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, 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 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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  1. 1
    Up 268
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    most listed &most voted
    The Lost Boys

    1987 More
    100
  2. 2
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    often listed &loved
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    1992 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 259
    Down 97
    1994 More
    98
  4. 4
    Up 179
    Down 67

    often listed &loved
    Nosferatu

    1922 More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 199
    Down 68
    1996 More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 166
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    often listed
    Fright Night

    1985 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 153
    Down 66
    2008 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 206
    Down 67
    2003 More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 131
    Down 57
    1979 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 182
    Down 75
    1998 More
    80
  11. 11
    Up 147
    Down 70
    2007 More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 88
    Down 64
    1987 More
    73
  13. 13
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    2002 More
    70
  14. 14
    Up 123
    Down 64
    2009 More
    70
  15. 15
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    2010 More
    70
  16. 16
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    controversial
    I Am Legend

    2007 More
    58
  17. 17
    Up 57
    Down 62
    1998 More
    57
  18. 18
    Up 105
    Down 54
    2006 More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 77
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    2009 More
    56
  20. 20
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    2011 More
    55
  21. 21
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    2002 More
    55
  22. 22
    Up 44
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    1979 More
    55
  23. 23
    Up 43
    Down 63
    1983 More
    54
  24. 24
    Up 46
    Down 64
    2000 More
    54
  25. 25
    Up 56
    Down 72

    controversial
    Dark Shadows

    2012 More
    53
  26. 26
    Up 40
    Down 51
    1967 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 51
    Down 40
    1989 More
    50
  28. 28
    Up 24
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    controversial
    Cronos

    1993 More
    49
  29. 29
    Up 29
    Down 51
    1992 More
    48
  30. 30
    Up 20
    Down 14
    1966 More
    48
    added by: RodneyBlair
  31. 31
    Up 42
    Down 36
    2013 More
    47
  32. 32
    Up 36
    Down 51
    1987 More
    46
  33. 33
    Up 31
    Down 30

    niche appeal
    Vampire Hunter D

    1985 More
    45
  34. 34
    Up 21
    Down 66

    controversial
    The Addiction

    1995 More
    45
  35. 35
    Up 43
    Down 40
    1992 More
    45
  36. 36
    Up 6
    Down 16

    about to drop off
    Scars of Dracula

    1970 More
    45
    added by: flight401
  37. 37
    Up 48
    Down 56
    2000 More
    45
  38. 38
    Up 35
    Down 27

    niche appeal
    'Salem's Lot

    2004 More
    45
  39. 39
    Up 8
    Down 22
    1968 More
    43
    added by: flight401
  40. 40
    Up 16
    Down 30
    1985 More
    42
  41. 41
    Up 22
    Down 43
    1972 More
    42
  42. 42
    Up 64
    Down 139

    controversial
    Twilight

    2008 More
    41
  43. 43
    Up 17
    Down 22
    1988 More
    40
  44. 44
    Up 14
    Down 34
    1932 More
    40
  45. 45
    Up 18
    Down 49
    1974 More
    40
  46. 46
    Up 5
    Down 8
    2008 More
    38
    added by: BushWanker
  47. 47
    Up 25
    Down 56
    2010 More
    38
  48. 48
    Up 30
    Down 43
    1971 More
    38
  49. 49
    Up 18
    Down 44
    1964 More
    37
  50. 50
    Up 24
    Down 48

    niche appeal
    Bordello of Blood

    1996 More
    37
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