100 Greatest Werewolf Movies

Top 100 Werewolf Movies

100 Greatest Werewolf Movies
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A werewolf is a mythical or folkloric creature that has become exceptionally popular in mainstream. The werewolf has been depicted in myriad ways in films. This space is an epic showcase of the best werewolf movies.

The werewolf is the one of the most popular fictional creatures. Its varied beliefs associated with the werewolf that make it fascinating creature. While this mythological creature is man with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, over the years the werewolf has gone through a major persona change in movies. The werewolf has often been associated with curses and afflictions resulting in its state of being. The portrayal and depiction of werewolves through books and movies has changed perception a great deal. In many modern films an emotive side of the werewolf has been showcased aesthetically.

Often in the past, the werewolf has been showcased as a ruthless and evil character going on a killing spree in movies. However, in recent years the sentiments of having to deal with being part-man and part wolf have been creatively resurrected the mythical creature to new heights.

Popularity of Werewolves in Movies

In a number of Hollywood movies, the pain and struggle of being a werewolf has been showcased beautifully. While the strength and brutality is often associated with werewolves, in recent years films have explored weakness and sentiments associated with werewolves. The thrill and excitement experienced in werewolf movies is like no other. Over the years a number of werewolf romance movies and movies that involve werewolves have connected well with young audiences, teens in particular. Romantic werewolf movies have become exceedingly popular globally and have spawned a new image for werewolves. Therianthropic hybrids showcased in modern films are depicted theatrically with finesse.

While there are many concepts associated with the werewolf, the popularity of werewolves has come into being from European folklore. From the Late Medieval Period to the Early Modern Period, the beliefs and superstition association with werewolf were widespread. Different forms of witch hunt that existed in a parallel manner through the Middle Ages were connected with werewolves and this connection led to persecution being associated with the creature. The concepts of curse and affliction associated with werewolves become widespread in the middle ages. The belief that a scratch or bite from a supposed wolfman or werewolf on a human resulted in the human becoming a creature became rampant and has become integral belief in mainstream and subculture. In certain werewolf films, concepts and belief about werewolves have been explored thoughtfully.

A number of werewolf horror movies have gone onto become cult classics among werewolf aficionados. Furthermore, it’s the endearing qualities of werewolves showcased in comedy films that has sparked a newfound interest among the masses. Romantic werewolf comedies have become rather popular with movie goers. The global popularity of werewolves in films has led to many werewolf subgenres in films. Popular werewolf subgenres are mentioned below.

  • Werewolf Drama
  • Werewolf Horror
  • Werewolf Action
  • Werewolf Fantasy
  • Werewolf Mystery
  • Werewolf Romance
  • Werewolf Adventure
  • Werewolf Comedy
  • Werewolf Suspense
  • Werewolf Thriller

The varied elements associated with werewolves make them fascinating in every sense. Will the popularity of werewolves in movies decline with the rise of another mythical creature… time will tell.

The lines below showcase a diverse list of werewolf movies from different subgenres.

