The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time Films
Ultimate List
14,396 votes 120,796 views more info

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.
  • 38 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 443
    Down 153

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

  2. 2
    Up 460
    Down 180

    most listed Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

  3. 3
    Up 455
    Down 150

    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

  4. 4
    Up 284
    Down 131

    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

  5. 5
    Up 341
    Down 135

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

  6. 6
    Up 380
    Down 108

    Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Wentworth Miller

  7. 7
    Up 290
    Down 110

    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

  8. 8
    Up 233
    Down 103

    James Mason, Lew Ayres, Bonnie Bedelia

  9. 9
    Up 326
    Down 117

    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

  10. 10
    Up 258
    Down 118

    Lina Leandersson, Philip Hersh, Peter Carlberg

  11. 11
    Up 250
    Down 125

    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

  12. 12
    Up 253
    Down 112

    Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra

  13. 13
    Up 158
    Down 115

    Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

  14. 14
    Up 212
    Down 119

    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

  15. 15
    Up 187
    Down 127

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

  16. 16
    Up 224
    Down 93

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

  17. 17
    Up 116
    Down 113

    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

  18. 18
    Up 146
    Down 116

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

  19. 19
    Up 82
    Down 109

    David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe

  20. 20
    Up 121
    Down 130

    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green

  21. 21
    Up 154
    Down 143

  22. 22
    Up 78
    Down 99

    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ronald Lacey

  23. 23
    Up 90
    Down 110

    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

  24. 24
    Up 50
    Down 102

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

  25. 25
    Up 93
    Down 115

    Gerard Butler, Nathan Fillion, Jeri Ryan

  26. 26
    Up 109
    Down 84

    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

  27. 27
    Up 92
    Down 67

    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

  28. 28
    Up 93
    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

  29. 29
    Up 126
    Down 254

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

  30. 30
    Up 64
    Down 45

    added by RodneyBlair Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews

  31. 31
    Up 59
    Down 90

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

  32. 32
    Up 115
    Down 83

    Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, James Tolkan

  33. 33
    Up 102
    Down 77

    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

  34. 34
    Up 67
    Down 67

    Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

  35. 35
    Up 33
    Down 74

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

  36. 36
    Up 39
    Down 100

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

  37. 37
    Up 77
    Down 87

    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

  38. 38
    Up 61
    Down 22

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

  39. 39
    Up 33
    Down 85

    Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

  40. 40
    Up 45
    Down 57

    Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Brian Thompson

  41. 41
    Up 56
    Down 77

    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

  42. 42
    Up 40
    Down 75

    Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

  43. 43
    Up 30
    Down 53

    added by flight401 Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies

  44. 44
    Up 22
    Down 56

    Lon Chaney, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall

  45. 45
    Up 43
    Down 63

    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

  46. 46
    Up 42
    Down 36

    added by RodneyBlair Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Larry Linville

  47. 47
    Up 41
    Down 89

    Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, William Marshall

  48. 48
    Up 48
    Down 45

    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutcherson

  49. 49
    Up 48
    Down 80

    Corey Feldman, Angie Everhart, Dennis Miller

  50. 50
    Up 31
    Down 76

    Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove, Ivan J. Rado

66 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists