It is funny how diversely Hollywood has categorized movies, genre wise. Due to this extensive characterization, the Werewolf genre has taken birth. As the name suggests, the movies have a thick endorsement of the characters closely being related to werewolves, or themselves being one (Twilight). The genre isn’t a mainstream one, but considering the movies that it entails (one of the most loved movie trilogies), it should be.
Films generally aren’t featured in the category, which renders its popularity diminished. Combining elements of common folklore and burgeoning scientific hypothesis, the movies in this genre do have a lot to offer. We decided to introduce you with some of the best work in the genre, which you can instantly start watching. Here is the list of top werewolf movies ever that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these best werewolf movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. There are both werewolf vampire movies and werewolf romance movies on this list.
10. The Wolfman (2010)
There isn’t a stronger bond in the world than one of blood brethren. The adrenaline and compassion that facilitates it, is hard to find anywhere else. Using it as the driving force, ‘The Wolfman’ focuses on the relationship of Lawrence and Ben. When the former returns home to find his brother missing, he takes it upon himself to locate his the whereabouts. After being bitten by his werewolf father, Lawrence is a beast by night, which further complicates his crusade to find justice. Featuring a blistering cast with the like of Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt, the remake of the 1941 film of the same name does one better and takes the visual appeal to another level. Watch this one for the performances and the effects. And not to forget the Academy nominated make-up!
9. Wolf (1994)
Who better to play a ferocious blood-thirsty werewolf than Jack Nicholson? He wouldn’t even be required to act. Just some good make-up, or no make-up, and some special effects. And voila, you’re done. After getting bit by a rogue wolf in the night, Will Randall suddenly finds himself unusually powerful. More than the inhumane powers, it significantly boosts his confidence, which prompt him to fight for his job and woo his ex-boss’ wife, Laura. But trouble finds him and threatens to disrupt his plans. Mike Nichols did an admirable job creating and engaging the audiences with a decent story and characters. But its Nicholson who steers the ship into a must-watch haven with utmost sincerity and brutality in his performance.
8. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)