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.

vampire movies2016
Popular actorsJemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Trending moviesWhat 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. 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).

    Trailer of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on Youtube

    Release date20-04-2015
    DirectorAna Lily Amirpour (The Bad Batch & A Little Suicide)
    StarringSheila Vand, Arash Marandi & Marshall Manesh
    Similar moviesOnly Lovers Left Alive & Dead Man
    Themesdating, death, horror,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordsspooky • surreal •
    Length101 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Only Lovers Left Alive (25-12-2013)
  4. 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.

    Trailer of Only Lovers Left Alive on Youtube

    Release date25-12-2013
    DirectorJim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Dead Man & Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai)
    StarringTilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston & Mia Wasikowska
    Similar moviesStoker & Under the Skin
    Themesdeath, love, drama, horror, romance,
    CountryGermany •
    Keywordsbreath-taking • dreamlike •
    Length123 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Styria (21-08-2014)
  6. Trailer of Styria on Youtube

    Release date21-08-2014
    DirectorMauricio Chernovetzky & Mark Devendorf (Cassandra, Apart in the World & Zofia/Roza)
    StarringEleanor Tomlinson, Stephen Rea & Erika Marozsán
    Similar moviesOnly Lovers Left Alive & Let the Right One In
    Themesgrowing up, love, fantasy, horror, mystery,
    CountryMexico •
    Keywordsmystical • romantic •
    Length99 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Byzantium (31-05-2013)
  8. 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.

    Trailer of Byzantium on Youtube

    Release date31-05-2013
    DirectorNeil Jordan (Breakfast on Pluto, Michael Collins & The Crying Game)
    StarringSaoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton & Sam Riley
    Similar moviesInterview with a Vampire & Near Dark
    Themeschildhood, death, drama, fantasy, horror,
    CountryIreland {Republic} • United Kingdom • United States •
    Keywordshistorical • intriguing •
    Length118 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Kiss of the Damned (28-03-2013)
  10. 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.

    Trailer of Kiss of the Damned on Youtube

    Release date28-03-2013
    DirectorXan Cassavetes (New York, I Love You (segment) & Dust)
    StarringJoséphine de La Baume, Milo Ventimiglia & Roxane Mesquida
    Similar moviesBerberian Sound Studio & Il Futuro
    Themesbetrayal, death, drama, horror, romance,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordsgoofy • retro •
    Length97 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Midnight Son (07-10-2011)
  12. 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.

    Trailer of Midnight Son on Youtube

    Release date07-10-2011
    DirectorScott Leberecht (Underdog & Natural Selection)
    StarringZak Kilberg, Maya Parish & Jo D. Jonz
    Similar moviesTwilight & A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    Themescollege, grieving, horror,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordschilling • subtle •
    Length88 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. Wir Sind Die Nacht (28-10-2010)
  14. 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.

    Trailer of Wir Sind Die Nacht on Youtube

    Release date28-10-2010
    DirectorDennis Gansel (The Fourth State, The Wave & Before The Fall)
    StarringKaroline Herfurth, Nina Hoss & Jennifer Ulrich
    Similar moviesDie Welle & Twilight
    Themescity, justice, drama, fantasy, horror,
    CountryGermany •
    Keywordsamusing • solid •
    Length99 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix


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