The very first movie about Frankenstein was made in 1910 starring Charles Ogle as Frankenstein. It ran for 16 minutes and was a silent movie. The very first talking movie about Frankenstein was produced in 1931 and starred Boris Karloff as Frankenstein. It was simply called "Frankenstein". It was based on a book by Mary Shelley. There have been many movies and TV shows about this character made.