Films

A

Alpha (2018), dir. by Albert Hughes – historical adventure film set in the last Ice Age, following a young man who befriends a wolf

Alpha and Omega series (2010-2017), dir. by Ben Gluck and Anthony Bell – eight-part animated film series about two wolves from rival packs who fall in love

B

The Bad Guys (2022), dir. by Pierre Perifel – animated film about a gang of criminals comprising traditionally vilified animals – including Mr. Wolf – who decide to be good. Based on the graphic novels of the same name

Balto (1995), dir. by Simon Wells – loosely based on a true story about a wolfdog who helps to save people with diphtheria by transporting medicine

Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002), dir. by Phil Weinstein – sequel to Balto (1995) following one of Balto’s pups, who goes on a journey to discover her lupine ancestry

The Big Bad Wolf (1934), dir. by Burt Gillett – Disney film which retells the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and drawing on characters from other fairy tales

Black XXX-Mas (1999), dir. by Pieter Van Hees – film loosely based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, though with human characters

Blitz Wolf (1942), dir. by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – short film which is a parody of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, that served as anti-German propaganda

Brother of the Wind (1972), dir. by Richard Robinson – an indie film about a man who saves four wolf cubs after their mother dies, forming a ‘pack’ with them

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), dir. by Christophe Gans – French horror film based on the legends about the Beast of Gévaudan, a (were)wolf slaughtering the people of Gévaudan

Bye Bye, Red Riding Hood (Bye bye chaperon rouge) (1989), dir. by Márta Mészáros – French language film which retells the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in a modern setting

C

The Call of the Wild (1972), dir. by Ken Annakin – film based on the novella of the same name by Jack London

Call of the Wild (2020), dir. by Chris Sanders – based on Jack London’s novella of the same name

Challenge to White Fang (Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca) (1974), dir. by Lucio Fulci – sequel to White Fang (1973)

The Company of Wolves (1984), dir. by Neil Jordan – based on the short story of the same name by Angela Carter, in her collection of stories The Bloody Chamber

D

Dances with Wolves (1990), dir. by Kevin Costner – Western based on the 1988 novel of the same name, following an American soldier who spends time with a Native American tribe and who befriends a wolf

Daughter of the Wolf (2019), dir. by David Hackl – following a woman searching for her kidnapped son, who is aided in her search by wolves

Deadtime Stories (1986), dir. by Jeffery Delman – horror-comedy film in which a man babysitting his nephew relates three stories, one of which is based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Druid Peak (2014), dir. by Marni Zelnick – about a teenager sent to live with his estranged father, a park ranger in Wyoming, where he develops a bond with a local wolf pack

E

Entrelobos (Among Wolves) (2010), dir. by Gerardo Olivares – Spanish film about a child who lives with wolves for over a decade

F

The Fierce One (Lyutyy) (1974), dir. by Tolomush Okeev – Russian film about a young boy who tries to raise a wolf cub on the Kazakh steppe

The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976), dir. by Frank Zuniga – TV movie about a young boy who tries to return a domesticated wolf to the wild

Freeway (1996), dir. by Matthew Bright – dark comedy crime film based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Friends for Life (2008), dir. by Michael Spence – Australian film about a man who adopts four orphaned wolf cubs

G

The Grey (2011), dir. by Joe Carnahan – based on the short story Ghost Walker by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, following the survivors of a plane crash who are stalked by a pack of wolves

H

Hold the Dark (2018), dir. by Jeremy Saulnier – based on the William Giraldi novel of the same name

Hoodwinked (2005), dir. by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, and Tony Leech – a retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in the form of a police investigation

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) – sequel to Hoodwinked (2005) which follows Red’s partnership with Wolf to save Hansel and Gretel from a witch

J

The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), dir. by Jeremy Paul Kagan – story of a girl named Natty who befriends a wolfdog during a journey to Washington to reunite with her father

