Movies like War of the Monsters

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War of the Monsters (1966)
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War of the Monsters (1966)
Original name: 大怪獣決闘 ガメラ対バルゴン
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to save the day.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: monster, giant monster, turtle, helicopter, dam, adventure, mutant, supernatural, heroes, danger, chases and races, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, escapades, deadly, deadly creature, save the day, cave, tropical island, scorpion, quicksand, dog, giant animal, monster versus monster ...
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to War of the Monsters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychotronic films with plots about escapades, danger, chaos, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural and giant monster mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like War of the Monsters: Boyichi and the Supermonster (1967), Gamera vs. Viras (1968), Gamera vs. Monster X (1970), Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996), Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boyichi and the Supermonster (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gamera's back, and just in time to save Japan from Gyaos, a mysterious bat-like creature awakened by a volcanic eruption. As in the first Gamera movie, a young boy establishes an emotional link with Gamera, and the two work together, with the ...
Style: serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful
Plot: scientist, monster, turtle, giant monster, bat, supernatural ability, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, mutant, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gamera vs. the Deep Sea Monster Zigra (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship with a cluster of gumballs on its head. Later, at Sea World, dolphins are dying mysteriously. Zigra kidnaps two men and two children (one of whom is a Coke addict - Coca-Cola that is) and starts causing ...
Style: offbeat, bleak, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, turtle, giant monster, monster, alien, imaginary, space and aliens, deadly creature, escapades, rivalry, heroes, dangerous animal ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of aliens from another planet head for Earth with the intentions of conquering it. Their first ship is destroyed in transit by the giant flying turtle Gamera. A second ship makes it to Earth and captures two Boy Scouts and holds them captive ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, giant monster, alien, monster, children, turtle, misfit, mad scientist, rivalry, deadly, save the day, space and aliens ...
Time: prehistory
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A giant creature attacks Japan during the World Fair and it's up to Gamera to stop it. But the monster injects Gamera with its offspring and a research team must take a craft into Gamera's body to eliminate the parasite.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, giant monster, statue, turtle, save the world, mutant, heroic mission, danger, superhero, dangerous animal, race against time, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, androids and robots, escapades, deadly, save the day, good versus evil, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, custody, space travel, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological research team visits Infant Island to find out why, they discover two tiny women who reveal that the Earth is fighting back for all the harm humans have done here and sends out the evil ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ecology, volcano, archaeologist, danger, good versus evil, save the world, supernatural, adventure, escapades, deadly, adventurer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with cells from Godzilla and remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: giant monster, helicopter, escapades, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, heroes, deadly creature, imaginary, supernatural, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: giant monster, chaos, mutant, deadly, deadly creature, danger, heroes, on the run, race against time, friendship, forces of nature, reptile ...
Time: prehistory
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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Space Amoeba (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a space probe crash-lands on a far-flung Pacific atoll, the craft's alien stowaways decide to take over their new world one creature at a time. Soon, the parasitic life forms latch onto three indigenous critters -- a squid, a crab and a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: island, monster, chaos, mutant, chaos and mayhem, adventure, imaginary, evil alien, escapades, deadly creature, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the lab appears at the same time as the evil gargantua, the two ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary, psychotronic
Plot: man eating monster, giant monster, deadly, supernatural, space and aliens, deadly creature, danger, save the world, superhuman powers, dangerous animal, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.
Style: scary, serious, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, giant monster, turtle, alien, monster, spacecraft, evil alien, heroes, danger, adventure, imaginary, mutant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. If not, dire consequences will follow. However, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: godzilla, save the world, chaos, disorder, survival, deadly creature, escapades, danger, good versus evil, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, battles ...
Time: 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: godzilla, dragon, chaos, submarine, heroic mission, survival, save the world, giant monster, supernatural, danger, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
King Kong Escapes (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: King Kong is brought in by an evil genius to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot Mechani-Kong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: mad scientist, island, giant monster, androids and robots, adventure, chases and races, imaginary, deadly creature, deadly, danger, escapades, chaos ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Godzilla 1985 (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, reboot, cult film, psychotronic ...
