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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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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

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Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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Salem's Lot David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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Near Dark Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

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Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Vampires James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon

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Dracula Untold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

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Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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dracula 2000 Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

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Dracula: Prince of Darkness Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

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The Fearless Vampire Killers Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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Salem's Lot Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

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Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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Nosferatu the Vampyre Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Cronos Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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True Blood Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, Chad Lowe

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Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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Vampyr Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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Innocent Blood Angela Bassett, Don Rickles, Sam Raimi

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Fright Night (2011) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Fright Night (2011) Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, and Imogen Poots revisit the Chris Sarandon classic with a little wink and a dose of Farrell ham thrown in. David Tennant reprises the Roddy McDowell role of Peter Vincent and everybody has a grand ...

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Horror of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

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The Addiction Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

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The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies

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Fright Night II Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Traci Lind

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Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

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The Vampire Lovers Peter Cushing, Madeline Smith, Ingrid Pitt

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Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

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Scars of Dracula Christopher Lee, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Hamilton