From the book:

Frankenstein BY Shelley, Mary

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1994

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
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Now, the version that is referenced below is good. It adheres closely to the book, and has a great cast, so I use it as the primary link.

However the Frankenstein everyone remembers is the 1931 version starring Boris Karloff. I loved it as a kid. It doesn't follow the book much at all... The monster never becomes the articulate person he does in the book, but this is the version that everyone remembers. It's a classic and worth seeing.

Summary from IMDB

In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself and Victor Frankenstein and he tells to the captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a brilliant student and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study at the university and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval who becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries to create life. He succeeds and gives life to a strong Creature, composed of parts of deceased persons. However he realizes that his experiment is a mistake and he abandons the Creature expecting that it will die alone. However the Creature survives and learns how to read and write, but he is a monster rejected by society and his own creator. The Creature decides to seek revenge from Victor by killing everyone he loves.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil