Most beautiful vampire films (2016) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Most people nowadays would associate vampire movies with whiny teenage drama, thanks to the ‘Twilight’ series. However, we’ve recently seen quite a lot interesting and daring vampire movies.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best vampire movies of 2016 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Robbie Pickering, Jemaine Clement & Mauricio Chernovetzky our new vampire genre directors?

Not all of these films were mind-blowing, especially script wise some of them had their shortcomings. But if a great vampire film needs anything, it’s aesthetics. Sensuous and seductive bloodsuckers with skins pale as a full moon. Shot like they’re in a fragrance commercial. Well, judge for yourself. In this article we look forward to the best new vampire films of 2015 and, give a short overview of the 2010’s vampire cinema highlights so far. From typically American horror films, to foreign vampire films, because there was more than just the Swedish Let the Right one in.

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Popular actors Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Trending movies What We Do In The Shadows , A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night & Only Lovers Left Alive


Best vampire movies on Netflix or DVD in 2016

Best vampire movies out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (20-04-2015)
  2. What we wrote:
    'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night was probably one of the most hyped indie films of 2014, if not the. This stylish and impressionist vampire flick, shot in black and white, takes place in a deserted and rotten Iranian town where a lonesome vampire rooms the streets, leaving a path of death and destruction. A Girl works well as hybrid between a Western and Gothic tale and reminds of Jim Jarmusch’ best work (Only Lovers Left Alive).

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - a movie starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi & Marshall Manesh. It is directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, who also directed The Bad Batch & A Little Suicide. Movie fans who enjoyed Only Lovers Left Alive & Dead Man should surely watch A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night deals with themes like dating, death, and incorporates horror, and more elements.

    Trailer of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on Youtube.

    Release date 20-04-2015
    Rating 79%
    Country United States •
    Keywords spooky • surreal •
    Length 101 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Only Lovers Left Alive (25-12-2013)
  4. What we wrote:
    'Last year Jim Jarmusch’ much anticipated 2014 vampire film Ony Lovers Left Alive finally saw its release. And it sure wasn’t a disappointment, making it one of the few actually good vampire films within the genre. In his characteristic poetic and deadpan comical style Jarmusch explored the everlasting love of vampires Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton (mesmerizing as always), ironically named Adam and Eve. The film proved beautifully why ‘vampire flicks’ and ‘quality cinema’ do not necessarily exclude one another.

    Only Lovers Left Alive - a movie starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston & Mia Wasikowska. It is directed by Jim Jarmusch, who also directed Broken Flowers, Dead Man & Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. Movie fans who enjoyed Stoker & Under the Skin should surely watch Only Lovers Left Alive - Only Lovers Left Alive deals with themes like death, love, and incorporates drama, horror, romance, and more elements.

    Trailer of Only Lovers Left Alive on Youtube.

    Release date 25-12-2013
    Rating 84%
    Country Germany •
    Keywords breath-taking • dreamlike •
    Length 123 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Styria (21-08-2014)
  6. Styria - a movie starring Eleanor Tomlinson, Stephen Rea & Erika Marozsán. It is directed by Mauricio Chernovetzky & Mark Devendorf, who also directed Cassandra, Apart in the World & Zofia/Roza. Movie fans who enjoyed Only Lovers Left Alive & Let the Right One In should surely watch Styria- Styria deals with themes like growing up, love, and incorporates fantasy, horror, mystery, and more elements.

    Trailer of Styria on Youtube.

    Release date 21-08-2014
    Rating 70%
    Country Mexico •
    Keywords mystical • romantic •
    Length 99 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Byzantium (31-05-2013)
  8. What we wrote:
    'Neil Jordan isn’t exactly new to directing vampire films. Earlier he directed the classic Interview with a Vampire (1994), which revitalized the genre. With Byzantium he’s going back to the well. It tells the gripping story of Eleanor and Clara, a mother and daughter struggling to live a life as ordinary as possible. When the two settle in a picturesque English coastal town, both encounter their own problems. Clara falls in love with a terminally ill boy, what makes her once again question the advantages of immortality, while Eleanor is being haunted by her tragic past. A must-see stylish British vampire film which emphasizes the sadness of immortality, rather than being a traditional horror movie.

