With the help of IMDb, we’ve compiled a top 10 list of the best Bigfoot movies ever made.
As elusive as the Bigfoot himself is, good movies about him are hard to come by. If you’ve ever wondered why Hollywood hasn’t made a movie about Sasquatch—the mythological ape some people call Sasquatch—you’re not alone.
There have been several unusual, strange, and downright scary Bigfoot films that aren’t particularly appealing to the general public but are huge hits among genre lovers despite Hollywood’s disdain for the big monster. According to IMDb, these are the top 10 Bigfoot movies.
1. Primal Rage (2018) – 4.8
Most believe that Primal Rage (also referred to as Primal Rage: Bigfoot Reborn, or Primal Rage: The Legend of Konga) has flaws, despite the fact that the movie’s gore effects have been widely praised.
While Bigfoot is resurrected in the film as a quasi-humanoid warrior protecting his race, the film also includes Native American mysticism and hints that Bigfoot is more mystical and otherworldly than a huge ape.
2. Willow Creek (2013) – 5.1
Hikers come to Willow Creek, California – where the Patterson-Gimlin footage was shot – to document their journey. There is very little action in this film. A more TheBlair Witch Project-like effect was attempted by the filmmaker, where the terror is found in the faint noises barely audible and the brief glimpse of a shadow (or was that a tree?) Like Blair Witch, the film builds to an explosive finale. I recommend it to Bigfoot enthusiasts.
3. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) – 5.2
Legend of Boggy Creek was a ground-breaking film. The film concentrates on the “Fouke Monster” – Bigfoot’s local moniker in the Texarkana region – as a documentary and a reenactment. Due to the film’s claim to be inspired by genuine events, it attracted national attention since it was based on accounts from Texarkana residents who had been attacked by the legendary beast.
When it was re-released in 4K in early 2020, it made over $20 million at the box office, placing it among the top 12 most successful films of 1972.
4. Exists (2014) – 5.2
The film Exists is considered by many Bigfoot enthusiasts to be one of the best current Sasquatch films.
To make his own discovered footage Bigfoot film, The Blair Witch Project founder Eduardo Sánchez chose to make a new one. After a few minutes, the film goes from a horror flick to a full-blown monster movie. While the movie was panned for its lack of strong characters, it was commended for its impressive costume design.
5. Strange Wilderness (2008) – 5.3
For their mediocre nature show “Strange Wilderness,” a ragtag crew of documentary filmmakers decides to go on a hunt for the legendary Sasquatch. Strange Wilderness, starring Justin Long, Steve Zahn, Jonah Hill, and Ashley Scott, takes a lighter approach to the Bigfoot mythos.
The film was made by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production firm, which has since become a cult favorite.
6. The Man Who Killed Hitler, and Then the Bigfoot (2018) – 5.6
Sam Elliott plays a veteran soldier who was part of a secret operation to assassinate Adolf Hitler in this weird film. As of 1987, he is a recluse who lives alone in the woods. A mysterious viral sickness is killing people all around the world, and the source of the virus is the legendary Bigfoot, according to government operatives who show up at his house one day. Only by eliminating the virus’ host animal, Bigfoot, can he save mankind from an impending pandemic.
7. Harry and the Hendersons (1987) – 6.0
In Harry and the Hendersons, a beloved film from the 1980s, a friendly Bigfoot longs to become a member of the household. Harry It taught viewers that people who don’t look like them aren’t inherently frightening.
John Lithgow’s performance and the Academy Award for Best Makeup helped the film overcome poor reviews from critics and become a box office success. It even spawned a three-season comedy with the same name a few years later.
8. Letters From the Big Man (2011) – 6.2
Letters From the Big Man was a critical and commercial success upon its initial release in 1993. It is unquestionably one of the most original Bigfoot documentaries ever made. Sarah, a park ranger in training, is sent on a study expedition to Oregon’s distant forests. The thudding of logs, the snapping of twigs, and the footsteps in the woods are all things she can make out. She soon learns that Bigfoot is stalking her. However, neither she nor Bigfoot appear to be scared. To be honest, the movie isn’t really about the relationship between the two characters. Curiosity, exploration, and learning to coexist with nature are all themes explored in the film
9. The Sasquatch Gang (2006) – 6.3
Bigfoot comedy The Sasquatch Gang also stars Justin Long and centers on a gang of amateur sci-fi nerds who come upon a pair of unusually huge footprints in the woods. They have no idea that they were a ruse. A “genuine” Bigfoot hunter (played by none other than Carl Weathers) shows up soon after as a result of the media coverage the incident has received. People’s imaginations sometimes get the better of them in this film, which shows how a simple task can spiral out of control.
10. Missing Link (2019) – 6.7
When a Bigfoot goes missing in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, he seeks the assistance of a cryptozoologist to locate his yeti family in the Himalayas.
A $100 million production budget and an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis and Zoe Saldana, failed to bring in a profit. Though it was nominated for an Oscar, the film won the Golden Globe for best animated feature picture.