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The Best Shapeshifting Movies 

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Updated October 2, 2019 119 votes 42 voters 9.3k views 8 items

A list of the best shapeshifting movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This shapeshifter movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about shapeshifting are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about shapeshifting you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous shapeshifter movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these shapeshifting movie titles for more information about the films.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Teen Wolf Too and The Shaggy Dog.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best shapeshifting movies?" and "What is the greatest shapeshifter movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular shapeshifting movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these shapeshifting movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good shapeshifting movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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The Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

Released: 1941

Directed by: George Waggner

The Wolf Man is a 1941 American drama horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a werewolf named "The Wolf Man" ...more

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An American Werewolf in ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

Released: 1985

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers that his family has an ...more

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An American Werewolf in ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott

Released: 1997

Directed by: Anthony Waller

An American Werewolf in Paris is a 1997 comedy-horror film directed by Anthony Waller and starring Tom Everett Scott and Julie Delpy. The film was in development for 6 years and follows the ...more

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Cat People is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Kate Kavanagh added Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

Released: 1982

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Cat People is a 1982 American horror film directed by Paul Schrader and starring Nastassja Kinski. Jerry Bruckheimer served as executive producer. While the film has all the elements of a horror ...more

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The Shaggy D.A. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
The Shaggy D.A. Suzanne Pleshette, Dick Van Patten, Tim Conway

Released: 1976

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

The Shaggy D.A. is a 1976 film sequel to 1959's The Shaggy Dog produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and written by Don Tait, based on the original film and ...more

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Teen Wolf Too is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand

Released: 1987

Directed by: Christopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

Teen Wolf Too is a 1987 American comedy film and is the sequel to Teen Wolf. The film was directed by Christopher Leitch based on a script by R. Timothy Kring, Jeph Loeb, Bret Granville and ...more

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The Shaggy Dog [1959] is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shapeshifting Movies
Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson

Released: 1959

Directed by: Charles Barton

The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a ...more

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