Favorite Frankenstein movies

by matt-baen | created - 05 Oct 2012 | updated - 24 Feb 2016 | Public
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1. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 36,274

2. Frankenstein (II) (2015)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A married couple of scientists create a modern-day monster.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs

Votes: 1,773

3. Frankenstein (2004– )

204 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Another adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about a scientist who brings life to a creature fashioned from corpses and various body parts.

Stars: William Hurt, Ian McNeice, Roger La Page, Milan Bahúl

Votes: 1,102

4. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 54,348 | Gross: $12.00M

5. Igor (2008)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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40 Metascore

Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

Director: Tony Leondis | Stars: John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi, Myleene Klass

Votes: 20,714 | Gross: $19.53M

6. Terror of Frankenstein (1977)

92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Victor Frankenstein's search for the secret of life leads to the creation of a monster that consumes his life and family.

Director: Calvin Floyd | Stars: Leon Vitali, Per Oscarsson, Nicholas Clay, Stacy Dorning

Votes: 233

7. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When the brilliant, but unorthodox scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes, and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 45,711 | Gross: $22.01M

8. The Bride (1985)

PG-13 | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.3
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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,460 | Gross: $3.60M

9. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee

Votes: 7,363 | Gross: $7.00M

10. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster...

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour

Votes: 1,143