The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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List Criteria: Films about or featuring werewolves

A list of the best Werewolf movies, ranked by fans. This list includes movies about all sorts of movie monsters and creatures, which fall under the umbrella definition of "werewolf." Most follow standard werewolf mythology - human beings attacked by a wolf who then turn into one themselves on full moons, and violently attack their neighbors. Some, however, deviate from the traditional folklore in interesting ways. In American Werewolf in London you find a humorous combination of werewolves with Jacob Marley-esque spirit guides. Many of the werewolf movies on this list could easily be considered among the greatest horror movies ever made.

A number of contemporary werewolf films - the Twilight series, most notably - feature fantasy universes in which the monsters co-exist with other mythological beasts, particularly vampires (See also: the Underworld series.) In these stories, werewolves and vampires are locked in an epic struggle for domination of the night. Ironic, considering that Bram Stoker's vampires - and other early examples of the monsters in literature - were themselves capable of taking on a wolf-like form.

What are the best werewolf movies? Some of the excellent werewolf movies on this list are without a doubt some of the best teen movies of all time, too, including Teen Wolf and the Ginger Snaps series.

This list of the best werewolf films is open, so if your favorite werewolf movie doesn't appear, go to the bottom of the page and add it yourself to the list. Oh, and if you want to see a more thorough list of movies featuring werewolves, we also have our Ranker Guide to all werewolf movies
 
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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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    The Howling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens

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    Underworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

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    Silver Bullet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

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    Dog Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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    The Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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    The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Wolf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    Underworld: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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    Underworld: Awakening is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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    Cursed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

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    Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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    The Company of Wolves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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    The Curse of the Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell

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    An American Werewolf in Paris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott

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    Bad Moon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble

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    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

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    Wolfen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

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    Werewolf of London is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, J. M. Kerrigan

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    Ginger Snaps Back is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon, Emily Perkins

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    The Brothers Grimm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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    Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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    Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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    Skinwalkers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Rhona Mitra, Sarah Carter, Jason Behr

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    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Ma... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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    Brotherhood of the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel

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    Werewolf: The Beast Among Us is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer

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    Late Phases is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Tina Louise, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan

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    I Was a Teenage Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made


    Michael Landon, Guy Williams, Dawn Richard

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    Hugh Dancy, Agnes Bruckner, Olivier Martinez

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    Howl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Howl

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    Wer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    A. J. Cook, Sarah-Jane Mee, Sebastian Roché

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    Wolves is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Wolves Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson, Jason Momoa

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    When Animals Dream is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    When Animals Dream Lars Mikkelsen, Stig Hoffmeyer, Jakob Oftebro

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    Moon of the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Geoffrey Lewis, Bradford Dillman, David Janssen

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    Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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    Hemlock Grove

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