We all love giant monsters! These big boys give us all a lot of joy when they duke it out. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming
From their very first solo appearances (Kong in 1933 and Gojira! in 1933), Godzilla and Kong have a monstrous movie history we love to explore.
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Seeing as this is a celebration of both these towering monster movie icons there’s only one place to start. In 1962 Toho, the studio behind
Kong in the Big Apple
One of the most memorable moments in Hollywood history comes from the original 1933
The original and arguably still the best, Ishirō Honda’s masterpiece was the one that started it all. Born out of the horrors of nuclear testing, this dark, dramatic, and powerful film is a must watch. But the moment we see Godzilla emerge from the waters and attack Tokyo still stands as one of the greatest cinematic monster moments of all time.
Kong vs. T-Rexes
For many of us, Kong is defined by his penchant for fighting dinosaurs. It’s also what makes his match up with Godzilla so great. In the 2005
Godzilla Takes on the King
The Heisei era of Godzilla can be overlooked but to those of us who grew up in the ’90s it’s nostalgia fuel.
Kong Takes Down the Army
There are three moments from
Godzilla Meets the Queen of the Monsters
Mothra is the undisputed queen of the monsters and she was recently introduced into the Monsterverse in
Kong Enjoys a Delightful Sashimi Lunch
Another instantly memorable moment from
Godzilla and son vs. a Giant Spider
Son of Godzilla might not be at the top of your fave kaiju list but it’s worth watching just for this awesome Godzilla family team up. The titular tiny terror teams up with his “dad” to battle the giant spider kaiju known as Kumonga. Even though they’re on a tropical island the three-way match takes place in the snow… because why not??? An underrated and brilliant Godzilla moment.
Kong Escapes (and Fights the Kong of Steel!)
This whole 1968 Toho and Rankin/Bass monster mash is a classic. Kong returns to the Japanese monster franchise, this time taking down the Kong of Steel (aka Mechani-Kong)! He also fights a good number of monsters and smashes up a respectable amount of the city, which is just what we need in a Kong flick. A great choice for those of you who might think you’ve seen every iteration of King Kong.
Godzilla Raids Again
This 1955 sequel to the original
Kong Knocks Out a Skull Crawler
Shin Godzilla gave us a new look for the monstrous hero but also a darker feel. This stunning moment utilizes his powerful new blast for one of the coolest set pieces in the franchise. It’s also one of the scariest. If you haven’t seen this late stage Godzilla movie rectify that now!!
Kong Puts a Snake in a Sleeperhold
In 1976 King Kong took on Hollywood once again, as well as a giant snake. John Guillermin directs and Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange star alongside the ape-king. In one of the most exciting moments of the flick that showcases that delightful ’70s practical effects work, Kong takes on a huge snake and of course, defeats the scaly foe. Basically, if we’re going exploring in the jungle we always want Kong on our side.
Godzilla Saves the Day
Even though the thought of a giant lizard monster rampaging through cities feels terrifying, Godzilla often ends up as a hero and in