Saturday, September 30, 2023

List: Top 3 Monster Brawls

This week on Episode 424 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by our review of Godzilla vs. Kong, we discussed our favorite monster brawls in movies. I mean, who doesn’t like giant monsters fighting each other? It’s some of the most fun we’ve had in the cinema over the years. Of course, much of it is silly and over-the-top, but some of it is truly weighty and riveting. Either way, there are plenty of great monster brawls to choose from for our lists. And we had fun talking about them. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Kong vs Vastatosaurus Rex – King Kong (2005)
2) Hong Kong Battle – Pacific Rim
3) Godzilla vs Ghidorah – Godzilla: King of the Monsters


1) Toothless vs Drago’s Bewilderbeast – How to Train Your Dragon 2
2) Playground Fight – Colossal
3) Godzilla vs Zilla – Godzilla: Final Wars

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Kong vs T-Res – King Kong (1933)
Final Battle – Pacific Rim
Tokyo Battle – Pacific Rim: Uprising
T-Rex vs Spinosaurus – Jurassic Park III
Blue vs Indominus Rex – Jurassic World
Godzilla vs Muto (ending battle) – Godzilla
Kong vs Skull Crawler – Kong: Skull Island
Monster Chaos (ending) – The Cabin in the Woods

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there are plenty of monster battles to pick from if you’re familiar with this genre. So, it’s quite possible that your list is different than ours. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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