Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Top 10 InSession List: Creature Features

Every week, InSession Film will feature a top 10 list highlighting our favorite movies and television shows, coinciding with that week’s podcast, created by list maker extraordinaire Kristen Ashly. We welcome any opinions, please share.

A “creature feature” is a film that features a monster of some sort, usually considered a horror or action movie.

With the recent release of Jurassic World, the creature feature is stealing the spotlight again. In honor of our favorite creature feature franchise, here’s the top 10 list of our favorite monster movies.

10) Anaconda

A “National Geographic” film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world’s largest – and deadliest – snake.

9) Tremors

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

8) Cloverfield

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

7) King Kong

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

6) Godzilla

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.


5) Lake Placid

A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine.

4) Deep Blue Sea

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

3) Jaws

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

2) Predator

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.

1) Alien

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Kristen Ashly is the master list creator for InSession Film. You can follow Kristen on Twitter@KristenAshly.

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