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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. 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 Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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The Howling Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens

1,005 314
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Silver Bullet Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

1,168 465
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Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

1,134 251
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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

757 282
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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

657 374
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Wolf Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

745 385
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ozzy added The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

980 423
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

794 282
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Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

882 442
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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

551 461
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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

524 393
Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
ozzy added Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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Wolfen Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

788 344
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Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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Cursed Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

356 300
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The Company of Wolves Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

278 216
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The Curse of the Werewolf Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell

577 294
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StacyWolfe added Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

458 205
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Bad Moon Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble

502 360
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An American Werewolf in Paris Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott

283 332
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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

307 166
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BillStockstill added Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

300 157
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BillStockstill added Ginger Snaps Back Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon, Emily Perkins

338 318
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The Brothers Grimm Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

346 220
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Werewolf of London Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, J. M. Kerrigan

216 255
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AsharnPorter added Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer

309 266
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ChangesDownClub added Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

156 108
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DanielHill added Brotherhood of the Wolf Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.

94 60
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brian-kolstee added Late Phases Tina Louise, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan

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Skinwalkers Rhona Mitra, Sarah Carter, Jason Behr

78 32
Howl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

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I Was a Teenage Werewolf Michael Landon, Guy Williams, Dawn Richard

28 37
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StevenHess added Moon of the Wolf Geoffrey Lewis, Bradford Dillman, David Janssen

89 71
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JustinMiller added Wer A. J. Cook, Sarah-Jane Mee, Sebastian Roché

31 58
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Rick Pawlaczyk added The Beast Must Die Michael Gambon, Peter Cushing, Charles Gray

92 104
Blood & Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
charlotte-c added Blood & Chocolate Hugh Dancy, Agnes Bruckner, Olivier Martinez

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Lizzie Boo added The Howling: Reborn Ivana Miličević, Landon Liboiron, Mark Camacho

83 72
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
GrainneRhuad added Hemlock Grove

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Tom Islava added Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

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mikbondo added Wolves Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson, Jason Momoa

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Figurehunter added WolfCop Jesse Moss, Sarah Lind, Amy Matysio

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tmills186 added Trick 'r Treat Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

19 37
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DavidWainscott added When Animals Dream Lars Mikkelsen, Stig Hoffmeyer, Jakob Oftebro

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jess-hart added Teen Wolf Too Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand

16 21
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Ferenc Mihalik added Full Eclipse Patsy Kensit, Mario Van Peebles, Paula Marshall

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Ferenc Mihalik added Romasanta Elsa Pataky, Julian Sands, Ivana Baquero