Movie Monsters

As long as there have been movies, there have been movie monsters. Some are scary (the Mummy, the shark in Jaws), some are silly (Harry in Harry and the Hendersons), and some are even cuddly (Sully in Monsters, Inc.). Whether your kids love a good scare or need something a little gentler, you're sure to find something monstrous on this list.

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Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters Movie Poster Image
Super Monsters celebrate Día de los Muertos in cute special.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Monsters, Inc. Movie Poster Image
Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Monsters University Movie Poster Image
Monsters Inc. prequel is a fun college comedy for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Harry and the Hendersons Movie Poster Image
A big, Harry family adventure full of laughs.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Hotel Transylvania Movie Poster Image
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Poster Image
Homage to '50s alien flicks too intense for youngest kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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A Monster in Paris Movie Poster Image
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Bride of Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
A riveting, funny, and suspenseful horror classic.
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(Release Year: 1935)
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The Mummy (1932) Movie Poster Image
This vintage classic is more funny than scary.
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(Release Year: 1932)
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Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
Classic monster movie still electrifies.
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(Release Year: 1931)
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King Kong (1933) Movie Poster Image
Violent but beloved old-school monster movie.
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(Release Year: 1933)
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Monster House Movie Poster Image
Frightful fun for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Gremlins Movie Poster Image
Comic horror classic is still scary; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Jurassic Park Movie Poster Image
Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Jaws Movie Poster Image
'70s classic horror tale is still scary as ever.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Love and Monsters Movie Poster Image
Charming post-apocalyptic adventure is filled with suspense.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Tremors Movie Poster Image
Modest monster flick is great fun for teens.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Cloverfield Movie Poster Image
Tense monster movie is loud, hectic -- and scary.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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A Quiet Place Movie Poster Image
Gripping monster movie has lots of tension, some blood.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Alien Movie Poster Image
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Crawl Movie Poster Image
Relentless, terrifying alligator movie with lots of gore.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Bird Box Movie Poster Image
Violent sci-fi thriller has chaos, gory deaths, swearing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Host Movie Poster Image
South Korean creature feature is wild and witty.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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