How to Watch the Godzilla Movies in Order: A Complete Guide

June 28, 2024
Justin Lumiere

Fans eagerly awaiting “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” have an opportunity to dive deep into the MonsterVerse and catch up on the previous films that set the stage for this anticipated release. Whether you're new to the series or a longtime fan looking for a refresher, understanding the best order to watch these films can enhance your viewing experience.

Viewing Orders in the MonsterVerse

The MonsterVerse offers fans two primary ways to watch the films: chronological order and release order. Each sequence provides a different perspective on the unfolding story.

Chronological Order

Watching the MonsterVerse films in chronological order aligns with the timeline within the movies. Here's the sequence:

  • Kong: Skull Island (set in 1973)
  • Godzilla (set in 2014)
  • Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (TV series providing connective tissue within the series)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (set in 2019)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (set in 2021)
  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
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Release Order

If you prefer to watch the films as they were released to audiences, follow this order:

  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
  • Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (TV series)
  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Personalized Viewing Experience

For fans who wish to create a unique viewing experience, consider a personalized order based on your own preferences. If you did not enjoy "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," for instance, you can skip it and still appreciate the overarching narrative. Additionally, you can watch the films based on your personal ranking from worst to best to build up excitement for "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire."

The Role of "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters"

The TV show "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" plays a significant role in the MonsterVerse by providing connective tissue and expanding the universe's lore. It is a recommended watch for those who enjoy deeper insights and background stories associated with the films.

Significance of Each Film

Each movie in the MonsterVerse contributes important elements to the overarching story:

  • Kong: Skull Island: Introduces Kong and sets the stage for future interactions with Godzilla.
  • Godzilla: Reboots the character for modern audiences and establishes the presence of giant monsters.
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Expands the universe with multiple kaiju, culminating in epic battles.
  • Godzilla vs. Kong: Bridges the two titans’ worlds, leading to iconic confrontations and alliances.
  • Monarch: Legacy of Monsters: Provides essential backstory and context, enriching the narrative.
Viewing OrderMoviesNotes
Chronological OrderKong: Skull Island (set in 1973)Introduction to Kong and early monster history
Godzilla (set in 2014)Godzilla's modern debut in MonsterVerse
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (TV series)Connective tissue within the series
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (set in 2019)Expands the universe with multiple kaiju
Godzilla vs. Kong (set in 2021)Epic confrontations between Godzilla and Kong
Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireHighly anticipated latest entry
Release OrderGodzilla (2014)Modern introduction of Godzilla
Kong: Skull Island (2017)Introduction to Kong within MonsterVerse
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)Features multiple kaiju and epic battles
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)Bridges the two titans’ worlds
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (TV series)Essential backstory and lore expansion
Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireLatest movie, tying everything together

Embrace the journey through the MonsterVerse, and savor each film as you prepare for the epic showdown in "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire."

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