While Godzilla is the primary star of kaiju and the Monsterverse, there were other monsters that were regulars. They are listed below the Godzilla section.

Godzilla | King Kong | Gamera | Mothra

Godzilla

1954 Godzilla (Gojira)
The original movie that started it all! Not released in the U.S. until May 2004


1955 Godzilla Raids Again
Godzilla fights Anguirus, an ankylosaur. Technically, it’s another Godzilla they find, because the first one died in an oxygen destroyer.


1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
the American version of the 1954 original, with extra footage by Raymond Burr as a news reporter added and some anti-American sentiment edited out


1957 Godzilla
a French version that is a combination of the 1954 and 1956 movies


1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
The two giants meet for the first time


1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla
the American re-cut of the 1962 movie, with scenes added or removed


1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla
One of the more well-loved movies, where Godzilla and Mothra meet for the first time


1964Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Mothra teams up with Godzilla and Rodan to battle Ghidorah, the three-headed space monster


1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster
Aliens want to borrow Godzilla and Rodan to fight King Ghidorah, but they turn all three monsters to take over Earth


1967 Son of Godzilla
Godzilla has a son and teaches him to fight giant insects


1968 Destroy All Monsters
Aliens release the monsters from Monster Island and use them to destroy the human race


1971 Godzilla vs. Hedorah
Godzilla saves Japan from Hedorah, the smog monster


1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan
Godzilla and Anguirus have to fight off Gigan and King Ghidorah who aliens are using to try to take over Earth


1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon
The undersea civilization of Seatopia tries to use Megalon to take over the surface world, but Godzilla and Jet Jaguar stand in the way


1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Godzilla defends the earth from the alien-built robotic replica of himself


1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla
Aliens rebuild Mechagodzilla and try again, this time adding Titanosaurus to the mix


1984 The Return of Godzilla
After 30 years of being dead, Godzilla is back in this reboot of the 1954 movie. (Note: Godzilla’s height was changed from 50 meters to 80 meters for this movie, since Tokyo had built larger buildings in the meantime. Later movies took his height to 100 meters.)


1985 Godzilla 1985
Basically an international version of the 1984 movie, complete with Raymond Burr reprising his role as the American reporter


1989Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla battles a monster created by a mad geneticist


1991Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Time travelers from the 23rd century come back to prevent Godzilla from existing, citing a future nuclear incident, only to then unleash King Ghidorah on Japan, but Godzilla survived and fights him


1992Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth
Godzilla and Mothra fight the evil Battra that the Earth has sent to destroy humans for all the harm humans have done to it


1993Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
United Nations engineers build a robotic version of Godzilla to try to stop the real Godzilla. Cameo by Rodan.


1994Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with her cells from Godzilla and the remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new creature, Space Godzilla. Space Godzilla heads to Earth to confront Godzilla, Junior Godzilla, and the new U.N. robot, MOGERA.


1995Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla is glowing and about to have a meltdown, so the U.N. tries to freeze him, but the process turns some Godzilla cells and the weapon that killed the original one into a new monster (well, it would take a scientist to explain it) that fights Godzilla and his son


1998Godzilla
The one with Matthew Broderick as “the worm guy.” Not really related to the other movies.


1999Godzilla 2000
Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into a beast called Orga.


2000Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but instead it releases new enemies for him to fight.


2001Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.


2002Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla
A new Godzilla appears, so scientists create a robotic version from the bones of the original 1954 Godzilla


2003Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Mothra comes to tell the scientist to return the original bones of Godzilla (now in the new MechaGodzilla) to the sea, and Godzilla arrives to turn it into a three-sided battle royale


2004Godzilla: Final Wars
Aliens invade Earth and release monsters, including Monster X, to help them. Godzilla is released to fight them, and he travels around getting old allies to join him. 15 monsters in total, with plenty of cameos and references to previous Godzilla movies in this 50th Anniversary film.


2014Godzilla
The beginning of a new American series of Godzilla movies, the first in the Monsterverse. The new Godzilla fights various monsters.


