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Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Russzilla » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:06 am

Ok guys. I know G-fans lists changes from time to time. As of this moment, what would be your Top 5 Godzilla movies?
Mine, as of right now:

1 - Mothra vs. Godzilla '64
2 - Godzilla
3 - Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster
4 - Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
5 - Godzilla vs. Gigan
5a - Destroy All Monsters

EDIT: I have to put Destroy All Monsters tied at 5. Still a childhood favorite.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Legion » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:28 am

In no order and as of right now...

Destroy all Monsters
Mothra vs Godzilla
Godzilla vs Gigan
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster
Godzilla vs Hedorah
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby tbeasley » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:32 pm

Godzilla
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Invasion of Astro-Monster
GMK
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby H-Man » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:50 pm

Probably something like...

Godzilla vs. The Thing
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster
Godzilla versus the Sea Monster
Godzilla vs. Gigan
Godzilla vs. Megalon

Monster Zero, Terror of Mechagodzilla, and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah might make the top 5 on other days.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:08 pm

My top five favorites have stayed the same for many years now.

    01. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
    02. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
    03. Godzilla (1954)
    04. Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
    05. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Truthfully, there are 12 Godzilla movies that I consider my top favorites, not just out of the G series but 12 of my favorite films in general. It's hard for me to rank my sixth through twelfth picks in any particular order because I love them all pretty much equally, but these five are my top favorites, no doubt, in this order.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby jellydonut25 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:18 pm

1.) Mothra vs. Godzilla
2.) Gojira
3.) Biollante
^the never-changing top 3
4.) Monster Zero
5.) Gigan/Sea Monster (these two flip-flop)
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby klen7 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:29 pm

In chronological order

Gojira
Mothra vs Godzilla
Godzilla vs Gigan
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
GMK

Although lately I'm likely to watch something outside of that list. Those are my top picks.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:43 pm

1) Gojira
2) Mothra vs. Godzilla
3) Monster Zero
4) Son of Godzilla
5) Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster

The rest of the top 10... I'm less sure about the order, but it consists of: Godzilla vs. Biollante, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, Godzilla vs. Gigan, and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

As you can see, I'm a definite Showa-booster, and you'd have to go into the top 15 to get more films past the original series in my list (though Gareth Edwards might change that).
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my Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Xenorama » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:26 am

in no particular order-

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
GODZILLA'S REVENGE
GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA
GHIDRAH, THE THREE HEADED MONSTER
KING KONG VS GODZILLA
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Hybrid Gojira » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:57 am

No particular order:

Biollante
AstroMonster
Mothra vs G 64
Ghidrah
Terror of MG

Honorable mention - G85 and GvsGigan
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Godzilla21 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:25 pm

1. Godzilla vs Biollante
2. Godzilla 1954
3. Godzilla 1985
4. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
5. Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993

Re watched G vs. KG recently. The plot gaps really got to me for some reason. Used to be in my top 5.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby klen7 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:37 pm

Are we allowed to include fan fiction about Bagan on our list?... I'm uhhh asking for a friend of mine.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Jorzilla » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:07 pm

1. Godzilla (Godzilla, King of the Monsters) [1954] - It's kind of hard to dethrone a film which has spawned the franchise and is approaching infallibility. It's not my favorite movie, but I really appreciate it for launching the series and its cultural/historical significance.

2. Godzilla vs. Biollante [1989] - This movie nails what a post Godzilla-world would look like. Godzilla might be the driving antagonizing force, but the real monsters in play were the human characters trying to use Godzilla's powers to their own devices (Saradian Government, Bio Major, Dr. Shiragami, Gondo, etc). I love this movie, it always has my attention whenever it's on. One of the few Godzilla movies that feels like anyone could die at any moment.

3. The Return of Godzilla (Godzilla 1985) [1984] - This film did an exceptionally good job of revamping Godzilla to a new nuclear/cold war era. The plot feels global in scope, and the sonic device/Godizlla-bird connection feels ahead of its time. I really enjoy the Super X fights, but it sort of feels too fantastical in this movie (it was probably included to show how great Japan was as a nation, at that time at least). Some of the effects are a little inconsistent and I wish they had made a better Cybot or stuck with the suit for all of the scenes.

4. Mothra vs. Godzilla [1964] - This was my first Godzilla movie, so I'm a little biased in this regards. The message is well crafted and relevant today. This film set the high water-mark/template for the serialization of Godzilla v. 'X' more than King Kong did, in my opinion. The effects are really great and CONSISTENT (which is more important in my book).

5. Terror of Mechagodzilla [1975] - For how outlandish this movie is, it's really a melodramatic, character driven movie. It is VERY cheesy, but in a good way. Also as the cap to the Showa series it really captures the spirit of the franchise to that point. This was the first Godzilla movie I ever saw on the big screen, it was before I could read, and it was in Japanese. It was still awesome.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby eabaker » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:35 pm

As of right this moment...

