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. 

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

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    most listed Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Wentworth Miller

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    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    James Mason, Lew Ayres, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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    Lina Leandersson, Philip Hersh, Peter Carlberg

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    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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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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    ranked low on reranks Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen

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    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

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    David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe

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    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ronald Lacey

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    Gerard Butler, Nathan Fillion, Jeri Ryan

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

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

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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 Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

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    added by RodneyBlair Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews

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    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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    Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, James Tolkan

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    Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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

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    Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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

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    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

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    Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Brian Thompson

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    Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

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    Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

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    Lon Chaney, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall

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    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RodneyBlair Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Larry Linville

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    Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, William Marshall

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    Corey Feldman, Angie Everhart, Dennis Miller

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    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutcherson

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    Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove, Ivan J. Rado

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