Inspired by the list I made over at Vampires.com, I decided to do the same thing here for all the werewolf fans. You see, while looking up lists of the top ten best vampire and werewolf movies I quickly learned that all of the movies listed were actually the writer’s opinion of the best movies out there. One person’s opinion isn’t good enough for me, so in an effort to find the best werewolf movies I went to IMDB.com and did a search. In order to get the best results I did a search for the highest rated werewolf films, and I made sure that each film had at least five thousand votes, not just one or two.
Here are my findings, a real top ten list of the best werewolf movies, voted by thousands and thousands of people – not just one random writer.
9. The Howling – Rating 6.5/10
One of the movies that helped spark the werewolf craze in the 80s, it’s no shock that it’s here on the top ten werewolf movie list. About a newswoman who is sent to a rehabilitation center where the inhabitants may not be what they seem.
8. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – 6.5/10
I was a little sad to see this one so low on the list, but the numbers don’t lie. This Underworld prequel takes a much closer look at the lycan’s past and how the war between them and the vampires began.
7. The Company of Wolves – Rating 6.6/10
I was a little surprised to see that this movie made the list. Based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, it’s about a young girl who has a strange nightmare about men changing into wolves.
6. Underworld: Evolution – Rating 6.6/10
The second film in the Underworld saga, this one picks up where the first left off and continues the tale of vampires versus werewolves.
5. Dog Soldiers – Rating 6.8/10
About a routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.
4. Underworld – Rating 6.8/10
Hurray Underworld! I love this movie and was sad to see that it didn’t make the vampire list, but it has in fact made the best werewolf movie list with over 60,000 votes. About the war between vampires and lycans, this movie kicks ass!
3. Ginger Snaps – Rating 6.9/10
This twisted film about two morbid goth sisters, one of which who gets bitten by a werewolf, earns your number three spot on the list.
2. The Wolf Man (1941) – Rating 7.4/10
I wasn’t surprised to find this on the list, after all, it’s a classic. About Larry Talbot, who gets bitten by a werewolf when he fights to save Jenny, this is one of the best known werewolf films.
1. An American Werewolf in London – Rating 7.5/10
This 80s flick made the top of the list with over 25,000 votes! About an American tourist in Britain who is attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. Known for its realistic and gruesome transformation scene and special effects, this film continues to be a favorite of many werewolf fans.
There you have it, the real top ten werewolf movies, voted by thousands. Keep in mind that this is a list of the highest rated movies, not the most popular. Which is why none of the Twilight flicks on are here, because while ridiculously popular, they all have terrible ratings.
I’d also like to note that I left the highly rated Harry Potter films off of the list, because while some of them do have a werewolf character, they aren’t strictly speaking werewolf movies.