Is Godzilla Minus One in English? Sub and dub options explained

Jakob Barnes
A still from Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One was one of the biggest movies of 2023, in more ways than one. But, is it Japanese only, do we need subtitles, or is there an English dub?

The monster movie stormed cinemas last year, and fans can now watch Godzilla Minus One at home thanks to Netflix. And if you haven’t seen it already, you really should, as it’s the best Godzilla movie in years.

Between Godzilla’s enormous kill count and the brilliant neck theory that emerges in the final moments, there’s so much to sink your teeth into with this movie.

But, is it available only with subtitles, or is there a Godzilla Minus One English version? And, even if there is, is it worth watching with a dub?

Is Godzilla Minus One in English?

Yes, there is an English dub of the movie on Netflix.

Godzilla Minus One dropped on Netflix rather surprisingly at the end of May 2024, and the streaming service offered up a dubbed version in English. However, fans have mocked the dub, with key scenes losing their emotional impact due to the altered cadence of the dialog in English.

That said, some fans have actually praised the dub for giving the film a nostalgic feel, harking back to Godzilla movies of the 1920s and ’30s.

Should you watch the sub or dub version?

Honestly, sticking to the subtitled version is always the way to go.

The argument surrounding subtitles has a long history, but it’s a really simple one. Reading words on a screen is not that difficult, and it’s the way the filmmakers intended the movie to be watched.

There’s also something about watching Godzilla in Japanese that adds a certain weight to the movie that simply cannot be replicated by the MonsterVerse movies of the West.

Dubbed versions are fine, but they very rarely capture the essence of the original script. Still, if it’s a choice between dubbed or not watching Godzilla at all, go for the dub.

Is Godzilla Minus One on streaming?

Yes, it’s currently on Netflix.

Godzilla in the water in Godzilla Minus One.

While there’s very little news on a Godzilla Minus One Blu-ray release, at least in the States, Netflix is the only way to see the movie now.

We are still waiting for information on Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color‘s arrival on the streaming platform.

That’s all you need to know about the Godzilla Minus One English dub. For more on the big lizard, here’s why it’s called Godzilla Minus One, and what we know about a potential Minus One sequel. You can also learn more about Godzilla’s age and height.