30 Most Important Werewolf Movies

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1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 74,929 | Gross: $30.57M

2. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 25,244 | Gross: $17.99M

3. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 46,655 | Gross: $65.01M

4. Silver Bullet (1985)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.4
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26 Metascore

A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Votes: 18,896 | Gross: $5.40M

5. The Wolf Man (1941)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

7.4
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A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 18,916

6. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

6.8
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller

Votes: 4,186

7. Romasanta (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian, Gary Piquer

Votes: 3,050

8. Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

85 min | Horror

5.7
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A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ron Moody, Hugh Griffith, Roy Castle

Votes: 579

9. Ginger Snaps (2000)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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70 Metascore

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 35,885 | Gross: $0.00M

10. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell, Charles Willcox

Votes: 1,991 | Gross: $2.00M

11. Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (1968)

GP | 78 min | Horror

5.2
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A man suffers from the curse of lyncanthropy and seeks out the aid of a German doctor and his wife who are experts in the occult. Unknowingly, the cursed man has summoned two vampires ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique López Eguiluz | Stars: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska, Manuel Manzaneque, Aurora de Alba

Votes: 544

12. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Fantasy

6.8
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

Votes: 12,534 | Gross: $4.39M

13. Project: Metalbeast (1995)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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In 1974, an unhinged CIA agent injects himself with the werewolf blood he found. After a killing spree, his body is put in suspended animation, then thawed out 20 years later by his crazy boss and a team of unsuspecting doctors.

Director: Alessandro De Gaetano | Stars: Kim Delaney, Barry Bostwick, Kane Hodder, John Marzilli

Votes: 574

14. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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43 Metascore

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells

Votes: 93,980 | Gross: $61.98M

15. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.4
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Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Andrés Resino

Votes: 1,266

16. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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31 Metascore

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman

Votes: 20,497 | Gross: $26.57M

17. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf.

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: Emily Perkins, Brendan Fletcher, Katharine Isabelle, Tatiana Maslany

Votes: 11,090

18. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Nathaniel Arcand, JR Bourne

Votes: 8,847

19. Wolf Girl (2001 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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Tara Talbot is afflicted with the rare genetic condition hypertrichosis-- she is covered head to toe in hair. She lives her life in Harley Dune's Travelling Freak Show, on display as the '... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Shelby Fenner, Shawn Ashmore, Tony Denman, Nate Dushku

Votes: 746

20. Wilczyca (1983)

98 min | Horror

5.6
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Director: Marek Piestrak | Stars: Krzysztof Jasinski, Iwona Bielska, Stanislaw Brejdygant, Olgierd Lukaszewicz

Votes: 210

21. Las noches del Hombre Lobo (1968)

Horror

6.4
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Werewolf Waldemar Daninsky becomes a tool for a mad scientist.

Director: René Govar | Stars: Paul Naschy, Peter Beaumont, Monique Brainville, Beba Novak

Votes: 18

22. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 48,344

23. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

3.4
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A young man whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and Europe.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt

Votes: 5,123

24. Bad Moon (1996)

R | 80 min | Horror

5.7
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One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble, Ken Pogue

Votes: 4,439 | Gross: $1.06M

25. Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972)

96 min | Horror

5.7
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Paul Naschy returns as El Hombre Lobo for the sixth time as he searches for a cure to his full moon maddness by visiting the grandson of the infamous Dr. Jekyll. What ensues next is a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Shirley Corrigan, Jack Taylor, Mirta Miller

Votes: 407

26. Curse of the Devil (1973)

R | 73 min | Horror

5.7
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A man whose ancestors executed a witch is turned into a werewolf by modern-day descendants of the executed witch.

Director: Carlos Aured | Stars: Paul Naschy, Fabiola Falcón, Mariano Vidal Molina, Maritza Olivares

Votes: 587

27. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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After being awakened, Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 6,214

28. Night of the Howling Beast (1975)

R | 87 min | Adventure, Horror

5.4
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Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Iglesias | Stars: Paul Naschy, Mercedes Molina, Silvia Solar, Gil Vidal

Votes: 423

29. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,220

30. Werewolf of London (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews

Votes: 3,881