Most beautiful vampire films (2017) - 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 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Robbie Pickering, Jemaine Clement & Mauricio Chernovetzky our new vampire genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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 up to 2017 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 movies2017
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

Anticipated 2017 vampire movies to watch

    The Transfiguration (Friday April 21, 2017)

    The Transfiguration film poster Director
    Michael O'Shea
    Cast
    Eric Ruffin
    Chloe Levine
    Jelly Bean
    The Transfiguration Trailer

    Michael O'Shea's debut film 'The Transfiguration' is quite something. A quiet, ominous film about a teenager that gets bullied at school, but turns into a blood-thirsty creature at night. As in similar films like Let The Right One in, the vampire motif serves merely as a vehicle to tell a story about loneliness and trauma. A very promising debut and one to satisfy both art house and horror lovers...Read more
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    Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) (Friday January 6, 2017)

    Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) film poster Director
    Anna Foerster
    Cast
    Kate Beckinsale
    Theo James
    Tobias Menzies
    Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Trailer

    Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her....Read more
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Best vampire movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated vampire movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Only Lovers Left Alive (Wednesday December 25, 2013)

    Only Lovers Left Alive film poster Director
    Jim Jarmusch
    Cast
    Tilda Swinton
    Tom Hiddleston
    Mia Wasikowska
    Only Lovers Left Alive Trailer

    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....Read more
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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Monday April 20, 2015)

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night film poster Director
    Ana Lily Amirpour
    Cast
    Sheila Vand
    Arash Marand
    Marshall Manesh
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Trailer



    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.


    Contents

    1. Genre statistics
    2. Box office
    3. Best of the decade
    4. New 2017 releases
    The Vore's Film staff selects the top best vampire movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Robbie Pickering, Jemaine Clement & Mauricio Chernovetzky our new vampire genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

    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 up to 2017 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 Genre Statistics

    Vampire 2017
    Popularity
    77%
    Rank #19 (List of most popular genres)
    Actors Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
    Trending What We Do In The Shadows , A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night & Only Lovers Left Alive
    Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

    8 vampire movies scheduled for release this year.

    Is the vampire movie hype over? It appears to be so. After a peak in 2012 with 36 movies it went down, and in 2016 only 16 vampire themed productions were released.
    List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

    Title Box office Budget
    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) $300M $68M
    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) $292M $120M
    Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) $169M $80M
    (Read: Who needs big budgets? 25 low budget success stories!)



    Anticipated 2017 movies to watch

    Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) (Friday January 6, 2017)

    Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) film poster Director
    Anna Foerster
    Cast
    Kate Beckinsale
    Theo James
    Tobias Menzies
    Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Netflix + Amazon + Release dates

    Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her....Read more, play trailer

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    Best vampire movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

    2010's best rated vampire movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    The Transfiguration (14-05-2016, 97 minutes)

    Michael O'Shea's debut film 'The Transfiguration' is quite something. A quiet, ominous film about a teenager that gets bullied at school, but turns into a blood-thirsty creature at night. As in similar films like Let The Right One in, the vampire motif serves merely as a vehicle to tell a story about loneliness and trauma. A very promising debut and one to satisfy both art house and horror lovers!

    Starring Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine & Jelly Bean
    Director Michael O'Shea (MIlo)
    Similar movies Let The Right One In & Near Dark
    Themes bullying, nihilism, youth, drama, horror,
    Country United States
    Keywords dark, engrossing,
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (20-04-2015, 101 minutes)

    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...Read more
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    Styria (Thursday August 21, 2014)

    Styria film poster Director
    Mauricio Chernovetzky, Mark Devendorf
    Cast
    Stephen Rea,
    Eleanor Tomlinson
    Julia Pietrucha
    Styria Trailer

    The story of a teenager who is saved from a car accident by an unknown friend; the two grow into an inseparable bond shaping this...Read more
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    Byzantium (Friday May 31, 2013)

    Byzantium film poster Director
    Neil Jordan
    Cast
    Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley
    Byzantium Trailer

    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....Read more
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    Midnight Son (Friday October 7, 2011)

    Midnight Son film poster Director
    Scott Leberecht
    Cast
    Zak Kilberg
    Maya Parish
    Jo D. Jonz
    Midnight Son Trailer

    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....Read more
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    Wir Sind Die Nacht (Thursday October 28, 2010)

    Wir Sind Die Nacht film poster Director
    Dennis Gansel
    Cast
    Karoline Herfurth
    Nina Hoss
    Jennifer Ulrich
    Wir Sind Die Nacht Trailer

    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....Read more
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    Kiss of the Damned (Thursday March 28, 2013)

    Kiss of the Damned film poster Director
    Xan Cassavetes
    Cast
    Joséphine de La Baume
    Milo Ventimiglia
    Roxane Mesquida
    Kiss of the Damned Trailer

    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....Read more
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vampire genre statistics

vampire2017
Popularity
77%
Rank#19 (List of most popular genres)
ActorsJemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
TrendingWhat We Do In The Shadows , A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night & Only Lovers Left Alive
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

8 vampire movies scheduled for release this year.

Is the vampire movie hype over? It appears to be so. After a peak in 2012 with 36 movies it went down, and in 2016 only 16 vampire themed productions were released.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

TitleBox officeBudget
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)$300M$68M
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)$292M$120M
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)$169M$80M