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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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    most listed Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    the people's #1 Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    James Mason, Lew Ayres, Bonnie Bedelia

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    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ronald Lacey

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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 Gerard Butler, Nathan Fillion, Jeri Ryan

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    ranked low on reranks Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

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    ranked low on reranks Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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

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

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    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

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    Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

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    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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