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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

1,166 347
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Silver Bullet Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

1,292 518
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Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

875 317
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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

1,274 291
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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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Wolf Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

840 428
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ozzy added The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

1,068 461
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

875 320
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Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

971 483
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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

612 513
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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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Wolfen Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

576 436
Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
ozzy added Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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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

319 240
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The Curse of the Werewolf Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell

635 333
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StacyWolfe added Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

506 237
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Bad Moon Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble

565 396
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An American Werewolf in Paris Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott

326 363
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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

347 192
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BillStockstill added Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

341 184
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BillStockstill added Ginger Snaps Back Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon, Emily Perkins

378 351
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The Brothers Grimm Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

352 295
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ChangesDownClub added Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

376 238
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Werewolf of London Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, J. M. Kerrigan

229 290
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AsharnPorter added Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer

321 220
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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

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Skinwalkers Rhona Mitra, Sarah Carter, Jason Behr

109 85
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brian-kolstee added Late Phases Tina Louise, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan

105 57
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

117 97
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
GrainneRhuad added Hemlock Grove

117 136
Blood & Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 36 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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jacnascar89 added The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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The Wolfman-1941 Lon Chaney Jr... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
winterschild11 added The Wolfman-1941 Lon Chaney Jr. Claude Raines