'Godzilla Minus One' streaming date: Where to stream the Oscar-winning Godzilla movie

Yōji Akitsu (Kuranosuke Sasaki) at the helm of the Shinsei Maru as Godzilla gains on the boat
(Image credit: Alamy)

"Godzilla Minus One" is being heralded as one of the best kaiju movies in years, if not ever. Written and directed by acclaimed CG animator and VFX artist Takashi Yamazaki, it breathes new life into the 70-year-old franchise while its unflinching depictions of post-war themes still make it feel like a true homage to the first 'Godzilla' film. It all comes together in "a feast for the eyes [and] an entertaining epic in every sense of the word," as The Hollywood Reporter put it. Best of all, it just landed on streaming for audiences outside of Japan for the first time. 

The 37th film in the "Godzilla" franchise, "Godzilla Minus One" grossed more than $88 million on a modest $15 million budget. And this past Oscar season, "Godzilla Minus One" made history as the first "Godzilla" movie to earn an Academy Award. It took home the award for Best Visual Effects, making it the first-ever Japanese film to be nominated for and win in the category. 

So with this movie already stomping through theaters, it's no surprise that people are interested to see when it will finally be available on one of the best streaming services. Let's break down where you can stream "Godzilla Minus One" and what versions, like sub or dub, are available. 

Where to stream 'Godzilla Minus One'

Where is 'Godzilla Minus One' available for streaming?

After spending months in limbo and becoming one of the most-pirated movies of all time, "Godzilla Minus One" finally has a home on streaming for audiences outside of Japan. As of June 1, you can stream "Godzilla Minus One" on Netflix. 

The movie arrived on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on May 3, but until now, creator Toho Studios has been quiet on when fans in the U.S. (or the rest of the world) could watch it online. Now on Netflix, North American viewers can watch "Godzilla Minus One" with subtitles or dubbed in Japanese, English, and more languages. "Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color" (the black-and-white version that saw its own theatrical release) will be available to stream on Netflix later this summer, according to Toho Studios

You can also purchase or rent both the original and black-and-white versions on Amazon, Apple, and other video-on-demand platforms.

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  • essejx
    Could have been a one sentence article. "I don't know."
  • Wolfshadw
    Agreed. Fortunately, it IS showing in one of my local theaters. It's been almost 52 years since I saw the Big "G" in the theater. Might have to break my oath to never set foot in one again for this.

    -Wolf sends
  • Davin8r
    It's worth it!
  • Nanna60
    I took my 10 year old grandson to see it, it's definitely worth the money!❤️