These 10 Best Vampire Movies are from a time long, long before the onslaught of Stephanie Meyer. The Twilight saga has given vampires a bad rap. These vampire classics remind us of a time when vampires weren't angsty teens who sparkled.

  1. "Interview with a Vampire." Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and a very young Kirsten Dunst star in this 1994 rendition of Anne Rice's novel. A reporter gets the chance of a lifetime: to interview a real-life bloodsucking vampire.

  2. "Salem's Lot." While Stephen King's 1979 TV miniseries may not technically be a vampire movie, it set the bar for modern-day vampire stories.

  3. "Nosferatu." This 1922 movie is the oldest on our list and, some say, the greatest vampire movie of all time. This silent chiller stars Max Schreck as the rodent-like Nosferatu.

  4. "Dracula." This 1931 horror classic is the quintessential vampire movie. Bela Lugosi's performance as Dracula cemented his status as a classic horror legend.

  5. "Bram Stoker's Dracula." The 1992 remake by Francis Ford Coppola stayed true to Bram Stoker's horror novel of the same name. Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, and Winona Ryder all headlined this film that won three Oscars for Best Costumes, Best Makeup, and Best Effects. 

  6. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Who says all vampire movies must be serious? Criticize this choice all you want, but the 1992 cult classic launched a generation of vampire-lovers thanks to Joss Whedon's popular TV series of the same name.

  7. "30 Days of Night." This 2007 film starred Josh Hartnett and imagined what would happen to a stranded Alaskan town if it was attacked by a terrifying unit of hungry, sharp-fanged vampires.

  8. "Blade." You knew it was coming. "Blade" is one of the most famous unconventional vampire movies of all time. Wesley Snipes stars as a half-vampire, half-man set on eradicating evil vampires in this 1998 action movie. 

  9. "The Lost Boys." If you want a little 80's cheesiness with your vampire movies, you can't go wrong with this 1987 movie that featured both Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Dianne Wiest and Kiefer Sutherland also star.

  10. "From Dusk 'Til Dawn." "Quentin Tarantino" should really be a movie genre all its own. With Tarantino writing and acting in this vampire flick, you know it's going to be a campy gorefest. Roger Rodriguez directed this film that starred Hollywood greats like George Clooney, Salma Hayak, Juliette Lewis, and Harvey Keitel.