‘Monsters can be these destructive hostile creatures that wage wars against humanity or they could also be huge friendly giants who mean no harm at all. Monsters could be living in the heads of normal humans or they could just be imaginary projections of a kid’s mind. All movies have their own unique way of portraying monsters. For example, ‘Cloverfield‘ captures monsters from the perspective of a social media millennial generation where the protagonist’s point of view is from behind a camera.
Then there are movies like ‘The Babadook’ that shows a monster right out of a child’s storybook. ‘It Follows’ is another film somewhat of this genre and arguably one of the best. Funky aliens, man-eating beasts, hilarious trolls or even the evils that live inside dark spaces of our souls, whatever kind of monster that may be your thing, you can now watch these at the comfort of your own home (Thanks to Netflix). Here’s the list of really good monster movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now. Most of these can be classified as scary monster movies.
13. The Monster of Mangatiti (2015)
Monsters sometimes are not these real-life creatures but they can be in the form of humans as well. This is a true story based in New Zealand that portrays the story of a young girl who moves to a new city when she finds a tutoring job. Expecting to have a peaceful retreat in the isolated farm where she gets the job, she gets something that turns out to be the complete opposite of what she had expected. She is raped and mentally tortured for 6 months until she decides to plan her escape. The movie shows the shocking reality of Stockholm Syndrome and also how some humans can themselves be “monsters”.
12. Godzilla (1998)
A gigantic monster that looks like a huge genetically mutated lizard attacks New York City. The US army tries to stop this creature from spreading mayhem and protect the people from the monster that leaves destruction with every step that it takes. Meanwhile, a team of scientists works together to understand the origin of this reptilian monster so that they can decipher a way to bring an end to it. The movie runs a little too long and the characters do get a little goofy at times. But overall the movie is entertaining and deserves to be seen at least once.