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Films in the Shadow of Frankenstein

These are Frankenstein films that aren't about Frankenstein.
This list contains creation with consequences, meeting one's maker, ostracized abominations, and more. It contains monsters who didn't ask to be made or request the circumstances of their existence, and they may or may not be very happy about it. It also contains those who create and control life through means and for ends that may or may not be monstrous. Some of the films on this list are obvious in their thematic relation to Frankenstein while others are extremely vague: if you watch them, or any film here, simply consider it in this context and see what you think. Your interpretation is your own body to build.
Suggestions welcome: the less obvious, the better.

  • White Dog
  • Dead Ringers
  • Ex Machina
  • Demon Seed
  • RoboCop
  • Seed of Chucky
  • The Brood
  • Carnivore
  • It's Alive
  • Moon
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Whiplash
  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)
  • The Elephant Man
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • ABE
  • A.D.A.M.
  • X2
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Gone Girl
  • D.A.R.Y.L.
  • Dead of Night
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • Baby Geniuses
  • Weird Science
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Woyzeck
  • Dead Girl
  • Encino Man
  • Pretty Woman
  • Robot Stories
  • Westworld
  • Pinocchio
  • Koko: A Talking Gorilla
  • Antiviral
  • Pressure Point
  • New Nightmare
  • Flowers for Algernon
  • Resident Evil
  • Halloween
  • Short Circuit
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
  • Toy Story 4
  • Blade Runner
  • Creed
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Trog
  • Batman
  • The Bad Seed
  • Phantom Thread
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The Golem: How He Came into the World
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • Making Mr. Right
  • Bitch
  • The Creature Walks Among Us
  • Firestarter
  • I Eat Your Skin
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  • Mad Love
  • Fat Girl
  • Alien Resurrection
  • Prometheus
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante
  • The Child
  • Shrek 2
  • Pet Sematary
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Chappie
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • A History of Violence
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • I, Robot
  • Smart House
  • Bubble Boy
  • Fido
  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • Hammerhead
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Psycho II
  • Saturn 3
  • Small Soldiers
  • Bicentennial Man
  • First Blood
  • The Lathe of Heaven
  • Looker
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives