The Best Dracula Movies of All Time

The Lord of Darkness. The King of Vampires. Since his introduction by Bram Stoker in the 1897 novel that bore his name, Dracula has stood as one of the most consistent and famous monsters in pop culture.

Almost every Dracula picture has some value, but these best Dracula movies capture the best the bloodsucker offers.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Not only does Coppola keep focused on Stoker’s plot and character details, but he strives to recreate the romance of the author’s overheated prose.

Dracula (1958)

Rather than make the movie feel redundant, the familiar plot gives Lee plenty of room to stake (pun intended) his claim, establishing himself as a different type of beast than those played by Bela Lugosi and others.

Dracula (1931)

Openly melodramatic and visually dynamic, the Spanish language Dracula remains the best vampire movie of 1931.

Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)

The third of Christopher Lee’s Hammer Dracula films takes the eroticism of previous entries and supercharges it, adding a new and lascivious edge to the respected franchise.

Dracula (1931)

With his crystal clear eyes, his iconic Hungarian accent, and his menacing smile, Lugosi established a look and sound for Dracula that continues even today.

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

In Prince of Darkness, Lee becomes a beastly Dracula, a blood-sucker more interested in consuming victims than seducing them.

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