Godzilla Movies Ranked Best to Worst

Godzilla Movies Ranked Best to Worst

Godzilla is known as the king of monsters, the character originated in a series of Japanese films. Godzilla is also called Gojira in Japanese. Godzilla is a big threat to humanity, which is an enormous, destructive, prehistoric sea monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation. Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for nuclear weapons. The film based on Godzilla ranked from its origin to now has been provided below.

1. Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014) is a reboot of Toho’s Godzilla franchise. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards. The film made Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. The film follows, “Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Navy bomb expert, who has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe (Bryan Cranston). Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.”

Watch Godzilla (2014) on Prime Video.

2. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a sequel to Godzilla (2014) from Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. The film is directed by Michael Dougherty. Starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. The film follows, “Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species thought to be mere myths rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”

Watch Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) on Prime Video.

3. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong is a sequel to Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). The film is directed by Adam Wingard. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir. The film follows, “Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Along for the ride is Jia, an orphaned girl who has a unique and powerful bond with the mighty beast. However, they soon find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla as he cuts a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the planet.”

Watch Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) on Prime Video.

4. Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla (1998)

The first film from a reimagining of Toho’s Godzilla franchise was released in 1998. Godzilla (1998) is directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, and Harry Shearer. The film grossed $379 million worldwide against a production budget between $130–150 million and marketing costs of $80 million. The film follows, “During a nuclear test, the French government inadvertently mutates a lizard nest; years later, a giant lizard makes its way to New York City. Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick), an expert on the effects of radiation on animals, is sent by the U.S. government to study the beast. When the creature, dubbed “Godzilla” by news outlets, emerges, a massive battle with the military begins. To make matters worse, Niko discovers that Godzilla has laid a nest of 200 eggs, which are ready to hatch.”

Watch Godzilla (1998) on Netflix.

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