What are the best monster movies of all time? Here is a list of scary movies and others that are not what they seem.
To choose best monster movies in movie history it’s not exactly easy. After all, the horror genre has given countless projects with a bug as the antagonist of the main characters. Commonly, the protagonists have had to face that monster. They have paid a high price during the conflict, but have ended up prevailing. It is the representation of good against evil.
However, this classic Manichaeism has become in recent years in other types of stories. Monster movies have gone from conflict to understandingand have focused on what the monster feels, what his ailments are, how he was able to get there. It’s a bit like what he did Jorge Luis Borges in the short story The House of Asterion: give voice to those who have no voice.
So, with that in mind, we have selected a total of 10 Monster Movies That Will Probably Surprise You. We have not looked for the most classic or legendary, the most characteristic monsters. Nor have we considered serial killers “monsters”, we leave that for another day. However, there are titles of all kinds on this list, from horror movies to animation or even comedy.
These are the 10 best monster movies, from worst to best!
10- The pact of the wolves (2001)
Directed by Christophe Gans and starring Samuel Le Bihan, The Pact of Wolves is a French fantasy horror film.. France, 18th century. A monstrous creature savagely devours the inhabitants of a French village. Recently arrived from America, Grégoire de Fronsac is commissioned by King Louis XV to find the beast. Grégorie and his mysterious blood brother, an Indian named Mani, try to discover what is behind these bloody events.
9- Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Directed by Spike Jonze as an adaptation of the literary work of Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are is a fantasy-tinged family drama who adapts a story for children. When Max, a disobedient boy, is sent to bed without dinner, he is plunged into an imaginary world of his own making, populated by ferocious creatures who blindly obey him.
8- The mist (2007)
Directed by Frank Darabont as a new adaptation of the Stephen King classic, The Mist is a supernatural horror movie with monsters as background terror. In a small town in Maine, a violent storm suddenly breaks out, ending as abruptly as it began. Then a thick fog arises that enters houses and supermarkets, trapping and killing all those who are enveloped by the darkness.
7- A monster comes to see me (2016)
Directed by JA Bayona from the novel by Patrick Ness, A monster comes to see me is a fantasy fable with a very sad heart. After the separation of his parents, Connor, a 12-year-old boy, will have to take care of running the house, because his mother is sick with cancer. Thus, the boy will try to overcome his fears and phobias with the help of a monster, but his fantasies will have to face not only reality, but also his cold and calculating grandmother.
6- A quiet place (2018)
Directed by John Krasinski and starring Krasinski himself and his wife Emily Blunt, A quiet place was a ‘boom’ in the horror movies of the past decade. Its success was such that it has started a franchise with sequels, prequels and spin-offs. Follow the story of a family living in a house in the woods taking care not to make a sound. If they don’t listen to you, they can’t hunt you down.
5- The boy and the beast (2015)
Directed and written by Mamoru Hosoda, The boy and the beast is not only one of the best monster movies of all time, but also one of the best anime ever.. Kyuta is a lonely boy living in Tokyo, and Kumatetsu is a supernatural creature isolated in a fantasy world. One day, the boy crosses the border to the other world and befriends Kumatetsu, who becomes his friend and spiritual guide. This meeting will lead them to live many adventures.
4- The fly (1986)
Directed by the great David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, The fly is one of the greatest horror classics in the history of cinema. A scientist uses himself as a guinea pig in a complex teleportation experiment. The test is a success, but he begins to undergo some strange changes in his body. At the same time, he discovers that a fly was introduced into the capsule where he carried out the experiment with him.
3- Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Directed and written by Guillermo del Toro and starring a very young Ivana Baquero, Pan’s Labyrinth is also one of the best films that Spanish cinema has produced. Year 1944, Spanish post-war. Ofelia and her mother, Carmen, who is pregnant, move to a small town. Ofelia discovers the ruins of a labyrinth, and there she meets a faun, a strange creature that makes a surprising revelation: she is actually a princess, the last of her lineage, and her family have been waiting for her for a long time. . In order to return to her magical kingdom, the girl must face three tests.
2- Monsters SA (2001)
Produced by Disney Pixar in its prime, Monsters Inc. is one of the best animated movies of all time.. Monsters Inc. is the biggest scary company in the world, and James P. Sullivan is one of its best employees. Scaring children is not an easy job as everyone believes that children are toxic and cannot have contact with them. But one day a girl accidentally sneaks into the company, causing chaos.
1- Young Frankenstein (1974)
Directed by Mel Brooks and starring an extraordinary Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein takes the gold medal on our list because it is also one of the best comedies that cinema has produced.. The young doctor Frederick Frankenstein, an American neurosurgeon, tries to escape the stigma bequeathed by his grandfather, who years ago created a horrible creature. But when he inherits Frankenstein’s castle and discovers a strange scientific manual that explains step by step how to bring a corpse back to life, he begins to create his own monster.