a key character and trainer of that Gorilla who contacts and cooperates with him to stop the other giants. The film received mixed reviews.

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Dwayne Johnson in the Movie Rampage.

  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Director: Brad Peyton
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lucy, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, P. J. Byrne, Demetrius Grosse, Jack Quaid, Breanne Hill, Matt Gerald, Will Yun Lee, Urijah Faber.
  • Key Monster: Giant Gorilla

25. Dracula Untold 

Based on the Dracula Film Series (1931), which was originally based on the stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston and was inspired by Bram Stroker’s Dracula 1897, Dracula Untold is a reboot film. It is the first feature film of Gary Shore.

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Luke Evans in the Movie Dracula Untold (2014).

The movie is adapted and doesn’t follow the original Stroke story. It shows the alter ego of Vlad III Dracula. Dracula Untold was a box office hit and received positive reviews. The film was supposed to be a part of Universal Classic Monsters, and the character was going to make a cameo in The Mummy movie.

  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Horror Action
  • Director: Gary Shore
  • Cast: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, William Houston, Diarmaid Murtagh, Noah Huntley, Paul Kaye, Zach McGowan, Ferdinand Kingsley, Joseph Long, Thor Kristjansson.
  • Key Monster: Vampire

24. Bleach 

Bleach is a Japanese movie based on the manga of the same name by Tite Kubo. The story is about Ichigo Kurosaki, who received superpowers to see ghosts after a Soul reaper is injured and is forced to give her powers so that Ichigo can carry forward the legacy

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Bleach (2018).

Little did he know, it was his legacy to do so. He can not only see ghosts, but he also guides the spirits toward their afterlife and fights evil spirits to save humanity. Bleach was already a well-known manga to people and was recently named the 12th best-selling manga in history.

  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Action Supernatural
  • Director: Shinsuke Sato
  • Cast: Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Erina Mano, Ryo Yoshizawa, Yu Koyanagi, Taichi Saotome, Miyavi, Seiichi Tanabe, Yosuke Eguchi, Masami Nagasawa, Miyu Ando, Kokoro Hirasawa.
  • English  Dubbing Cast: Johnny Yong Bosch, Cassandra Morris, Stephanie Sheh, Derek Stephen Prince, Kaiji Tang, Richard Cansino, Greg Chun, Doug Erholtz, Keith Silverstein, Ellyn Stern, Janice Kawaye.
  • Key Monster: Ghosts

Also Read: When Does Ichigo Find Out About His Dad Being A Shinigami?

23. Bright 

Bright is a movie that is set in a present-day alternative reality where humans and other beings like orcs, fairies, and elves are co-residing. The story is about a human officer and his orc partner in the Los Angeles Police Department whose life changed one day on a normal patrol night. They found an elf girl and her magic wand and needed to protect her. As you know, power in the wrong hands is a weapon of destruction.

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Bright (2018) Movie Poster.

The movie faced a lot of criticism and received negative reviews. However, they did go on with making a sequel but had to cancel it because of Will Smith’s controversy with Chris Rock in 2022.

  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Action Fantasy
  • Director: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Happy Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Matt Gerald, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Jay Hernandez, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Nadia Gray.
  • Key Monster: Orcs, Elves, Fairies.

Also Read: Will Smith Has Been Banned From Oscars For 10 Years!

22. Godzilla vs. Kong 

Godzilla vs. Kong was the 8th highest-grossing film of 2021 and also the most streamed one on HBO Max. It is the sequel to the previous Godzilla (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017) films of the MonsterVerse of Legendary Pictures.

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Movie Poster.

The movie was a success all over the world and was praised for action sequences and visuals but was trolled for human characters and storylines. The creators were bringing two of the most dangerous monsters together, and this was not what the audience expected. It was supposed to be good. Just because your action sequence is good doesn’t mean you will ignore the in-between storyline.

  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Sci-fi, Action
  • Director: Adam Wingard
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir, Kaylee Hottle
  • Key Monster: Dinosaur, Giant Ape.

21. Monsters vs. Aliens 

Monsters vs. Aliens is a 3D animated movie where a girl on her wedding is transformed into a big version of herself; in short, she gets giant. Well, of course, there is a reason for how she got that. Will you give a hint? A large rock from outer space hit her. Yup, a  meteorite.

