vampire & werewolf (the best movies)

by dangermous | created - 16 Feb 2011 | updated - 18 May 2015 | Public

+ a few tv shows added at the end for an honorable mention.

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1. Underworld (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen

Votes: 228,123 | Gross: $51.97M

stunning movie in every aspect. Must have watched it 20 times

2. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

7.3
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52 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 241,230 | Gross: $25.75M

do ya wanna eat my pussy? hahaha whilst this film had its faults the character development and quirky script made it a cult classic

3. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror

7.1
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45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 210,124 | Gross: $70.09M

this was the film that really got me hooked to vampire films. amazing. Though i do wish they chose someone who could act rather than snipes......

4. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 74,954 | Gross: $30.57M

classic so ahead of its time and jenny really was the best nurse a guy could hope for!!

5. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

Votes: 148,634 | Gross: $39.57M

I wish there were more films like this with ravenous evil strong vampires. Alot of the recent films make the vampires out to be kind of teenage ladyboys...... only fault was the vamps could have a had a bit more individuality or character for want of a better phrase while still keeping them as they are the sequal was pants as the vamps were too human

6. Wir sind die Nacht (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer

Votes: 6,888

wow, stunning film. beautifully shot, full of character, quirky, full of passion, hot vampire chicks (albeit fully clothed) everything a vampire film should be. I would advise you watch it in German with English subtitles as the dubbed version is pants!

7. Blade: Trinity (2004)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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38 Metascore

Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey, Ryan Reynolds

Votes: 145,685 | Gross: $52.41M

bringin in the big boys for this one..... really need a sequal without the idiot snipes

8. Innocent Blood (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia, David Proval

Votes: 8,006 | Gross: $4.97M

loved this so much, quirky different, a dark side always just out of sight and sureal humor.

9. Underworld: Evolution (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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36 Metascore

Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran

Votes: 171,815 | Gross: $62.32M

10. Queen of the Damned (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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30 Metascore

The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez

Votes: 46,910 | Gross: $30.34M

aliya really was a goddess off screen too!! shame.

11. Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

7.5
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57 Metascore

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 158,957 | Gross: $82.52M

I'm sure a lot of geeks will disagree as they like the arty farty old movies but i thought this was one of the first profesionally made, well crafted big budget, non cheesy vampire films made. Definetly a turning point for the genre. well done It was so good i was even able to overlook the surfer dudes poor performance (though i normally like him)

12. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned on by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Votes: 27,967 | Gross: $3.37M

stylish moments and excelent effects, well crafted and cinema photography and creepy music but slow pace

13. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 134,464 | Gross: $45.80M

It pains me to put this above lost boys as lost boys is better but I prefer films that take the genre seriously with a dark or gothic side to them.

14. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 102,493 | Gross: $32.22M

classic, I was 12 when it came out. Loved this so much. We didnt have a video (or color telly!) so rented this from the video shop when we visited my older brother!!

15. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 17,704 | Gross: $11.60M

naked vampire alien chick sucks the lifeforce out of everyone she meets (ensnaring them with her breasts......) Her "ship" is piggy backing a ride on hales comet so i think its was only a quick stop off on earth....... Obviously the London boys sorted them out though..... i feel there should be more scfi / vampire mix ups shame hollywood hasnt come up with much yet

16. Stake Land (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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66 Metascore

In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Gregory Jones

Votes: 37,234 | Gross: $0.02M

pretty good for low budget. Good characters

17. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild

Votes: 13,631 | Gross: $0.26M

if they made it gothic, more suspense and more realistic it would have been better but they didnt....... and i still liked it anyway!

18. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 370,665 | Gross: $191.47M

it was ok. the vampires are more like stray cats than lions but hey not a bad movie. they tried to make it more interesting with wolfs etc in sequals but all the movies are the same so far. entertaining - no more - but not as bad as the haters would have us believe.

19. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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35 Metascore

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley

Votes: 214,977 | Gross: $120.18M

a bit cheesy but you americans cant help yourselves.....

20. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 48,348 | Gross: $24.92M

"whats a matter charlie.... don't ya want me any more...."

21. Dracula 2000 (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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26 Metascore

A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Gerard Butler, Justine Waddell, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 28,988 | Gross: $33.02M

good idea... the delivery could have been better, some hot vampire chicks!

22. Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A vampire hunter and a priest fight a band of the walking dead in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Cristián de la Fuente, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Arly Jover

Votes: 6,289

the evil vampire queen was amazing in this..... the rest of the film um er was ok to..... I think she was the only one with screen presence but wasn't featured that much.

23. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 174,077 | Gross: $82.35M

the other 2 were better

24. Perfect Creature (2006)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

Director: Glenn Standring | Stars: Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills

Votes: 4,895

an interesting gothic universe

25. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 46,664 | Gross: $65.01M

26. The Forsaken (2001)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Kerr Smith, Brendan Fehr, Izabella Miko, Johnathon Schaech

Votes: 7,608 | Gross: $7.29M

not too bad kind of poor mans near dark without as much style!

27. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

5.1
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47 Metascore

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 99,583 | Gross: $16.20M

pretty lame but just the fact that megan fox played a vampire ensured that i watched this!!

28. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 590,816 | Gross: $256.39M

pretty tame bottom of the list...... I think it would have been a classic if it had someone other than that idiot will smith in it......

29. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 185,921 | Gross: $2.12M

bit slow, all about the atmosphere

30. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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31 Metascore

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman

Votes: 20,500 | Gross: $26.57M

31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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48 Metascore

A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 34,645 | Gross: $16.62M

I think i was the only one who liked this film by all accounts. Buffy the tv show that followed was also amazing

32. Blood and Chocolate (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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33 Metascore

A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy).

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, Olivier Martinez, Katja Riemann

Votes: 16,110 | Gross: $3.53M

nice lead actress, good idea, good enough effects, shame about characters, dialogue and that french twat

33. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 48,350

not too shabby

34. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 212,170

I know this wasnt a film but after reading the books i was gutted they decided to make it a tv show rather than several films. Imagine how evil and cool this could have been with a blockbuster movie budget! As it happens the tv show was better than i expected so happy in the end!!

35. Moonlight (2007–2008)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 22,092

love this

36. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 244,389

good story telling and characters, a bit too teenage but enjoyable

37. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 110,754

38. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 97,565 | Gross: $37.66M

twas ok.

39. Prowl (2010)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends... See full summary »

Director: Patrik Syversen | Stars: Ruta Gedmintas, Josh Bowman, Perdita Weeks, Jamie Blackley

Votes: 4,444

low budget cumbersome story but had some good moments :-(

40. Romasanta (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian, Gary Piquer

Votes: 3,051

41. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 55,701 | Gross: $11.26M

42. The Thompsons (2012)

R | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Mackenzie Firgens, Joseph McKelheer

Votes: 1,963

had its good bits

43. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

Votes: 36,065 | Gross: $8.28M

44. Blade: The Series (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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The adventures of the half human/vampire hunter.

Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, Nelson Lee, Jessica Gower

Votes: 4,463

45. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 105,679