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Updated: Apr 22, 2022

We're celebrating cinema's top Sci-Fi monsters this week!

From Green superheroes to reincarnated dogs - delve in...

Here's our TOP 10....


Our favourite sci-fi monster is this intelligent, one-eyed octopus looking alien who is just wanting to get home.

The Aliens from the 1953 film It Came from Outer Space are a spacefaring non-humanoid race with a rounded body, a large single eye and several tendril-like appendages. They seem to travel in spherical ships and are able to alter their appearance greatly, although this might to be an illusory (perhaps telepathic) rather than physical ability. They also release clouds of smoke when they transform.



Not one for anyone with arachnaphobia, this is the ultimate giant monster movie - even though it's just a spider.

A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants in classic sci-fi film Tarantula (1955).



can be seen in....

The Avengers (2012)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Captain Marvel (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

What If (2021 TV)

Hulk (2003)

Our Number One monster is actually a hero! Just don't get him angry.

The Hulk is a fictional superhero appearing in publications by the American publisher Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in the debut issue of The Incredible Hulk (May 1962). In his comic book appearances, the character, who has dissociative identity disorder (DID), is primarily represented by the alter Hulk, a green-skinned, hulking and muscular humanoid possessing a limitless degree of physical strength, and the alter Dr. Robert Bruce Banner, a physically weak, socially withdrawn, and emotionally reserved physicist, both of whom typically resent each other.



Terrifying. The latest monster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Dweller-in-Darkness is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a demon, one of the Fear Lords, who has clashed with Doctor Strange.

The character made its film debut in the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021).



Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

You wouldn't want to mess with these guys. Thanos' army in the Avengers films.

The Outriders are a mindless species subservient to Thanos and the Black Order. They were used to fight in the Battle of Wakanda and the Battle of Earth.



Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man trilogy (2002 - 2007)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Even when he's a human, he's still a monster.

The Green Goblin is the alias of several supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first known incarnation, Norman Osborn, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is generally regarded as the archenemy of Spider-Man. Originally a manifestation of chemically induced insanity, others such as Norman's son Harry Osborn would take on the persona. The Green Goblin is a Halloween-themed super villain whose weapons resemble bats, ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns and in most incarnations uses a hoverboard or glider to fly.



This giant cockroach is not only terrifying but also pretty funny in a gross way!

Edgar the Bug (or just The Bug) is a Bug alien and the main antagonist of the first Men in Black (1997). His appearance is that of a giant cockroach though while on earth, he adopts the disguise of a human farmer. He hates it when any bug is killed (especially cockroaches). Edgar in human form and his animated series appearance are both portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio.



More Marvel villains!

The Chitauri are a sentient species of cybernetically enhanced beings operating under a hive mind intelligence.

Subservient to Thanos, they were most notable for being the first major threat to Earth that required the formation of the Avengers when they attempted to commence a planetary invasion as part of an alliance between Thanos and Loki.

Leviathans are cybernetically augmented huge creatures used for combat and troop transport by the Chitauri armies under Thanos' command.



The only sci-fi monster in the list to have walked the earth. For real!

Tyrannosaurus rex, commonly known as T. rex, is a species of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, 68 to 66 million years ago. Arguably the most famous species of dinosaur, T. rex lived in what is now North America. Tyrannosaurus rex was among many dinosaur species cloned by InGen and settled on the Costa Rican islands of Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar, for use as an attraction for Jurassic Park (1993), and later, Jurassic World (2015).



Lovely looking monster from the Star Wars universe!

A rathtar is a large, carnivorous creature resembling a giant octopus, with razor sharp teeth, multiple tentacles, and numerous eyes. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), they are pack hunters.


How do you rate these Sci-Fi Monster Movies?


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