10 Giant Movie Monsters We Want Godzilla to Fight

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The giant reptilian-based creature called Godzilla has been wreaking havoc on mankind (usually Japan) since 1954. Sometimes he’s attacking man, other times he’s protecting man – the fire-breathing beast has a very fickle relationship with us. Over the past 60 years, Godzilla has battled thirty different monsters – ranging from irradiated beasts to mechanized foes to space aliens – and he’s managed to defeat them all.

However, all those monsters lived inside the world Toho Co, Ltd. created, so Godzilla was always going to win. But how would he fair against giant monsters from outside of his world? That’s the topic we’re exploring in this post.

We’ve listed our choices in order of least likely to defeat Godzilla to most likely to topple the King of the Monsters, and have tried to include monsters that would rival him in size.


1. Nancy Archer – Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

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At first glance, Archer appears to have no chance at defeating Godzilla in a one-on-one fight. However, though he may have a giant tail to swing during battle, he may have trouble defending himself against Nancy’s devastating swinging purse attack (we kid, we kid).

Truthfully, Nancy’s human flesh wouldn’t stand up to the relentless tearing and scratching of Godzilla’s claws. One well placed swipe and she’d probably bleed out in a matter of minutes. But then again, The King of Monsters vs a scorned woman’s wrath? We’d pay to watch that…


2. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man – Ghostbusters

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Godzilla versus The Staypuft Marshmallow Man

Much like Godzilla, the Stay Puft mascot relies mainly on his size, girth and sheer strength to aid him in fights. Because he is possessed by the demon Gozer, he’s able to topple buildings and withstand brute-force attacks, thanks in part to his gooey skin, which makes him virtually indestructible.

We say virtually, because everyone knows all you have to do to destroy a marshmallow is set it on fire – and thanks to Godzilla’s fire breath attack, he’ll make short, yummy work of Stay Puft. That wouldn’t keep us from watching the fight with graham crackers and chocolate in our hands ready to make the world’s largest s’mores.

Image Credit: Rabittooth


3. Giant Space Bird – The Giant Claw

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Godzilla has faced numerous flying foes during his time – Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah – but none have been protected by an anti-matter shield like this unnamed winged-creature from another galaxy. That alone could give this space bird a leg up on Earth’s reptilian protector.

Ironically, the intergalactic fowl’s downfall would be the one characteristic that defines him – the ability to fly. Once Godzilla gets his claws and teeth into those wings, it’s game over and barbecue for lunch. That being said, watching a fight between these two would be very entertaining…and hunger inducing.


4. Leatherback – Pacific Rim

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While Leatherback may not be as strong or cunning like his other Kaiju brothers, he is the most violent and managed to take down three Jaegers before finally being defeated. With his thick armored skin, massive mace-like hands and electromagnetic pulse attacks, he would give Godzilla all he could handle and more.

Unfortunately, his EMP attack would only affect Mecha-Godzilla, and having a weak spine would mean the real Godzilla would snap his back quicker than Bane snapped Batman’s. Just because this battle would be over quicker than the Mike Tyson/Michael Spinks fight doesn’t mean we wouldn’t watch it on pay-per-view.


5. King Kong – King Kong

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There’s no doubt that the giant primate billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” King Kong, could hold his own in a toe-to-toe brawl with Godzilla. In fact, the two battled once in 1962 with Kong appearing to be the victor as the two tumbled into the ocean. But since Godzilla can breathe underwater, it’s speculated that he simply swam away when the opportunity presented itself.

Water would be the biggest factor in a no-holds barred battle between these two. On land, they may possibly be equals, but in the sea, Godzilla will reign supreme every time. Even though this battle has happened before, the rematch would be on par with the Rocky vs. Apollo fight and that’s not something we are going to miss.


6. Smaug – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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When it comes to conquering mountains and villages, Smaug is the best above all other dragons. With his mighty wing-span, almost impenetrable armor-like scales and gold-melting fire, Smaug the Magnificent is feared by all of mankind and conquers all (four-foot-tall dwarves) who attack him.

