12 Monster Movies on Netflix in March 2024

Godzilla (2014) joins Netflix in March. In celebration of the king of the monsters’ arrival, this list collects various monster movies of all shapes and sizes currently streaming on Netflix.

Godzilla (2014) is the first of the MonsterVerse movies from Legendary Pictures.

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The king of the monsters, Godzilla, strengthens his presence on Netflix with the arrival of Godzilla (2014) on March 1st. In celebration, this month’s Netflix recommendations are all about monsters. Giant monsters, tiny monsters, weird monsters, classic monsters, silly monsters, animals so big they’re monstrous, and more are all highlighted for your Netflix viewing pleasure throughout March.

As always, for more recommendations check out our “Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now” articles which is updated every month. Also, if you’re looking for some free movies to watch, we’ve collected “11 Irish Horror Movies on Tubi” to celebrate St. Patrick’s day throughout the month.

12 Monster Movies on Netflix in March 2024

1. Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla in Godzilla (2014).
With Godzilla Minus One being released in late 2023, and with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire coming out towards the end of March, the excitement around Godzilla is extremely high right now.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Runtime: 123 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: Godzilla, kaiju, disaster movies

Godzilla (2014) is the first movie in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse franchise. If you’ve never seen it, or you haven’t seen it in a long time, now is the best time to watch! The new MonsterVerse movie, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire releases in theaters at the end of March, so a marathon of the Godzilla and Kong movies is the right thing to do. It’s a good time to be a fan of Godzilla.

2. The Wolfman (2010)

The wolfman snarls in The Wolfman (2010).
Famed makeup effects artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) created the makeup effects in The Wolfman.

Director: Joe Johnston | Runtime: 102 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: werewolves, classic monsters, remakes

Benicio del Toro takes on the role of one of horror’s most famous werewolves, Lawrence Talbot, in this remake of the Universal classic The Wolf Man (1941). And a good remake it is. It looks great, and the cast also boasts the talents of Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt.

3. It’s Alive (1974)

The baby in It's Alive (1974).
It’s Alive was followed by sequels in 1978 and 1987, and it was remade in 2009.

Director: Larry Cohen | Runtime: 90 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: pregnancy horror, 1970s movies, tiny monsters

A woman gives birth to a monstrosity that kills the medical staff that brought it into the world. The baby then escapes to kill again and again. Due to its premise, It’s Alive treads the line between serious and silly. Regardless, it’s also a lot of fun.

4. The Silence (2019)

A "vesp" as seen in The Silence (2019).
The Silence is based on the book of the same name by Tim Lebbon.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Runtime: 90 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: apocalyptic movies, A Quiet Place, isolation films

The Silence is about flying monsters who hone in on targets by sound, and a family that attempts to escape the crowded city for a quieter refuge in the woods. The similarities between The Silence and A Quiet Place have been discussed a lot over the years, but The Silence is still a pretty good movie that can be enjoyed by fans of modern sci-fi monster movies.

5. Resident Evil (2002)

Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil (2002).
Though not exactly faithful to the video game it’s based on, Resident Evil (2002) is still a good action-horror movie with lots of zombies and other mutated creatures.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Runtime: 100 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: action horror, video game movies, zombies

This is probably still the best live-action Resident Evil movie ever made. As the amnesiac Alice, Milla Jovovich provides a good conduit for viewers not familiar with the video game franchise. She discovers this world filled with conspiracies, secret labs, mutated monsters, and zombies alongside the audience before learning/remembering her role in the disaster that has befallen her and the people around her.

6. Anaconda (1997)

The giant anaconda from Anaconda (1997).
Anaconda was followed by four sequels and spin-offs from 2004 to 2015.

Director: Luis Llosa | Runtime: 89 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: Jennifer Lopez & Ice Cube, giant snakes, river movies

Anaconda is great B-movie fun. It’s a creature feature that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s not overly silly either (as in, it’s not a goofy comedy). It’s more well-made than it gets credit for, and its combination of practical effects and 90s-era CGI effects is always entertaining. The story is about a group of people making a documentary in the Amazon who become the target of a giant anaconda. Simple and good.

