[[caption-width-right:220: Time is running out for the human race!]]

--> "''Uh, about all I can tell you now, could be looked upon as ancient history. When the monsters first appeared, they meant to destroy the Earth.''"
--> ~ '''Dr. Yoshida''', in Titan Productions' dub of the film.

The ninth ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film and originally set to be a GrandFinale (though remains this chronologically for the original series). The last time Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ishiro Honda, Eiji Tsuburaya, and Akira Ifukube collaborated together on the franchise, and entitled ''Kaijū Sōshingeki'' ("Charge of The Monsters").

The year is [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1999]], where the world has corralled all the world's monsters into a heavily secure island base in the Ogasawara archipelago called Monsterland and a new Moonbase is being established with the brand new rocket ship Moonlight SY-3. However, things go awry when Monsterland is suddenly gassed by aliens and both the monsters and humans are brought under the control of a group of [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe space women]] known as Kilaaks. They've made the Monster Island crew into henchmen and have sent the monsters around the world with Godzilla attacking New York, Rodan to Moscow, Gorosaurus to Paris, and Mothra to Beijing. It is up to the crew of the Moonlight SY-3 to sabotage the Kilaak control device, while the monster attacks intensify and the Kilaaks plot to make things more comfortable for them by raising the temperatures. Upon their success, the monsters rally to attack the Kilaak base at Mount Fuji, but the Kilaaks pull another card from their sleeves: King Ghidorah, leading to a climactic showdown for Earth.

!! This film contains examples of

* AffablyEvil: The Kilaak leader.
* AllYourPowersCombined: ''TEN'' monsters vs King Ghidorah. Geeze.
** Though to be fair, only six really do anything.
* AlienInvasion: Well, yeah.
* TheAlcatraz: Monsterland is basically a prison for Creator/{{Toho}} kaiju.
* BloodFromTheMouth: King Ghidorah during his battle against the Monsters. This should be noted that Eiji Tsuburaya, the SFX supervisor of the film has quote several times before that [[WordOfGod he'd ''never'' have Godzilla or any of the monsters in Toho bleed]]... though this is perhaps because his protege Sadamasa Arikawa did the actual directing.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Though the Kilaaks appear to be merely HumanAliens at first glance, they can only take that form while remaining at high temperatures, their real forms being more like metallic slugs.
* {{Brainwashed}}: The poor workers of the Monster Island facility. The main characters ''had'' to kill them without realizing that they were being mind-controlled {{Mook}}s.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Remember that this Godzilla is from ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''? The next several films made him even more... wackier.
* CoolStarship: The Moonlight SY-3.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The human's earn their right to continue to exist by destroying the alien mind control devices and the Earth monsters earn their right to live the rest of their days in peace on Monster Island by killing the world destroying King Ghidorah once and for all.
* ForegoneConclusion: This is this the chronological final film in the Showa Era. Meaning everything happening after this film will be set up with this one. Such as King Ghidorah appearing in ''Film/GodzillaVsGigan''.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Averted. When Rodan attacks Moscow, no mention is made of the Soviet Union.
* HumiliationConga: For King Ghidorah.
* KilledOffForReal: King Ghidorah is finally killed by Earth's monsters. This is the Showa King Ghidorah's canonical death, all later appearances are set before this.
* MonumentalDamage: With this many kaiju and locations, it's inevitable.
* {{Mythology Gag}}: ''Film/{{Rodan}}'' was written as an allegory for the Soviet nuclear threat, so Rodan attacks Russia.
* NewscasterCameo: For the umpteenth time in a Toho sci-fi film (Look carefully, his cameos go as far back as the original film), Japanese news reporter Saburo Iketani appears as himself, even though the film is set in 1999. Maybe it's his son?
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: While King Ghidorah bites Anguruius and causing him to fall, Angurius's fall causes an earthquake that uncovers the Kilaak's base.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The battle with Ghidorah turns into this towards the end, culminating with Godzilla and the others mercilessly stomping Ghidorah's brains out. If you look carefully, [[BloodFromTheMouth blood spurts out of Ghidorah's mouths]].
* PayEvilUntoEvil: King Ghidorah's death is brutal, but considering the guy liked to destroy planets for fun, he had it coming.
* RealityEnsues: No matter how much of a badass you are, being outnumbered still isn't good. King Ghidoarh, the most badass of Toho's evil monsters, finds himself outnumbered by all of earth's monsters. Although it must be noted that a lone bear can defeat a pack of wolves so the numbers thing doesn't always work in real life but numbers can be a very good factor in a fight.
* SeriesFauxnale: The film was intended to end the series, but it proved to be so popular that more films ended up being made. Though it should be noted, chronological, this film is still the ending of the Showa Era timeline.
* TimeSkip: All of the other ''Godzilla'' movies were set in the time that they were made (or in the vague "near future"), but this one is set in the then-future year of 1999.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Brought together most of the players in Toho's Kaiju Universe (With the exception of [[Film/{{Dogora}} Dogora]], [[Film/WarOfTheGargantuas the Gargantuas]], and [[Film/KingKongVsGodzilla King]] [[Film/KingKongEscapes Kong]]) for an Epic Battle For The Fate of Earth.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Anguirus' jaw must have healed some time between ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla'' and this movie. ''Destroy All Monsters'' was made first, of course, so perhaps Toho just forgot about that detail when making the former film. Or the jaw breaking healed and made it come back stronger.
* VichyEarth: What the Kilaaks want to turn Earth into.
* {{Zeerust}}