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The Best Movies About Female Vampires

Updated April 17, 2019 1.2k votes 141 voters 8k views29 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that feature female vampires.

While Count Dracula may be the king of vampires, people often forget that there are female vampire movies as well. Even as far back as Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula was shown to be in league with a group of female vampires who lived in his castle and made a meal of poor Jonathon Harker.

While Dracula was the first vampire, he's far from the only one. Hundreds, if not thousands, of vampires, have popped up on film and TV and it's no surprise that some of the very best vampire movies are focused on women vampires.

The best female vampire movies are just as fierce as the movies featuring the Count and his cronies. They range from the comically oversexed movies of the 70s, like Lust For A Vampire, to the commanding presence of Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned.

So sleep with a stake by your bed tonight, vote up your favorites and don't forget to add anything that's missing as we look at the greatest female vampire movies!

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    Underworld

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen
    86
    16

    Released2003

    Directed byLen Wiseman

    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 around...  more
  • 2

    Underworld: Awakening

    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman
    63
    16

    Released2012

    Directed byMåns Mårlind, Björn Stein

    Underworld: Awakening is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is the fourth installment in the Underworld film series, with Kate Beckinsale reprising her...  more
  • 3

    Underworld: Evolution

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen
    60
    17

    Released2006

    Directed byLen 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 the...  more
  • 4

    Underworld: Blood Wars

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James
    53
    18

    Released2017

    Directed byAnna Foerster

    Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise. Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues her...  more
  • 5

    Queen of the Damned

    Aaliyah, Lena Olin
    57
    22

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Rymer

    Queen of the Damned is a 2002 vampire horror film and a loose adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned, although the film contains many plot...  more
  • 6

    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra
    44
    20

    Released2009

    Directed byPatrick Tatopoulos

    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an American film released January 23, 2009. It is the third installment in the Underworld series, focusing primarily on the origins of some characters and the events...  more
  • 7

    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney
    36
    15

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

    From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars George Clooney, Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis....  more
  • 8

    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman
    37
    20

    Released2008

    Directed byTomas 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
  • 9

    Let Me In

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
    29
    16

    Released2010

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In,...  more
  • 10

    Near Dark

    Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen
    23
    13

    Released1987

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Near Dark is a 1987 American vampire Western horror film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her and Eric Red. The story follows a young man in a small midwestern town who becomes involved...  more
  • 11

    Interview with the Vampire

    Tom Cruise Brad Pitt Stephen Rea Antonio Banderas Christian Slater Kirsten Dunst
    14
    5
    Interview with the Vampire is a 1994 American gothic romantic horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the novel by Anne Rice. A self-proclaimed vampire, Louis (Brad Pitt), decides to tell a San...  more
  • 12

    Byzantium

    Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan
    19
    15

    Released2012

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Byzantium is a 2012 drama, fantasy and thriller film written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan....  more
  • 13

    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes
    21
    20

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo 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
  • 14

    The Hunger

    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe
    15
    13

    Released1983

    Directed byTony Scott

    The Hunger is a 1983 British horror film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It is the story of a love triangle between a doctor who specialises...  more
  • 15

    Bordello of Blood

    Corey Feldman, Angie Everhart
    16
    16

    Released1996

    Directed byGilbert Adler

    Bordello of Blood is a 1996 comedy/horror film starring Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Corey Feldman and Chris Sarandon. It is based on the HBO television series Tales from the Crypt....  more
  • 16

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt
    13
    15

    Released2013

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, and John...  more
  • 17

    BloodRayne

    Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley
    15
    20

    Released2005

    Directed byUwe Boll

    BloodRayne is a 2005 German fantasy action horror film set in 18th-century Romania, directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf and...  more
  • 18

    Lifeforce

    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May
    11
    18

    Released1985

    Directed byTobe Hooper

    Lifeforce is a 1985 science fiction, horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby, based on Colin Wilson's 1976 novel, The Space Vampires. Featuring Steve Railsback,...  more
  • 19

    Alucarda

    Claudio Brook, David Silva
    7
    15

    Released1978

    Directed byJuan López Moctezuma

    Alucarda is a 1978 Mexican horror film directed by Juan López Moctezuma, and starring Tina Romero in the title role. Often thought to be based on the 1872 novella Carmilla, it revolves around two...  more
  • 20

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò
    8
    16

    Released2014

    Directed byAna Lily Amirpour

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014 American vampire western film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Arash (Arash Marandi) is caring for his addict father and being harrassed by a drug dealer when...  more
  • 21

    Dracula's Daughter

    Hedda Hopper, Otto Kruger
    6
    14

    Released1936

    Directed byLambert Hillyer

    Dracula's Daughter is a 1936 American vampire horror film produced by Universal Studios, a sequel to the 1931 film Dracula. Directed by Lambert Hillyer from a screenplay by Garrett Fort, the film...  more
  • 22

    Vampyros Lesbos

    Dennis Price, Soledad Miranda
    11
    22

    Released1971

    Directed byJesús Franco

    Vampyros Lesbos is a 1971 West German-Spanish horror film directed and co-written by Jesús Franco. The film stars Ewa Stroemberg as Linda Westinghouse, an American who works in a Turkish legal firm....  more
  • 23

    BloodRayne: The Third Reich

    Clint Howard, Natassia Malthe
    9
    22

    Released2010

    Directed byUwe Boll

    BloodRayne: The Third Reich is a 2011 direct-to-DVD action-adventure horror film written by Michael Nachoff and directed by Uwe Boll, set in 1943 Europe during World War II and starring Natassia...  more
  • 24

    BloodRayne 2: Deliverance

    Natassia Malthe, Zack Ward
    8
    20

    Released2007

    Directed byUwe Boll

    BloodRayne 2: Deliverance is a 2007 direct-to-DVD Western horror film directed by Uwe Boll. Rayne (Natassia Malthe), the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West to...  more
  • 25

    The Blood Spattered Bride

    Alexandra Bastedo, Simón Andreu
    2
    13

    Released1972

    Directed byVicente Aranda

    The Blood Spattered Bride is a 1972 Spanish horror film written and directed by Vicente Aranda, based on the vampire story, "Carmilla" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It stars Simón Andreu, Maribel...  more