Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
I always associated Gamera with “kiddie” fare. I had seen all of the MST3k stuff, and aside from laughing my ass off, I was never impressed with the monster (this was a long time ago, mind you). In 1997, I was working as a delivery driver and one of my co-workers had a copy of this movie because his girlfriend was a rep for a video distribution company. He lent it to me and, no kidding, it changed my life. It was (at the time) the most technically proficient kaiju film ever. The film was so amazing that I made my first fan-site: The Shrine Of Gamera.