The Best to Worst Jekyll & Hyde Films of All Time

by georgedanderson8 | created - 21 May 2014 | updated - 21 May 2014 | Public

Hundreds of film and Tv adaptations and appropriations have been made of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Having studied and taught the novel and subsequent renditions over many years, here is my list to date.

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1. Mary Reilly (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

44 Metascore

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Henry Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Edward Hyde.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon

Votes: 14,384 | Gross: $5.60M

2. Jekyll (2007)

334 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan

Votes: 7,311

3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Mark Redfield | Stars: Mark Redfield, Ellie Torrez, Kosha Engler, Carl Randolph

Votes: 123

4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 12,881

5. The Nutty Professor (1963)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

A timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 16,763 | Gross: $7.63M

6. Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 1,070

7. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 2,561 | Gross: $0.20M

8. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 4,212

9. Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 135 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

Musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story about a doctor who conducts an experiment on himself that results in his bringing out the dark, murderous side of his inner self, "Mr. Hyde".

Directors: Don Roy King, Robin Phillips | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Coleen Sexton, Andrea Rivette, George Merritt

Votes: 587

10. Edge of Sanity (1989)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Kikoïne | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, Sarah Maur Thorp, David Lodge

Votes: 1,358 | Gross: $0.10M



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