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The Best Movies About Female Vampires

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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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  • 1
    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman
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    Released2003

    Directed byLen Wiseman

    Under cover of night, vampires engage in an age-old battle with their sworn enemies, the Lycans, a clan of violent werewolves. Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire orphaned in the wake of a bloody  ...more
  • 2
    Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea
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    18

    Released2012

    Directed byMåns Mårlind, Björn Stein

    In the years since she and her human-lycan lover, Michael, defeated Elder Marcus, vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) has been taken captive by humans, while they wage an all-out war against  ...more
  • 3
    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman
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    19

    Released2006

    Directed byLen Wiseman

    Seductive vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and renegade werewolf Michael (Scott Speedman) love one another, but find themselves abhorred by the members of their own clans. Seeking clues that might  ...more
  • 4
    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James
    57
    21

    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
    Aaliyah, Lena Olin
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    24

    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
    Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy
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    24

    Released2009

    Directed byPatrick Tatopoulos

    Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel king of the vampires, has persecuted the Lycans for centuries. Young Lycan Lucian (Michael Sheen) rallies his people against Viktor and his Death Dealer warriors. With  ...more
  • 7
    Harvey Keitel, George Clooney
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    19

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican  ...more
  • 8
    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman
    40
    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
    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
    33
    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
    Tom Cruise Brad Pitt Stephen Rea Antonio Banderas Christian Slater Kirsten Dunst
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    6
    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
  • 11
    Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright
    24
    14

    Released1987

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Cowboy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) meets gorgeous Mae (Jenny Wright) at a bar, and the two have an immediate attraction. But when Mae turns out to be a vampire and bites Caleb on the neck, their  ...more
  • 12
    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson
    26
    20

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Exploding from the pages of Marvel Comics comes the thrilling follow-up to the blockbuster "Blade." Half Man ... half vampire, and consumed by a desire to avenge the curse of his birth and save the  ...more
  • 13
    Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan
    21
    17

    Released2012

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Mayhem follows when two female vampires (Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan), on the run from a kindred group, take refuge at a seaside British community.  ...more
  • 14
    Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie
    18
    14

    Released1983

    Directed byTony Scott

    John (David Bowie) is the lover of the gorgeous immortal vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), and he's been led to believe that he'll live forever, too. Unfortunately, he quickly deteriorates into a  ...more
  • 15
    Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt
    18
    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
  • 16
    Corey Feldman, Angie Everhart
    17
    17

    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
  • 17
    Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price
    16
    23

    Released1970

    Directed byJess Franco

    Linda Westinghouse (Ewa Stroemberg) is an American living in Istanbul. After having a recurring dream in which she is seduced by a gorgeous vampire, Linda is sent to a small island for her work.  ...more
  • 18
    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May
    12
    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
    Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen
    15
    22

    Released2005

    Directed byUwe Boll

    In 18th-century Romania, after spending much of her life in a traveling circus, human-vampire hybrid Rayne (Kristanna Loken) escapes and plots to take down her evil vampire father, Kagan (Ben  ...more
  • 20
    Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò
    11
    17

    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
    Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden
    9
    15

    Released1936

    Directed byLambert Hillyer

    Although Count Dracula was destroyed by Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), who is now being tried for his murder, Dracula's daughter, the Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden), is still alive -- and  ...more
  • 22
    Alexandra Bastedo, Simón Andreu
    6
    14

    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
  • 23
    Claudio Brook, David Silva
    6
    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
  • 24
    John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig
    6
    16

    Released1971

    Directed byHarry Kümel

    Daughters of Darkness is a 1971 Belgian horror film, directed by Harry Kümel. It is an erotic vampire film.  ...more
  • 25
    Natassia Malthe, Michael Paré
    9
    24

    Released2010

    Directed byUwe Boll

    Half-vampire, half-human Rayne (Natassia Malthe) must stop a Nazi official and his army of walkng dead before they can carry out their plan to make Hitler immortal.  ...more