The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time Films
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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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    Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Billy Campbell

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

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    Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Thandie Newton

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    George Clooney, Kelly Preston, Gregory Nicotero

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    Gustav Botz, Ruth Landschoff, Karl Etlinger

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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Sophia Myles

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    Roddy McDowall, Jonathan Stark, Heidi Sorenson

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    Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords, Wesley Snipes

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    Ed Flanders, David Soul, Lance Kerwin

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    Lina Leandersson, Rasmus Luthander, Elin Almén

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    Melissa George, Ben Foster, Danny Huston

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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Steven Mackintosh

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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    Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein

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    Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Brenda Wehle

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    Maximilian Schell, James Woods, Tim Guinee

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    Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan

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    David Bowie, Jane Leeves, Suzanne Bertish

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    Alice Cooper, Jonny Lee Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

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    Eddie Izzard, John Malkovich, Catherine McCormack

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    Jack MacGowran, Sydney Bromley, Terry Downes

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

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    Ben Affleck, Thomas Jane, Paul Reubens

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    Margarita Isabel, Claudio Brook, Ron Perlman

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    Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews

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    Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Roland Topor

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    Rob Lowe, Samantha Mathis, Robert Mammone

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    Rachelle Lefevre, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene

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    Stephen Rea, Kate Beckinsale, Catlin Adams

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    Don Rickles, Frank Oz, Tony Sirico

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    Chad Lowe, Jeff Fahey, John Capodice

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    Satoko Kitô, Motomu Kiyokawa, Seizō Katō

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    Kris Kristofferson, Eric Bogosian, Wesley Snipes

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    Charles Dance, Charlie Cox, Luke Evans

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    Tom Noonan, Leonardo Cimino, Stan Shaw

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    Rena Mandel, N. Babanini, Maurice Schutz

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    Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

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    Vincent Price, Carolyn De Fonseca, Umberto Raho

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    Veronica Carlson, Christopher Lee, Ewan Hooper

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    Darren McGavin, Ralph Meeker, Charles McGraw

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    Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Saoirse Ronan

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    Ken Watanabe, Jane Krakowski, John C. Reilly

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