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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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Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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1,504 487
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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1,273 457
Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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1,007 433
From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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862 335
Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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1,167 416
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

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1,023 383
Blade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Salem's Lot David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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786 315
30 Days of Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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Near Dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Near Dark Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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734 344
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Vampires is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Vampires James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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Daybreakers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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Underworld: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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Queen of the Damned Aaliyah, Lena Olin, Paul McGann

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
ArjayW added Fright Night (2011) Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette - Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, and Imogen Poots revisit the Chris Sarandon classic with a little wink and a dose of Farrell ham thrown in. David Tennant reprises the Roddy McDowell role of Peter Vincent and everybody has a grand ...

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The Hunger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon

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Dracula Untold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
MikeTonds added Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

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sev674475 added Van Helsing (2004) Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran - Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh Jackman as vigilante monster hunter Van Helsing, and Kate Beckinsale as ...

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Dracula 2000 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Dracula 2000 Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

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Shadow of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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436 274
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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Dracula: Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
RodneyBlair added Dracula: Prince of Darkness Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

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The Fearless Vampire Killers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
The Fearless Vampire Killers Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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Blade: Trinity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Salem's Lot Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

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Nosferatu the Vampyre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Nosferatu the Vampyre Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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Underworld: Awakening is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
BrianWestonBlamires added Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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Vampire Hunter D is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Cronos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Cronos Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
True Blood Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, Chad Lowe

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244 223
The Monster Squad is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Innocent Blood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Innocent Blood Angela Bassett, Don Rickles, Sam Raimi

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Vampyr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Vampyr Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
daniel-claeys added Dracula (Frank Langella) Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence

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Horror of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

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The Addiction is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
The Addiction Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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Byzantium is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
katwald added Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

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Dracula Has Risen from the Gra... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
flight401 added Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies

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Fright Night II is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Fright Night II Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Traci Lind

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Once Bitten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

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flight401 added Scars of Dracula Christopher Lee, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Hamilton