This 1965 Creator/BertIGordon picture has young "Genius" ([[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Ron Howard]]) tinkering with substances in his lab, creating a "goo" that causes whatever ingests it to grow to tremendous size. Unfortunately, some ne'er-do-wells blow in from out of town, and steal the goo and eat it, becoming the eponymous Giants. Now it's up to several teens as well as Genius to [[SetRightWhatOnceWasWrong set right what went wrong]].

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E23VillageOfTheGiants here]]''.
!!''Village of the Giants'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Directly invoked in the movie as some of the giants aren't happy with their new size.
-->'''Merrie:''' [[DCupDistress I was big enough before!]]
* CartoonBugSprayer: Nancy tries to fight off the GiantSpider with a flit gun, much to Mike's dismay.
* ChildProdigy: Conveniently named "Genius."
* CurtainClothing: After the giants outgrow their clothes, they make new ones out of the theater's curtains.
* DavidVsGoliath: Directly invoked. Mike even attacks Fred with a slingshot.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The leader of the gang is mostly peer pressured into stepping up with threats and looked visibly upset when others took hostages.
* EvenTheDogIsAshamed: As Mike and his girlfriend make out.
* {{Fanservice}}: The first five minutes or so of the movie qualifies, as do the transformation scene and the film's many dance scenes.
* GiantSpider: Mike and his girlfriend lock up the Goo, then practically turn around to find a huge [[NoisyNature growling]] tarantula behind them. They dispatch it by flooding the floor and breaking a light bulb and tossing it into the water, zapping the spider.
* GiantWoman: Much attention is given to the female giants, particularly Merrie.
* IHaveYourDaughter: The giants take the Sheriff's daughter to keep him on line. The others try to counteract by taking Fred hostage, but then Nancy is also taken.
* KarmaHoudini: After Genius' gas reduces the giants to normal size, they flee the town, but are never arrested for their numerous crimes, including assault, kidnapping, threats, and theft.
* MagicPants: Averted for {{Fanservice}}.
** However, the curtains the giants end up wearing do eventually shrink.
* MaleGaze: There are a lot of shots of jiggling butts and breasts, giant or otherwise.
** And a duck's fanny, in case your tastes run in ''that'' direction.
* MarshmallowHell: Horsey is held to the chest of one of the more bosomy giants. He seems more worried about being dropped, though.
* NonindicativeName: The eponymous giants come from out of town (although they do stage a takeover for the last few acts).
* PoppingButtons: Merrie's sweater after she eats the Goo and starts growing.
* ProductPlacement: Shamelessly for another Creator/BertIGordon film. Giant Harry reads a copy of ''Fabulous Monsters of Filmland'' with ''Film/WarOfTheColossalBeast'' on the cover.
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Performed in an attempt to get the formula for the "Goo." It fails epically.
** For some reason, it works a lot better when one of the other delinquent girls talks to Genius.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: When the teens grow, their clothes are torn to shreds, leaving them naked. Also intended for cheap fanservice as the camera lingers on the ladies tops getting torn off.
* ShirtlessScene: The men of the gang go either completely topless or with barely-covering togas after they become giants.
* SkewedPriorities: After crashing their car on a muddy road, what's the first thing Fred and his gang do? Dance!
* TeenageWasteland: The giant teens attempt to take over the town, confiscating all weapons and forcing a curfew on adults.
* TeensAreMonsters: The delinquents are only a nuisance at first, but then they eat the goo and become a serious threat.
* TotallyRadical: "Dig that nitty-gritty!"
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The teenagers at the club are only mildly surprised when giant ducks enter the building. And when the giant teenagers appear, the crowd do little more than stare.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to the giant cat? Or for that matter, the giant spider corpse which should have still been in the basement.
** It's implied Genius took care of them.
** One of the supposed bad kids disappears from the movie completely right before the rest of them eat the goo and become giants. She's easy to spot because she's the only brunette female. It is never explained what happened to her and she only is glimpsed briefly in the very last scene.