Paste Magazine's the 50 Best Monster Movies of All Time
"A "monster movie," then, is a bit wider term than one might initially realize, composed of everything from man's battles against the natural world (as in Jaws) to struggles with the repressed self, as seen in almost any werewolf feature. There are beasts aplenty here, and a smattering of snarling aliens, but also lovable monsters and misunderstood creatures that never wanted to do any harm. Some are unabashed villains, while others are actually the protagonists of their films."
avg. score: 20 of 50 (40%)
required scores: 1, 10, 15, 22, 30