Vampires in cinema and on TV: the top 10 films and series (and where to see them)

No, in this ranking of best vampires in the cinema and on tv there is no Edward Cullen’s Twilight. Robert Pattinson he has become a very good actor, now he wears the Batman mask, but let’s say that the one of the “shiny” vampire was not one of his most successful moments. Despite the worldwide success.

On the occasion of the release of the movie Day Shift – Hunting for vampires on Netflix, in which Oscar winner Jamie Foxx goes hunting for vampires (in the cast also Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg), we decided to draw up a ranking of best vampire movies. And also of the best vampire tv series. And above all where to find them streaming.

10. Akasha – Queen of the Damned (2002)

Inspired by the namesake novel by Anne Rice, The queen of the damned he sees Lestat (Stuart Townsend), a vampire who, among other qualities, possesses that of knowing how to play the violin, waking up after decades in a crypt. She decides to become a rock star at the head of a metal band and debuts with a concert in Death Valley, California.

His music awakens queen AkashaEgyptian mother of all vampires: to interpret her is Aaliyahsinger who died prematurely in 2001 following a plane crash.

The queen of the damned is streaming on Apple TV + and TIM Vision.

9. Damon Salvatore – The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

True, the series the Vampire Diaries it’s not exactly the best if you are over 15, but the most interesting reason to look at it is the vampire Damon Salvatore interpreted by Ian Somerhalder.

It is the story of two brothers, Damon in fact, and Stephan (Paul Wesley), both vampires and in love with the same woman, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev).

the Vampire Diaries is streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

8. Selene – Underworld

At the center of the saga of Underworld there is a war between vampires and werewolves that has been going on for a thousand years. The protagonist is Selene (Kate Beckinsale), vampire warrior who falls in love with Michel Corvin (Scott Speedman), a doctor who is bitten by a werewolf and turned into his worst enemy. Like a supernatural Juliet and Romeo, the two lovers will have to defend their love from their respective factions.

Underworld has three sequels: Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld – The awakening (2012), Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) and a prequel, Underworld – The Lycans Rebellion (2009).

Underworld is streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

7. La Contessa – American Horror Story: Hotel (2011 -)

Before A Star is Born And House of Guccithe role with which Lady Gaga began acting seriously is that of the Countess in fifth season of American Horror Storyseries created by Ryan Murphy. Set, as the title suggests, in a hotel, American Horror Story: Hotel it has as its protagonists the guests of a hotel.

Among them is Elizabeth Johnson, called La Contessa (Lady Gaga), suffering from a “virus” that leads her to feed on human blood and has an affair with the receptionist’s son, Donovan (Matt Bomer): he too drinks blood .

American Horror Story: Hotel is streaming on Disney +.

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6. Nadja – What We Do in the Shadows (2019 -)

Before the series there was the film (a fictional documentary about the life of a group of vampires living in the same house) of Taika Waititiwho is now in the cinema with Thor: Love & Thunder, in which he found a Chris Hemsworth with an increasingly imposing physique. And then What We Do in the Shadows arrived on TV and gained a new character. Very cool: the vampire Nadjia (Natasia Demetriou), of Romanian and Greek descent, 500 years old.

What We Do in the Shadows is streaming on Disney +.

5. Eric Northman – True Blood (2008 – 2014)

The character of a vampire usually always has its charm. And if he is a Viking vampire, even more: Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) from True Blood hit the cool jackpot. Over a thousand years old vampire, who nowadays owns a club in the southern United States, in Shreveport, called Fangtasia.

He falls in love with Sookie (the Oscar winner Anna Paquin), who is a half-fairy with telepathy. But she must share her love of hers with another vampire, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyerin the life husband of Anna Paquin).

True Blood is streaming on NOW.

4. Blade – Blade (1998)

The Oscar winner Mahershala Ali he has picked up the baton and will certainly do very well, but for now the only true one Blade is that of Wesley Snipes. Inspired by the Marvel comic book character of the same name, Blade is half human and half vampire: that doesn’t stop him from hunting vampires 100%.

Three films have been made of Blade: Blade (1998), Blade II (2002) and Blade: Trinity (2004). The most beautiful is the second, directed by Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro.

Blade is streaming on Apple TV +.

Blade II is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Blade Trinity is streaming on Apple TV + and Amazon Prime Video.

3. Spike – Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2003)

He was an English poet, he became a vampire with the Billy Idol look, complete with bleached hair and a long leather coat: Spike (James Marsters) of the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer also has a beautiful rock voice (which he performs in the musical episode Once More With Feeling). Ironic and romantic, he has his dark sides, like when he attacks Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), despite you love her. You never know what to expect from Spike and his pungent irony: for this you will have to earn the sincere love of the Slayer for the duration of the series.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is streaming on Apple TV + and Amazon Prime Video.

2. Lestat – Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Tom Cruise, that 60 years ago still his stunts, is probably really the vampire Lestat: he is the villain of Interview with the vampire, inspired by the novel of the same name by Anne Rice. The narrator of the film is Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), who, in 1993, tells her story to a journalist.

Lous was transformed into a vampire by Lestat, in New Orleans, in 1791. Also in the cast Antonio Banderas and a very young girl Kirsten Dunstboth vampires, with the roles of Armand and Claudia respectively.

Interview with the vampire is streaming on Apple TV + and TIM Vision.

1. Dracula – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

The most famous of vampires can only be on the podium: Dracula. The Count Dracula it has had many film versions, but the best is still that of the Academy Award Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Draculadirected by Francis Ford Coppola. Taken, as the title suggests, from novel by Bram Stoker (1897), is a visual madness that hypnotizes the viewer. Also in the cast Winona Ryderwho plays Mina, Dracula’s great love, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves And Monica Bellucci.

In Bram Stoker’s Dracula there is also one of the most beautiful jokes in the history of cinema:

I crossed the oceans of time to find you.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is streaming on Netflix.

Vampires in cinema and on TV: the top 10 films and series (and where to see them)