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A genre of movies that do not get the recognition it deserves! As we all know, movies with Vampires, Monsters, Ghosts, and all things supernatural get a lot of attention and recognition. On the other hand, werewolf movies get very less attention. Even though just like vampire movies, werewolf movies also date back 100 years, there still is not enough werewolf content out there as compared to vampire content. That said, here is a list of some of the most loved werewolf movies. They are also a part of our top-rated and best werewolf movies list.
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1. Ginger Snaps
Falling among one of the best teenage werewolf movies ever made, this 2000s movie follows the lives of two sisters. Ginger and Brigitte are death-obsessed and co-dependent sisters. However, things start to change when Ginger is bitten by a werewolf. And her transformation leads to something very dangerous. Brigitte sets out to find a way to help her older sibling.
‘Ginger Snaps’ is the perfect fusion between horror and dark comedy. And is said to be a well-made horror film. The audience highly appreciated the cast as their talent brought out the best in the characters, making the audience feel empathetic towards each character. And Ginger Snaps is among our top-rated/ best werewolf movies.
2. An American Werewolf in London
The No.1 rated werewolf movie of all time, an American Werewolf in London follows two American college students, ‘David and Jack’. They are on a walking tour of Britain when they get attacked by a werewolf. Moreover, one of them dies on the spot. While the other one survives the great bite. The film then follows how the surviving student starts seeing his dead friend. Who then tells him he is going to transform into a werewolf.
This classic by John Landis is a movie that is both scary and funny simultaneously, with the key scenes made so well they could haunt you for the rest of your life. And this movie is one of the best werewolf movies out there that are worth a watch.
3. The Howling
The Howling is one of the three films that made 1981 the year that changed the werewolf movie genre. The story follows Karen who decides to escape from reality in a secluded place called the Colony. She decides to do this after she has a traumatic encounter with a serial killer.
However, she soon comes to find out about the actual truth. The truth which is not seen, and that there is something else going on. This 1981 film makes for the perfect suspense werewolf movie to keep you on the edge of your seat.
4. The Wolfman
A remake of The Wolf Man was released back in 1941. However, its new part was revealed in 2010 which offered a lot to the fans. From talented actors like Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt to a greatly executed film, the wolfman has it all. The story follows a man, Lawrence, who returns to his hometown. He is in search of his missing brother, who is attacked by a vicious animal.
Lawrence gets attacked while he is on the hunt to avenge his brother’s death. Resulting in him having to turn into a werewolf every full moon night. This movie is also on our best werewolf movies watch list.
5. Dog Soldiers
According to the critics, this is one of the best werewolf movies out there. Dog Soldier follows a group of British soldiers who go out to the Scottish Highlands for training. However, they are in for a surprise. Initially, they are unaware of the battle they’re about to face. And they have to fight hard to save themselves as they are hunted by the werewolves.
The werewolves in this film are especially talked about. Since the film introduces a unique and different werewolf design. That is never seen before. The movie makes for the perfect gruesome horror thriller watch.
6. Silver Bullet
An adaptation of the Stephen King novel ‘Cycle of the Werewolf’, Silver Bullet comes under the less intense and family-friendly part of the genre. The film follows how a small and quiet town starts experiencing brutal killings which leads to the close-knit community starting to face a conflict with each other.
Amidst all that a young boy named Marty starts suspecting that the killer is in fact a werewolf. This film provides you with the typical Stephen King touch, a little humor, and a few jumps of a scare here and there, making it worth a watch.
7. Bad Moon
Some would say Bad Moon falls within the most underrated film in the werewolf genre. As it follows a guy named Ted who is in search of a cure after he gets bitten by a werewolf. While doing so, he decides to live in a camper where his sister and her son live.
One of the unique parts of this movie is about the narration of some scenes from the family dog’s perspective. This then leads to one of the most memorable scenes of the film, a showdown between the dog and the werewolf. This movie is also among our best werewolf movies list to watch.
A film featuring some of the biggest industry names like Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer. Wolf gives insight into the life of Will Randal, a publisher going through a dark time in his life, with him losing his job and finding out his wife is having an affair. But things go down hill when he is attacked by a wild animal. And falls prey to the werewolf curse.
The story follows how he struggles between the curse and trying to get his job back. While this is not one of your typical gruesome and dark werewolf movies, it does provide a different but mature twist on the genre.
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9. Late Phases
Even though it starts with an epic beginning, the story itself unfolds rather slowly, giving time to take in every piece of information. Featuring screenwriter turned actor, Nick Damici, the film narrates the story of a secluded community that falls prey to vicious and deathly attacks. However, when a blind veteran (Damici) moves into the neighborhood, he sets out to find the culprit. Only to discover that the culprit is a deadly beast.
Damici’s acting was well-received by the audience and made it a highlight of the film. Moreover, another highlight of the film is the werewolf transformation scene. That is said to be one of the best transformation scenes after ‘the American Werewolf in London’ of course.
A 2013 horror mystery, Wer starts off as a courtroom drama in the first half. But it quickly turns into a werewolf action by the second half of the movie. ‘Wer’ shows the story of a family that is murdered in the French countryside. That too by an alleged animal. And the police arrest a man with “wolf-like” features.
An attorney takes on this case. After suspecting that the man with wolf-like features is being framed. And she decides to defend him. Wer provides a modern twist to the classic werewolf genre. And it’s one of the best werewolf movies out there.