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The Best Monster Movies on Starz

Finding a good Monster movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Monster movies of all time streaming on Starz.

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1. The Thing

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
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87/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Monsters University

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Tremors

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
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79/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Mothra vs. Godzilla

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
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68/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The 4th film in the Godzilla franchise restores the serious tone of the original Godzilla film. A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can build luxury condos. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on a nearby beach. The developer's plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla's rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo. It's up to Mothra defend its egg and Japan from Godzilla. One of the most popular films in the original Godzilla series.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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5. Legend

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo36%
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67/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
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67/100
Released: 1956
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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7. Destroy All Monsters

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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65/100
Released: 1968Rated: G
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The 9th Godzilla film was the last made by the original Godzilla creators, and was meant to be a grand finale. Aliens have released all the giant monsters from their imprisonment on Monster Island and are using them to destroy earth's major cities. It is up to the daring crew of the super rocket ship X-2 to infiltrate the aliens' headquarters before the Earth monsters and King Ghidrah annihilate the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Starz, ConTV & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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8. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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62/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The 5th film in the original Godzilla franchise marked a turning point in the series. Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra must put aside their quarrelsome ways to become allies and defend earth from 3 headed Dragon King Ghidorah.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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9. Rodan

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo70%
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60/100
Released: 1956
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a village is besieged by giant caterpillars, a more horrifying discovery is made in their underground home: a giant flying creature that resembles the prehistoric pterodactyl. Soon after, a second Rodan appears and the two monsters begin to destroy Japan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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10. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

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6.2/10
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58/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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7.4/10
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57/100
Released: 2001
Animation, Anime

What it's about: InuYasha is a half-demon who was trapped in the Legendary Tree and was set free by Kagome, a girl who traveled 500 years through time. This time, both of them will have to face Menomaru, a Chinese demon whose father, known as Hyoga, came 300 years ago to invade Japan, but was stopped by InuYasha's Father. InuYasha and Kagome, along with Sango, Miroku, Shippou, Kaede and Myoga, will try to stop Menomaru in his becoming the most powerful demon ever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

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6.6/10
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55/100
Released: 1943Rated: PG
Fantasy, Horror

What it's about: Graverobbers open the grave of the Wolfman and awake him. He doesn't like the idea of being immortal and killing people when the moon is full, so he tries to find Dr. Frankenstein, in the hopes that the Dr. can cure him, but Frankenstein is dead and only his Monster is alive and this one wants to live, not to die like the Wolfman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. The Relic

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5.7/10
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54/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. All Monsters Attack

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3.9/10
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53/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. Red Sonja

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5.1/10
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52/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She raids the city Hablac and kills the keeper of a talisman that gives her great power. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Monster Hunt 2

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5.3/10
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51/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The sequel to Monster Hunt. Set in a world where monsters and humans co-exist, the franchise tells the story of Wuba, a baby monster born to be king. Wuba becomes the central figure in stopping an all-out monster civil war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The War of the Gargantuas

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6.4/10
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49/100
Released: 1966Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Gaira, a humanoid sea beast spawned from the discarded cells of Frankenstein's monster, attacks the shores of Tokyo. While the Japanese military prepares to take action, Gaira's Gargantua brother, Sanda, descends from the mountains to defend his kin. A battle between good and evil ensues, leaving brothers divided and a city in ruins.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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18. Invasion of Astro-Monster

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6.4/10
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49/100
Released: 1965Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: In the 6th Godzilla movie, mysterious aliens from the Planet X ask earth's people to help them save their world from the dreaded Ghidorah (aka "Monster Zero") by letting them "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan. Monster mayhem ensues on Planet X, but it's soon discovered that the aliens have other intentions for the monsters.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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19. Tremors 5: Bloodlines

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5.3/10
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48/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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20. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

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5.3/10
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44/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but a shell of a community. It's up to the remaining residents to get to the bottom of the deaths -- but they must do so before they, too, are eradicated off the face of the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. The Mummy's Tomb

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5.8/10
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39/100
Released: 1942
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A high priest of Karnak travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).