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The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

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 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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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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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

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    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

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    Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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    Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

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    Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, Chad Lowe

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    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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    Angela Bassett, Don Rickles, Sam Raimi

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    Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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    Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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    Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

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    Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

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    Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Traci Lind

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    Carol Lynley, Darren McGavin, Larry Linville

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    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

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    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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