Plot: submarine, godzilla, monster, race against time, burned alive, nuclear threat, helicopter, creature feature, train, scientist, giant monster, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a lush tropical island, working under a secret government charter, Martin Drake has not only grown sprawling acres of giant vegetables, but inadvertently spawned two mammoth reptiles as well. Now they've broken free of their enclosures, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, scary ...
Plot: giant monster, monster versus monster, escapades, dangerous animal, chaos, battles, mutant, dinosaur, rivalry, deadly, danger, imaginary ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Werewolf Warrior (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A werewolf samurai walks the countryside, finding himself in the middle of a village of monsters who feed on human flesh.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, supernatural, rivalry, chaos, mutant, escapades, adventure, heroes, danger, deadly creature, deadly, battles ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rise of the Gargoyles (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Workers involuntarily release a gargoyle that proceeds to behead those who took her eggs (and some who didn't!).
Style: suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious
Plot: crimes, supernatural, church, ancient mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly, deadly creature, imaginary, chaos, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hibernating species of giant carnivorous bird is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the Japanese military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: giant monster, giant bird, plutonium, monster, baseball stadium, space and aliens, escapades, rivalry, race against time, good versus evil, anti heroes, deadly creature ...
Time: prehistory
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: godzilla, island, moon base, spacecraft, alien invasion, giant monster, alien, monster, evil alien, escapades, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1999
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gappa the Triphibian Monsters (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is discovered inside. The natives warn the foreigners to leave the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, tropical island, monster, photographer, giant monster, ship, earthquake, danger, deadly, rescue, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: prehistory
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gammera the Invincible (1966)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An atomic explosion awakens Gammera, a giant fire breathing turtle monster from his millions of years of hibernation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary, psychotronic
Plot: airplane, turtle, giant monster, monster, dangerous animal, ocean or sea, chaos, mutant, ocean, chaos and mayhem, friendship, supernatural ...
Time: prehistory
Place: tokyo, japan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Threshold (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alien seeds hitch a ride to earth in a space shuttle crew and begin to grow. When their numbers reach the Threshold amount they will be an unstoppable swarm.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroic mission, save the world, deadly, supernatural, danger, adventure, dangerous animal, race against time, space travel, alien encounter, chaos, alien invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The 8th Godzilla film is aimed at an even younger audience than its predecessors. In the South Seas, scientists conducting weather experiments encounter gigantic mantises and a giant spider that are attacking Godzilla's offspring.
Style: scary, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: island, giant spider, godzilla, monster, giant monster, weather manipulation, chaos and mayhem, danger, heroes, supernatural, catastrophe, anti heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, psychotronic, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, giant monster, moth, godzilla, dangerous animal, twins, island, catastrophe, anti hero, chaos, disorder, demolished city ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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DNA (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: DNA is a 1997 American science fiction action film starring Mark Dacascos and Jürgen Prochnow, and directed by William Mesa. Filming took place in the Philippines. The film was retitled ADN - La menace for its French DVD release, and Scarabée for ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, mad scientist, mutant, deadly creature, supernatural, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, gene manipulation, chaos, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.6
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Behemoth (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Scientists discover a giant creature under the Earth that is wrapped around the entire planet. When the creature wakes all grumpy, it causes worldwide destruction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mysterious, scary, bleak ...
Plot: dangerous animal, creature, scientist, geologist, mountain, danger, deadly, escapades, giant monster, monster, volcano, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Scorpius Gigantus (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Geneticist seeks to make a name for herself by saving the planet from disease by using eons-old antibodies, harvested from enlarged six legged creatures. The creatures don't like being big and escape. Send for help.
Style: suspenseful, serious, humorous, suspense, scary ...
Plot: deadly creature, danger, rivalry, experiment gone awry, deadly, chases and races, supernatural, escapades, heroes, mutant, disorder, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dr. Shiragami combines the DNA of roses with some extracted from Godzilla's cells. He names his creation "Biollante".
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, terrorism, heroes, chases and races, rescue, animal life, chaos, disorder, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%