Monster movies have a long history, reaching all the way back to Universal’s original horror films. Lon Chaney started the movement in the 1920s with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera, paving the way for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi to star as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and others.
Monster movies hit a new scale with Godzilla in 1954, and they’ve been a Hollywood staple ever since. And with the new Godzilla set to crash into the box office on May 16, there has never been a better time to check out the best monster movies on Netflix.
From the classics to the campy, here’s a look at some of the best Netflix monster movies.