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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

1,178 353
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Silver Bullet Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

1,300 530
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Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

884 320
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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

1,294 293
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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

853 435
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ozzy added The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

742 433
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Wolf Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

1,072 466
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

891 322
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Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

978 492
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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

616 517
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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

423 316
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Wolfen Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

584 439
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

861 388
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Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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Cursed Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

403 336
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The Company of Wolves Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

321 242
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The Curse of the Werewolf Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell

638 340
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StacyWolfe added Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

512 239
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Bad Moon Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble

571 400
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An American Werewolf in Paris Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott

327 363
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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

352 193
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BillStockstill added Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

346 185
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BillStockstill added Ginger Snaps Back Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon, Emily Perkins

381 352
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The Brothers Grimm Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

354 296
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ChangesDownClub added Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

379 239
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Werewolf of London Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, J. M. Kerrigan

232 290
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AsharnPorter added Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer

323 220
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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188 137
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DanielHill added Brotherhood of the Wolf Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel

326 246
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Skinwalkers Rhona Mitra, Sarah Carter, Jason Behr

112 86
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brian-kolstee added Late Phases Tina Louise, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan

108 58
Howl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made
Howl Ed Speleers, Holly Weston, Shauna Macdonald

183 280
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I Was a Teenage Werewolf Michael Landon, Guy Williams, Dawn Richard

123 136
Blood & Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 35 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

105 97
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JustinMiller added Wer A. J. Cook, Sarah-Jane Mee, Sebastian Roché

66 46
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Tom Islava added Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

34 66
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StevenHess added Moon of the Wolf Geoffrey Lewis, Bradford Dillman, David Janssen

39 85
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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

37 56
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Figurehunter added WolfCop Jesse Moss, Sarah Lind, Amy Matysio

47 76
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mikbondo added Wolves Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson, Jason Momoa

21 47
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

43 119
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jess-hart added Teen Wolf Too Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand

16 43
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

24 69
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DavidWainscott added When Animals Dream Lars Mikkelsen, Stig Hoffmeyer, Jakob Oftebro

50 9
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jacnascar89 added The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

2 8
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick