Whether heroes or villains, vampires have been a center of our entertainment. We have witches and zombies, which are all fine and good, but when it comes to horror movies a vampire is the king. This list presents the top ten best vampire movies of all time.
List of Top 10 Best Vampire Movies of All Time in 2017
10. Blade (1998)
Released in August 1998 this film features Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff. It is an American vampire superhero film. Blade is a story of a human with vampire traits quest to protect humans from vampires. Wesley Snipes plays Blade in this movie. The source material of this movie was loosely taken from the Marvel comic. This film seems to be far superior compared to the other vampire franchise such as Underworld. Blade has garnered a cult following and has received a positive reception from movie lovers despite films critics mixed reviews. It also became a commercial success, grossing millions of dollars at the U.S Box office and all over the world. If a fan of ‘super-hero’ vampire then you are guaranteed to have a great viewing. This great movie is one of the best horror movies ever made.
9. Shadow Of The Vampire (2000)
This movie is among one of the best vampire movies. It is a metafiction comedy horror movie which manages to narrate the story of a vampire’s birth while adding new insights on the vampire legend. It manages to balance the tension and the comical side of the film. As a horror movie fan, you are undoubtedly going to enjoy this classic movie
8. Near Dark (1987)
Most vampire movies depict vampires as elegant, suave, intelligent and often sexy beings. This film doesn’t. The vampires in Near Dark are less of the regular classic vampires and more of a slice of Americana. There is a lot of acting and dressing like a motorcycle gang. Avoiding the romanticized and heavy mythology of classic vampire movies this film main focus is the ‘tightness’ and the bond between members of a gang. The gang must welcome a new member if one of their members turns to a ‘drifter.’ However, the gang leader reluctantly agrees to allow the newcomer to stay with the group for a week for him to gain the groups trust and learn how to hunt. This movie had positive reviews by critics despite its poor performance at the box office. This classic is one of the best movies made.
7. Byzantium (2008)
There is a reason why Byzantium ranks as one of the best vampire movies. The movie is about two female vampires and their daily life struggles. These two women vampires, a mother, and a daughter, while escaping from other vampires move into a rundown hotel. They have an everlasting life, but they also need a place to live and money. The mother, Clara earns money while the daughter, Eleanor is the school girl. The conflicts between mother and daughter make this story a sad, but a powerful story. Eternity, as depicted in this film also seems to be normal not just glamor and battles. It received positive reviews from the critics.
6. 30 Days Of Night (2007)
This is an American horror film released in 2007.For 30 days an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness every year due to the town’s location. A stranger sabotages the towns, transport, and communication to the outside world. The sheriff also learns that his wife has missed the last plane making her stay the thirty days in this town. The locals are used to the darkness, but this year vampires take control of the streets and the entire town feasting on terrified citizens. The sheriff, his wife and a bunch of few surviving people are forced to choose between saving their own skin and helping the few members of the community remaining survive the siege.
5. Let The Right One In (2008)
Sweet, dark and deeply unsettling, this movie tells the story of a 12-year-old lonely and fragile young boy regularly buried by everyone. The young boy, Oskar parents recently divorced. He meets a new girl, Eli, who is a vampire. Elis arrival to the neighborhood coincides with grisly murders .With time Oskar realizes that his new friend Eli is a vampire forever frozen in a 12-year-old girl’s body. The relationship between Oskar and Eli is not only gritty and dark, but also touching and solemn. This movie is one of the best vampire movies of all time.
4. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Any movie involving the sexy Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Robert Rodriguez is a must see. Throw in George Clooney and some vampires and the movie is the real deal. Brothers, Richie Gecko and Seth, are fleeing from the Texas police and the F.B.I after their last job of robbing a bank. While running to Mexico they kidnap pastor Jacob Fullers’ family who are on vacation. The two robbers force the pastor’s family to smuggle them past the border. They arrive at a truckers club to meet their contact, Carlos. They later realize that all the employees and strippers are vampires. From Dusk Till Dawn is one of the most entertaining horror movie ever made.
3. Interview With The Vampire (1994)
Directed by Neil Jordan Interview With The Vampire is an American horror film. This movie tells a tale of 200-year-old tortured vampire who is struggling with immortality. The film features Tom Cruise as Lestat and Brad Pitt as Louis. The other supporting cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Stephen Rea and Antonio Banderas. The movie received positive reviews after its release in 1994.
2. The Lost Boys (1987)
This classic horror movie tells a tale of a single mom who moves to a new town with her two sons. Once there, one of the sons becomes tangled with vampires. The son’s only hope is his younger brother and the Fog brothers, vampire-obsessed friends who together before it’s too late try to stop this gang of vampires. This movie has a great style and soundtrack and is more than just a regular vampire movie. Despite mixed reviews, this horror movie did well at the Box office after its release in 1987. The Lost Boys is one of the best vampire movies ever made.
1. Bram Stocker’s Dracula (1992)
This horror movie stars Gary Oldman as Dracula and is directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is taken from the classic vampire novel. When Dracula loses his wife, he becomes enraged and will do anything to avenge his wife, Elisabeta. With a need for human blood and cursed with immortality Dracula drifts through time trying to find Elisabeta again.