25 Best Werewolf Movies to Watch Now!

Top 25 Best Werewolf Movies

Our Picks for the Top 25 Best Werewolf Movies of All Time is a great list of movies for all you horror and werewolf fans. How many have you seen? Our best werewolf movie picks include The Wolf Man, An American Werewolf in London, Ginger Snaps, Underworld, Bad Moon, and The Howling to list a couple. The werewolves in these films feature some gory and vicious creatures who are in a pack of werewolves or operate by themselves. Listed here are classic werewolf movies, scary werewolf movies, funny werewolf movies, erotic werewolf movies, romantic werewolf movies, and action-packed werewolf movies.

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You may order these werewolf films any way you like; this list is to be taken as a whole with the order not taken too strictly.

Below are the best werewolf movies that are a must see even if you are not a werewolf fan.

Our best werewolf movie top list is a movie listing of werewolf films that our editors and readers voted on. Werewolves are ferocious shapeshifters that change into huge wolves or hybrid man-wolf creatures on the full moon, and some even have the ability to change at will. Not every werewolf horror movie depicts them well so here are the good werewolf movies that are great movies to watch.

The films listed below are the best werewolf films of all time.

Top 25 Best Werewolf Movies to Watch Now

  1. 1). The Wolf Man (1941)

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    The Wolf Man (1941)

    Official Synopsis: Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who…

    Tagline: In many a distant village, there exists the Legend of the Werewolf or Wolf Man, a legend of a strange mortal man with the hair and fangs of an unearthly beast... his hideous howl, a dirge of death!

    Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Connie Leon, Bela Lugosi, J.M. Kerrigan, Harry Stubbs, Monty O'Grady, Leyland Hodgson, Claude Rains, Olaf Hytten, Warren William,…

  2. 2). Trick 'r Treat (2007)

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    Trick 'r Treat (2007)

    Official Synopsis: Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret…

    Tagline: Poison, Drowning, Claw, Or Knife. So Many Ways To Take A Life.

    Cast: Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, C. Ernst Harth, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Amy Esterle, Laura Mennell, Moneca Delain, Christine Willes, Patrick…

  3. 3). An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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    An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    Official Synopsis: Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and…

    Tagline: John Landis - the director of Animal House brings you a different kind of animal.

    Cast: Frank Oz, John Landis, Harry Fielder, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield, James Payne, Brian Glover, Brendan Hughes, Aileen Lewis, Vic Armstrong,…

  4. 4). Dog Soldiers (2002)

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    Dog Soldiers (2002)

    Official Synopsis: A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across…

    Tagline: A Bitch of a Werewolf Movie

    Cast: Sean Pertwee, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McKidd, Chris Robson, Leslie Simpson, Craig Conway, Emma Cleasby, Thomas Lockyer, Darren Morfitt, Tina Landini,…

  5. 5). Werewolf of London (1935)

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    Werewolf of London (1935)

    Official Synopsis: While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark by a strange animal. Returning to London, he finds himself turning nightly into a werewolf and terrorizing the city, with…

    Tagline: Beware! Terror strikes in the night!

    Cast: J.M. Kerrigan, Connie Leon, Harry Stubbs, Reginald Barlow, Jeanne Bartlett, Tempe Pigott, Egon Brecher, David Thursby, Wong Chung, Louis Vincenot,…

  6. 6). Ginger Snaps (2000)

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    Ginger Snaps (2000)

    Official Synopsis: Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact…

    Tagline: She's got the curse

    Cast: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Jesse Moss, Kris Lemche, Steven Taylor, Joey Paul Gowdy, Lucy Lawless, John Bourgeois, Christopher Redman, Pak-Kwong…

  7. 7). The Howling (1981)

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    The Howling (1981)

    Official Synopsis: In a red light district, newswoman Karen White is bugged by the police, investigating serial killer Eddie Quist, who has been molesting her through phone calls. After police officers find them in a peep-show cabin…

    Tagline: All your nightmares are about to be transformed into one single inescapable fear!

