Monster mash: the three best Godzilla films
Ishiro Honda's groundbreaking black and white Gojira brilliantly told the story of the monster. The parallels with Hiroshima were obvious, and intentional.
J.J. Abrams tied the Godzilla story to the found footage genre in this action romp, in which a group of New Yorkers are stranded when the monster attacks the city.
Updates the original with an environmental theme. The monster resurfaces, furious and threatening to throw us all back to the Stone Age. Great fun.