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List Rules 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 Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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The Howling Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens

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Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

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Silver Bullet Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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Wolf Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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

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The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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

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

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Wolfen Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

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Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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Cursed Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

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

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Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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

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Bad Moon Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble

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

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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

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Ginger Snaps Back Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon, Emily Perkins

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The Brothers Grimm Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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

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Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer

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Brotherhood of the Wolf Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel

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

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Skinwalkers Rhona Mitra, Sarah Carter, Jason Behr

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Late Phases Tina Louise, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan

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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

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Moon of the Wolf Geoffrey Lewis, Bradford Dillman, David Janssen

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Blood & Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
Blood & Chocolate Hugh Dancy, Agnes Bruckner, Olivier Martinez

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

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The Beast Must Die Michael Gambon, Peter Cushing, Charles Gray

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The Howling: Reborn Ivana Miličević, Landon Liboiron, Mark Camacho

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

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

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Wolves Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson, Jason Momoa

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WolfCop Jesse Moss, Sarah Lind, Amy Matysio

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Teen Wolf Too Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand

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

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When Animals Dream Lars Mikkelsen, Stig Hoffmeyer, Jakob Oftebro

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Full Eclipse Patsy Kensit, Mario Van Peebles, Paula Marshall

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Romasanta Elsa Pataky, Julian Sands, Ivana Baquero