Netflix Adds Oscar-Nominated Godzilla Movie In Surprise Move

Godzilla Minus One | YouTube

Godzilla Minus One was one of two Godzilla movies that recently hit theaters. While Godzilla X Kong was the more popular of the two, thanks to its franchise popularity in the United States, Godzilla Minus One was the better of the two movies. It even picked up Oscar nominations.

Now, Godzilla Minus One is on Netflix, and here is what you need to know.

Netflix Releases Godzilla Minus One In Surprise Move

On Friday night, Netflix officially dropped Godzilla Minus One on the streaming giant in North America. This surprised many subscribers, and now anyone who missed it in theaters can finally see what the fuss is all about.

Godzilla Minus One | YouTube
Godzilla Minus One | YouTube

Also, Godzilla Minus One on Netflix includes both subtitles and was dubbed into Japanese and English. Fans will also see the black-and-white version of the movie later in the summer (titled Minus One/Minus Color), which was also released in theaters after the original ran its course.

This made many fans happy on social media when they woke up on Saturday and saw the new movie streaming.

  • “Movie night with my sons and pizza!”
  • “Netflix is the best platform on planet Earth! We all love you!”
  • “A big play by Netflix! I will always watch Netflix! I really enjoyed watching the movie! Thank you!”

Since Warner Bros. distributed Godzilla X King: The New Empire, that movie will stream on Max when it hits home streaming. However, for Netflix fans, Godzilla Minus One is now ready to climb to the top of the viewing charts.

What Is The New Netflix Movie About?

American fans have gotten to know Godzilla from the MonsterVerse, as he has fought against and with King Kong. However, in Godzilla Minus One, this is the original old-school monster from the studio that created him — Toho Studios.

Toho Studios created Godzilla in 1954 when it released Gojira. It was the only real successful studio to utilize the monster, with dozens of movies over the years. Toho also created various monsters that have recently appeared in the Monsterverse.

It wasn’t until the 2010s that America finally got the monster right. Despite that, the creature remains an anti-hero in the American movies. Toho once again used Godzilla Minus One to make him a creature of mass destruction. It was a massive success.

While it was a subtitled movie when released in American theaters, it still made $115.8 million worldwide (on a $10-$12 million budget). It was the highest-grossing Japanese Godzilla film ever, making $56 million in the United States. It also won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, beating an MCU movie (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

Are you excited to see Godzilla Minus One on Netflix? How do you compare it to Godzilla X Kong? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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