However, Godzilla is considerably taller than the Durin Folk of Lonely Mountain and Smaug would no doubt have his wings full trying to defeat him – though it would be an epic battle for the ages and who wouldn’t want to watch that go down?


7. The Kraken – Clash of the Titans

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The Kraken is a mythological beast dating back to Greek times and has been depicted as a both a giant squid in Pirates of the Caribbean and a humongous aquatic beast in Clash of the Titans. Obviously, Godzilla would simply enjoy a calamari meal with the first Kraken, but the latter Kraken would put up one heck of a fight.

Both the Kraken and Godzilla are nearly a match when it comes to strength in and out of the water but since the Kraken rarely comes onto land, Godzilla would have the clear advantage by simply dragging him onto shore then stomping a mud hole in his rear end. We’d love to see these two massive creatures duke it out in an arena set up just for them.


8. Unknown – Cloverfield

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This unknown, unnamed monster from the ocean’s depths is the only monster on this list to rival Godzilla in pure size. He towers above buildings, moves quickly and strikes erratically, making him a very unpredictable enemy to fight. He also has the advantage of using the parasites attached to his body to help fight.

The only real disadvantage this monster has are his thin, spindly appendages – which Godzilla would most likely snap off like twigs then proceed to use to beat his armless torso senseless. If he can keep that from happening, then MAYBE he stands a chance of winning. Of course, any battle between these two would need to be watched on some old super 8 reels that were found after the fight was over.


9. Ants – Them!

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We will admit that at first glance, ants (even the monstrous type) would appear to be no match for a skyscraper-sized beast like Godzilla – he’ll simply just brush them off and mash them under foot. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of standing in a bed of fire ants, then you know how this is much easier said than done.

What gives the ants the clear advantage over Godzilla is their numbers. They would swarm over Godzilla, biting and weighing him down until he either succumbed to their ferocity and died or found a way to blast them all with fire. His best bet would be to jump into a volcano since fire doesn’t hurt him…assuming one is nearby.


10. Adam Szlainski – Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

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Before you criticize us for including a two-year-old baby on a list of monsters and fighting, let us be clear that we do NOT support baby UFC. Besides the fact that Adam grows anytime he is near electricity (meaning every time Godzilla would blast him with his electricity-based ray, he would grow like The Hulk), Hollywood very rarely, if ever, hurts or kills very young children.

These two things would be Godzilla’s undoing and ultimate demise. If he attacks Adam he would not only anger a giant two-year-old wearing a full diaper (parents know the fear we’re talking about), but would immediately lose face with the entire planet, and fellow monsters would poke fun at him no matter what.

“Oh hey Godzilla, I heard you beat up a kid?! Way to go tough guy!”

 - or -

 “Good job Godzilla! Every one on MonsterTube saw you get your butt kicked by a child – A CHILD!”

By even accepting this battle, Godzilla is in a no-win situation. Advantage: Adam.


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Clearly, if Godzilla was to do battle with any number of giant robotic adversaries like Ultraman, Gypsy Danger or the Power Rangers’ Megazord, he would be at a severe disadvantage. Even an super-strong organic hide like his would fail under the slash of the Voltron’s Blazing Sword or the breast fire heat beam of Tranzor Z.

What other giant movie monsters would you like to see Godzilla fight and which ones do you think can defeat him?

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  1. I thought that the monster from Cloverfield was named Clover.

    • @Destroyer – To my knowledge he was never named.

      Paul Young

    • The production crew named it Clover, it has no official name.

      Plus the fact that the monster was a baby would mean a fully grown one would be a problem for Godzilla. Which would be a good thing cause it’s not a real fight if the protagonist has an advantage.

  2. Cthulhu?

    • We’d need to see Cthulhu in a movie but that would be a great fight, Godzilla vs an actual god.

  3. I don’t understand the King Kong thing, King Kong climbs buildings while Godizilla is bigger than the buildings

    • Depends on the version of Kong used, I guess. But yeah… doesn’t make sense.

      • Dexterity. King King’s opposable thumbs make him a real threat.

