September 20, 2015

The Best of… Werewolf Flicks!

The Werewolf Sub-Genre has always been a rather bland one for us. Aside from a few standout titles being stellar, we've found that most Werewolf flicks tend to underwhelm us. A lot of them just aren't that good. Growing up in a time when An American Werewolf in London and The Howling set the bar on Werewolf movies at a crazy high level probably has a lot to do with it though. They spoiled us.

When done right though, Werewolf movies have an unbridled ferocity about them, and they make us identify with the plight of those doomed to change into bloodthirsty monsters by the light of the moon... or fear the ones who do so simply because they can.

  • Some of the movies below feature Shape Changers of different kinds, not only Werewolves
  • There are also a few movies featured below, especially in the Honorable Mention section, that may not be full Werewolf movies, but they featured them so well that they had to be included on this list.Trick 'r Treat and the Underworld movies are good examples of that. 
  • All of the movies in the Top Six section are Must Own/See for any true fan of Lycanthropy.

If you're in the mood for a truly quality Werewolf flick, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, An American Werewolf in London and The Howling are probably the best of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Werewolf Sub-Genre, so just enjoy them all!

Top 6An American Werewolf in LondonDog SoldiersGinger SnapsHowlingLate PhasesSilver
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Werewolf flicks, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks. 

*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

Bad MoonBig Bad WolfBrotherhood of the WolfCat PeopleCompany of WolvesCursedGame of WerewolvesGinger Snaps 2HowlJack & DianeMonster SquadNight of the WerewolfRed Riding HoodSieben MondeUnderworldUnderworld- Rise of the LycansWerWerewolf HunterWhen Animals dreamWolf ManWolfWolfcopWolfenWolfmanHonorableBlood & ChocolateCurse of the DevilSkin WalkersSpringtrickWaxwork


  1. I never pay attention to Red Riding Hood, since I thought it was just another Twilight. Is it really recommended?

    1. It's "recommended" insofar as there aren't a ton of great Werewolf movies out there to begin with, and it's better than most.

      Would I say "Hey, you need to see this!" about Red Riding Hood? No.
      If you're curious about it should you give it a look on Netflix or Cable? Sure.

  2. Great job! Thanks.

    Maybe make crossovers list?)

  3. Just curious; how does Spring count as one of lycanthropy flicks?

    1. Some of the movies in the Honorable Mention section involve shape changers.

    2. Ah, shapeshifter category. Fair enough. So, it's not all about "wolf", isn't it? I'm just about to categorize my lycanthropy collection using your best list, then I saw Spring in the list.

  4. No, it's more of a "Creature" movie, but it involves changing forms, which felt appropriate, at least as an Honorable Mention type of thing.

    In the main list, Cat People isn't technically a Werewolf movie either, so be careful :)

    I guess I should have called it the best of Were Creatures or something :)

  5. some other older films that have werewolves in them are: The Werewolf vs Mr Hyde, I Was Teenage Werewolf, The Werewolf of Washington, How to Make a Monster, The Boy who Cried Werewolf, Assignment Terror, House of Dracula, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, Dr Terrors House of Horrors, Legend of the Werewolf, Curse of the Werewolf, House of Frankenstein, Werewolves on Wheels. the Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman, Werewolf in a Girls Dormitory,