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The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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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, such as "American Werewolf in London's" 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. Vote for your favorites and re-rank this list in any order you want.

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, typically. 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 certainly the 'Underworld' 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.

List Criteria: Films about or featuring werewolves

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    An American Werewolf in London

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    2003 More
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    1985 More
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    Dog Soldiers

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    The Wolfman

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    1941 More
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    Wolf

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    75
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    Underworld: Evolution

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    Ladyhawke

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    Ginger Snaps

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    1985 More
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    Red Riding Hood

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    The Company of Wolves

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    An American Werewolf in Paris

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    The Brothers Grimm

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    Cursed

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    Werewolf of London

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    Bad Moon

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    51
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    Werewolf: The Beast Among Us

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    Hotel Transylvania

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    Wolfen

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    The Howling: Reborn

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    Underworld: Awakening

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    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

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    I Was a Teenage Werewolf

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    The Curse of the Werewolf

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