Ultimate Cryptid Movie Listby Cine-Maniacal | created - 18 Feb 2018 | updated - 30 Aug 2018 | Public
An aggregate, unranked list of the best movies about Cryptids and Mythical Creatures. Ever. Period.
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1. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.
Director: William Dear | Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy
Votes: 37,098 | Gross: $29.76M
2. Loch Ness (1996)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.
Director: John Henderson | Stars: Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm, Harris Yulin
3. Splash (1984)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.
Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy
Votes: 80,062 | Gross: $62.10M
4. Pete's Dragon (2016)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon.
Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence
Votes: 60,148 | Gross: $76.23M
5. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.
Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey
Votes: 82,429 | Gross: $35.75M
6. Prophecy (1979)
PG | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A government health inspector is dispatched to assess the damage a logging company is causing to a patch of forest claimed by Native Americans, and comes face to face with true terror wreaking havoc in the woods.
Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart
Votes: 5,732 | Gross: $18.39M
7. Alligator (1980)
R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A pet baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives in the city sewers. Twelve years later, it grows to an enormous size thanks to a diet of discarded laboratory dogs injected with growth hormones. Now, humans have entered the menu.
Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger
8. Abominable (2006)
R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man, crippled in a climbing accident, returns to his cabin in the woods as part of his rehabilitation, but he wasn't prepared for the immanent onslaught.
Director: Ryan Schifrin | Stars: Matt McCoy, Haley Joel, Christien Tinsley, Karin Anna Cheung
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Votes: 488,499 | Gross: $234.04M
10. Cat People (1982)
R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole
Votes: 22,840 | Gross: $7.00M
11. The Manitou (1978)
PG | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400-year-old demonic Native American spirit.
Director: William Girdler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens
12. The Snow Creature (1954)
Approved | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.
Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada, Rollin Moriyama
13. Snow Beast (2011)
PG-13 | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
People disappear every year out in the Canadian wilderness - however, this year is different. This year something is increasing the body count. Jim ('John Schneider') and his research team ... See full summary »
Director: Brian Brough | Stars: John Schneider, Danielle C. Ryan, Paul D. Hunt, Kari Hawker-Diaz
14. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1976)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Director: Ed Ragozzino | Stars: George Lauris, Steve Boergadine, Jim Bradford, Ken Kenzle
15. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
G | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.
Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr.
Votes: 3,453 | Gross: $0.34M
16. Sasquatch Mountain (2006)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A lonely tow-truck driver gets caught in a deadly struggle between a pair of bank robbers with a beautiful hostage, local cops, and a monster that has come down from the Arizona mountains to eat human flesh.
Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Cerina Vincent, Michael Worth, Rance Howard
17. Willow Creek (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A man and his girlfriend camp in the woods to capture firsthand evidence of Bigfoot.
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, Laura Montagna, Bucky Sinister
18. Exists (2014)
R | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot.
Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Samuel Davis, Dora Madison, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn
19. Kampout: Director's Cut (2016)
Enraged by the murder of it's offspring, a Bigfoot rampages through the countryside of Southeast Ohio. Detective Benson (Zach Galligan), Ranger Thomas (Johnny Lechner) and Bigfoot ... See full summary »
Director: Glenn Martin | Stars: Zach Galligan, Johnny Lechner, Chris Nash, Jamie Bozian
20. The Abominable Snowman (1957)
85 min | Adventure, Horror
A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.
Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis
21. Assault of the Sasquatch (2009)
R | 85 min | Action, Horror
When a merciless bear poacher is caught and arrested deep in the woods of a state park, he and his truck are taken to a neglected precinct in the heart of a dying city. Unbeknownst to the ... See full summary »
Director: Andrew Gernhard | Stars: Kevin Shea, Greg Nutcher, Sarah J. Ahearn, Cristina Santiago
22. Hunting Grounds (2015)
92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A father, his son and two old friends arrive at an isolated family cabin for a weekend of hunting. A trip deep into the forest looking for wild game uncovers a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.
Director: John Portanova | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo
23. Creature from Black Lake (1976)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Two men exploring the Louisiana swamps encounter a Bigfoot-type creature.
Director: Joy N. Houck Jr. | Stars: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, John David Carson
24. The Loch Ness Horror (1982)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Horror
An increasing number of people are dying mysterious deaths in the dark waters of Loch Ness, victims of the famous monster. But what other mysteries does the Loch hold? What about the ... See full summary »
Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Sandy Kenyon, Miki McKenzie, Barry Buchanan, Eric Scott
25. Beneath Loch Ness (2001)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The legendary Loch Ness Monster, terrorizes a lake in Scotland and Patrick Bergin comes out to kill it.
Director: Chuck Comisky | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Lysette Anthony, Brian Wimmer, Lysa Apostle
26. Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006 TV Movie)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Thirty years ago, Ray Reiter witnessed the brutal death of his parents at sea by a strange, octopus-like creature. Now determined to exact revenge, he joins archaeologist Nicole on a ... See full summary »
Directors: Tibor Takács, John Blush | Stars: Charlie O'Connell, Victoria Pratt, Kristi Angus, Cory Monteith
27. Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo (1995)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
A duo of gun happy redneck hunters stupidly break a sacred circle in a hunting spree, which releases the deadly wendigo. The wendigo kills many of the hunters gruesomely, leaving the chosen... See full summary »
Director: Tom Chaney | Stars: Ron Asheton, Lori Baker, Patrick Butler, Devlin Burton
28. Ravenous (1999)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.
Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies
Votes: 41,535 | Gross: $2.06M
29. The Meg (2018)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.
Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis
Votes: 180,512 | Gross: $143.01M
30. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018)
Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
Director: Robert D. Krzykowski | Stars: Sam Elliott, Rocco Gioffre, Aidan Turner, Melissa Jalali
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