horror The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by
46.1k votes 4.3k voters 236.9k views 97 items Embed
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.
list ordered by

1
1,394 468
Ranker Video
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

The Sexiest Vampire Movies Ever Made The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

2
1,471 470
Ranker Video
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

3
1,238 447
Ranker Video
Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

4
727 397
Ranker Video
Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

5
989 412
Ranker Video
From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

6
1,133 402
Ranker Video
Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

7
839 328
Ranker Video
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

8
1,003 369
Ranker Video
Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

9
715 327
Ranker Video
Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

10
644 297
Ranker Video
Salem's Lot David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

11
763 303
Ranker Video
30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

12
434 314
Ranker Video
Near Dark Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

13
631 352
Ranker Video
Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

14
715 336
Ranker Video
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

15
480 349
Ranker Video
Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

The Best Werewolf Movies Ever Made The Scariest Movies Ever Made

16
397 295
Ranker Video
Vampires James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

17
473 313
Ranker Video
Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

18
629 308
Ranker Video
Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

19
589 395
Ranker Video

20
278 286
Ranker Video
The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon

21
374 154
Dracula Untold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
MikeTonds added Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

22
424 263
Ranker Video
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

23
388 169
Ranker Video
sev674475 added Van Helsing (2004) 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 ...

24
379 385
Ranker Video
Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

25
322 319
Ranker Video
dracula 2000 Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

26
268 265
Ranker Video
Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

27
264 155
Ranker Video
RodneyBlair added Dracula: Prince of Darkness Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

28
184 291
Ranker Video
The Fearless Vampire Killers Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

29
327 270
Ranker Video
Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

30
288 179
Ranker Video
Salem's Lot Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

31
228 213
Ranker Video
Nosferatu the Vampyre Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

32
343 239
Ranker Video
True Blood Sherilyn Fenn, Jeff Fahey, Chad Lowe

33
341 181
Ranker Video
BrianWestonBlamires added Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

34
216 200
Ranker Video
Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

35
129 246
Ranker Video
Cronos Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

36
382 738
Ranker Video
Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

37
233 217
Ranker Video
The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

38
143 220
Ranker Video
Innocent Blood Angela Bassett, Don Rickles, Sam Raimi

39
105 200
Ranker Video
Vampyr Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

40
202 94
Fright Night (2011) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time
ArjayW added Fright Night (2011) 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 ...

41
188 169
Ranker Video
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

42
92 70
Horror of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

43
77 224
Ranker Video
The Addiction Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra

The Best Horror Movie Remakes The Best Bars and Pubs in London

44
164 197
Ranker Video
The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

45
124 152
Ranker Video
flight401 added Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies

46
146 105
Ranker Video
Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

47
143 134
Ranker Video
katwald added Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

48
150 190
Ranker Video
Fright Night II Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Traci Lind

49
116 131
Ranker Video
flight401 added Scars of Dracula Christopher Lee, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Hamilton

50
77 111
Ranker Video
The Vampire Lovers Peter Cushing, Madeline Smith, Ingrid Pitt