Godzilla Minus One streaming: Find out when the hit movie is available to stream

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One of the most acclaimed movies of 2023 featured one of the biggest stars in the history of show business: Godzilla.

The world's most famous movie monster saw something of a renaissance with the release of "Godzilla Minus One." With a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the Japanese-produced drama was loved by longtime Godzilla fans and kaiju newcomers alike.

Fans have been salivating for the chance to watch it again at home, and we have the good news and bad news about "Godzilla Minus One" coming to streaming.

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The good news is that "Godzilla Minus One" will stream exclusively on Prime Video starting Friday, May 3. The bad news is that it will only be streaming in Japan, according to the Prime Video Japan account on X (formerly known as Twitter). There has yet to be any official announcement on when or where "Godzilla Minus One" will be streaming for other international streaming services. Regardless, those in Japan (or with a crafty knowledge of VPN services) can watch big 'Zilla terrify millions from the comfort of their own homes.

What is 'Godzilla Minus One' about?

It's 1945 in the final days of World War II and Kamikaze pilot Koichi Shikishima (Ryunosuke Kamiki) lands his plane on a Japanese air base for some repairs. Suddenly the base is ravaged by a towering, horrifying creature and Koichi is the only survivor. He makes it home alive to find his family gone and his city destroyed during the U.S. bombing runs of Tokyo.

Racked with guilt and grief, he takes in a young woman (Minami Hamabe) and an orphaned baby while getting a new gig minesweeping out on the sea. It's there where he and others find other ships destroyed by that same terrifying beast: Godzilla. With the big brute threatening to destroy what remains of Japan, Koichi and other citizens band together to figure out how to stop the monster.

"Godzilla Minus One" is the 33rd Godzilla movie produced by Toho Co., Ltd., the Japanese entertainment outlet behind the original "Godzilla" released in 1954. The last Toho-produced live-action Godzilla movie was "Shin Godzilla" in 2016, which itself was the first Toho-produced live-action feature since "Godzilla Final Wars" in 2004.

Godzilla has conquered the Western world too, having five American-produced films to his name including the most recent, "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire" released this March. Big 'Zilla has also starred in a few animated movies and is currently featured in the Apple TV+ series "Monarch" Legacy of Monsters."

Where will 'Godzilla Minus One' be streaming?

At the time of writing, "Godzilla Minus One" will be streaming exclusively on Prime Video in Japan. There has yet to be a release date for the movie streaming anywhere else. A few classic Godzilla movies are streaming on Prime Video right now, including "Godzilla vs. Megalon" and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla."

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