Movies like Godzilla 1985

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Godzilla 1985 (1985)
 6.3
 6K
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 as a direct follow-up to the 1956 "Godzilla King of the Monsters", which also featured scenes with Burr edited into 1954's "Godzilla". This film restores the darker tone of the original, as we witness the nuclear destruction of giant lizard terrorizing Japan.
Style: serious, suspenseful, reboot, cult film, psychotronic, allegory, melancholic, tricky, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: submarine, godzilla, monster, nuclear threat, burned alive, race against time, scientist, train, helicopter, creature feature, catastrophe, giant monster, survival, adventure, ship, supernatural, heroes, ocean or sea, good versus evil, anti hero, experiment gone awry, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, soviet union

Most similar movies to Godzilla 1985

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychotronic and scary films with plots about escapades, deadly creature, danger, deadly, heroes, monster and chaos mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Godzilla 1985: Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla 2000 (1999), Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, alien encounter, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: godzilla, dragon, giant monster, chaos, submarine, heroic mission, survival, save the world, good versus evil, deadly, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, spacecraft, giant monster, alien invasion, monster, alien, save the world, deadly creature, adventure, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1999
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, godzilla, monster, deadly creature, anti hero, heroic mission, danger, save the world, good versus evil, flying saucer, ocean or sea, skyscraper ...
Time: 2000s, future, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: genetic engineering, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, danger, chaos, disorder, animal life, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic, allegory, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, island, dinosaur, container, pterodactyl, giant monster, giant robot, creature feature, self sacrifice, sibling, godzilla, giant robots ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During WWII, a human heart taken from Dr. Frankenstein's lab and is kept in Japan where it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and eventually becomes an indestuctable humanoid. Later, a ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: frankenstein, world war two, false accusation, monster, scientist, experiment gone awry, laboratory, rescue, supernatural, deadly creature, mutant, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1960s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, germany, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 371K
Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant monster, monster, prehistoric creature, destruction, godzilla, giant, deadly creature, tsunami, giant creature, chaos, dinosaur, nuclear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1999, quarry ...
Place: san francisco, japan, usa, hawaii, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 180K
Godzilla (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, godzilla, danger, human versus monster, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, giant, save the world, deadly creature, animal horror, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, new jersey, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Godzilla returns to terrorize Japan! This time, however, Japan has two new weapons to defend themselves. The Gryphon, a high-tech ship, and the Dimension Tide, a device that creates artificial black holes! During a test of the Dimension Tide, eggs ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, supernatural, save the world, escapades, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, deadly, imaginary, chaos, disorder, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, 1950s, 90s, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
War of the Monsters (1966)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: dam, turtle, giant monster, helicopter, monster, heroes, imaginary, deadly, danger, chases and races, chaos, mutant ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, chaos, battles, opponent, demolished city, mutant, dangerous animal, imaginary, escapades, deadly, danger, save the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, moth, giant monster, godzilla, dangerous animal, twins, island, catastrophe, danger, deadly, journalism, save the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, dangerous animal, adventure, danger, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: prehistory
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: giant monster, man eating monster, danger, rivalry, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly, space and aliens, superhuman powers, deadly creature, mutant, battles ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.1
 2K
Octopus (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, a Russian submarine strays into American waters. On board is a nuclear cargo destined for Castro. The Americans attack and destroy the sub. 38 years later US submarine Roosevelt is in the same waters. An ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, submarine, adventure, octopus, dangerous animal, save the day, deadly creature, ocean or sea, danger, deadly, giant monster, creature feature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.9
 10K
Bats (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, survival, supernatural, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, save the day, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The 7th film in the Godzilla series. After being caught in a storm in the south seas, several teenagers and thief arrive on an island where natives have been enslaved by a terrorist organization. They also discover a sleeping Godzilla and decide to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, humorous ...
Plot: island, godzilla, giant monster, moth, adventure, catastrophe, escapades, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, uninhibited rivalry, survival, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 2K
The Rift (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", with a very experienced crew is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I" after it mysteriously dissapeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find things that ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: submarine, underwater, giant monster, survival, rescue, adventure, deadly, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, mutation, creature feature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Time travelers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: godzilla, world war two, island, dinosaur, time travel, ufo, androids, catastrophe, disorder, deadly, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 23rd century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Australia, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Evil Space Aliens called the Xilians unleashes all the Earth's monsters to lay waste to most of the world's major cities, including Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Shanghai and Paris. It is up to Godzilla and the Earth Defense Force to vanquish ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, multiple monsters, chaos, supernatural, master villain, adventure, battles, survival, godzilla, martial arts, fistfight ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: usa, tokyo, new york, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 10K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.1
 895
Shark Hunter (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Megalodon shark. A prehistoric killing machine 60 feet long, flashing 200 pounds of teeth and weighing over 20 tons. It's the deadliest predator the world has ever seen. The scientists say it's been extinct for more than 10,000 years. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, heroic mission, survival, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, vengeance, obsession, deadly creature, escapades, danger, rescue, deadly ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 2.5
 972
Raging Sharks (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oceanic observation station is in desperate trouble after a sudden shark attack wrecked the oxygen supply. The accompanying ship, a coast guard cruiser, and other ships in and around the Bermuda triangle are attacked as well. The US Navy sends a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, monster, scientist, shark, experiment, creature feature, murder, killer shark, shark attack, diving, fear ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 556
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, deadly creature, save the world, deadly, special agents, race against time, supernatural, danger, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.2
 1K
Silent Venom (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The only thing more terrifying than Snakes on a Plane is "Snakes on a Submarine," and that's exactly what we get in this claustrophobic, sub-aquatic thriller starring Luke Perry. Lieutenant Commander O'Neill (Perry) was piloting ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, adventure, submarine, survival, mutant, military, snake, race against time, save the day, dangerous animal, isolation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, taiwan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Godzilla's 12th film. After a accepting a job at a monster-themed park, a man learns his new employers are actually aliens who plan to use Ghidorah and Gigan to destroy earth. Godzilla and Anguirus must battle them to defend earth.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, cult film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, godzilla, alien invasion, cockroach, giant monster, rivalry, androids and robots, space and aliens, anti heroes, escapades, deadly creature, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 26K
Virus (1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, time travel, ocean or sea, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, offbeat, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: island, giant spider, godzilla, monster, giant monster, weather manipulation, chaos and mayhem, danger, heroes, supernatural, catastrophe, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.8
 1K
Python 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The beast is back.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, race against time, danger, dangerous animal, survival, rescue, deadly, imaginary, chases and races, anti heroes, space and aliens, deadly creature ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%