7. Meg 2: The Trench (2023)

Meg 2: The Trench (2023)
Meg 2: The Trench is based on the novel The Trench by Steve Alten, though significant changes were made in the adaptation.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Runtime: 115 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: Jason Statham, sharks, action movies

The Meg was good, but Meg 2: The Trench is bigger in almost every way. There are more megalodons this time around, they’re bigger, and they’re joined by even more sea monsters. But most importantly, Jason Statham’s character Jonas has plenty of action sequences that are even more absurd than before. That’s a good thing. Meg 2 is ridiculous, and it’s ridiculously entertaining.

8. Monster Run (2020)

A furry monster in Monster Run (2020).
The director of Monster Run, Henri Wong, has a long resume in visual effects which includes Ip Man (2008) and Immortal Demon Slayer (2017).

Director: Henri Wong | Runtime: 104 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: Chinese movies, fantasy films, action

Monster Run is a fantasy-action movie from China. It’s a CGI-heavy spectacle that makes for predictably fun viewing. It’s about a young woman, Ji Mo, who has the ability to see monsters that are invisible to most people. One day a man, Meng, enters the store where she works and battles a monster right before her eyes. Ji Mo and Meng are then drawn together as Ji Mo becomes the focus of a larger plot involving monsters and the barrier between our dimension and theirs.

9. The Cave (2005)

A monster in The Cave (2005).
The creatures in The Cave have an interesting origin.

Director: Bruce Hunt | Runtime: 97 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: cave movies, survival horror, parasitic mutations

The best parts of The Cave are its setting and its monsters. The movie is about a team of scientists and their guides investigating a cave system, and the caves are home to a wide array of environments perfect for a monster movie. Also, the monsters themselves have interesting designs and unique biology. The Cave is focused on action more than horror, but it’s still a good time for monster fans.

10. Pacific Rim (2013)

A Jaeger as seen in Pacific Rim (2013).
The mechas in Pacific Rim are called “Jaegers.” Jäger means “hunter” in German.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Runtime: 131 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: mecha movies, kaiju, sci-fi action

Gigantic monsters emerge from the Pacific Ocean. To battle the monstrous incursion, humanity creates huge mechas that require two pilots to operate. As the war rages on, a retired pilot is teamed with a rookie as part of a desperate attempt to turn the tide of the war. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is a blast of giant robot-versus-monster action that feels like a loving tribute to Japanese tokusatsu media.

11. Beyond Skyline (2017)

A battle between a giant alien and a giant robot in Beyond Skyline (2017).
The sequel to Beyond Skyline, titled Skylines (2020), is also streaming on Netflix.

Director: Liam O’Donnell | Runtime: 106 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: alien invasions, sci-fi action, disaster movies

Beyond Skyline is the second of three films in the series that began with Skyline (2010), and it’s probably the best of the trilogy. The story follows a police detective who is joined by a band of survivors to fight back against alien invaders. Heavy on action and CGI special effects, Beyond Skyline is like an homage to the action/science-fiction/horror movies of the 1990s. Plus, it stars Frank Grillo, Iko Uwais, and Yayan Ruhian, so you know the action will be good.

12. Blood Red Sky (2021)

Pari Baumeister and Carl Anton Koch in Blood Red Sky (2021).
Blood Red Sky was nominated for Best Makeup FX in the 2022 edition of the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

Director: Peter Thorwarth | Runtime: 123 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: vampires, airplane horror movies, hijacking films

Blood Red Sky has a fantastic premise. It’s a movie about an airplane being hijacked, but the hijackers don’t know that there is a vampire on board. It’s a concept that writes itself, and it’s as enjoyable as it sounds.

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Chris has a degree in film studies at Temple University’s campus in Tokyo, Japan. He is a renowned expert on horror cinema.