#14. Frankenstein (1931)


Universal Pictures

– Director: James Whale

– Stacker score: 93.4

– Metascore: 91

– IMDb user rating: 7.8

– Runtime: 70 minutes

Marking Boris Karloff’s debut as Frankenstein’s monster, this 1931 sci-fi horror movie brings Mary Shelley’s classic tale to life in a timeless fashion. Karloff was such an obscure actor at the time there was a question mark in lieu of his name during the opening credits. Thanks to a subsequent horror boom in Hollywood, in part fueled by the success of “Frankenstein,” Karloff rapidly became one of the industry’s biggest stars. Needless to say, his days of being credited with a question mark were over.