The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time Films

The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

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A list of the favorite vampire movies, voted on by the Ranker Community. This is a Crowdranked list, so if you don't see your picks for the best vampire movies already on here, or see some good vampire movies missing, go ahead and make your own version of the list so you can nominate them.

Vampires have been a mainstay in film since its earliest days. In fact, among the most legendary and famous films of the silent era was Nosferatu, a retelling of the story of Dracula directed by German expressionist F.W. Murnau. (A fictionalized version of the making of this film, suggesting that the actor portraying Nosferatu was, in fact, a real vampire was made several years ago, called Shadow of the Vampire.)

The typical staples of the vampire genre and great vampire movies remain surprisingly consistent from their origins - particularly the Bram Stoker Dracula novel. They are undead monsters capable of changing forms, sometimes to a bat but also in the form of mist, or wolves or other creatures, and they feed off the blood of the living. They are also sometimes noted for their charm and sophistication, monsters capable of seducing and charming victims rather than simply attacking prey.

There have been a number of iconic movie vampires throughout the first century of filmmaking, including a number of memorable takes on the Dracula character specifically. (Actors including Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, and even Gary Oldman have all taken on the role.) Recently, vampires have once again become a staple of mainstream entertainment, though with a more romantic twist than normal, thanks to the runaway success of the Twilight series of books and films.

What are the best vampire movies? This list will give you an idea. For more bloodsucking action, be sure to see Ranker's Guide to all Vampire Movies and our list of the Sexiest All-Time Vampire Films.
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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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    Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon

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    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

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    Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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    Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

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    Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh Jackman as vigilante monster hunter Van Helsing,

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    Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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    Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

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    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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    Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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    Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, Chad Lowe

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    Angela Bassett, Don Rickles, Sam Raimi

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    Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

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    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

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    Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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    Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies

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    Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

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    Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Traci Lind

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    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    Carol Lynley, Darren McGavin, Larry Linville

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