Jungle Book (1942), dir. by Zoltan Korda – an early adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book (1967), dir. by Wolfgang Reitherman – Disney film based on the Rudyard Kipling book of the same name

The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story (1998), dir. by Nick Marck – another Disney live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book (2016), dir. by Jon Favreau – live-action remake of the 1967 film of the same name

L

The Legend of Lobo (1962), dir. by James Algar and Jack Couffer – Disney film about the famous wolf, Lobo, described by Ernest Thompson Seton in his book Wild Animals I have Known

The Legend of Wolf Mountain (1992), dir. by Craig Clyde – follows the story of two bank robbers who, after escaping to the forest, encounter an Indian spirit in wolf form

Little Red Riding Hood (1997), dir. by David Kaplan – short film based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, in black and white and employing black comedy

Loup (2009), dir. by Nicolas Vanier – French film about a young member of a tribe of reindeer breeders who must protect their reindeer from the wolves as they travel across the Siberian mountains

M

The Maiden and the Wolves (La jeune fille et les loups) (2008), dir. by Gilles Legrand – French film set at the end of World War 1 following a woman who exploits the rivalry between herself and a man who lives among wolves in order to save the animals

Mara of the Wilderness (1965), dir. by Frank McDonald – Mexican film about a woman who is discovered by an anthropologist and a hunter after having lived with wolves in Alaska for many years

Misa mi (2003), dir. by Linus Torell – Swedish film about a young girl who befriends a wolf and her cubs, but who are being hunted by a poacher from the local village

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018), dir. by Andy Serkis – based on Rudyard Kipling’s All the Mowgli Stories

Mystery of the Wolf (Suden arvoitus) (2006), dir. by Raimo O. Niemi – Finnish film about a girl protected by wolves after her mother abandons her, and who must choose between her human and wolf families

N

Never Cry Wolf (1983), dir. by Carroll Ballard – based on the book of the same name by Farley Mowat

Night of the Wolf (2002), dir. by David S. Cass Sr. – TV movie about a woman who forms an alliance with a wolf after she becomes trapped in the woods

P

Peter & the Wolf (Piotruś i wilk) (2006), dir. by Suzie Templeton – short Polish-British-Norwegian-Mexican-Swiss stop-motion film based on Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf 

R

Red Riding Hood (1989), dir. by Golan-Globus – American/Israeli film based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Red Riding Hood (2003), dir. by Giacomo Cimini – Italian horror film loosely based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Red Riding Hood (2006), dir. by Randal Kleiser – musical film based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Red Riding Hood (2011), dir. by Catherine Hardwicke – romantic horror film loosely based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010), dir. by Sheldon Wilson – TV horror film loosely based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Ringing Bell (チリンの鈴; Chirin no Suzu) (1978), dir. by Masami Hata – Japanese anime short film for young adults, about a lamb who seeks revenge upon the wolf who kills his mother

Rock Dog (摇滚藏獒; Yáogǔn Zàng’áo) (2016), dir. by Ash Brannon – animated Chinese-American film following a Tibetan Mastiff named Bodi who is training to become the guard of his village against a pack of evil wolves, who pursue Bodi even as he leaves the village for the city to become a musician

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1994), dir. by Stephen Sommers – live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, produced by Disney

S

Shana: The Wolf’s Music (2014), dir. by Nino Jacusso – about a Canadian girl, a gifted violinist who befriends a wolf, helping her to come to terms with her mother’s death

Sheep and Wolves (Волки и овцы: бе-е-е-зумное превращение) (2016), dir. by Andrey Galat and Maksim Volkov – Russian animated film based on the fairy tale ‘The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids’

Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal (Волки и овцы: Ход свиньей) (2019), dir. by Vladimir Nikolaev – sequel to Sheep and Wolves

Silver Wolf (1999), dir. by Peter Svatek – TV movie about a ranger and his nephew who try to protect a wolf from the rancher who is trying to murder it

