How tall is Godzilla?

Trudie Graham
Godzilla roaring at the sky while standing next to a pink measuring tape

Here’s how tall Godzilla is across all the latest movies. We also dive into a brief history of the most famous lizard around, and how his physical appearance has fluctuated over the years.

Before we pull out our measuring tape and ask our favorite reptile to stand against a wall, we’ll mention there are countless Godzilla movies spanning many decades, with a range of different size variations.

Most readers will have watched new movies like Godzilla x Kong, or will be delighted they can finally watch Godzilla Minus One at home. If so, you’ll probably be left with a lot of questions about the most iconic movie monster.

So, we’ve researched Godzilla’s height from the 1950s through to the 2020s to see how each version of the character measures up. Here’s the tale of the tape.

How tall is Godzilla?

Godzilla is 393 feet tall in Godzilla vs Kong, the tallest he’s ever been in live-action. Outside of the MonsterVerse movies, he’s usually around 360 feet tall.

A graphic displaying statistics about Godzilla in the movie Godzilla vs Kong. Text reads: Body height is 393 feet

In the latest MonsterVerse movie, Godzilla x Kong, he’s the same height again, and is 582 feet long.

Below are the stats on his height in the films where he’s at his biggest, according to Wikizilla and official graphics posted on social media by distributors.

Godzilla’s tallest heights in live-action movies:

  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2021): Around 393 feet
  • Shin Godzilla (2021): Around 388 feet
  • Godzilla (2014): Around 355 feet

Generally, there’s an upward trend. Particularly in the more recent MonsterVerse movies, where he’s been steadily climbing higher into the sky — audiences want more lizard, and they’re getting their wish, clearly.

Which Godzilla is the tallest?

If you count animated films, Godzilla Earth is the tallest, standing at roughly 984 feet.

There is one outlier we haven’t included in the previous list because it’s an animated version. But the tallest overall, all mediums included, is Godzilla Earth from the anime movies. They began with 2017’s Planet of the Monsters.

In scientific terms, 984 feet means Zilla is a ‘big boi’, officially.

How tall is Godzilla in Minus One

The Godzilla we see in Minus One is 164 feet tall.

This is pretty small in comparison to some of the other versions of Godzilla, but it makes sense in the context of the story. In fact, when we first meet him in Minus One, Godzilla is even smaller, but he grows quickly throughout the film. If we ever get a Godzilla Minus One sequel, he will likely be a lot bigger.

Speaking of Minus One, we can tell you when Minus Color is coming to Netflix, and what the title of the film means. If you’re still curious about the big boy, we can also explain how old Godzilla is, and why Godzilla is pink now.

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