As it turns out, there are a surprisingly large number of Bigfoot movies out there.
Movies about Bigfoot are as hard to come by as the real thing. A fabled enormous ape known as Sasquatch has escaped Hollywood’s attention despite the fact that Hollywood is known for making films about supernatural creatures such as ghosts, man-eating beasts, and dragons.
Some interesting, distinctive and downright scary Bigfoot movies have been made despite Hollywood’s aversion to the creature, which, while not appealing to the general populace at large, has been a major hit among aficionados of the genre. According to IMDb, the following are the top ten Bigfoot films of all time.
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.
Bigfoot is brought back to life in the film as a semi-humanoid warrior guarding his race, but the film also incorporates Native American mysticism, implying that Bigfoot is more than just a gigantic ape in the woods.
2. Willow Creek (2013) – 5.1
We accompany two hikers as they trek to Willow Creek in California to see the renowned Patterson-Gimlin footage, Willow Creek, which was shot there. The pace of the film is deliberate, and there is little to no action. 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?). The film’s climax is just as shocking as Blair Witch’s. Those who are interested in Bigfoot should make a point of seeing it.
3. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) – 5.2
Films like The Legend of Boggy Creek changed the game. Bigfoot’s Texarkana-area nickname, the “Fouke Monster,” is the subject of this documentary/reenactment hybrid. In order to obtain national attention, the film was deemed “based on a true story” since it relied on the testimonies of residents in Texarkana to describe their terrifying encounters with the fabled 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
Exists is considered by many Bigfoot enthusiasts to be one of the best contemporary Sasquatch documentaries.
To make his own discovered footage Bigfoot film, The Blair Witch Project founder Eduardo Sánchez chose to make a new one. While Sánchez begins the film with some of his previous methods, by the midpoint of the picture, the film has transformed into a full-blown monster feature. While the movie was critiqued for its weak characters, its costume design was appreciated.
5. Strange Wilderness (2008) – 5.3
For their low-rated nature show ‘Strange Wilderness,’ a gang of documentary filmmakers sets out to find the mythical Sasquatch. It was a comedy, unlike most Bigfoot films, that featured Justin Long (Steve Zahn), Jonah Hill (Jonah Hill), and Ashley Scott (Ashley Scott).
To this day it is regarded as a cult classic because it was made by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company.
6. The Man Who Killed Hitler, and Then the Bigfoot (2018) – 5.6
Retired soldier Sam Elliott portrays a man who was part of a secret mission to kill Hitler in this weird film. He now lives a solitary life in the woods (in 1987). 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 he can stop the spread of a pandemic by murdering Bigfoot, the virus’ host.
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 helped audiences realize that people who don’t look like them aren’t inherently frightening.
As a result of strong performances by actors like John Lithgow, the film was a box-office success despite mixed reviews from critics. It also won the Academy Award for Best Makeup. Later, it even led to a comedy that aired for three seasons based on the same name.
8. Letters From the Big Man (2011) – 6.2
When it was released, Letters from the Big Man was widely acclaimed as one of the best Bigfoot films ever made. Sarah, a park ranger, is charged with hiking across the wild forests of Oregon to do field study in the movie. Forrest noises are audible to her; she can hear thumping logs, breaking trees, as well as human footsteps. She soon learns that Bigfoot is stalking her. But Bigfoot and her are unfazed. To be honest, the movie isn’t really about the relationship between the two characters. The film explores themes of curiosity, exploration, and learning to coexist with the natural world.
9. The Sasquatch Gang (2006) – 6.3
The Sasquatch Gang, starring Justin Long, is another Bigfoot comedy about a gang of amateur sci-fi nerds who discover enormous footprints in the woods. Justin Long stars. What these people don’t know is that it was all staged. A “genuine” Bigfoot hunter (played by none other than Carl Weathers) soon comes when the event attracts media notice. 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
Lost in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, a Bigfoot seeks the assistance of a cryptozoologist to locate his family of yetis in the Himalayas in the animated film Missing Link.
Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, and Zoe Saldana were all part of the voice cast, yet the film only made $26 million in box office receipts despite its $100 million budget. Though it was nominated for an Oscar, the film won the Golden Globe for best animated feature picture.