Survivre avec les loups (2007), dir. by Véra Belmont – Belgian film set during World War 2 about a Jewish girl who, fleeing the Nazis, takes refuge with a pack of wolves in the forests of Europe. Based on a fabricated memoir by Misha Defonseca

T

A Tale of a Wolf (2013), dir. by Moshe Alpert – an Israelian film following the life of Ogg, a wolf struggling to survive in the mountains of Israel

Three Pigs and a Baby (2008), dir. by Howard E. Baker and Arish Fyzee – first film in the Unstable Fables trilogy, in which the three little pigs are being pursued by a special-ops team of wolves, who leave a wolf cub on their doorstep

Tom Thumb and Little Red Riding Hood (Caperucita y Pulgarcito contra los monstruos) (1962), dir. by Roberto Rodríguez – Mexican fantasy film in which Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Thumb attempt to save the Big Bad Wolf and an ogre after they are sentenced to death by the Queen Witch

Two in Revolt (1936), dir. by Glenn Tryon – Western about a wolfdog named Lightning, who is driven out of the ranch he lived on into the wilderness, for fear that his lupine instincts will prevail

W

White Fang (Zanna Bianca) (1973), dir. by Lucio Fulci – Italian film based on the Jack London novel of the same name

White Fang to the Rescue (Zanna Bianca alla riscossa) (1974), dir. by Tonino Ricci – unofficial sequel to Lucio Fulci’s White Fang (1973)

White Fang (2018), dir. by Alexandre Espigares – French animated film based on the Jack London novel of the same name

White Fang (1991), dir. by Randal Kleiser – adaptation of the Jack London novel of the same name

White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994), dir. by Ken Olin – sequel to White Fang (1991)

White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993), dir. by Catherine Cyran – about two orphaned wolf pups who are rescued by a group of teenagers who are stranded in the Cascade Mountains

White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996), dir. by Terence H. Winkless – sequel to White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II about a group of teenagers who held a naturalist in their mission to save the wolves

White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf (1999), dir. by Victoria Muspratt – sequel to White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild about a group of teenagers who have survived a plane crash in Canada, who call on a legendary white wolf to help them

Wolf (2021), dir. by Nathalie Biancheri – psychological drama film about a man who thinks he is a wolf

Wolf (2019), dir. by Stuart Brennan – British film following a group of Roman soldiers who venture north of Hadrian’s Wall, and are stalked by a creature in the forest

Wolf (1994), dir. by Mike Nichols – horror film about a man who, after being bitten by a wolf, slowly transforms into the animal

The Wolf and the Lion (Le loup et le lion) (2021), dir. by Gilles de Maistre – about the friendship between a wolf pup and a lion cub, who are both rescued by a girl in Canada

Wolf Summer (Ulvesommer) (2003), dir. by Peder Norlund – Norwegian film about a young girl who befriends a wolf and its puppy, and attempts to protect them from the local shepherds

Wolf Totem (2015), dir. by Jean-Jacques Annaud – based on the Jiang Rong novel of the same name (though with a much happier ending)

Wolfen (1981), dir. by Michael Wadleigh – horror film based on the Whitley Strieber book of the same name, about a detective in New York who is investigating a series of murders which appear to be the result of animal attacks

Wolfwalkers (2020), dir. by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart – animated film about a girl who goes on a quest to save the mother of her friend, who has transformed into a wolf

The Wolves of Kromer (1998), dir. by Will Gould – allegorical film based on a play by Charles Lambert about the ‘wolves’ (gay men) who live in an English village named Kromer

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989), dir. by Stuart Orme – based on the novel of the same name by Joan Aiken

The Woodsman (2016), dir. by Paul Leach – based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, following a man named Alex Whiting attempting to save a girl from a cult

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100% Wolf (2020), dir. by Alexs Stadermann – children’s film about a young werewolf who, despite being sure he will be the most fearsome of his family, turns into a poodle instead

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