Best Werewolf Movies: 20+ Must-See Films!

There have been so many classic Werewolf Movies to choose from throughout the ages, but which are the best? Check out our selection of the best, grab the popcorn and enjoy! No hiding behind the sofa!

Werewolf Movies: Underworld1. Underworld (2003)

For centuries, two races have evolved. Hidden deeply within human culture – the aristocratic, sophisticated Vampires and the brutal, feral Lycans. To humanity, their existence is no more than a whisper of a myth. But to each other, they are the lifelong mortal rivals, sworn to wage a secret war until only one race is left standing.

In the midst of this ongoing struggle, a Vampire warrior, Selene, discovers a Lycan plot, a secret that has terrifying repercussions for both tribes, a plot to awaken a new invincible species of predator that combines the strengths of both creatures and the weaknesses of neither.

Where To Watch: Amazon

Werewolf Movies: Wolf2. Wolf (1994)

American horror in which fading publishing executive Will Randall drives alone on a freezing night in Vermont, hits a wolf on the road and believes it to be dead. When he gets out of his car to investigate, the wolf bites him, and Will later finds that his hearing and sense of smell have become extraordinarily heightened.

He also develops the killer instinct at work, but begins to suffer nocturnal blackouts and soon has trouble controlling his new-found predatory instincts.  Starring Jack Nicolson and Michelle Pfieffer.

Where To Watch: Amazon

3. Ginger Snaps (2000)

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger’s first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger’s wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself

Where To Watch: Amazon

4. Wolves (2014)

Cayden Richards, 18, has it all: Captain of the high school football team, straight-A student, gorgeous girlfriend. But one dark, strange night Cayden awakes to find his parents brutally murdered and his body drastically changing. He is horrified to realise that he is turning into an animal; a wild, savage wolf.

Panicked, Cayden flees, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest for truth leads him to a strange, isolated town.  From the outset everyone seems normal but before long he discovers two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. When Cayden falls for Angelina, the beautiful, young mate promised to the head of the clan, a battle to the death is inevitable.

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

5. Cursed (2005)

Horror directed by Wes Craven and starring Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg.  In Los Angeles, siblings Ellie and Jimmy come across an accident on Mulholland Drive. As they try to help the woman caught in the wreckage, a ferocious creature attacks them, devouring the woman and scratching the terrified siblings. They slowly discover that the creature was a werewolf and that they have fallen victim to a deadly curse. Now that they have been sliced by the werewolf’s claws, they will be transformed into werewolves themselves.

Where To Watch: Amazon

6. Red Riding Hood (2011)

Young Valerie feels torn between two men. She loves Peter, but her parents intend that she marry wealthy Henry. Valerie and Peter are going to run away together, but her sister is killed by a werewolf before they can put their plan into action. The villagers call on the help of Father Solomon, a famous monster hunter who warns that the beast takes human form by day. Then Valerie suspects that the werewolf is someone she loves.  Starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman.

Where To Watch: Amazon

Werewolf Movies: Wolfen7. Wolfen (1981)

A disused church in the Bronx proves to be central to a string of savage murders in the area, which look like the work of a huge pack of wolves. Albert Finney stars as the Detective Dewey Wilson charged with tracking down the urban lycanthropes.

Wilson enlists the help of a criminal psychologist (Diane Verona) and the city’s coroner (Gregory Hines in his screen debut) and together they discover that an ancient Native American legend, about a satanic group of changelings known as the Wolfen, is in fact true.

Where To Watch: Amazon

8. Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009)

Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy star in this vampire thriller prequel, the third outing for the ‘Underworld’ fantasy franchise. The film tells the story of the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

In the Dark Ages, young Lycan Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.

Where To Watch: Amazon

Werewolf Movies: Monster Squad9. Best Werewolf Movies: The Monster Squad (1987)

Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike.

Five youngsters find themselves up against the combined might of Dracula, the Mummy, the Gill Man and Frankenstein’s Monster who arrive in town in search of a magic amulet.

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

10. The Wolfman (1941)

When his brother dies, Larry Talbot returns to Wales and reconciles with his father . While there, he visits an antique shop and, hoping to impress Gwen, the attractive shopkeeper, buys a silver walking cane.

That same night he kills a wolf with it, only to later learn that he actually killed a man. A gypsy explains that it was her son, a werewolf, that he killed, and that Larry is now one himself. Starring Lon Chaney, Evelyn Ankers and Bela Lugosi.

Where To Watch: Amazon

werewolf movies: silver bullet11. Best Werewolf Movies: Silver Bullet (1985)

When a series of unexplained murders occurs in the normally quiet town of Tarker’s Mill, the residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don’t are no closer to finding an assailant.

But, when a young wheelchair-using boy named Marty encounters a werewolf one night, the pieces begin to come together. Along with his sister and Uncle Red, Marty begins a mission to capture the werewolf once and for all. Starring Corey Haim and Gary Busey.

Where To Watch: Amazon

12. The Wolf Of Snow Hollow (2020)

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

Where To Watch: Amazon

 

13. Best Werewolf Movies: The Company Of Wolves (1984)

Wolves and werewolves lurk throughout the dreams of young Rosaleen, who imagines that she must journey through a dark forest to live with her grandmother. When Rosaleen meets a rugged hunter in the woods, she discovers that she has an animal-like attraction to him, leading to a macabre turn of events.

The lupine-centric film also features stories within the main tale, told by both Rosaleen and her grandma, all of which have a supernatural bent.  Starring Sarah Patterson and Angela Lansbury.