Gojira
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Return of Godzilla
Godzilla vs. Biollante
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby gila-monster » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:17 am

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
Destroy All Monsters
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Godzilla
Mothra vs Godzilla

Biollante comes close, but the classic films top it for me. Mechagodzilla takes #1, the others are in no particular order. I will say though that Godzilla and Mothra vs Godzilla are the better made films of my list.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Russzilla » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:13 pm

My reasons for my Top 5:

1 - Godzilla vs. Mothra '64 - the very first Godzilla movie I ever saw as a five year old in a movie theater in Boston. Great story, great characters, etc. Of course though, at five years old, I thought nothing except that this movie is awesome.

2 - Godzilla '54 - Had to put the one that started it all here because it's still a very powerful movie and because of its place now in pop culture history.

3 - GTTH
4 - GvsMZ - Along with GvsM '64, these three movies represent the true high point of the Showa Godzilla movies. Each movie stands very well on its own and we get to see the monsters and the human characters at their best. Superb work by everyone associated with these three movies.

5 - Godzilla vs. Gigan - I loved Godzilla vs. Gigan before I even saw the movie. I first saw Gigan in Ian Thorne's Godziila book and immediately thought he was an awesome looking monster. It was titled Godzilla on Monster Island back then on TV, but I never missed an airing. (like all the G movies back then) Cool characters and monster battles, I still love it.

5a - Destroy All Monsters - THE Godzilla movie to watch growing up. This would've been my #1 movie if I did this list as a 7-12 year old. Monster action from beginning to end. What was then my favorite Godzilla suit. I loved this movie then and I still love it now. Didn't care for the women as alien invaders, but overall, so what. This was DAM, and I got to see a bunch of monsters in one movie. (and a few I hadn't seen yet in their respective movies)
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Giganfan » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:47 am

Top five favorite Godzilla movies, as of this moment (and probably every moment) are as follows...

Ghidrah The Three-Headed Monster

Godzilla vs. The Thing

Godzilla On Monster Island

Terror of Mechagozilla

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby The Great MM » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:50 am

In no real order...

Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (1974)
Godzilla vs. Gigan
GMK
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby emeGoji » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:51 am

Mothra vs. Godzilla
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
Godzilla vs. Gigan
Godzilla vs. Megalon
GMK

No order.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Rodanex » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:36 pm

Godzilla '54
Godzilla '84
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla '93
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Invasion of Astro-Monster
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:12 am

Mothra vs. Godzilla
Gojira
Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

The top four are pretty darn firm. It's that tricky fifth slot that is ever-shifting.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby Gwangi » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:41 am

One would be quite confused on the differing titles if one was not a Godzilla fan! Anyhow -

1 DAM (AIP version)
2. Monster Zero
3. Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster
4. Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster (AIP version)
5. Godzilla vs. The Thing
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby MekaGojira3k » Thu May 15, 2014 12:24 pm

1. Godzilla (1954)
2. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
3. Monster Zero (1965)
4. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
5. Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! (2001)

(Although I wouldn't be surprised if 4 and 5 switch with Godzilla vs. Hedorah or Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 74. Because it sort of just depends on my mindset)

I wonder if the Legendary Godzilla will end up breaching this list.
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby lhb412 » Thu May 15, 2014 1:23 pm

lhb412 wrote:1) Gojira
2) Mothra vs. Godzilla
3) Monster Zero
4) Son of Godzilla
5) Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster

The rest of the top 10... I'm less sure about the order, but it consists of: Godzilla vs. Biollante, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, Godzilla vs. Gigan, and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

As you can see, I'm a definite Showa-booster, and you'd have to go into the top 15 to get more films past the original series in my list (though Gareth Edwards might change that).


After this rewatch I feel like I've gotta bump up Ghidorah, so...

1. Godzilla '54
2. Mothra vs. Godzilla
3. Monster Zero
4. Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster
5. Son of Godzilla
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Re: Your Top Five Godzilla films (as of right now)

Postby daikaijusaurus » Thu May 15, 2014 2:29 pm

1. Godzilla 1985
First Godzilla movie I saw in theaters. Love the music and the sinister looking Godzilla and the battle between Super X. Pure awesomeness!

2. Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah
First of the new series of Godzilla movies that I saw. I saw this movie at least once a day for three full months! Love everything about this movie..yes even the Dorats and M-11 :D

3. Godzilla Final Wars.
Everything about this movie is badass with everybody and everything fighting everybody and everything. Pure gold!

4. Godzilla 2000
Second Godzilla movie I saw in theaters (GINO doesn't count). The most fun I've ever had in the theaters, and one of my very favorite Godzilla suits of the entire series. Love the MosuGoji!

5. Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero
Love the aliens, love the monsters, love the space ships and love Miss Namikawa :D :D
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