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The Best 2000s Vampire Movies 

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Updated January 12, 2018 873 votes 182 voters 11k views 27 items

List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

Released: 2003

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Underworld is a 2003 action horror film directed by Len Wiseman about the secret history of Vampires and Lycans. It is the first installment in the Underworld series. The main plot revolves ...more

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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 Anna Valerious. The film is ...more

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30 Days of Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Slade

For centuries, vampires have stayed in the dark, forced to hide each morning or else be destroyed by the burning power of the sun. But in Columbia Pictures' 30 Days of Night, based on the ...more

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Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. A 12-year-old boy (Kåre Hedebrant) develops a friendship with a vampire child (Lina Leandersson) in ...more

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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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Underworld: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

Released: 2006

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Underworld: Evolution is an American action-vampire film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second installment in the Underworld series, following Underworld. The events of the film begin during ...more

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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more

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Daybreakers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig. The film takes place in a futuristic world overrun by vampires. A ...more

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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh

Released: 2014

Directed by: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Vampire roommates Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and ...more

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Shadow of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

Released: 2000

Directed by: E. Elias Merhige

Shadow of the Vampire is a 2000 horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige and written by Steven Katz, and starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. The film is a fictionalised account of the ...more
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Byzantium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 2012

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Byzantium is a 2012 drama, fantasy and thriller film written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan.
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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered ...more

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Cirque du Freak: The Vam... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

Released: 2009

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is a 2009 American film adaptation of the Vampire Blood trilogy of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan.

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Jennifer's Body is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Alex Malkavian added Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt

Released: 2009

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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The Forsaken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Alex Malkavian added Julia Schultz, Izabella Miko, Simon Rex

Released: 2001

Directed by: J. S. Cardone

The Forsaken is a 2001 horror-thriller film written and directed by J. S. Cardone. In Australia, its promotional title was The Forsaken: Desert Vampires.

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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Released: 2010

Directed by: Matt Reeves

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Bitten is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Alex Malkavian added Jason Mewes, Stuart Stone, Erica Cox

Directed by: Harvey Glazer

Bitten is a 2008 low budget black comedy vampire film that stars Jason Mewes, as a paramedic who rescues Danika, a female vampire, from an alley way.
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Frostbite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Alex Malkavian added Måns Nathanaelson, Petra Nielsen, Anna Lindholm

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anders Banke

Frostbite is a Swedish comedy horror film from 2006 directed by Anders Banke. As well as the horror theme, various parts also have pure humour elements, and it is considered a horror/comedy by ...more
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Thirst is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Song Kang-Ho, Ok-bin Kim, Shin Ha-kyun

Released: 2009

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

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Ultraviolet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Cameron Bright

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kurt Wimmer

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Day Watch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko, Aleksei Chadov

Released: 2006

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodl... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio

Released: 2000

Directed by: Yoshiaki Kawajiri

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Night Watch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Vampire Movies
Anna Semenovich, Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko

Released: 2004

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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