Frankenstein (1931)

find on ►

Buy from Amazon Buy or Rent on iTunes Find on Netflix

Global Ranking

Wins 50%
of its Matchups

Total Users
Who've Ranked It

Total Times Ranked

Have It At #1

Have It In Their Top 20

A Monster Science Created - But Could Not Destroy!

Directed By James Whale James Whale Starring Colin Clive Colin Clive  •  Mae Clarke Mae Clarke  •  John Boles John Boles  •  Boris Karloff Boris Karloff  •  Edward Van Sloan Edward Van Sloan Genres Based-on-19th-Century-Literature  •  Gothic Film  •  Horror  •  Monster Film  •  Pre-Code Hollywood  •  Sci-Fi Horror  •  Science Fiction Studios &
Frankenstein  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  2012 TCM Fest  •  Universal Monsters  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Horror Films  •  Time Out: London's 50 Greatest Monster Movies  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies  •  They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? Top 1000 Horror Movies
Release Info 1931-11-21T00:00:00Z November 21, 1931
B&W  •  71 minutes NR Rated NR
see more films from 1931 ► see more about this film on our blog ►


The Public Enemy vs. Frankenstein

The Public Enemy Frankenstein VS.

CmanCinema said on Jul 31

"Both are stunning but I think I'll take the Public Enemy. Frankly speaking, I was blown away for..." more ►

Read all 3 comments ►

see all the most recent matchups for this movie ►


Frankenstein vs. Dracula

Frankenstein Dracula VS.

IloveMovie243 said on 10/9/2020

"I really love both films with all my heart. Both are extremely important horror movies and true..." more ►

Read all 33 comments ►

see all the most popular matchups for this movie ►

Comments (3)


movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

I Like Boris Karloff's Performance As Frankenstein's Monster.

0 people liked this  √ 


eaglesflyhigh on 9/28/2015 Reply  · 

Good, revolutionary horror film, but could have been great if it was a little longer and had a musical score.

2 people liked this  √ 


IloveMovie243 on Jun 27 Reply  · 

I don’t think it’s fair to say that about the lack of score. Sound was just being introduced and soundtracks to films were unheard of back then. I feel that’s like saying “this silent film would have been better if it had sound”. And about the length, it seemed well paced and as long as it should have been. I can’t think how they would have made it longer. Plus that was the average length for movies back then I believe.

0 people liked this  √