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 vote them up.
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, 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.) Vampires have always been a staple of mainstream entertainment. If you are looking for a more romantic twist than normal, check out the Twilight series of films that can be found below. There are also several other vampire book adaptions on this list.
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, our list of the Sexiest All-Time Vampire Films, and the best Dracula movies.
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Directed by: Stephen Norrington
Directed by: F. W. Murnau
Directed by: Tom Holland
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly
Directed by: Tod Browning, Karl Freund
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Directed by: David Slade
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Directed by: John Carpenter
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Directed by: Michael Rymer
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Directed by: Patrick Tatopoulos
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Directed by: Gary Shore, Andy Cockrum
Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui