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10 Best Romantic Vampire Movies

If you believe that vampire movies should be beautiful and romantic, then this is the list for you. These films were selected for the beauty of the actors, the costumes, the atmosphere and, of course, the gothic romance.

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Vampires: They are both repellent and alluring; frightening and fascinating. These are the best, romantic vampires ever to be captured on film. They embody the spirit of the classical gothic by combining elements of the supernatural with the adventure of a love story – often gone wrong. Although, sometimes these affairs of the heart between the living and the dead have happy endings. Either way, these beautiful films are the embodiment of gothic romance.

Some of these are well-remembered and others nearly forgotten. But, all of them top the list of the Ten Best Romantic Vampire Movies ever made.

  • Love at First Bite (1979) This romantic comedy stars George Hamilton as the vampire and Susan Saint James as his love interest. It is a twist on the classic Bram Stoker story wherein Dracula falls in love with a beautiful model and comes to New York City to win her love. Arte Johnson is memorable as Renfield. George Hamilton is as handsome as he is talented. He makes a wonderful sympathetic vampire.
  • Embrace of the Vampire (1994) Alyssa Milano stars in this modern tale of a love triangle between a good Catholic girl, her boyfriend and an ancient vampire who has fallen in love with her from afar. It is a darkly beautiful film.
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Rider, this film was designed to be a hit from the start. It succeeds in re-telling of the original Stoker novel with wonderfully dark atmosphere. But, the pinnacle of its beauty is the vampire, himself, portrayed by Gary Oldman who embodies passion on screen. Oldman consistently turns out superhuman acting performances and his portrayal of Dracula is no exception.
  • The Lost Boys (1987) Starring a very good-looking, young Jason Patrick and an equally beautiful cast of vampires, this movie is one of the most unique and stylish. A love triangle develops between teenaged vampires, two of whom are members of a dangerous motorcycle gang. Diane Wiest’s sympathetic performance as the sweet, naive single mother of teen sons is unforgettably endearing and at times comical.
  • Queen of the Damned (2001) Based on the novel by Anne Rice and starring delicately handsome Stuart Townsend, this film was destined to greatness from the start. See the film just for Townsend. He is the most beautiful vampire yet. The film’s atmosphere is superior to its plot, but that is not necessarily a flaw.
  • Dracula 2000 (2000) Wes Craven presents this stylish, strangely Christianized version of the Dracula tale. Thieves unwittingly unleash the terror of Dracula on the people of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. The plot is a little silly, but Gerard Butler as Dracula more than makes up for that fact with his beautifully alluring, yet unsetting rendition of the vampire.
  • The Vampire (1979) This extraordinary television movie aired once, but it made a strong impression on viewers and created a legion of fans for its star, Richard Lynch, who to this day maintains loyal cult following. Lynch is captivating as the “golden vampire,” known, of course, for his beautiful blond hair. The film has an atmosphere of quiet sophistication; blood drinking, murder and mayhem aside.
  • Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) A sophisticated Bulgarian count feasts on American women. The film has a nice atmosphere that is set by a seance near the beginning of the film.
  • Blacula (1972) This is a dark romance of the highest order that effectively employs much-welcomed comic relief. An African prince who was bitten by Count Dracula in a past century, rises from the grave to seek out and renew the love of his wife who has reincarnated in modern-day Los Angeles.
  • Son of Dracula (1943) Count Alucard comes to a plantation in the Deep South where he creates a love triangle between a woman and her fiance with tragic results.
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6 Comments
  1. Karis
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Oh god! you’re kidding right? Queen of the Damned was hopeless!! The book was awesome, the movie only barely resembled the book, by the names of the characters…

  2. SMarie
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Queen of the Damned? You must be JOKING. That movie was so horrible even I could barely get through it, then the 90 minutes of my mortal life wasted watching that drivel back. Hate to compare it to the book but really, they should have named it something else and spared Ms. Rice the embarrassment.
    Wven though its been 30 years my personal favorite will always be Vampire. Younger audience may be unimpressed by lack of special effects, the this is one of the few unrepentant vampires (save for perhaps Tom Cruise’s role as Lestat) who remains pretty true to the vampires evil nature. Richard Lynch’s performance was a class act, as well as the supporting cast. For those that dislike spoofs or comedy thrown in, this could be the movie for you. It relies more on old fashioned suspense that lets viewers use their imagination than gore, yet somewhat erotic without being graphic– check this 1979 cult classic out.
    Queen of the Damned? You must be JOKING. That movie was so horrible even I could barely get through it, then the 90 minutes of my mortal life wasted watching that drivel back. Hate to compare it to the book but really, they should have named it something else and spared Ms. Rice the embarrassment.
    Wven though its been 30 years my personal favorite will always be Vampire. Younger audience may be unimpressed by lack of special effects, the this is one of the few unrepentant vampires (save for perhaps Tom Cruise’s role as Lestat) who remains pretty true to the vampires evil nature. Richard Lynch’s performance was a class act, as well as the supporting cast.

    For those that dislike spoofs or comedy thrown in, this could be the movie for you. It relies more on old fashioned suspense that lets viewers use their imagination than gore, yet somewhat erotic without being graphic– check this 1979 cult classic out.

  3. ايلينا
    Posted May 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    الافلام حلو بس مسلسل the vampire diariseحلى وهو روعه من احلا مسلسلات التي تتعلف ب مصاصين الدماء وهو احداثه مشوقه جدا وانا بحبه و شكرا مرسي ع الموضوع

  4. pawan
    Posted January 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    what about the twilight

  5. simi
    Posted March 24, 2011 at 4:59 am

    i think twilight and its series are the most popular,when we talk about vampire love stories….

  6. Posted May 6, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I Love Twilight series. Any other Such movies?

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