Quality movies about Bigfoot are just as elusive as the creature itself. Despite Hollywood’s fondness for making movies about ghosts, cannibals, elves and dragons, the industry seems to have overlooked the mythical giant ape that some call the Sasquatch.
But despite Tinsel Town’s lack of love for the big guy, there have been some pretty cool, unique, and downright scary Bigfoot movies that, while not attracting mainstream audiences, have made a big splash. resonates with fans of the genre. Here are the top 10 Bigfoot movies, according to IMDb.
TOP 5 best Bigfoot movies, ranked
1. Missing Links (2019) – 6.7
In the animated movie Missing Link, a Bigfoot lost in the Pacific Northwest of the United States enlists the help of a cryptologist to find his yetis family in the Himalayas.
Despite a massive $100 million budget and an all-star voice cast like Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, and Zoe Saldana, the film wasn’t a success, grossing only $26 million at the box office. However, the film went on to win a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.
2. The Sasquatch Gang (2006) – 6.3
Another Bigfoot comedy starring Justin Long, The Sasquatch Gang follows a group of amateur science fiction experts who stumble across large footprints in the woods. Little did they know, they were planted there as a hoax. The event attracted media attention, and soon after, a “real” Bigfoot hunter (played by none other than Carl Weathers) appeared. The film shows how a small thing can be turned into a complete wreck and how everyone’s imagination can be put to good use.
3. Letters From The Big Man (2011) – 6.2
Indeed, one of the most original Bigfoot movies of all time, Letters From the Big Man was a huge hit when it was released. In the film, ranger Sarah is tasked with hiking in the remote forests of Oregon to conduct field research. She heard the pounding of logs, the sound of branches and footsteps in the woods. Before long, she knew she was being watched by Bigfoot. But she’s not afraid, and neither is Bigfoot. Instead, the film is about two characters peeking at each other from afar. The film is about curiosity, discovery and learning to share the forest with its native life.
4. Harry And The Hendersons (1987) – 6.0
Harry and the Hendersons is an ’80s classic about a friendly Bigfoot who just wants to be part of the family. It helped let audiences know that people who aren’t like them don’t have to be scary.
Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it still became a box office hit thanks to the performances of talented actors such as John Lithgow, and the film even won Oscar for Best Makeup. A few years later, it even led to a sitcom of the same name that ran for three seasons.
5. The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then Bigfoot (2018) – 5.6
In this strange film, Sam Elliott plays a retired soldier who participates in a secret operation to assassinate Hitler. Now, (in 1987) he lives a reclusive life in the woods. But one day, government agents come knocking on his door and tell him that a strange virus is infecting people around the world and that the source of the virus is the elusive Bigfoot. Only he can save humanity from the growing pandemic by killing the host of the virus – Bigfoot.
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