Totally geeking out and going retro....
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
"Original" sub-titled version. Starts off, fast, as the usual plot point of bringing the monsters into the story is established with the opening shot-- they're ALL on "Monsterland", an island near the Bonin Islands, just south of Japan. They're soon mind-controlled by evil aliens, start stomping cities and it looks like the rumble is on! Not so fast, because then we get about 45 minutes of the usual Toho sci-fi crap about the lunar rocket SY-3 and other stuff.
They bring it home as all (well, about 5 or 6) of the monsters, led by Godzilla, beat the crap out of King Ghirdorah! Also on hand are Godzilla's pal, Anguirus (anklosaur looking guy), Gorosarurs (an obscure T-Rex guy from a previously unconnected franchise), Mothra (in larva form), Rodan and Minilla (Godzilla's adopted "son"). The creepy giant spider also pops up in the fight, randomly.
Also, cameos from other monsters, like Manda (snake-like dragon), Baragon and about 3 or 4 more. I don't know all their names, but the trivia of who pops up is worth looking up-- providing you're into Godzilla and kaiju movies. One monster's costume was so old, that they only show him from a distance.
Of course, the SY-3 rocket gets to take out the alien's final attack-- the "Fire Dragon". Then, all the monsters wave goodbye and credits roll! This had the usual (almost boring) obligatory sci-fi yarn, but the final fight is well worth the price of admission (or your time).
Damnation Alley (1977)
From the "Movies I Haven't Watched in 30 years" file. Another post-apocalyptic movie. No real explanation is given for how or why World War 3 happens, other than "missiles". It's not really important. You know what is?! Watching a big freakin' armored RV roll around the desert! Yup, that's what about 60% of this movie is!
There's a plot about how the cast all has to drive to Albany, New York from California. With stops at Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Meteor Crater and Detroit along the way. The predicaments and challenges they encounter aren't too perilous or amazing; one involves man-eating cockroaches.
George Peppard (Hannibal from "The A-Team") heads the cast, speaking in an on-again/off-again southern accent, suh. Jackie Earle Haley (Kelly from "Bad News Bears" or Rohrshach from "Watchmen", take yer' pick) shows up as the usual "wild boy living on his own". But he's not annoying and actually proves useful in a fight. Yet the real star of the flick is the custom armored RV, known as the Landmaster. A miniature is used at one point, but they actually custom-built this big frickin' thing--and it apparently actually worked and is still around! The Landmaster has popped up in random places, ever since. It was on Chris Eillot's "Get a Life", an Amoco commercial about "The Road Worrier" in 1984 and a few more. I think it even inspired the design of the GI Joe "APC" vehicle. In short, it's a pretty cool and believable vehicle.[/b]