Five Essential Kaiju Classics

Explore the increasingly bizarre world of Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah in our latest video recap.

Seen or about to see Godzilla: King of The Monsters and ready to dig deeper in the Godzilla mythos? Well, if you’re a completionist, be prepared to sit around for a while – Godzilla himself appears in 35 films spanning multiple universe reboots, plus Godzilla’s pals like Mothra and Rodan have heir own film series.

But here’s a way to get you started, with five of the best kaiju films from where it all began, Toho Studios' classic Showa series.

Edited by Laird Jimenez. Written by Matt Jeanes and John Smith. Voice by John Smith.

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