‘Godzilla’ Movies For Every Occasion!

If you’re wondering what Godzilla movie is for you; don’t worry: we got you covered. In honor of the upcoming ‘Godzilla x Kong’ here are 5 for every occasion!

King of the monsters and regarded as film’s first kaiju, Godzilla is one of the most iconic beasts in movie history. From his black-and-white beginnings in 1954 to his adventures as a father, Godzilla, and his movies range vastly in tone.

For Those Looking for a Scare: Shin Godzilla (2016)


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Spawned by nuclear waste dumping, Shin Godzilla is the stuff of nightmares. One of Godzilla’s most unique looks, Shin Godzilla has the ability to constantly adapt its body as the movie goes on. A total of 4 Shin Godzilla forms are seen in the movie with its final 4th form looking more like his traditional self, although his mouth does grossly split open when he fires his atomic breath and his tail does sport a skeletal head at its tip. It’s because of these ghastly features that Shin Godzilla is regarded as Godzilla’s most horrific rendition and is perfect for those who are looking to be scared by this formidable beast.

For Those Who Want A Goofy Godzilla: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)


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Wanna see something spectacular? Featuring the likes of Jet Jaguar (an advanced robot that would make the Power Rangers jealous), Godzilla vs. Megalon is the best at not taking itself seriously and giving all Godzilla fans what they truly desire: Godzilla performing a drop kick to defeat his foe, Megalon. If watching a monster that potentially weighs 163,772 tons do a drop kick isn’t to your liking then don’t worry because the movie also features an underground race of people called the Seatopians who call on an alien race called the M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens for assistance in dealing with Godzilla. Obviously, this is one of Godzilla’s strangest movies which is why it’s the perfect goofy monster movie.

For Those Looking For A Good Monster Fight: Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021)


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A fan favorite of the series, Godzilla Vs. Kong is an absolute blast for those who want to see two giant monsters go at it and absolutely destroy their surroundings. You get to see King Kong go berserk with an axe and Godzilla dislocating King Kong’s arm (ouch). That’s not all, after battling each other for most of the movie, Godzilla and King Kong realize they are not the true enemy, Mechagodzilla is. Putting aside their differences, Godzilla and King Kong team up and deliver the greatest 2v1 in cinematic history and destroy Mechagodzilla together. Each monster returns to their homes leaving cities destroyed and audiences hoping for another kaiju showdown in the near future.

For Those Who Want To See The Best Godzilla Movie: Godzilla VS. Destoroyah (1995)


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Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah is the 22nd installment of the series, which boasts an incredible 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Featuring Godzilla at his most dangerous, due to his out-of-control radioactivity that will eventually destroy him along with the Earth, Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah pulls out all the stops. This includes Baby Godzilla, Godzilla’s adoptive son from previous installments, and a heartfelt sacrifice from Godzilla himself who gives up his life essence to bring his son back to life and give him a serious power-up, which causes him to look much like his father. With that being said, Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah is a classic that all true Godzilla fans should watch.

For Those Wanting A Serious Movie: Godzilla (1954)


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You knew it was coming, the one that started it all way back in 1954, the original Godzilla is one of film’s most important movies. Laying waste to Tokyo, Godzilla is more than a monster movie: it’s an important message about the deaths of those who suffered from atomic bombs in the Second World War. The movie constantly brings up phrases that are related to atomic bombs, which were tragically nearly all taken out when the movie was re-edited for Western audiences. Besides its cinematic history, Godzilla should also be watched for its real-life messages and themes of atomic age trauma and fears.

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