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List Rules Only movies featuring Count Dracula as a character

A list of the best Dracula movies. This is a list of not just vampire movies, but movies that specifically feature Count Dracula. In Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 version, the terrorizing Translyvanian pined, "I have already dined, and I never drink... wine." Oh, Dracula, you are a hoot. He is among the most iconic monsters in the world, with his coffin, castle, brides, and his ability to turn into a wolf, bat, or mist. When you think of history's greatest vampire, what movies come to mind? After all, Dracula movies are some of the best vampire movies of all time. Check out other related lists such as: best horror movies on Netflix, best movies on Netflix instant and best drama movies

Originally published in 1897 and based at least partially on Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia (who was born in Transylvania, a member of the House of Drăculești), Bram Stoker's Dracula has been popular since its first publication. No surprise then that early filmmakers were quick to adapt the story into films about Count Dracula, and the character has featured in more than 200 film adaptations around the world.

If you enjoy Dracula films, then this list is for you. And if history repeats itself, there will be plenty of movies and TV series about Count Dracula yet to come. Vote on your favorites, and please add any that we missed.
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Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel Dracula. It was directed by Terence Fisher, and stars Christopher ...more
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Arthur Williams added Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a ...more
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Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle
Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by ...more
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Arthur Williams added Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released ...more
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Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir
Dracula: Prince of Darkness is a 1966 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher. The film was photographed in Techniscope by Michael Reed, designed by Bernard Robinson and scored by James ...more
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Dracula is a 1979 American/British horror film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film was directed by John Badham and the cinematography ...more
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stubb added Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz
Nosferatu the Vampyre is a 1979 West German art house vampire film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Its original German title is Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht. The film is set primarily in ...more
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Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a 1968 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis for Hammer Films. It stars Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, with support from Rupert Davies, Veronica ...more
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Dracula Untold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dracula Movies
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Dracula Untold is a 2014 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Gary Shore in his feature film debut and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Rather than focus on Irish ...more
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Scars of Dracula is a 1970 British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker for Hammer Studios. It stars Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, along with Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Patrick ...more
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Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson
The Brides of Dracula is a 1960 British Hammer Film Productions Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Peter Cushing as Van Helsing; David Peel as Baron Meinster, a disciple of Count ...more
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Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis, Roy Kinnear
Taste the Blood of Dracula is a British horror film produced by Hammer Film Productions and released in 1970. It stars Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, and was directed by Peter Sasdy based ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran
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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Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.
House of Frankenstein is an American monster horror film starring Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr., directed by Erle C. Kenton, written by Curt Siodmak, and produced in 1944 by Universal ...more
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Count Dracula is a British television adaptation of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Produced by the BBC, it first aired on BBC 2 on 22 December 1977. It is among the more faithful of the many ...more
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Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing
The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1973 horror film directed by Alan Gibson and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It is the eighth film in Hammer's Dracula series, and the seventh and final ...more
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Horror of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dracula Movies
Herman0 added Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling
Dracula is a 1958 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher, based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. In 1885, Jonathan Harker is a vampire hunter who seeks to destroy Count Dracula by infiltrating ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine
House of Dracula is an American horror film released by Universal Pictures Company in 1945. It was a direct sequel to House of Frankenstein and continued the theme of combining Universal's three ...more
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Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck
This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie Nielsen. It is a spoof of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, and of some of the films it inspired. As of ...more
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Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion
Dracula 2000, also known internationally as Dracula 2001, is a 2000 American action horror film written and directed by Patrick Lussier. The film stars Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine
Son of Dracula is a 1943 American horror film directed by Robert Siodmak – his first film for Universal studios – with a screenplay based on an original story by his brother Curt. The film stars ...more
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Hedda Hopper, Otto Kruger, Halliwell Hobbes
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 ...more
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Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H
Blade: Trinity is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film written, produced and directed by David S. Goyer who also wrote the screenplays to Blade and Blade II, and also produced by and ...more
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Susan Saint James, Sherman Hemsley, George Hamilton
Love at First Bite is a 1979 comedy horror film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Robert Kaufman, using characters originally created by Bram Stoker. It stars George Hamilton, Susan Saint ...more
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Vlad the Impaler: The True Story of Dracula is a 2002 documentary film directed by George Angelescu.