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The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made

Updated October 2, 2019 38.0k votes 5.6k voters 256.1k views49 items

List RulesFilms 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
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    The Howling
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    The Howling

    Dee Wallace, John Sayles

    Released1981

    Directed byJoe Dante

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    Ginger Snaps
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    Ginger Snaps

    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Fawcett

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    The Wolfman
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    The Wolfman

    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2010

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • 5
    Silver Bullet
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    Silver Bullet

    Gary Busey, Corey Haim

    Released1985

    Directed byDan Attias

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  • 6
    The Wolf Man
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    The Wolf Man

    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge Waggner

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    Dog Soldiers
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    Dog Soldiers

    Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham

    Released2002

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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  • 8
    Underworld
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    Underworld

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen

    Released2003

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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  • 9
    Wolf
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    Wolf

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Nichols

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  • 10
    Bad Moon
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    Bad Moon

    Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré

    Released1996

    Directed byEric Red

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    The Monster Squad
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    The Monster Squad

    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht

    Released1987

    Directed byFred Dekker

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  • 12
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra

    Released2009

    Directed byPatrick Tatopoulos

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  • 13
    Van Helsing
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Underworld: Evolution
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    Underworld: Evolution

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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    Cursed
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    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth

    Released2004

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 16
    Red Riding Hood
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    Red Riding Hood

    Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman

    Released2011

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • 17
    An American Werewolf in Paris
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    An American Werewolf in Paris

    Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy

    Released1997

    Directed byAnthony Waller

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    Werewolf of London
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    Werewolf of London

    Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington

    Released1935

    Directed byStuart Walker

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    Brotherhood of the Wolf
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    Brotherhood of the Wolf

    Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel

    Released2001

    Directed byChristophe Gans

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  • 20
    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
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    Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney

    Released1943

    Directed byRoy William Neill

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    Ginger Snaps Back
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    Ginger Snaps Back

    Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon

    Released2004

    Directed byGrant Harvey

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    Trick 'r Treat
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    Trick 'r Treat

    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Dougherty

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    Underworld: Awakening
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    Underworld: Awakening

    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman

    Released2012

    Directed byMåns Mårlind, Björn Stein

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    The Company of Wolves
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    The Company of Wolves

    Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp

    Released1984

    Directed byNeil Jordan

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    The Curse of the Werewolf
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    The Curse of the Werewolf

    Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis

    Released1961

    Directed byTerence Fisher

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