As simple and plain as it may sound, the movie is not about that. That’s just the start. To get her freedom, she is joined a team with good monsters (and so cute that you want to pet them) to defeat the evil alien who is invading the Earth.

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Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Poster.

Monsters vs. Aliens received positive reviews and was a success at the box office but was not as successful as providing a sequel of it. However, many spin-offs and television shows have been made. DreamWorks probably didn’t go for the sequel because they used a stereoscopic 3D format for the animation, which cost them an extra $15 million for making the film. It won 2 awards out of 9 nominations.

  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: Animation Comedy Adventure
  • Directors: Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon.
  • Voice Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Insectosaurus, Rainn Wilson, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Tambor, Julie White, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Ed Helms.
  • Key Monster: Monsters and Aliens.

20. Godzilla 

Godzilla (2014) is probably the best monster movie to stream on Netflix right now. Godzilla is the longest-running franchise going since 1954 and is owned by Toho Co., a Japanese media. Godzilla is the first reboot film of the MonsterVerse created by Legendary Pictures and the 30th film in Toho’s Godzilla franchise. MonsterVerse consists of an interlinked universe shared by monsters created by Toho Co. 

Godzilla (2014) is seen through the eyes of a soldier who is trying to get back to his but is dragged into a fight between two monsters. MUTOs are trying to reproduce, but in that process, they accidentally awoke the Godzilla, whose very existence had been kept secret for years by the US Government.

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Godzilla (2014) Movie Poster.

Godzilla was a world-over success and was praised for its direction, cinematography, visuals, music, and performance though it was criticized for not giving Godzilla the screen time he deserved.

The movie had a huge box office collection, because of which two more sequels were made, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021). An unnamed third sequel is also in process. Godzilla was nominated for 15 awards and won 6.

  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Sci-fi Action
  • Director: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, T. J. Strom.
  • Key Monster: Dinosaur.

Also Read: All Godzilla Movies Ranked: From Best To Worst!

19. War of the Worlds 

Is there any bad Spielberg movie? The answer is No. War of the Worlds is adapted from the book of the same name by H. G. Wells when a deadly alien envisions through the eyes of a father who was just visiting them. It is one of the best monster movies to stream right now on Netflix. The performance, the visuals, the build-up, the story, the narrative, the direction, everything is top-notch.

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A Still of Justin Chatwin, Dakota Fanning, and Tom Cruise from the Movie War of the Worlds (2005).

  • Year: 2005
  • Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vazquez, Lenny Venito, Lisa Ann Walter, Ann Robinson, Gene Barry, David Alan Basche, Roz Abrams, Michael Brownlee, Marlon Young.
  • Key Monster: Aliens

18. Monster House 

Yup. The name says it all. The house is the monster. Next time you notice a suspicious house on Halloween, turn around and run. That might be a monster. As the kids in the neighborhood realize that the house next to them is a monster, they go to kill its heart. This was the first commercial film of Gil Kenan and also the first computer-animated film of Sony Pictures.

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Monster House (2006).

  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Animated Comedy
  • Director: Gil Kenan
  • Voice Cast: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Nick Cannon, Jon Heder, Jason Lee, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard, Kathleen Turner.
  • Key Monster: House

17. Bird Box 

Okay, We know we can’t practically see the monster, but doesn’t that make it even more terrifying? I mean, I would have died in this post-apocalyptic world the moment I knew I couldn’t look at them because it’s the exact thing I would have done (I blame it on my impatient ass).

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Sandra Bullock in the Movie Bird Box.

Bird Box is about a mother who is a survivor in the post-apocalyptic world and how she journeys to a place blindfolded as you know, they can’t see the monster because if you do, you will kill yourself, literally because it makes you see your worst fears.

  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-fi
  • Director: Susanne Bier
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Machine Gun Kelly, Taylor Handley, Lil Rel Howery, BD Wong, Julian Edwards.
  • Key Monster: Unknown

16. Kong: Skull Island 

Kong: Skull Island is the second movie in the MonsterVerse created by Legendary Pictures by bringing the monsters created by a Japanese company named Toho Co. together. Although, the initial plans for the movie were different. The movie started with Universal Pictures, but Warner Bros. was given the command later to create the MonsterVerse.

After many directors, Jordan Vogt-Roberts was finalized to direct the film. The first half was written by Max Borenstein and the other by John Gatins, and truly they both gave a lot of thought to the script and brought the best out of it by drawing inspiration from other movies and series to create the other monsters.

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Kong: Skull Island (2017).

Kong: Skull Island is set in 1973 and follows the original story. At the start, some scientists and Vietnam Soldiers sail to Skull Island and get trapped there with King Kong, a giant ape, and other monsters and find out how misunderstood creatures they are. The movie was a box office hit and was praised for almost every aspect. It was nominated for ten awards.

  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly.
  • Key Monster: Giant Ape.

Also Read: Facts About Tom Hiddleston You Didn’t Know

15. Hellboy 

Hellboy is based on the Comic of the same name by Mike Mignola. He is from Hell and protects Earth’s people from paranormal activities with his team, although everything went to Hell when an old friend came back. Well, you see what we did there? It’s a joke. It’s a joke, and he is not a friend. Well, you know what we mean, right.

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Hellboy (2004).

  • Year: 2004
  • Genre: Action Fantasy Superhero
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, Ladislav Beran, Bridget Hodson, Corey Johnson, Brian Caspe, James Babson, Stephen Fisher, William Hoyland.
  • Key Monster: Demons

14. Shrek 

Shrek is the second highest-grossing animated and 17th highest-grossing franchise of all time. It was four full-length feature films, two spin-off films, one television series, and two television specials. Other than this, Shrek also has video games and Themed Parks. Shrek 5 has also been set to be released in 2023.

Based on a picture book of the same name by William Steig in 1990, Shrek is an ogre (basically a monster) who has a bad temper and likes to have things as they are. He lives alone until one day, a donkey finds him, and they have to go on an adventure to save the princess (who was an ogre too).

As we told the film has four installments, namely:

  1. Shrek (2001)
  2. Shrek 2 (2004)
  3. Shrek the Third (2007)
  4. Shrek Forever After (2010)
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  1. Puss in Boots (2011)
  2. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

Television Series:

  1. The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015-2018)

Television Specials:

  1. Shrek the Halls (2007)
  2. Scared Shrekless (2010)

Shrek (2001) was directed by Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson; Shrek 2 by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Absurd, & Conrad Vernon; Shrek the Third by Chris Miller; and Shrek Forever After by Mike Mitchell. Shrek (2001) won an Academy Award for Animated Feature. Shrek has always received positive reviews, even for spin-offs.

  • Year: 2001-2010
  • Genre: Animated, Adventure, Fairy Tales, Comedy
  • Voice Cast: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron, Aron Warner, Christopher Knight, Simon J. Smith, Chris Miller, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Julie Andrews.
  • Key Monster: Ogre

13. Love and Monsters 

Will you fight monsters to meet your girl again? Well, we might not know about you, but that’s what Joel did. Love and Monsters are set in Fairfield, where the animals have been transformed into giant monsters after an asteroid hits the place.

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Love and Monsters Movie Poster.

12. Constantine 

Constantine is based on DC’s Hellblazer, which is about an exorcist, John Constantine, who can communicate with demons and angels and can travel from Earth to Hell and back. The story is about a girl who approaches John to help her.

Her sister has been killed, but she knew supernaturally something was wrong. As they went deeper into the investigation, the realization came upon them that it was all bigger than they thought. Constantine received mixed reviews but was a hit at the box office, and a sequel to the film is under production right now.



  • Year: 2005
  • Genre: Horror Superhero
  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, Peter Stormare, Max Baker, Francis Guinan, Jose Zuniga, Jesse Ramirez, April Grace, Tanoai Reed.
  • Key Monster: Demons

11. World War Z 

World War Z is the highest-grossing Zombie movie ever. The story revolves around Gerry Lane, who has to go out and find a solution to the Zombie apocalypse to save his family. There were initial plans for a sequel, but they were later canceled because of budget issues. It was nominated for 13 awards, out of which it won 1.

