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, 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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Angela Bassett, Don Rickles, Sam Raimi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

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    ranked low on reranks Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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    ranked low on reranks & added by BrianWestonBlamires Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    Lon Chaney, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall

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