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The 50 best monster movies ever made

The 50 best monster movies ever made

Cinematic monsters come in many shapes and sizes, from amorphous blobs to giant apes to Swamp Things. Some are manifestations of their designers’ deepest hang ups or emblematic of the biggest fears of society at large. Others are uncomplicated beasts that desire to kill either for food or just for the fun of it. Obviously, in putting together this list of the best monster movies ever made, we had a lot of options to choose from. So we put a few parameters in place. First off, no zombies or vampires. There are simply too many, and those warrant lists of their own. Secondly, no ‘humans are the real monsters’ stuff. (Sorry, Freddy, Jason, Michael and Henry from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. You’re monsters, but you’re not monsters, if you catch our drift.) Instead, we opted for all the killer rabbits, killer plants, killer fish, killer clowns, killer aliens and killer giant sandworms. Here are the best monster movies of all-time. Written by Tom Huddleston, Adam Lee Davies, Andy Kryza, Paul Fairclough, David Jenkins & Matthew Singer Recommended: 💀 The 100 best horror movies of all-time👽 The 100 best sci-fi movies of all-time😨 The best horror movies on Netflix UK🦄 The 50 best fantasy movies of all-time  

The 50 best World War II movies

The 50 best World War II movies

War, huh, what is it good for? Well, between the bloodshed, aerial bombardment and displacement of civilians, not a huge amount (agreed, Edwin Starr). But while World War II, like all major conflicts, was characterised by destruction on an unfathomable scale, the films documenting the war have been endlessly creative. Indeed, the great minds of cinema were already hard at work documenting and exploring the war while it was happening. The World War II genre includes Hollywood action epics and heart-wrenching romances, but it also features movies that build empathy for ‘the enemy’, like Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima. So how to choose the best World War II movies ever made? We called in the experts – specifically one expert: Quentin Tarantino – and solicited the advice of those hard-working Time Out writers. War is hell, but the finest war films are anything but.Written by Tom Huddleston, Adam Lee Davies, Paul Fairclough, Anna Smith, David Jenkins, Dan Jolin, Phil de Semlyen & Alim Kheraj RECOMMENDED:🇺🇸 The 20 best Memorial Day movies⚔️ The best war movies of all time🔥 The 100 best movies of all time

The ten worst date movies

The ten worst date movies

Check out our definitive list of films guaranteed to kill even the cosiest evening stone cold dead. If you've got a bad-date-movie experience of your own you'd like to share, or think there's a woefully unromantic movie we've missed out, let us know in the comments below.  

The ten worst date movies

The ten worst date movies

If you’re stuck with a date you don’t really want – or just keen to make your cosy night in that little bit more 'experimental' – check out our definitive list of films guaranteed to kill even the cosiest evening stone cold dead. If you've got a bad-date-movie experience of your own you'd like to share, or think there's a woefully unromantic movie we've missed out, let us know in the comments below. RECOMMENDED: The 100 best romantic movies