    Cast: Dee Wallace, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Mick Garris, Robert Hammond, Forrest J Ackerman, Forrest J. Ackerman, Kenneth Tobey, Patrick Macnee,…

  8. 8). Good Manners (2017)

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    Good Manners (2017)

    Official Synopsis: Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night…

    Cast: José Blanc, Lilian Blanc, Clara de Cápua, Rony Koren, Luciana Paes, Ivy Souza, Guilherme Gorski, Eduardo Gomes, Ledda Marotti, Isac…

  9. 9). The Company of Wolves (1984)

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    The Company of Wolves (1984)

    Official Synopsis: Rosaleen is a teenager, living in a country house in England with her family in the present days, and having a nightmare with wolves and werewolves in the Middle Ages. In her dream, her boring…

    Tagline: Within the forests are strangers lying in wait for innocents . . . who stray from the path! [Australia Theatrical]

    Cast: David Warner, Terence Stamp, Stephen Rea, Brian Glover, Jim Carter, Jim Brown, Micha Bergese, Vincent McClaren, Ruby Buchanan, Angela Lansbury,…

  10. 10). What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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    What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

    Official Synopsis: Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on…

    Tagline: Some interviews with some vampires.

    Cast: Ben Fransham, Adolf Hitler, Aaron Jackson, Christopher Winchester, Simon McArthur, Daniel Rathbon, Jemaine Clement, Nathan Meister, Jennifer Martin, Graeme Ford,…

  11. 11). Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

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    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Brigitte's on the run from Bailey Downs, and she tries to prevent what happened to her sister, Ginger, from happening to her by shooting up with monkshood. Eventually she collapses and the police that find…

    Tagline: Pour la tuer il faudra mourir. (It only dies if you do.) (Canadian French release0

    Cast: Katharine Isabelle, Jake McKinnon, Emily Perkins, Brendan Fletcher, Tatiana Maslany, Janet Kidder, Pascale Hutton, Patricia Idlette, Trigger, Lindsey Campbell, Stephanie…

  12. 12). Fang (2018)

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    Fang (2018)

    Official Synopsis: One night, one drug induced murder, turn local junkies Chloe Romero (Melodie Roehrig) and Joe Spencer (Theo Kemp) into criminals on the run. With no place to hide, they take a road trip to a…

    Cast: Melantha Blackthorne, Norman Queeno, Mark Mendola, Gregory Blair, Jason John Beebe, Jennie Russo, Frank Nicosia, Sam Jindra, Alan Tedesco, Phill…

  13. 13). Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

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    Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

    Official Synopsis: In 1765 something was stalking the mountains of central France. A 'beast' that pounced on humans and animals with terrible ferocity. Indeed they beast became so notorious that the King of France dispatched envoys to…

    Tagline: The year is 1766... The hunt for a killer has begun

    Cast: Monica Bellucci, Charles Maquignon, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel, Emanuel Booz, Hans Meyer, François Hadji-Lazaro, François Hadji-Lazaro, Frankie Pain, Mark Dacascos,…

  14. 14). Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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    Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

    Official Synopsis: The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has…

    Tagline: Drac's pack is back

    Cast: Anthony J Sacco, Fred Tatasciore, Lex Lang, Steve Blum, Kirk Thornton, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Loughran, Steve Buscemi, Jess Harnell, Todd…

  15. 15). The Monster Squad (1987)

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    The Monster Squad (1987)

    Official Synopsis: 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…

    Tagline: The End of the World Starts at Midnight

    Cast: Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael Reid MacKay, Leonardo Cimino, Robert Lesser, Jon Gries, Julius LeFlore, Jake, Mary Ellen Trainor, Tom Noonan,…

  16. 16). Ladyhawke (1985)

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    Ladyhawke (1985)

    Official Synopsis: Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for two years, ever since…

    Tagline: CURSED FOR ETERNITY...No force in Heaven will release them. No power on Earth can save them. [UK Theatrical]

    Cast: Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alfred Molina, Gregory Snegoff, Paul Tuerpe, Russel Case, Matthew Broderick, Leo McKern, Massimo Sarchielli, Omero Capanna,…

  17. 17). Wolf (1994)

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    Wolf (1994)

    Official Synopsis: Worn down and out of luck, aging publisher Will Randall is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches both his job and wife out from under his nose. But after being…

    Tagline: Inside every man there are two people-one good, one beast.

    Cast: Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Jack Nicholson, David Hyde Pierce, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Thomas F. Duffy, Allison Janney, Osgood Perkins,…

  18. 18). Wolfen (1981)

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    Wolfen (1981)

    Official Synopsis: A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victoms were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits.

