The Best Behemoths: 9 More Monster Movies to Stream

"Godzilla vs. Kong" may be on a hot streak, but here are some of the best behemoths that could give these big guys a run for their money...

By Jesse Conner

The Best Behemoths

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A few weeks ago, "Godzilla vs. Kong" finally made its debut in theaters and on HBO Max. This colossal grapple is one that fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats for since it was first announced. That said, these behemoths aren't the only ones that people should be afraid of.

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To give you a sense of what we're talking about, we've rounded up 9 of the best behemoths we think might match up well against Godzilla and Kong. We know that's a tall order given both Kong and Godzilla are considered kings in their own right, but maybe one of these giants could dethrone them....

The Best Behemoths:
Jaws (1975)

The first behemoth on our list might not seem like a big deal, but he most certainly is. And Bruce the Great White Shark doesn't mess around. Three bites and you're out. This iconic film will never go out of style and of all the monsters on our list, this one is the most realistic (which in our opinion makes it the scariest).

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Jurassic Park (1993)

Next up in actuality is an entire park of giants, but we'll just narrow it down by choosing the mighty tyrannosaurus rex. This colossal beast has a head the size of a car and each of his teeth are the size of your head. That's just to put into perspective how you might feel if you were stuck in a car while he was trying to eat you. Because that's the situation a few unlucky folks find themselves in during this film.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

This is probably one of the largest, and least intimidating behemoths on the list. The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is the size of a building, but he's made out of marshmallows. One strategy to take him down would be to try eating him. Then again you might be the first person to die from consuming too much marshmallow. Also, we've only seen this foe at night so if the sun was out then there's a chance he might just melt on his own. Problem solved.

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The Host (2006)

The strange amphibious creature we've chosen as our next pick is one we don't even really know how to identify. It mysteriously comes out of the river and just begins attacking people. Or more accurately, eating people. This sea lizard has a never-ending appetite so just make sure you can outrun the people nearest to you....

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Trollhunter (2010)

Typically, when we think of trolls, we think of small mythical creatures that wait under bridges. We also think of internet bullies. Either way, the troll that you're picturing in your head pales in comparison to this massive, ugly son of a gun. Interestingly enough, his biggest weakness is sunlight. So, if you want to turn this troll to stone, just lure him to the beach on a sunny day and he's toast.

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Cloverfield (2008)

All the firepower in the world can't take down this tyrant. This monster no joke looks like if one of the creatures from "Alien" was as big as Godzilla. Absolutely terrifying with that saliva dripping from his mouth. He walks New York City destroying everything and eating everyone. Monsters really like eating people.

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Pacific Rim (2013)

Now these are the kind of behemoths best suited to take on the likes of Godzilla and Kong. This pick isn't one behemoth, but a group of them. These dangerous leviathans living in the water are trying to wipe out the city. And it doesn't help that they can spit some kind of blue acid to mollify anyone who gets in their way.

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The Mist (2007)

Here is another example of a monster film where there are plenty of very unique and frightening choices, but there's one obvious winner. The colossal six-legged beast that can be clearly seen even with all the mist is what everyone should be worrying about. Mmake sure you get a car that has a lot of gas if you're going to try to escape.

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Colossal (2016)

Coming as our final pick, and definitely our most creative of the bunch, is a giant reptilian monster. Oh, and the monster is controlled by an alcoholic unemployed writer named Gloria (Anne Hathaway). When she moves, the monster moves. When she raises her hand, the monster raises his, too. And when she dances, the monster starts getting jiggy with it as well. This monster comedy does have its funny moments, but this is a dark comedy so it's not all laughs.

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Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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