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

14. Werewolf Of London (1935)

Dr Wilfred Glendon is attacked on a dark night by a strange animal while abroad on a botanical expedition. On his return to London, he realises that he himself has become a werewolf, turning into a crazed beast at every full moon. His only hope of a cure is a rare flower that can only be found in Asia.  Starring Henry Hull.

Where To Watch: Amazon

 

15. Best Werewolf Movies:  Dog Soldiers (2002)

During a routine nighttime training mission in the Scottish Highlands, a small squad of British soldiers expected to rendezvous with a special ops unit instead find a bloody massacre with a sole survivor. The savage attackers of the special ops team return, and the men are rescued by Megan, a zoologist who identifies what hunts them as werewolves. Without transport or communications, the group is forced to retreat to a farmhouse to wait for the full moon to disappear at dawn.

Where To Watch: Amazon

16. Blood and Chocolate (2007)

Young Vivian  has a secret: She is a werewolf and has spent her entire life concealing it. She faces divided loyalties when she finds love with a human male named Aiden, much to the disapproval of some of her fellow packmates, especially Gabriel (Olivier Martinez), who also desires her. But Aiden may no longer love her when she reveals her inner wolf. Starring Agnes Brukner and Hugh Dancy.

Where To Watch: Amazon

 

17. Teen Wolf (1985)

When high school nerd Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) learns from his father, Harold, that being a werewolf runs in the family, he decides to take advantage of his freakish trait. With his newfound strength and agility, Scott quickly becomes the hero of his school’s basketball team while winning over longtime crush Pamela Wells (Lorie Griffin).

As he grows more popular, Scott worries he is being celebrated as a novelty rather than for who he is. Starring Micheal J Fox, James Hampton and Lorie Griffin.

Where To Watch: Amazon

werewolf movies: the howling18. Best Werewolf Movies: The Howling (1981)

In Los Angeles, television journalist Karen White (Dee Wallace) is traumatized in the course of aiding the police in their arrest of a serial murderer. Her doctor recommends that she attend an isolated psychiatric retreat led by Dr. George Waggner. But while Karen is undergoing therapy, her colleague Chris, investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding her shock.

When his work leads him to suspect the supernatural, he begins to fear for Karen’s life.  Starring Dee Wallace and Patrik Macnee.

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

19. American Werewolf in London (1981)

In Los Angeles, television journalist Karen White is traumatized in the course of aiding the police in their arrest of a serial murderer. Her doctor recommends that she attend an isolated psychiatric retreat led by Dr. George Waggner. But while Karen is undergoing therapy, her colleague Chris, investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding her shock. When his work leads him to suspect the supernatural, he begins to fear for Karen’s life. Starring Dee Wallace and Patrik Macnee.

Where To Watch: Amazon

20. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

While it may not have the best CGI effects and is not rated as highly as its predecessor, An American Werewolf in Paris still has a spot on our list because of the amazing performance offered up by Tom Everett Scott.

In this film, an American unknowingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum that allows them to transform into werewolves at will. It was written by John Landis, the same writer responsible for the characters in An American Werewolf in London.

Where to watch: Amazon

21. Wolf Cop (2014)

A series of strange and violent events start happening. It wasn’t unusual for Lou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings. It is then that an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf and is part of a much bigger plan. This movie stars Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, and Sarah Lind. It was written and directed by Lowell Dean.

Where To Watch: Amazon

22. Wolf (2021)

This is kind of a twist on the best werewolf movies. This movie stars George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Eileen Walsh, Fionn O’Shea, and Lola Petticrew. It is an Irish/Polish psychological drama. It features a boy who suffers from a condition known as species dysphoria. Jacob believes he is a wolf and is committed to an insane asylum after being involved in a violent episode with his brother.

So, while this movie isn’t technically about werewolves, it does offer a real-world perspective on a condition that can cause one to believe they are a wolf. As the movie continues, Jacob meets others with similar conditions, and events happen to further dehumanize him.

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23. The Amityville Moon (2021)

Directed by Thomas J. Churchill, The Amityville Moon features Alyssa and Karla, two girls in a church-run boarding home that they attempt to escape from. However, Karla is killed by the sinister monster inside while Alyssa manages to escape. Detective Kimball is sent out to find the missing girls, but it leads him to uncover the truth about what is happening in the boarding home.

Where to watch: Amazon

Best Werewolf Movies on Netflix

Titles are added and removed on Netflix regularly. So, while these titles may have been available at the publication of this article, they may no longer be available in your region or country. Just in case, we have also included a second link where you can watch these titles.

Keep this in mind when reviewing the following best werewolf movies on Netflix.

24. Twilight Eclipse (2010)

In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge.

In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

Where To Watch: Netflix

25. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two (2012)

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, this film is a continuation of the Twilight series. Bella has given birth to her daughter and has finished transforming into a vampire. Jacob has also imprinted on Bella’s daughter, and the family is thrown into a misunderstanding as the Volturi believe the baby is a mortal child.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

26. Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing, the famed monster hunter, is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula, who is using Dr. Frankenstein’s research and a werewolf for nefarious purposes. Van Helsing is on a mission to rid the world of evil, even if he can’t find many that agree with him.

This film is popular and on this werewolf film list because Stephen Sommers deliberately chose to avoid the transformation style of werewolves as they use in other films. Instead, they took a new approach to the werewolf transformation. It stars Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing, Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious, and Richard Roxburgh as Count Vladislaus Dracula.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

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