    Tagline: Silent, unseen, the creatures live among us... and hunt.

    Cast: Corey Burton, Roy Brocksmith, Caitlin O'Heaney, Tom Noonan, Peter Michael Goetz, James Tolkan, Albert Finney, Tom Waits, Edward James Olmos,…

  19. 19). Waxwork (1988)

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    Waxwork (1988)

    Official Synopsis: A waxwork museum comes to town, and a mysterious man invites some teens to come to a special showing at midnight. Once inside, while viewing different exhibits, the scenes come alive and the viewer is…

    Tagline: Stop On By And Give Afterlife A Try.

    Cast: David Warner, Zach Galligan, John Rhys-Davies, Anthony Hickox, Buckley Norris, Patrick Macnee, J. Kenneth Campbell, Michelle Johnson, Dana Ashbrook, James…

  20. 20). Wer (2013)

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    Wer (2013)

    Official Synopsis: In France, the Porter family is slaughtered while camping in the woods and only Claire Porter survives seriously wounded. She reports that her husband Henry and her son Peter have been eaten alive by a…

    Cast: A.J. Cook, Alin Olteanu, Gelu Nitu, Simon Quarterman, Oaklee Pendergast, Ionut Grama, Brian Johnson, Corneliu Ulici, Vik Sahay, Kennedi Clements,…

  21. 21). The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

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    The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

    Official Synopsis: In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child…

    Tagline: EVEN THOSE WHO LOVED HIM WERE NOT SAFE! (original print ad - all caps)

    Cast: John Bennett, George Woodbridge, Fred Wood, Victor Harrington, Peter Sallis, Michael Lewis, Charles Lamb, Anthony Dawson, John Gabriel, Loraine Carvana,…

  22. 22). Twilight (2008)

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    Twilight (2008)

    Official Synopsis: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother…

    Tagline: When you can live forever what do you live for?

    Cast: Rana Morrison, Anna Kendrick, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Cam Gigandet, Ned Bellamy, Brittani Cox, Kellan Lutz, Michael Welch, Edi Gathegi,…

  23. 23). When Animals Dream (2014)

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    When Animals Dream (2014)

    Official Synopsis: 16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to…

    Tagline: The truth is known to all but one

    Cast: Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, Jakob Oftebro, Mads Riisom, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Stig Hoffmeyer, Benjamin Boe…

  24. 24). Night of the Werewolf (1981)

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    Night of the Werewolf (1981)

    Official Synopsis: An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood.

    Tagline: It used to be only a myth

    Cast: Rafael Hernández, Pilar Alcón, Rafael Hernández, Luis Barboo, Pilar Alcón, Azucena Hernández, Paul Naschy, José Thelman, José Riesgo, Julia Saly,…

  25. 25). Late Phases (2014)

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    Late Phases (2014)

    Official Synopsis: Ambrose McKinley, a cantankerous blind vet, moves into a retirement community only to learn the residents there have been dying, not from old age, but from dog attacks. After surviving his own encounter with a…

    Tagline: The hunt is on.

    Cast: Larry Fessenden, Ethan Embry, Rutanya Alda, Nick Damici, Tom Noonan, Charles Techman, Dana Ashbrook, Caitlin O'Heaney, Lance Guest, Linda Miller,…

Good Movies Worth Mentioning

  1. 26). Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

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    Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. And an enigmatic Indian hunter decides to help the girls,…

    Tagline: Evil rises...

  2. 27). Howl (2015)

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    Howl (2015)

    Official Synopsis: When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.

    Tagline: Last train. Full moon. All change.

  3. 28). A Werewolf Boy (2012)

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    A Werewolf Boy (2012)

    Official Synopsis: An offer to buy her property brings elderly Kim Sun-yi back to the country cottage she briefly lived in during eventful times in her youth. With her granddaughter by her side, Sun-yi recalls meeting Cheol-su,…

  4. 29). The Wolfman (2009) (2010)

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    The Wolfman (2009) (2010)

    Official Synopsis: Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe,…

    Tagline: When the moon is full the legend comes to life

  5. 30). Full Eclipse (1993)

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    Full Eclipse (1993)

    Official Synopsis: The LA police department have a special team of officers with a talent for reducing big-time crime. The team leader has an excellent track record for crime reduction in other big cities, but his methods…

    Tagline: There's a new police force on the streets... and they only come out at night.

