Vampire Romance Movies
With the recent Twilight Series book and movie craze, there has been a resurgence of interest in films having vampires and romance. This popularity is also apparent in televison, where many vampire tv shows are being produced currently. But what characterizes this sub-genre? Vampire romance can be a variety of things, romance between a human and a vampire, a love story set in a world of all vampires, or even two humans in love, fighting off vampires. Basically, the common denominators are love and blood-suckers. However, the movies or books that fall into this category are not just limited to vampires and humans, but also in some cases include other supernatural beings, such as werewolves.
Vampires have always been a popular subject for books and movies. One of the all-time classic vampire movies was the iconic 1931 film “Dracula” where Béla Lugosi played the title character. Still to this day, images of Dracula bear some resemblance to Lugosi’s incarnation of this character. In the more specific sub-genre of romance and vampires, many movies have been made for in it for years, even though the popularity has spiked recently.
Here are a few of our top picks from this sub-genre. If you do not see your favorite below, please send us an email and we will try and add it to our list.
Love At First Bite
What happens when Dracula is kicked out of his castle in Transylvania? He moves to New York City of course! And once there, he goes in search of his eternal bride, in this witty comedy, starring George Hamilton and Susan Saint James.
Interview With The Vampire
This film has a great ensemble cast which features Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas and a young Kirsten Dunst, in this classic based on the Anne Rice novel of the same name.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this film lavishly brings to life the classic novel, “Dracula”. Another film with a wonderful ensemble cast, including Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins in this story of never-ending love.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Before the popular TV series of the same name, this film was released with a screenplay by Joss Whedon in 1992. Kristy Swanson plays Buffy, a high school girl who discovers that her destiny is to protect the human race from vampires.
A tale of star-crossed lovers set in the midst of a war between werewolves and vampires. Kate Beckinsale, plays the vampire Selene and Scott Speedman, her love interest, in this 2003 film, which was directed by Len Wiseman.
Starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Lee Miller and Justine Waddell, this is an updated version of the classic story. After Dracula is awakened in the 21st century, his eternal struggle with the Van Helsing family continues as he attempts to capture Mary, the daughter of Van Helsing.
Thanks for reading our post on some popular vampire movies with romances, and we hope that you have found the one that fits your taste. Please do visit this page again as it will be updated with more romantic vampire films as they get released.