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Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Gamera
Date: 1965

Vitals: Meet Gamera, a giant flying turtle who loves children and is one of the most famous kaiju in the giant monster pantheon. Also, he has really awesome fights with other monsters.


Famous names: Yonijiro Saito

Crunchy goodness: 2

Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: Gamera spawned a series of sequels that pitted the big turtle against a series of mean monsters, establishing him as a "good guy." In the late 1990s, Gamera returned to the big screen after a hiatus of over a decade and was a bit less friendly.


Life lesson: Don't worry! A giant turtle will save you!

Theme song: You haven't lived until you've memorized it.

Stomp Tokyo explains Gamera

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