Frankenstein Films

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Frankenstein Films

Thinking about Frankenstein Films, there is no limit to the directors talking about this feeling. We listed 21 of the best ones.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle
Rated PG

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The film also stars Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Cloris Leachman. The movie follows the exploits of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder) as he attempts to create a new creature from a reanimated corpse in his grandfather's castle. Along the way he meets a hunchbacked assistant, Igor (Boyle), an attractive lab assistant, Inga (Garr), and the castle housekeeper, Frau Blücher (Leachman). The film pokes fun at the traditional horror film genre, with many of the characters, references, and situations based upon those of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Young Frankenstein was a major critical and commercial success and was nominated for two Academy Awards. It has since gone on to become a cult classic, and is widely considered to be one of Brooks' best films.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The Bride of Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From James Whale, starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson
Rated Not Rated

The Bride of Frankenstein is a classic horror film directed by James Whale and released in 1935. It is the sequel to the 1931 film Frankenstein and stars Boris Karloff as the titular monster. The story follows the Monster's creator, Dr. Frankenstein, and his assistant, Dr. Pretorius, as they attempt to create a mate for the Monster. When their plan succeeds, the Monster's bride is brought to life, but the Monster rejects her. The Monster eventually joins forces with Dr. Pretorius and his monstrous creations, leading to a thrilling climax. The Bride of Frankenstein is widely considered one of the greatest horror films of all time and is praised for its groundbreaking special effects and its witty, gothic dialogue.

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From James Whale, starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles
Rated Passed

Frankenstein (1931) is a classic horror movie by director James Whale. The film tells the story of a young scientist, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), and his assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), as they attempt to bring life to a creature (Boris Karloff) created from parts of corpses. When the creature is brought to life, however, it quickly turns out to be a source of terror, as it is unable to distinguish between good and evil, wreaking havoc on those in its path. With the help of a kindly blind man (John Boles) and the creature's creator, Frankenstein must find a way to undo his mistake and destroy the monster before it's too late. The film has become a classic, praised for its groundbreaking special effects and Karloff's iconic performance as the Monster.

The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

The Spirit of the Beehive
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Víctor Erice, starring Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería
Rated Not Rated

The Spirit of the Beehive is a 1973 Spanish drama film directed by Víctor Erice. Set in rural Castilla during the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, the film follows two sisters and their family as they grapple with their emotions and the effects of the war. The eldest sister, Ana, is deeply affected by a screening of James Whale’s 1931 horror film Frankenstein, which she sees at the local schoolhouse. She becomes obsessed with the character of the Monster, and begins to search the surrounding countryside for him in the hopes of reuniting him with his bride. At the same time, the family must confront their own losses and anxieties in the wake of the war. The Spirit of the Beehive is a haunting, dream-like exploration of childhood innocence, guilt, and grief.

Gods and Monsters (1998)

Gods and Monsters
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Bill Condon, starring Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich
Rated R

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jim Sharman, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien
Rated R

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Rated PG-13

Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Stuart Gordon, starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale
Rated Unrated

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The Curse of Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee
Rated Approved

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Rated PG

Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau
Rated PG

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Dekker, starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Rated PG-13

Weird Science (1985)

Weird Science
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From John Hughes, starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton
Rated PG-13

Mary Shelley (2017)

Mary Shelley
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Haifaa Al-Mansour, starring Elle Fanning, Bel Powley, Owen Richards, Joanne Froggatt
Rated PG-13

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Kenneth Branagh, starring Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce
Rated R

Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Bride of Re-Animator
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Brian Yuzna, starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio
Rated R

Justice League (2017)

Justice League
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Zack Snyder, starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Rated PG-13

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Sommers, starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley
Rated PG-13

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Victor Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Paul McGuigan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott
Rated PG-13

The Bride (1985)

The Bride
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Franc Roddam, starring Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown
Rated PG-13

I, Frankenstein (2014)

I, Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Stuart Beattie, starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Virginie Le Brun
Rated PG-13

 



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