The monster movie genre never seems to get old. While you may think that every conceivable type of monster movie has been made, it is never long before Hollywood springs a new one on us or reboots one of the classics from the past, as they recently did the new recent King Kong and Godzilla films. Not to mention the success of the Netflix original series Stranger Things – updating the classic monster genre while at the same time playing on people’s nostalgia for the ’80s.
While many monster movies over the years have ended up being giant cheese-fests, when done right, they can be scary, suspenseful, exciting, and even humorous. Ultimately, keeping people entertained and waiting for more is the goal. With that in mind and in celebration of The Invisible Man’s theatrical release, here are 23 superb monster movies everyone should see at least once.