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The Best 2000s Vampire Movies

Updated January 12, 2018 929 votes 191 voters 11.8k views27 items

List RulesVote up your favorite vampire films that were released in the '00s.

Are there still quality vampire movies in the 2000s? While some might say that the age of the classic bloodsucker is over, there are plenty of good '00s vampire movies to sink your teeth into. These '00s vampire movies breathe life into a time honored genre, with a wide variety of directors bringing their own unique style to the creatures we all know and love. If you don’t think these 2000s vampire films deserve a top spot on the list, vote them down, vote your favorites up, and rerank this list however you choose.

In this list, you'll find classic heroes like Van Helsing, brought to life by Hugh Jackman, and Blade, a sword-wielding, karate-kicking Wesley Snipes, mixed in with more modern titles like Daybreakers, starring Ethan Hawke and Sam Neil. You'll even find a dash of dark comedy with Shadow of the Vampire. Do you think Americans do vampires best? I Am Legend might make you think so, but foreign films like Thirst might make you reconsider everything.


This list of the top '00s vampire movies will make you want to invite someone into your lair, feast on popcorn, and debate the best 00s vampire movies all night long. Be sure to check out the best '80s vampire movies, too - just make sure you let the right one in.
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    Underworld
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    Underworld

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen

    Released2003

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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    Blade II
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    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    30 Days of Night
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    30 Days of Night

    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Slade

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    Van Helsing
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Let the Right One In
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    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman

    Released2008

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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    What We Do in the Shadows
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    What We Do in the Shadows

    Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

    Released2014

    Directed byTaika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

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    Underworld: Evolution
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    Underworld: Evolution

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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    I Am Legend
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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Daybreakers
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    Daybreakers

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

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    Shadow of the Vampire
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    Shadow of the Vampire

    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich

    Released2000

    Directed byE. Elias Merhige

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    Dark Shadows
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    Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Fright Night
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    Fright Night

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant

    Released2011

    Directed byCraig Gillespie

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    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
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    Released2009

    Directed byPaul Weitz

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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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    17

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk

    Released2012

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

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    Day Watch
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    Day Watch

    Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko

    Released2006

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

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    Byzantium
    14
    14

    Byzantium

    Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan

    Released2012

    Directed byNeil Jordan

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  • 17
    Jennifer's Body
    14
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    Jennifer's Body

    Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2009

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

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    The Forsaken
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    The Forsaken

    Julia Schultz, Izabella Miko

    Released2001

    Directed byJ. S. Cardone

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    Let Me In
    16
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    Let Me In

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins

    Released2010

    Directed byMatt Reeves

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    Bitten

    Jason Mewes, Stuart Stone

    Directed byHarvey Glazer

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    Ultraviolet
    11
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    Ultraviolet

    Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner

    Released2006

    Directed byKurt Wimmer

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    Thirst
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    Thirst

    Song Kang-Ho, Ok-bin Kim

    Released2009

    Directed byPark Chan-wook

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    Frostbite
    2
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    Frostbite

    Måns Nathanaelson, Petra Nielsen

    Released2006

    Directed byAnders Banke

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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
    5
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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

    Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon

    Released2000

    Directed byYoshiaki Kawajiri

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    Night Watch
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    Night Watch

    Anna Semenovich, Jeanna Friske

    Released2004

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

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