10 Best Vampire Movies Of The 2000s

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Ever since Nosferatu began terrifying movie-goers worldwide in 1922, the vampire genre has been one of the most prevalent and widely imitated in cinema.

Thanks to the endless amount of source material, including novels like Bram Stoker's Dracula and comic books such as Marvel's Blade, it's also a genre which has grown exponentially over time.

Since the turn of the century, though, the genre has been taking some major risks with its source material and its storytelling. Dracula and the like have been re-told so many times that it was only to be expected that filmmakers would have to start mixing things up to keep the genre fresh and the image of the vampire alive.

Twisting genre and mixing themes has led to a number of groundbreaking vampire movies, with Fright Night, From Dusk till Dawn, and even the Twilight franchise all offering something new and dynamic to the genre audiences thought they had figured out.

The following list will take a look at the very best the genre had to offer between 2000 and 2009, from the classic to the massively unique, the horrific to the action-packed, and the animated to the wonderfully experimental.

Whatever the genre, whatever the story, here are some of the best vampire movies of the 2000s.

10. Dracula: Pages From A Virgin's Diary (2002)

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Starting off on the most experimental and risky end of the spectrum, this 2002 horror from Guy Maddin takes the classic story of the world's most famous bloodsucker and turns the whole thing into a silent, black-and-white ballet.

Mimicking the silent film era with title cards, blurry cameras and old fashioned effects, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary is the most daring and introspective look at the famous vamp's tale.

Touching on themes not seen before with the story, such as sexism and xenophobia, and sporting a continuous poetic tone which makes the horror of the movie's events appear almost dream-like and morose, it's an obsessive, brilliantly filmed and beautifully choreographed movie which may be off-putting to many casual audiences.

Rest assured though that regardless of what you're after from a vampire flick - be it terror, violence, romance or surreal happenings - then this Dracula has got all that you could possibly want and more.

Having all of these traits and balancing them into a startling love letter to the silent film era and the vampire genre, it's also a rare refreshing take on a story people know all too well, and it's an absolute joy to see.

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