The 11 Best Werewolf Movies to Watch Under A Full Moon

Tired of the vampire and zombie craze? Take a break from the bloodsuckers and brain munchers of the Hollywood screen and enter the territory of the werewolf! While the cinematic werewolf craze mostly died down after the 80s, there are some films about our furry friends that are still worth watching. We've compiled a list of the top 11 werewolf movies, along with their spooky and often hilariously cheesy trailers. How many have you seen?

11. Wolfen (1981)

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"Based on the novel by Whitley Strieber, a wealthy land developer and his wife are viciously murdered in the South Bronx, and detective Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) is assigned to the case. After more people turn up dead, Wilson meets up with some Native Americans who inform him of the nature of the creatures that are inhabiting the inner-city slums." -Rotten Tomatoes

10. The Company of Wolves (1984)

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"After hearing her grandmother's stories about dangerous men, a 13-year-old girl has nightmares that transform her into Little Red Riding Hood." -Rotten Tomatoes

9. Ginger Snaps (2000)

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"In this modern werewolf tale, sisters Ginger and Brigitte are ostracized by their town because of their morbid inclinations. Soon after being attacked by a wolf, Ginger begins to exhibit strange nocturnal behavior. Now Brigitte must decide whether to save herself or join Ginger in otherworldly doings." -Rotten Tomatoes

8. Underworld (2003)

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Beckinsale stars in Underworld, a stylish, suspenseful action thriller that depicts a world populated by a secretive clan of modern, sophisticated Vampires whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street toughs. Selene (Beckinsale), a beautiful Vampire warrior with the strength of ten men, is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the wolf-people. But the balance of power is upset when she falls in love with the nascent Lycan she's been tracking, Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman). When she figures out that he holds the key to ending the centuries-old war, Selene must decide where her allegiances lie. Len Wiseman directs this fast-paced tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love.

7. Wolf (1994)

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"Jack Nicholson becomes a werewolf in this bizarre comedy-horror film directed by Mike Nichols. Nicholson plays Will Randall, a book editor with a testosterone deficit who has just been sacked at his publishing firm by a new boss, Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer). A colleague, Stewart Swinton (James Spader), whom Randall thought was his friend, betrays him. Randall's personality changes after he hits a wolf with his car and gets bitten by the creature." -Rotten Tomatoes

6. Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

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"In this horror film, based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf, by Stephen King, a werewolf is terrorizing a small town and it is up to a disabled boy, Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim), and his uncle (Gary Busey) to free the town from its beastly threat." -Rotten Tomatoes

5. The Howling (1981)

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"After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem." -IMDB

4. Dog Soldiers (2002)

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"Sergeant Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) leads a team of British soldiers on a routine expedition to the Scottish Highlands. The six men would rather be at home watching the game, but they are even more dismayed when a carcass lands on their campfire. The next morning, they happen upon a severely injured Captain Richard Ryan (Liam Cunningham) and the bloody remains of his squadron. Soon they are attacked by giant werewolf beasts and chased through the woods, only to be saved by zoologist Megan (Emma Cleasby), who explains some of the truth about the creatures. They all take refuge in an old farmhouse while the threat of the monsters looms increasingly heavy." -Rotten Tomatoes

3. The Wolf Man (1941)

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"A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist." -IMDB

2. Howl (2015)

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"Young ambitious ticket collector Joe is overseeing the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night - the usual collection of passengers on board from the obnoxious teen to the workaholic businesswoman. Suddenly the train screeches to a halt in a forest after hitting something on the tracks, but the investigating driver never returns."- Rotten Tomatoes

1. American Werewolf in London (1981)

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"Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists." -IMDB

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