More than 65 films featuring everyone’s favorite movie monster, Frankenstein. This is the preeminent list of films based on the character and many of them I have never seen.
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Frankenstein Movies of 1910s
- Frankenstein (Silent)–1910. Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1930s
- Frankenstein–1931. The one that started it all. Starring Boris Karloff and directed by James Whale. Boris Karloff is the screen’s most memorable creature in the story of Dr. Frankenstein, who tampers with life and death when he pieces together salvaged body parts to create a human monster.
- Son of Frankenstein–1939.
- Bride of Frankenstein–1935. Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen’s most misunderstood monster, and Elsa Lanchester stars as his ill-fated bride, in one of the most popular horror classics of all time.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1940s
- The Ghost of Frankenstein–1942.
- Dracula vs. Frankenstein.
- Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man–1943. Hollywood’s best-known monsters–the resurrected Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and Frankenstein’s inhuman creation (Bela Lugosi)–collide in a fight for the ages in this chilling horror film.
- House of Frankenstein–1944. A scientist escapes from prison and revives Dracula, Frankenstein & Wolf Man to get revenge on his behalf.
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein–1948. There’s plenty of hilarious monster mayhem afoot when Abbott and Costello are forced to retrieve Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and the Monster (Glenn Strange) from a secret hideaway island.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1950s
- The Curse of Frankenstein–1957.
- The Revenge of Frankenstein–1958.
- Frankenstein, 1970–1958.
- Frankenstein’s Daughter–1958.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1960s
- The Evil of Frankenstein–1964
- The Munsters: Season 1–1964.
- Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster–1965.
- The Munsters Season 2–1965.
- Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles: The Complete Series–1966.
- Munster, Go Home!–1966.
- Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter–1966.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1970s
- Frankenstein Must be Destroyed–1970.
- Horror of Frankenstein–1970.
- Curse of Frankenstein–1972.
- Frankenstein 80–1972.
- Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks–1973.
- Frankenstein: The True Story. 1973. When Dr. Victor Frankenstein is shown a reanimated severed arm, he becomes increasingly curious about the potential to bring the dead back to life. He begins working with Dr. Henri Clerval in pursuit of vivifying animals, and eventually human, corpses.
- Flesh for Frankenstein–1974.
- Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell–1974.
- Young Frankenstein–1974. Starring Marty Feldman, Danny Goldman, and Liam Dunn. Directed by Mel Brooks. An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1980s
- Frankenstein Island–1981.
Frankenstein Movies of the 1990s
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–-1994. Starring Robert DeNiro, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Hulce. Robert De Niro heads a stellar cast in this electrifying re-creation of the story of a young doctor whose obsession with death leads him to create a new life.
- The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas–1996.
- Frankenstein and Me–1997.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein–1999.
Frankenstein Movies of the 2000s
- Frankenstein–2004. When a detective begins investigating a series of horrific murders, she is led to a mad doctor who has sustained his creature and himself for over 200 years through genetic experimentation.
- Frankenstein Reborn–2005.
- Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare–2006.
- Frankenstein–2007. From BAFTA-award-winning writer Jed Mercurio comes a gripping contemporary retelling of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece. Set a few years into the future, under the darkened skies of a post-super-volcanic world, Doctor Victoria Frankenstein works on an advanced stem cell research project. Desperate to save her dying son, her emotions start to affect her work with devastating consequences.
- Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl–2009.
Frankenstein Movies of the 2010s
- The Frankenstein Syndrome–2010.
- Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Lady Frankenstein–2010. A revamping, if you will, of the 1980’s classic horror movie showcase, hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The son Elvira never knew she had abruptly appeared and tries to take over her show.
- RiffTrax: Frankenstein Island–2012.
- Hotel Transylvania–2012.
- Frankenstein’s Army–2013. In the dying days of WWII, a battalion of Russian soldiers is lured into the secret lab of a deranged scientist and forced to face off against an army of horrific flesh-and-metal war machines.
- The Frankenstein Theory–2013.
- Army of Frankensteins–2013.
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–A Documentary–2013.
- I, Frankenstein–2014. Two hundred years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
- Frankenstein and the Vampire: A Dark Stormy Night–2014.
- Victor Frankenstein–2015. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, and Jessica Findley. Directed by Paul McGuigan. In their attempts to aid humanity, Dr. Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) create a monster that holds unimaginable terror for anyone in its path!
- Beach Blanket Frankenstein–2015.
- Frankenstein–2015. An updated adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in which a married couple of scientists create a modern-day monster.
- Rock N Roll Frankenstein–2015.
- The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein–2015.
- Frankenstein vs. The Mummy–2015.
- Frankenstein–2015. A pair of scientists create a modern-day monster in this new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic.
- Frankenstein: Day of the Beast–2016.
- Daughter of Frankenstein: A Conversation with Sara Karloff–2017.
- The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein–2018. In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote her masterpiece. Ever since the Creature has become a cultural icon. Delve into Shelley’s novel and experience its raw, extraordinary energy spun around the central theme of man’s quest for the secret of Life.
Frankenstein Movies of the 2020s
- Baby Frankenstein–2020.
- Tales of Frankenstein–2021.
- Lady Frankenstein–2021.
- The Munsters–2022. A new movie by Rob Zombie.
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