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A Still from the Movie World War Z.

  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Horror Action
  • Director: Marc Forster
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse, Elyes Gabel, Peter Capaldi, Piefrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jernis.
  • Key Monster: Zombies

Also Read: World War Z 2: Will It Ever Release?

10. Hotel Transylvania 

Hotel Transylvania is a story of Dracula and his daughter, Mavis. Mavis wants to go out and explore the world, but his father cannot allow her to do so because of what happened to him all those years ago. He runs a Hotel for monsters where they can relax, enjoy and just be themselves. Their lives change when a human named Johnny comes into their life.

Hotel Transylvania has four installments:

  1. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  2. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
  4. Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania (2022)
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Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg as Mavis and Johnny from the movie Hotel Transylvania.

The first three parts were released on the big screen, but the fourth was distributed by Amazon Studios. Most of the ensemble cast was till part three, which was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Although fourth was directed by Derek Drymon & Jennifer Kluska, and the role of “Drac” was voiced by Brain Hull in the last part.

All the installments received mixed reviews. Hotel Transylvania also has spin-offs in 3 short movies: Goodnight Mr. Foot (2012) and Puppy! (2017), and Monster Pets (2021); 1 television series, i.e., Hotel Transylvania: The Series (2017-2020).

  • Year: 2012-2022
  • Genre: Animated Supernatural Comedy
  • Directors: Genndy Tartakovsky, Derek Drymon & Jennifer Kluska.
  • Voice Cast: Adam Sandler, Brian Hull, Selena Gomez, Sadie Sandler, Victoria Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Jackie Sandler, Megan Mullally.
  • Key Monster: Dracula.

9. The Sea Beast 

Widely misunderstood creatures monsters are, aren’t they? This is what is the story of an orphaned girl who went on a monster hunt with Jacob and his team called “Inevitable,” who have been a part of the oldest monster hunters team.

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The Sea Beast Movie Poster.

Inevitables felt threatened new age Imperator came into the picture and was about to overthrow them. This was when Jacob suggested hunting the furiously dangerous sea beast named Red Bluster. The Sea Beast is one of the most successful animated movies ever on Netflix.

  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Animation Adventure Comedy
  • Director: Chris Williams
  • Voice Cast: Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Kathy Burke, Jim Carter, Doon Mackichan, Dan Stevens, Benjamin Plessala, Somail Rose, Kaya McLean, Davis Pak.
  • Key Monster: Sea monster

8. The Mist 

Well, another movie was taken from Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Frank had always been interested in this story, but he wanted it in black-and-white, so he released a Blu-ray version in 2008. He also altered the ending of the movie to make it darker. The movie is about monsters but feels more psychological than how people would react in such unusual circumstances.

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The Mist Movie Poster.

The Mist is about the people who are stuck in the supermarket when suddenly Mist takes over the entire town. Mist brings Lovecraftian with them, who are monsters that cannot be seen which makes them even more terrifying.

  • Year: 2007
  • Genre: Horror Thriller
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Sam Witwer, Alexa Davalos, Nathan Gamble, Chris Owen, Robert Treveiler.
  • Key Monster: Lovecraftian

Also Read: Stephen King Net Worth: Career And Legacy

7. Wish Dragon 

Wish Dragon. We wish we had him. Oh, how it feels to reunite with an old friend. With the help of a wish-granting dragon. Who emerges from a teapot? Wait, what is this? A dragon version of Gennie? Well, we cannot say that. But, Wish Dragon, as the name suggests, features a dragon that grants wishes and emerges from a teapot. It was given to Din endeavors by an anonymous old man.

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A Still from the Movie Wish Dragon (2021).

  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Comedy, Animation Fantasy
  • Director: Chris Appelhans
  • Voice Cast: Jimmy Wong, Ian Chen, John Cho, Max Charles, Constance Wu, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy O. Yang, Aaron O. Yang, Will Yun Lee, Ronny Chieng, Nico Santos, Bobby Lee, Jackie Chan, Niu Junfeng.
  • Key Monster: Dragon

6. IT (2017) 

It (2017) is adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, released in 1986. This movie is the reason why Stephen King is called the King of Horror. Although the novel has an alternative timeline narrative in the third person, the movie is in the chronological timeline and covers half of the book. The other half of the boom is covered and shown in the second part and IT Chapter Two (2019).