    Byzantium - a movie starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton & Sam Riley. It is directed by Neil Jordan, who also directed Breakfast on Pluto, Michael Collins & The Crying Game. Movie fans who enjoyed Interview with a Vampire & Near Dark should surely watch Byzantium- Byzantium deals with themes like childhood, death, and incorporates drama, fantasy, horror, and more elements.

    Trailer of Byzantium on Youtube.

    Release date 31-05-2013
    Rating 83%
    Country Ireland {Republic} • United Kingdom • United States •
    Keywords historical • intriguing •
    Length 118 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Kiss of the Damned (28-03-2013)
  10. What we wrote:
    'Breathtakingly handsome actors delivering their lines like they’re reading it from an autocue; this one is all about aesthetics. The plot (screenwriter falls in love with a beautiful vamp, gets bitten, after which they seem to live happily forever after until her jealous, malicious sister turns up) is poor, but still the movie somehow works. It clearly pays homage to 1970’s B horror films and the acting seems to be part of that too. There are stylish shots, sex scenes that come close to exploitation and a thrilling soundtrack. A highly entertaining piece of pastiche directed by Xan Cassavetes, daughter of America’s independent film pioneer John Cassavetes.

    Kiss of the Damned - a movie starring Joséphine de La Baume, Milo Ventimiglia & Roxane Mesquida . It is directed by Xan Cassavetes, who also directed New York, I Love You (segment) & Dust. Movie fans who enjoyed Berberian Sound Studio & Il Futuro should surely watch Kiss of the Damned - Kiss of the Damned deals with themes like betrayal, death, and incorporates drama, horror, romance, and more elements.

    Trailer of Kiss of the Damned on Youtube.

    Release date 28-03-2013
    Rating 65%
    Country United States •
    Keywords goofy • retro •
    Length 97 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Midnight Son (07-10-2011)
  12. What we wrote:
    'A fresh, exceptional piece of work, Midnight Son proves a vampire film can still be original. This plot-driven film doesn’t follow the typical genre characteristics. Antagonist Jakob suffers from a rare skin disorder which forces him to stay indoors during the day. Things start to change rapidly when he falls in love with Mary, a young cocaine addict. As she’s struggling with her addiction, Jakob’s situation worsens, and becomes obsessed by blood. Merely a film about addiction (blood/cocaine) than about vampirism in the traditional sense of the word, Midnight Son offers something new on the horizon.

    Midnight Son - a movie starring Zak Kilberg, Maya Parish & Jo D. Jonz. It is directed by Scott Leberecht, who also directed Underdog & Natural Selection. Movie fans who enjoyed Twilight & A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night should surely watch Midnight Son - Midnight Son deals with themes like college, grieving, and incorporates horror, and more elements.

    Trailer of Midnight Son on Youtube.

    Release date 07-10-2011
    Rating 64%
    Country United States •
    Keywords chilling • subtle •
    Length 88 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. Wir Sind Die Nacht (28-10-2010)
  14. What we wrote:
    'German director Dennis Gansel made a daring choice by directing this teenage vampire flick after receiving much critical acclaim for Die Welle (2008), a film about a well-known psychological experiment concerning peer pressure and its relation to fascism. Wir Sind die Nacht was box-office failure in Germany, but was received pretty well by critics internationally. The story isn’t too much new; a young vampire girl falls in a love with a police officer who investigates a murder case she is involved with. What will she choose, everlasting life or love? Stylistically however, there’s lots to enjoy. It’s beautifully shot and driven by a nice soundtrack. Not as emotionally challenging as Die Welle, but definitely worth a shot.

    Wir Sind Die Nacht - a movie starring Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss & Jennifer Ulrich. It is directed by Dennis Gansel, who also directed The Fourth State, The Wave & Before The Fall. Movie fans who enjoyed Die Welle & Twilight should surely watch Wir Sind Die Nacht - Wir Sind Die Nacht deals with themes like city, justice, and incorporates drama, fantasy, horror, and more elements.

    Trailer of Wir Sind Die Nacht on Youtube.

    Release date 28-10-2010
    Rating 62%
    Country Germany •
    Keywords amusing • solid •
    Length 99 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix


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