100 Greatest Werewolf Movies

  1. The Howling (1981)
  2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  3. Ginger Snaps (2000)
  4. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
  5. The Wolfman (2010)
  6. The Company of Wolves (1984)
  7. Wolf (1994)
  8. Bad Moon (1996)
  9. The Werewolf (1956)
  10. The Beast Must Die (1974)
  11. Wolfen (1981)
  12. Abott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  13. Teen Wolf (1985)
  14. Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
  15. Wer (2013)
  16. Blood and Chocolate (2007)
  17. Van Helsing (2004)
  18. Howling 3 (1987)
  19. Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)
  20. Howling 4: The Original Nightmare (1988)
  21. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  22. Underworld (2003)
  23. Wolf Blood (1925)
  24. Wolfcop (2014)
  25. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  26. Late Phases (2014)
  27. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
  28. Underworld Awakening (2012)
  29. When Animals Dream (2014)
  30. The Monster Squad (1987)
  31. Wolf Guy (1975)
  32. Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
  33. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)  
  34. Werewolf (1996)
  35. Dog Soldiers (2002)
  36. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  37. Werewolf of London (1935)
  38. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2006)
  39. Cursed (2004)
  40. Never Cry Werewolf (2008)
  41. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  42. Trick r’ Treat (2007)
  43. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  44. The Werewolf Versus The Vampire Woman (1971)
  45. Howl (2015)
  46. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
  47. Hunger Unholy (2013)
  48. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)
  49. Silver Bullet (1985)
  50. Wolves (2014)
  51. Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
  52. Underworld Evolution (2006)
  53. The Wolf Man (1941)
  54. Night of the Werewolf (1981)
  55. Skinwalkers (2006)
  56. Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)
  57. Wolfsbayne (2005)
  58. Teen Wolf Too (1987)
  59. Lobos de Agra (Game of Werewolves (2011)
  60. Werewolf Warrior (2004)
  61. Ladyhawke (1985)
  62. Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (2014)
  63. Moon of the Wolf (1972)
  64. Werewolves in Heat (2015)
  65. Roamsanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
  66. Werewolf Fever (2009)
  67. Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
  68. Zombie Werewolves Attack! (2009)
  69. Le Poil de la Bete (The Hair of the Beast ) (2010)
  70. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
  71. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  72. Wolves Action (2014)
  73. Grindhouse (2007)
  74. Werewolf Woman (La Lupa Mannara) (1976)
  75. Big Bad Wolf (2006)
  76. Werewolves: The Dark Survivors (2009)
  77. Werewolf in a Women’s Prison (2006)
  78. The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972)
  79. Little Dead Rotting Hood (2016)
  80. Werwolves of the Third Reich (2017)
  81. Werewolf (2016)
  82. 13 Hours (2010)
  83. The Beast of Bray Road (2005)
  84. A Werewolf Boy (2012)
  85. Blood Moon (2014)
  86. Dances With Werewolves (2017)
  87. The Howling: Reborn (2011)
  88. Howling 5: The Rebirth (1989)
  89. Dense Fear Bloodline (2012)
  90. Goosebumps (2015)
  91. Nature of the Beast (2007)
  92. Love Bite (2012)
  93. Uncaged (2016)
  94. Full Eclipse (1993)
  95. Red Riding Hood (2011)
  96. Wild Country (2005)
  97. Deadtime Stories (1986)
  98. Project: Metalbeast (1995)
  99. Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)
  100. Howling 6: The Freaks (1991)

Other Werewolf Movies

  • The Werewolf Reborn! (1998)
  • The Shattering (2015)
  • Werewolf in Bangkok (2005)
  • Tomb of the Werewolf (2004)
  • Eyes of the Werewolf (1999)
  • Werewolf Bitches from Outer Space (2016)
  • Mexican Werewolf in Texas (2005)
  • Female Werewolf (2015)
  • Dire Wolf (2009)
  • Werewolf Rising (2014)
  • Cryingwolf 3D (2015)
  • House of Wolf Man (2009)
  • Battledogs (2013)
  • Strippers Vs Werewolves (2012)
  • Lycanthrope (1999)
  • The Three Faces of Terror (2004)
  • Werewolves of Stayville (2009)
  • Full Moon High (1981)
  • The Night Shift (2011)
  • The Feeding (2006)
  • Necroville (2007)
  • DarkWolf (2003)
  • Blood of the Werewolf (2001)
  • Werewolf: The Devils Hound (2007)
  • Dark Moon Rising (2009)
  • An Erotic Werewolf in London (2006)
  • Howling: New Moon Rising (1995)
  • Mad at the Moon (1992)
  • Jack and Diane (2012)
  • The Mark of the Wolfman (1968)
  • Kibakichi (2004)
  • Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1971)
  • The Feral Man (2002)
  • The Werewolf of Woodstock (1975)
  • Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)
  • Neowolf (2009)
  • Fang (2017)
  • Curse of the Wolf (2008)
  • My Mom’s a Werewolf (1989)
  • The Mad Monster (1942)
  • House of Frankenstein (1944)
  • A Werewolf in the Amazon (2005)
  • Werewolves Form Outer Space (2017)
  • Licantropo (1996)
  • The Shadow Within (2013)
  • My Husband’s a Werewolf (2017)
  • Hybrid (2007)
  • The Undying Monster (1942)
  • Monster Mash (1995)
  • Werewolves in a Girl’s Dormitory (1961)
  • War Wolves (2009)
  • The Fury of the Wolfman (1970)
  • How To Make a Monster (1958)
  • Wolves of Wall Street (2002)
  • La Maldicion de la Bestia (Curse of the Beast) (1975)
  • Bloodz vs. Wolvz (2006)
  • Ski Wolf (2008)
  • Freaks of Nature (2015)
  • The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
  • Scream of the Wolf (1974)
  • Monster Dog (1984)
  • Wolf Girl (2001)
  • The Midnight Hour (1985)
  • Waxwork (1988)
  • The She-Wolf (1965)
  • Face of the screaming Werewolf (1964)
  • Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010)
  • Exhumed (2003)

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From your list the ones I have seen and liked or loved are: Wolfman, The Werewolf, Van Helsing, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Red Riding Hood and Teen Wolf (The MTV version).

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