    • @name – It depends on what version of Godzilla is used. The 2014 version isn’t taller than the Empire State Building which Kong climbs. It wouldn’t be that hard to make Kong bigger in order to have a fair fight. Either way…humanity loses. :-\

      Paul Young

      • I think different studios own the names but I think a Kong vs Godzilla is definitely going to happen eventually.

  4. Gorgo would give him a fight. Seems like they might have fought before.

  5. I can see them put in The Kraken ad make Godzilla to fight him next. But the one monster I do want Godzilla to fight would be Ghidorah the three headed monster/dragon for the sequel.

    • lets hope Legandary’s nature enforcer Godzilla makes loads of cash at the box office.

      • a sequel will happen it was just confirmed

        • Yeah I just read that, I hope Toho allows the use of Ghidrah. I doubt they’ll put rodan in the film, simply because the mutos where very similar to the original rodan film.

  6. I think the real epic battle would have to be between the Kraken and Smaug. I think either of those would make short work of Godzilla. All others on the list would quickly fall within minutes to the mighty Zilla.

      • Yes, but Smaug is smarter then some humans.

        • But some humans are dumber than doo doo. So what?

      • Smaug is WAY bigger than a passenger jet. I would put him on a similar size to the flying MUTO, perhaps a bit bigger.

  7. the legendary Godzilla would not only kick the crap out of most of these guys, but he’d find no reason to fight most of them, well I guess the baby wouldn’t pose a threat to nature as does King Kong, so those two Godzilla would leave alone, he would probably feel confused looking at the giant woman. Now the rest, a fight between him and leatherback & the kraken would be fun to watch. Godzilla could easily beat Clover…at his infant stage, we don’t know what that thing looks like all grown up.

    • Do not underestimate the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

  8. How bout Gamera or the Balrog from the first Lord of the Rings trilogy?

  9. OMG! Is that a screenshot from “Cloverfield”? Because, if it is that is some terrible CGI. Also. Worst monster design ever.


    • lol are you nitpicking a movie that came out like 6 years ago? some of the people on this website, i swear.

      i would love to see your CGI monster design.

  10. Have him fight King Ghidora ( a must no matter what ! ) , Gigan , Megalon or the Gargantua brothers !

  11. Just to point out, Godzilla does NOT Have an electricity based ray, It’s Atomic Breath, as in Radiation. So the Baby would be TOAST. Heck Look what happened to the Mutos in the New Film. (epic scene btw of which I will NOT Spoil for those who have NOT seen the movie yet.)

  12. Lol i totally dig Adam Szlainski to fight zilla… you made my day XD

  13. “…with Kong appearing to be the victor as the two tumbled into the ocean.”

    only in the american cut of the film. the japan version had zilla swimming away appearing the victor. sorry for the nerd alert.

    amusing list. for me, the joke for the top spot was a swing and miss though. i’d like to see him fight the cloverfield monster though i agree zilla wins easy. outside of giant monsters other characters could give zilla a fight. superman vs. zilla would be funny but could be a good fight

    • @packdog – No nerd alert necessary here. You’re among friends :) Thanks for reading.

      Paul Young

      • Indeed. He’s obviously never seen the Japanese version at all. This was an ancient movie myth that had 0 basis in reality. The endings are the same. Kong swims away.. and since Godzilla breathes underwater…

        Kong retreated. He couldn’t fight Godzilla in the water. Godzilla WON, in BOTH versions.

        This has been Daikaiju Eiga trivia 101 with Bri.


    • It would be a good fight until Lex Luthor unleashes some big bad monster that will threaten Metropolis. Then Zilla and Supes will team up and take the monster out. It will end with Supes hovering in front of Zilla and patting him on the head. Both leave as Metropolis heroes.

  14. Where’s GAMERA?!?!

    • Gamera is not a Toho property, he belongs to a rival studio

  15. Godzilla rules all. Those other monsters wouldn’t stand a chance against the big guy. Not even the Hulk would be able to stand up to Godzilla!

    • I don’t know about that. The Hulk went toe-to-toe with probably the strongest Marvel hero in the MCU, the Sentry. Remember, the madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets.

