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The Best Dracula Movies 

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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 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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Released: 1992

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Released: 1958

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

Released: 1931

Directed by: Tod Browning, Karl Freund

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Released: 1922

Directed by: F. W. Murnau

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Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

Released: 1966

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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Released: 1979

Directed by: John Badham


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Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies

Released: 1968

Directed by: Freddie Francis

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Released: 1979

Directed by: Werner Herzog

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Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson

Released: 1960

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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Released: 2014

Directed by: Gary Shore, Andy Cockrum

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis, Roy Kinnear

Released: 1970

Directed by: Peter Sasdy

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Released: 1970

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

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Released: 1977

Directed by: Philip Saville

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Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.

Released: 1944

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine

Released: 1945

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing

Released: 1974

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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Released: 1958

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2000

Directed by: Patrick Lussier

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Released: 1995

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine

Released: 1943

Directed by: Robert Siodmak, Erle C. Kenton

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Susan Saint James, Sherman Hemsley, George Hamilton

Released: 1979

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

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Released: 1936

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

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Released: 1987

Directed by: Fred Dekker

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