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Hungry like the wolfman: Top 5 werewolf movies of the '80s

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Benicio Del Toro
may be tearing up the box office as The Wolfman, but don't count on me shelling out $10 for a ticket anytime soon. To me, the art of the werewolf movie was perfected decades ago.

No, not those flicks by Michael Landon or Lon Chaney Jr. And certainly not those dreadful Twilight flicks. (Twighlight flicks are to the decade what the Spice Girls were in the '90s. How's that?) In fact, I think the '80s can officially claim Del Toro as one of its own. (His first big flicks: Big Top Pee Wee and License to Kill.)

Add any of these 5 movies to your Netflix queue ... and download a few wolf-centric songs from our decade to help pass the time. (Will the Wolf Survive by Los Lobos ... The Hungry Wolf by X ... Where the Wolfbane Blooms by Nomads ... and of course Duran Duran's obvious classic.)

Want to see me do this list with one nostalgic hand tied behind the back? I won't even use the Teen Wolf flicks. (Sorry, Michael J. Fox and Jason Bateman.)

TOP 5 WOLF MOVIES OF THE 1980s:

5. SILVER BULLET (1985): Gary Busey, Everett McGill. "I'm a litte too old to be playing Hardy Boys meet Reverend Werewolf!" [ Trailer]

4. WOLFEN (1981): Albert Finney, Diane Venora. "You don't have the eyes of the Hunter. You have the eyes of the dead." [Trailer]

3. THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (1984): Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury. "Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle." [Trailer]

2. THE HOWLING (1981): Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee. "We should never try to deny the beast - the animal within us." [ Trailer]

1. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
(1981): David Naughton, Griffin Dunne. "I will not be threatened by a walking meat loaf!" [ Trailer]

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