The 25 Best Werewolf Movies of All Time

by teokir | created - 02 Feb 2018 | updated - 02 Feb 2018 | Public

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1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

55 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: 102,280 | Gross: $30.57M

2. Ginger Snaps (2000)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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: 45,785 | Gross: $0.00M

3. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

68 Metascore

After a bizarre and near deadly 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: 34,351 | Gross: $17.99M

4. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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: 58,564

5. The Wolf Man (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

72 Metascore

Larry Talbot returns to his father's castle in Wales and meets a beautiful woman. One fateful night, Talbot escorts her to a local carnival where they meet a mysterious gypsy fortune teller.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles

Votes: 26,173

6. Night of the Wolf (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

51 Metascore

When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding.

Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano | Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings

Votes: 7,622

7. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

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

The resurrected Wolf Man, seeking a cure for his malady, enlists the aid of a mad scientist, who claims he will not only rid the Wolf Man of his nocturnal metamorphosis, but also revive the frozen body of Frankenstein's inhuman creation.

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

Votes: 8,612

8. Bad Moon (1996)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

After being bitten by a werewolf in the jungle, Ted looks for a cure. His lawyer sister, with a son and dog, invites him to park his camper by her house in the woods and live out of her fridge.

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

Votes: 6,666 | Gross: $1.06M

9. Silver Bullet (1985)

R | 95 min | Horror

26 Metascore

In a small town, brutal killings start to plague the close knit community. Marty Coslaw, a paraplegic boy, is convinced the murders are the doings of a werewolf.

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

Votes: 26,582 | Gross: $5.40M

10. Wer (2013)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A defense attorney begins to suspect that there might be more to her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, than meets the eye.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: A.J. Cook, Brian Scott O'Connor, Sebastian Roché, Simon Quarterman

Votes: 8,684

11. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

69 Metascore

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: 16,104 | Gross: $4.39M

12. Werewolf of London (1935)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After botanist Wilfred Glendon travels to Tibet in search of a rare flower, the Mariphasa, he returns to a London haunted by murders that can only be the work of bloodthirsty werewolves.

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

Votes: 5,440

13. Wolfcop (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

Director: Lowell Dean | Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley

Votes: 6,879

14. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

In eighteenth-century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.

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

Votes: 5,917

15. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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: 105,652 | Gross: $61.98M

16. Wolfen (1981)

R | 115 min | Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

Votes: 9,936 | Gross: $10.63M

17. Wolf Guy (1975)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Horror

A man with a special power attempts to help a cursed woman.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kyôsuke Machida, Yuriko Azuma, Saburô Date

Votes: 903

18. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 89,383

19. When Animals Dream (2014)

R | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.

Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby | Stars: Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, Jakob Oftebro

Votes: 3,806

20. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Publisher Will Randall becomes a demon wolf and has to fight to keep his job.

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

Votes: 55,274 | Gross: $65.01M

21. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 51,093 | Gross: $33.09M

22. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as a 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: 2,589 | Gross: $2.00M

23. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

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: 3,555

24. Werewolves on Wheels (1971)

R | 80 min | Horror

A biker gang and its leader fall prey to a satan worshipper and his cult.

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Steve Oliver, Donna Anders, Gene Shane, Billy Gray

Votes: 1,381

25. Werewolf (1995 Video)

R | 99 min | Horror

Unscrupulous archaeologists try to take advantage of an outbreak of lycanthropy prompted by the discovery of a werewolf skeleton in the Arizona desert.

Director: Tony Zarindast | Stars: Jorge Rivero, Richard Lynch, Federico Cavalli, Adriana Stastny

Votes: 3,791



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