Ultimate Cryptid Movie List

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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

42 Metascore

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: 27,842 | 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

Votes: 3,730

3. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 61,817 | Gross: $62.10M

4. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 47,757 | Gross: $76.23M

5. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

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: 70,051 | Gross: $35.75M

6. Prophecy (1979)

PG | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

Votes: 3,549 | Gross: $18.39M

7. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,169

8. Abominable (2006)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

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

Votes: 3,698

9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

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: 337,472 | Gross: $234.04M

10. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

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: 16,850 | 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

Votes: 2,222

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

Votes: 769

13. Snow Beast (2011)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

Votes: 920

14. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1976)

G | 102 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

Votes: 480

15. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

G | 85 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: 2,465

16. Sasquatch Mountain (2006)

R | 90 min | Sci-Fi

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Cerina Vincent, Michael Worth, Rance Howard

Votes: 755

17. Willow Creek (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, Laura Montagna, Bucky Sinister

Votes: 9,029

18. Exists (2014)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

22 Metascore

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

Votes: 7,110

19. Kampout: Director's Cut (2016)

Horror

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: Chase Anderson, Jamie Bozian, Devin Broadbent, Rj Bryant

Votes: 13

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

Votes: 2,986

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

Votes: 306

22. Hunting Grounds (2015)

92 min | 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

Votes: 382

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

Votes: 707

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

Votes: 309

25. Beneath Loch Ness (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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

Votes: 1,141

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

Votes: 1,038

27. 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

Votes: 484

28. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror

46 Metascore

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: 33,615 | Gross: $2.06M

29. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 79,610 | Gross: $143.01M

30. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018)

98 min | Adventure, Drama

A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.

Director: Robert D. Krzykowski | Stars: Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Sean Bridgers, Ron Livingston

Votes: 142



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