For this list of romantic movies, I thought it would be fun to put a spotlight on 20 of the greatest romantic movie couples – that include…you guessed it: a vampire.
From the popular to the obscure, from the old to the new, I tried to make this list of romantic vampire movie couples pretty versatile from the many romantic vampire movies out there.
And while some people argue that vampire popularity is dying, new and, yes, popular vampire romance movies, romantic vampire TV shows, and paranormal romance books continue to prove that the genre has some bite left in it still.
So while vampires may disappear from time to time from the forefront, there will always be those of us who appreciate the vampiric genre as it continues to thrive in the shadows. Vampires are immortal, after all.
As for this particular list, many of the relationships (or at least unrequited on one end) chosen are between a vampire and a human, but some are between a vampire and a werewolf or a vampire and another vampire (putting a whole new spin on eternal love).
The only type of relationship I didn’t include were the romances present in a vampire movie where at least one-half of the couple (or pairing) wasn’t a vampire. So don’t expect to find Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) or Priest on the list!
This list is the first in a series of two. The other list focuses on romantic vampire couples on television. So make sure to check it out.
Editorial Note: This list was published in 2014, so new vampire love movies have been released since then. Thus, this list only reflects choices up to 2014.
TOP 20 ROMANTIC VAMPIRE MOVIE COUPLES
#20 Lucian and Sonja, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
#19 Barnabas and Victoria/Josette, Dark Shadows.
#18 Mirena and Vlad, Dracula Untold.
#17 Louisa, Lena, and Tom triangle, We are the Night (2010)
#16 Christian and Lissa, Vampire Academy.
#15 Adam and Eve, Only Lovers Left Alive
#14 Amy and Jerry, Fright Night (1985)
#13 Steven and Anne, Immortality (aka The Wisdom of Crocodiles)
#12 Caleb and Mae, Near Dark
#11 Lestat and Jesse, Queen of the Damned
#10 Michael and Star, The Lost Boys
#9 Jasper and Alice, Twilight Series
#8 Dracula and Lucy, Dracula (1979)
#7 Eleanor and Frank, Byzantium
#6 Dmitri and Rose, Vampire Academy
#5 (Two-way tie) Oskar and Eli, Let the Right One In.
#5 Owen and Abby, Let Me In
#4 Lestat AND LOUIS, Interview with the Vampire
#3 Selene and Michael, Underworld
#2 Edward and Bella, Twilight Series
#1 Dracula and Mina, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Did I leave off any of your favorite romantic vampire movie couples? What are your favorite vampire love story movies? Let me know in the comments!
Featured image credit: Dracula: Untold – Universal Pictures
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