Set in Derry, Maine, It is the story of a friend group of 7 children who have been outcasted and named “The Losers.” They are the ones who discovered the presence of Pennywise, a supernatural entity that preys on children. At first, Stephen King wanted to name the novel Troll but keeping in mind that the antagonist submerges and uses the sewer system under the city, he went for “IT.”

It (2017) shows the time (1960) when children were young and discovered a darkly dressed clown. The clown can show children their worst fear, and he can shapeshift and go unseen by adults. Chapter two is set in the time (1990) when they are all grown up and that to defeat Pennywise again.

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Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in the movie It (2017).

The making of the film has been going on since 2009 when Warner Bros. suggested that they wanted to bring “IT” to the screen. And thank god they took the time to bring this to us as it became one of the best films of 2017 and the third highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. It was praised for its narrative, direction, casting, and cinematography. It was nominated for 39 awards and won 10 awards.

  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller Supernatural
  • Director: Andres Muschietti
  • Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Scott.
  • Key Monster: Shapeshifter (Clown)

5. Bram Stroker’s Dracula 

Bram Stroker’s Dracula is the most renowned monster movie ever. Making it to the many Top 10s and Top 5 vampire films ever, Dracula was a box office success. It was based on the novel released in 1897 by Bram Stroker, Dracula. This movie has given birth to many versions of Dracula and Van Helsing and gained a lot of references in the movies and series.

Francis Ford Coppola was applauded for their direction and the narrative he bought out of the vision of Stroke. Dracula is not just about vengeance and blood, and it’s also about love. It’s a monster love story. ‘Love Song for a Vampire,’ written and performed by Annie Lennox, was acclaimed worldwide.

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Winona Ryder in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).

Dracula is surely one of the Best Monster Movies on Netflix as it was nominated for 21 awards and won 8 of them, including the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Best Sound Designing, and Best Makeup. It also won Saturn Award for Best Horror Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Writing, and Best Costume Design.

  • Year: 1992
  • Genre: Gothic Horror
  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits, Monica Bellucci, Michaela Bercu, Florina Kendrick, Jay Robinson.
  • Key Monster: Dracula

Also Read: 30 Best Movies Like Dracula Untold That You Must Watch

4. A Quiet Place (2018) 

Directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place’s premise was given by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. After Krasinski’s second child, he was very much into the concept of what parents would do to save their children. Emily Blunt encouraged John to direct the movie, and we must say he did bring the best out of the movie.

The movie revolves around the Abbott family, who lives in an isolated farmhouse in upstate New York. A Quiet Place follows the post-apocalyptic world where blind monsters attack the world and kill almost everyone. The monsters were blind, so they used their hearing to hunt their prey, humans.

After the Abbott family lost their daughter, they took the coping mechanisms and turned their house upside down. The story follows one year after their loss and how father Lee lost his life to save his sons. Their daughter was deaf, which came out as a plus point for them as for the noise-sensitive monsters, they knew American Sign Language.

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A Still from the movie A Quiet Place.

Initially, the creators were being ‘creative’ and decided not to add subtitles but just clues so that the audience decipher the dialogues themselves. The actors had to play a prominent role in that, but they realized that the fight scene between the father and deaf daughter did need the subtitles and eventually added them for the whole movie. Professional sign language teachers and actors were also hired.

The movie received a lot of appreciation, especially for the use of sign language and John’s direction. The plot, narrative, screenplay, editing, and acting was just the additional factor. A Quiet Place was nominated for 35 awards, out of which they won 10 awards. A Quiet Place Part II was also released in 2020, with most of the ensemble cast returning with Cillian Murphy.

  • Year:2018
  • Genre: Horror Thriller
  • Director: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cade Woodward, Leon Russom.
  • Key Monster: Sightless Monster

3. Zombieland (2009) 

Zombieland was the highest-grossing Zombie film of all time until World War Z came into the picture in 2013. It’s a perfect mix of comedy, adventure, action, and horror. Zombieland had to be on top of your Zombie centered movie. What makes this movie fun is the humor in it. Non-forced, natural humor.