  16. The author doesn’t seem to get how powerful Godzilla actually is.

    He has a healing factor comparable to Wolverines (he was vaporised in his first appearance and apparently survived)
    As well as the thermonuclear breath he can also emit a radioactive pulse, and apparently anyone in close proximity will fall victim to radiation poisoning.
    And he can transfer his power to his child, so even if you kill him, theres another lined up waiting for you.

    • Yup.


    • To be honest, not many here really know about Godzilla other than they grew up watching him and love him. As to his abilities and such, I highly doubt it. Worst is that it’s just a google search away to learn a bit of history on the big guy but most don’t even bother to do that. They will, however, bother to come in here and express their opinions no matter what.

      • Having super fan knowledge of the G-Man’s various weights, sizes, powers, origins etc. isn’t a prerequisite to post on forums….. if it was, there’d be like 3 of us on here.

        As long as someone can offer a reason for an opinion and therefore have a frame of reference then what’s the big deal.

        It’s the numpties that just post the troll that are irritating but just skip by them and they’ll go away and see if anyone else will bite.

        “To be honest, not many here really know about Godzilla other than they grew up watching him and love him” – this is NEVER a bad thing.

    • your forgetting his most powerful ability…….

      The Stock Footage Flying Kick

  17. My ex Mother-in-Law …………. but seriously, any one of the king Dragons of the Dragonlance novels would probably wipe Godzillas butt.

    • Hardly. Big G could take Takhisis to task easily on the prime material plane. Try again.

      If Huma and a silver Lance could do it.. Godzilla can! lol please


  18. Godzilla vs. Sharknado. ‘Nuff said. XD

  19. Ok, firstly, the thing with Adam is stupid because Godzilla’s breath is not based on electricity. Secondly, Godzilla has killed children before, specifically in the original 1954, so that is no big deal for him. Finally, he could easily take the sword-swinging, human-shaped and piloted robots like Megazord and Voltron because, even if they cut into him, Godzilla is able to heal anywhere from days to seconds (depending on his incarnation and the severity of the wound). There is no creature on this list or mentioned elsewhere in it that Godzilla could not destroy after a fight of any length of time. The only creatures that could kill Godzilla are creatures from other franchises that are considerably larger than him, like that asteroid-dwelling worm that swallows the Millenium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back.

  20. Godzilla vs Dragonzord! You know you want to see it.

  21. here is an idea for the sequel. Either a huge piece of space dust comes down causing creatures to grow in the ocean, causing other problems the humans have to deal with, or a massive earthquake opens and awakens the dragon. Also the humans still have the Radiation creatures to deal with.

  22. I’d love to see Godzilla defeat the Kardashians. I would pay to see that. Seriously.

    • +1

  23. I think the Grand Master of Hell Malebolgia would give Godzilla a run for his money with shapeshift ability, matter manipulation, and healing factor he also looks a lot more terrifying than Godzilla.

  24. Megazord from Power Rangers

    • Yup yup yup.


    Yes kids, I saw that old Nike commercial on Youtube.
    It was bonkers, only in the 90s can they get away with it.

  26. Haw…I was going to say Stay Putz the giant marshmallow man before I read the article, and there he was, just waiting to be toasted! As far as the Godzilla versus King Kong movie went, there were actually two endings filmed: in the version shown in the USA, King Kong wins. In the version shown in Japan and I believe England, the winner is Godzilla (maybe our cousins across the bay can help us confirm that one, as to who won where?).

    • Oops…er, I meant “Stay Puft”!

    • Please educate yourself there is only one ending and King Kong wins. This is a myth that came out of nowhere.

  27. From that poster of the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, it looks like the guys on that freeway are getting quite the show…

  28. hey! where’s ultraman?

  29. “Smaug the Magnificent is feared by all of mankind and conquers all (four-foot-tall dwarves) who attack him.”

    Clearly we had an impostor in Desolation of Smaug then. Couldn’t kill a dwarf if his life depended on it.

    • @Axalon – Well, to be fair he DID take over the mountain by running an entire race of people out of it.

      Paul Young