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 SchumacherThe Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer... more
Directed by: Francis Ford CoppolaBram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford... more
Directed by: Neil JordanInterview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film... more
Directed by: Stephen NorringtonBlade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen... more
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Directed by: David SladeFor centuries, vampires have stayed in the dark, forced to hide each morning or else be... more
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Sarah KellyFrom Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez... more
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Directed by: Tobe HooperSalem's Lot is a 1979 American television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen... more
Directed by: Stephen SommersVan Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh... more
Directed by: Gary Shore, Andy CockrumDracula Untold is a 2014 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Gary Shore in... more
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Directed by: Michael RymerQueen of the Damned is a 2002 vampire horror film and a loose adaptation of the third novel of... more
Directed by: Guillermo del ToroBlade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics... more
Directed by: F. W. MurnauNosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by... more
Directed by: Tomas AlfredsonLet the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. A... more
Directed by: Fran Rubel KuzuiBuffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl... more
Directed by: Tod Browning, Karl FreundDracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as... more
Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter SpierigDaybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian... more
Directed by: John CarpenterVampires, also known as John Carpenter's Vampires, is a 1998 American supernatural... more
Directed by: Måns Mårlind, Björn SteinUnderworld: Awakening is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and... more
Directed by: Taika Waititi, Jemaine ClementWhat We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film directed by... more
Directed by: Matt ReevesLet Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi... more
Directed by: Howard StormOnce Bitten is a 1985 American horror comedy film starring Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey and Karen... more