We have always been a fan of monster movies and there are none better than the original King of the Monsters.
After watching the Kaiju marathon on the El Rey Network, we thought it was the perfect time to sit down and share our favorite Godzilla movies.
Since the big guy has arrived on the big screen, he has grown a following over the last fifty plus years. There has been over 30 Japanese/US films and his recent surge in popularity shows no signs of it slowing down.
Maybe it is the pure destructive force of Godzilla or the under lying theme in the movies, either way it is hard to find someone who has not heard of the King of the Monsters.
Time to discuss our five favorite Godzilla movies in no particular order.
The movie that kicked off the franchise and one I was introduced to in the 80’s. Sure you can tell it is a guy in a rubber suit, but there is so much more to it. It shows how there can be no others like Godzilla.
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
We stumbled across this one a year ago and were interested in the story it told. How can you go wrong with Godzilla battling a plantlike creature and espionage. We love the change the franchise took with this, helping it secure a spot on our list.
This was the first Godzilla movie JG13 Gamer saw on the big screen and boy it did not disappoint. There was a good mixture of Kaiju action while not straying far from the original source material. This newest incarnation did an incredible job in rebooting general interest in Godzilla and fans are going to reap the benefits.
Godzilla, Mothra, & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
This direct follow-up to the original Godzilla movie, fans get to see Godzilla take on Baragon, Mothra, and King Ghidora. The movie features several great battles between the monsters and we liked the new twist it took with the mystical element.
Shin Godzilla (2016)
We were not sure what to think when we first heard of the release but boy we were glad they did. The story was one of the better ones in the Kaiju’s franchise, combining plenty of human elements and worthy battles. It was even better getting a chance to see Shin Godzilla on the big screen.