The story is about a college student who finds three other people in a zombie-apocalyptic world who are traveling through the Southwestern US to find a place without Zombies. A fun fact, they don’t use their real names. They use the name of the places that are important to them.

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Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin in the Movie Zombieland (2009).

Furthermore, they have 33 rules to survive a Zombie world, and they also have “Zombie Kill of the week.” Do you see what they did here? Zombie world, but make it fun.

Zombieland was a huge success at the box office and was nominated for 28 awards and won 6. The movie was praised by critics and by the audience. A sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, was also released in 2019.

  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: Horror Comedy Adventure
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray, Amber Heard.
  • Key Monster: Zombie

2. How to Train Your Dragon 

How to Train your Dragon is one of the biggest multimedia franchises ever by DreamWorks Animation. First, to understand, let us get some facts straight. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Cressida Cowell.

How to Train Your Dragon has three films, 3 Television Series, and 5 Short films. Each holds a significance of its own. Now, this is a movie article, so we will focus on that only, but the television series in between the gap years of the film shows the story of what happened all those years.

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Nightfury Dragons in How to Train your Dragon 3.


  1. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  3. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

Television Series:

  1. DreamWorks Dragons (2012-2018)
  2. DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders (2019-2022)
  3. DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms (2021-present)

Short Films: 

  1. Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)
  2. Book of Dragons (2011)
  3. Gift of the Night Fury (2011)
  4. Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)
  5. How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019)

The first installment was directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. How to Train your Dragon is about Hiccup, who is the son of the Vikings leader. The Vikings have had dragons as their enemy for as long as they remember, and as the son of the leader, Hiccup was supposed to be strong and brave.

Well, he was brave and smart enough to catch the deadliest Dragon, Nightfury, whom Hiccup named Toothless, but instead of turning him in, he befriended him and convinced others that they and the dragons could live side by side.

The second part follows the story after five years and is about a dragon hunter. The third part follows one year after that and how Hiccup had to let go of his only true friend, Toothless. Believe me, we all cried at the end. They both have children now. He is so grown up. We deserve a toothless in our lives too.

How to Train your Dragon was critically acclaimed and received love for all its parts. The first installment was nominated for 59 awards and won 28. Second, nominated for 49 and won 13. The third was nominated for 42 awards, out of which it won 3 awards.

  • Year: 2010-2019
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Thriller.
  • Voice Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Craig Gerguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, T. J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant, Robin Atkin Downes, Philip McGrade, Kieron Elliot.
  • Key Monster: Dragons

1. Zodiac

Okay, none of the deadly, giant, or ugly-looking creatures features in this film. But, then, how is this a monster film, right? As we asked before, would you consider someone/something a monster just because it looks a certain way, or will you look at the deeds they do? Because we certainly don’t think that toothless (from How to Train Your Dragon) is a monster. 

This movie made it to this list because of the figurative speech we use. Humans are creatures and use attach the word “monster” to them quite frequently. Well, Zodiac will always be considered one of the movies that give you chills. If you haven’t watched this movie, then don’t worry. We ain’t spoiling it for you. Mind it, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. 

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Zodiac (2007) Movie Poster.

It is about a cartoonist in a newspaper who is obsessed with the serial killer named Zodiac and to uncover his true identity. The events take place between 1960 and 1970 in San Francisco Bay Area. The movie is based on a real serial killer and adapted from the 1986 novel of the same name and the 2002 Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith.

The movie received positive reviews worldwide for narration, direction, the pacing of the film, performance, and cinematography. It was nominated for 26 awards, although it won only 1 for Best Director at Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Awards. Zodiac also made it to many Top 10 lists.

  • Year: 2007
  • Genre: Mystery Thriller
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney, Chloe Sevigny, John Terry, Philip Baker Hall, June Diane Raphael, Ciara Moriarty, Adam Goldberg, Tom Verica.
  • Key Monster: Human

Also Read: 25 Scariest Dolls In Horror Movies Ranked: From Annabelle To Chucky

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Your words hold a lot of power in them. They can be used to conquer and change the world. Kanishka is a movie geek who has been reviewing and writing about movies and web series for several years.

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