This 1965 Creator/BertIGordon picture has young "Genius" ([[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.
* ChildProdigy: Conveniently named "Genius".
* CurtainClothing: After the giants outgrow their clothes, they make new ones out of the theater's curtains.
* 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.
* 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 other BertIGordon films.
* 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.
* TotallyRadical: "Dig that nitty-gritty!"
* 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.