  6. 31). The Undying Monster (1942)

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    Official Synopsis: A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations…

    Tagline: HORROR to make you GASP!

  7. 32). Bonehill Road (2017)

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    Official Synopsis: Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to stumble into another. Terrified and alone, they are stranded in the woods, hunted by a werewolf. When they find shelter in a nearby home, things…

  8. 33). WolfCop (2014)

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    Official Synopsis: It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a turn for the strange...and hairy. WolfCop is the story of one cop's quest…

    Tagline: Here comes the fuzz

  9. 34). Wolf Girl (2001)

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    Official Synopsis: Tara Talbot is afflicted with the rare genetic condition hypertrichosis-- she is covered head to toe in hair. She lives her life in Harley Dune's Travelling Freak Show, on display as the 'Terrifying Wolf Girl',…

    Tagline: Beauty is only skin deep.

  10. 35). Bad Moon (1996)

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    Official Synopsis: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering…

    Tagline: Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.

  11. 36). Van Helsing (2004)

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    Official Synopsis: Van Helsing is in the world to rid all evil, even if not everyone agrees with him. The Vatican sends the monster hunter and his ally, Carl, to Transylvania. They have been sent to this…

    Tagline: A Stephen Sommers film

  12. 37). Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)

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    Official Synopsis: In this animated adventure, chipmunk Alvin has werewolves on his mind. After being haunted by a creepy nightmare, he is convinced that his eerie next-door neighbor, Mr. Talbot, has a monstrous secret. As he and…

  13. 38). Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

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    Official Synopsis: Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf…

    Tagline: Acclaimed as "THE FEAR OF THE YEAR"

  14. 39). Underworld (2003)

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    Official Synopsis: A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin…

    Tagline: An immortal battle for supremacy.

  15. 40). House of the Wolf Man (2009)

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    Official Synopsis: Five strangers are invited to a castle under the pretense that one may inherit it. Little do they know what dangers await at the House of the Wolfman.

  16. 41). The Werewolf (1956)

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    Official Synopsis: Two scientists come across an auto accident and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately, the…

    Tagline: You see it happen!

  17. 42). The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

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    Official Synopsis: 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…

    Tagline: It all begins ... With a choice

  18. 43). Silver Bullet (1985)

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    Official Synopsis: The small town of Tarker's Mills was a place that was very peaceful, where nothing extraordinary ever happened until one night when murders began. The townspeople believe it's some maniacal killer on the loose whom…

    Tagline: It started in May, in a small town. And every month after that, whenever the moon was full...it came back.

  19. 44). Curse of the Devil (1973)

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    Official Synopsis: The great inquisitor Ireneus Daninsky has Countess Bathory burned alive and her female followers hanged. Before perishing in the flames the countess puts a curse on Daninsky and his descendants. Four centuries later, Waldemar Daninsky…

    Tagline: Prepare yourself for the HORROR of PSYCHO! The TERROR of EXORCIST!

  20. 45). Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972)

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    Official Synopsis: Paul Naschy returns as El Hombre Lobo for the sixth time as he searches for a cure to his full moon maddness by visiting the grandson of the infamous Dr. Jekyll. What ensues next is…

  21. 46). Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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    Official Synopsis: In 1895, Dracula builds a resort in Transylvania, hidden from the humans, to raise his beloved daughter Mavis in a safe environment. In the present, the place is the Hotel Transylvania, where monsters bring their…

    Tagline: Where monsters go to get away from it all

  22. 47). Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

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    Official Synopsis: A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous, overprotective…

    Tagline: A Tyburn Tale of Terror

  23. 48). Underworld: Evolution (2006)

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    Official Synopsis: Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and…

    Tagline: My God. Brother, what have you done?

  24. 49). Another WolfCop (2017)

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    Official Synopsis: Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven's residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.

    Tagline: Sequels are a disease. Meet the cure.

  25. 50). Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (2014)

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    Official Synopsis: Cracker County is under attack and lovesick dog catcher Bubba Blanche has been transformed into a ferocious, cigar smoking Werewolf just in time to save the day! But first he's got to conquer a beer…



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