2016Shin Godzilla
A new Japanese reboot that focuses on Japanese politics and the need to defend itself, just as a giant monster arrives and starts destroying things


2019Godzilla: King of the Monsters
A crypto-zoological agency called “Monarch” faces off against Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. 2nd Godzilla movie in the American Monsterverse


2021Godzilla vs. Kong
The next Monsterverse movie features an all-new King Kong and Godzilla in a battle for the ages

King Kong

1933King Kong
The original story of the giant ape found on an island and brought back to New York City for exhibiting


1933Son of Kong
The men who found Kong return to Skull Island and find his more friendly son


1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
The two giants meet for the first time


1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla
the American re-cut of the 1962 movie, with scenes added or removed


1976King Kong
a 70s remake of the original 1933 movie


1986King Kong Lives
Kong falls off the Twin Towers but doesn’t quite die, so they give him a heart transplant. Then he senses a female Kong that was found and also taken to the U.S., and he breaks free to look for her.


2005King Kong
Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Naomi Watts feature in Peter Jackson’s retelling of the original story, with the setting back in 1933


2017Kong: Skull Island
A reboot of the King Kong franchise by the American Monsterverse, featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, and Brie Larson, set after the Vietnam War.


2021Godzilla vs. Kong
The next Monsterverse movie features an all-new King Kong and Godzilla in a battle for the ages

Gamera

1965Gamera: The Giant Monster
Gamera, the giant, flying, fire-breathing turtle comes out of the Arctic to destroy Tokyo


1966Gamera vs. Barugon
Gamera defends Japan from Barugon, hatched from an egg that explorers thought was a giant opal


1967Gamera vs. Gyaos
A volcanic eruptions wakens Gyaos and only Gamera can defend against him, with the help of a little boy


1968Gamera vs. Viras
Gamera falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children help him break free so he can fight the monster Viras


1969Gamera vs. Guiron
Aliens kidnap two children to learn about Earth from their brains, but Gamera rescues them


1970Gamera vs. Jiger
When an ancient statue is moved for Expo ’70, a dinosaur creature is awakened and tries to recover the statue and destroy Tokyo. Only Gamera can save the day.


1971Gamera vs. Zigra
Gamera, with the help of two six-year-olds, protects the Earth from aliens and their giant shark.


1980Gamera: Super Monster
Aliens send all Gamera’s former enemies to attack him in one final battle.


1995Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Gamera fights Gyaos, a giant prehistoric bird that nested on top of Tokyo Tower


1996Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion
Gamera defends Japan against giant insects that arrived in an meteor shower


2006Gamera the Brave
30 years after Gamera sacrificed himself to save the world, a small boy finds an egg that hatches into a new Gamera, just in time to defend the world against a man-eating creature named Zedus

Mothra

1961Mothra
Shipwreck survivors find two one-foot-tall women and capture them for a vaudeville show, but their song summons Mothra to save them


1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla
One of the more well-loved movies, where Godzilla and Mothra meet for the first time


1964Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Mothra teams up with Godzilla and Rodan to battle Ghidorah, the three-headed space monster


1968 Destroy All Monsters
Aliens release the monsters from Monster Island and use them to destroy the human race


1992Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth
Godzilla and Mothra fight the evil Battra that the Earth has sent to destroy humans for all the harm humans have done to it


1996Rebirth of Mothra
Mothra defends the Earth against Death Ghidora, who wiped out all life on Mars and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs


1997Rebirth of Mothra II
Three kids join Mothra’s priestesses on a search for an underground civilization, but they end up fighting Dagahra, a monster created by pollution


1998Rebirth of Mothra III
Mothra goes back in time to defeat a younger King Ghidora


2001Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.


2003Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Mothra comes to tell the scientist to return the original bones of Godzilla (now in the new MechaGodzilla) to the sea, and Godzilla arrives to turn it into a three-sided battle royale


2004Godzilla: Final Wars
Aliens invade Earth and release monsters, including Monster X, to help them. Godzilla is freed to fight them, and he travels around getting old allies to join him. 15 monsters in total, with plenty of cameos and references to previous Godzilla movies in this 50th Anniversary film.


2019Godzilla: King of the Monsters
A crypto-zoological agency called “Monarch” faces off against Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. 2nd Godzilla movie in the American Monsterverse