Top 25 Films Starring Bela Lugosi

I have done a list like this for Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Basil Rathbone. I am working my way through all of the legends of classic horror.

So of course, I have to do one for Bela Lugosi.

It was Lugosi’s portrayal of Dracula in 1931 that created the image of vampires in cinema and fiction from that point forward.

Even though Dracula is his most famous role, he also went on to star in a slew of other horror classics. He went from being at the forefront of the Universal Monsters franchise to horror legend and to befriending infamous director Ed Wood. He also had a song made about him by the post-punk band Bauhaus.

These are his twenty-five best pictures.

1. Dracula
2. The Wolf Man
3. Son of Frankenstein
4. The Ghost of Frankenstein
5. White Zombie
6. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
7. The Return of the Vampire
8. Chandu the Magician
9. Mark of the Vampire
10. The Raven
11. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
12. The Whispering Shadow
13. Night of Terror
14. The Return of Chandu
15. The Phantom Creeps
16. The Black Cat (1934)
17. The Invisible Ray
18. Scared to Death
19. Bride of the Monster
20. Murders In the Rue Morgue
21. Night Monster
22. The Devil Bat
23. The Black Cat (1941)
24. The Corpse Vanishes
25. Plan 9 From Outer Space