Even after more than 60 years of being told, the stories about our King of Kaiju’s quests are still interesting.
You may already know about the MonsterVerse franchise, which has been relaunched. It includes movies like Godzilla, King of the Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Kong. But what you might not know is that Godzilla has been the most popular movie star since 1954!
And you have to see these old Toho movies. That is if you don’t want to miss the subtle references in the old movies and the clever Easter eggs in the MonsterVerse movies.
Another thing that might make you feel better is that the order in which these movies come out is based on how things happened in Godzilla’s world. So you won’t need to look for a separate list of events in order.
It makes sense that the first Godzilla movie, which came out in 1954, has stood the test of time and is still a popular movie even after 60 years.
Shōwa era (1954–1975)
The pilot for Godzilla was important because it showed a country that was still trying to get over the effects of the atomic bombs and rebuild its economy.
- Godzilla (1954)
- Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
- King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
- Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
- Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
- Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
- Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
- Son of Godzilla (1967)
- Destroy All Monsters (1968)
- All Monsters Attack (1969)
- Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
- Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
- Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
- Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Heisei era (1984–1995)
Compared to other times, this one had a darker tone than the Godzilla movies we usually watch with our kids. People were scared again by the destructive monster.
- The Return of Godzilla (1984)
- Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
- Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
- Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Millennium era (1999–2004)
Well, the series starts over again. Here, most of the parts can be watched on their own. Aside from humans, Godzilla is now also being chased by aliens who want his DNA.
- Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
- Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
- Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
- Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
- Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Reiwa era (2016–present)
Going a step further, the animated movies of the Reiwa era show a time when humans who can think for themselves have given in to Godzilla’s overwhelming power.
- Shin Godzilla (2016)
- Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
- Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
- Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)
Over the years, many American movies have tried and failed to rewrite Godzilla’s story. MonsterVerse was the last game where the reset worked. Godzilla fights bad monsters in his usual self-centered way to protect people.
- TriStar Pictures (1998)
- Godzilla (1998 )
- MonsterVerse (2014–present)
- Godzilla (2014 )
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Where To Watch
How Much Time Will It Take To Watch
Including the four American films and the 32 Toho films, it will take you about 2 days and 12 hours to watch all of the Godzilla movies.
Wow, spend a few weekends and you’ll know everything about this famous atomic lizard’s adventures!
About Godzilla Movies
Toho created and owns the Godzilla (Japanese: Hepburn: Gojira) franchise, which is centered on the fictitious kaiju character Godzilla.
It is the longest-running film franchise, having been in continuous production since 1954, with some short breaks. The film franchise includes of 36 films, 32 of which were produced by Toho, one by TriStar Pictures, and three by Legendary Pictures.