Dracula is the most popular horror movie character of all time. Dracula is
featured in 161 movies, and here is a list of some of the more notable Dracula
movies ever made.
- The Death of Dracula – 1921 – A Hungarian film version of Dracula, The Death of
Dracula was the first adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel.
- Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror – 1922 – This was an unofficial film version of
Stoker’s novel, so they changed the name of the character to Count Orlok.
- Dracula – 1931 – Directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the count.
- Dracula – 1931 – A Spanish version of the Tod Browning film with a
different cast that was filmed on the same sets.
- Mark of the Vampire – 1935 – This wasn’t really a sequel to Universal’s
Dracula, but it might as well have been. Bela Lugosi stars as Count Mora in
this film from MGM that was also directed by Tod Browning.
- Dracula’s Daughter – 1936 – This really was a sequel to the 1931 Dracula,
and it features Gloria Holden as the titular Dracula’s daughter.
- Son of Dracula – 1943 – This one starred Lon Chaney Jr. as Dracula, and
it’s set in the American South.
- The Return of the Vampire – 1944 – Bela Lugosi plays Armand Tesla, but he
might as well have everyone call him Dracula, because he’s essentially the
- House of Frankenstein – 1944 – This was the first movie to feature the
Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all in the same film. John Carradine
portrays Dracula in this one.
- House of Dracula – 1945 – A direct sequel to House of Frankenstein, again
featuring the big three – Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein.
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein – 1948 – Bela Lugosi reprises his
role as Count Dracula for this silly B-grade comedy.
- Dracula Istanbul’da – 1953 – A Turkish movie production of Dracula.
- The Blood of Dracula – 1957 – After the success of I Was a Teenage
Werewolf, producer Herman Cohen tried to duplicate that success with an “I was
a teenage Dracula” movie.
- Horror of Dracula – 1958 – The first of the Hammer Studios Dracula films,
starring Christopher Lee as Dracula and Peter Cushing as Van Helsing.
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- The Return of Dracula – 1958 – A B-movie version of Dracula that’s well
thought of. Francis Lederer plays the Count.
- Brides of Dracula – 1960 – The 2nd Hammer Dracula movie, but this one
doesn’t have Christopher Lee. (But it does feature Peter Cushing as Van
- Dracula, Prince of Darkness – 1966 – Features Christopher Lee’s return as
Count Dracula, and Peter Cushing again portrays Van Helsing.
- Billy the Kid VS Dracula – 1966 – An Old West Dracula storyline where the
Count battles Billy the Kid. John Carradine reprises his role as the Count.
- The Fearless Vampire Killers – 1967 – This is another of those “not-really-a-Dracula”
movies, this one directed by Roman Polanski. It’s a spoof of the Hammer
Dracula movies, and the vampire has a different name, but come on. We all know
- Dracula Has Risen From the Grave – 1968 – The 3rd film to feature
Christopher Lee as Dracula.
- Blood of Dracula’s Castle – 1969 – Count Dracula has a wife in this one,
and their butler is played by John Carradine, who had portrayed Dracula
himself seveal times.
- Jonathan – 1969 – A German retelling of the Dracula story
- Taste the Blood of Dracula – 1970 – More Christopher Lee Dracula goodness
from Hammer. But this time without Peter Cushing
- Scars of Dracula – 1970 – Another Christopher Lee Dracula film from Hammer,
again without Peter Cushing.
- Countess Dracula – 1970 – This is another Hammer film, but it’s unrelated
to the other Hammer Dracula films.
- Jess Franco’s Count Dracula – 1973 – Stars Christopher Lee as Dracula, but
it’s completely unrelated to the Hammer Dracula movies. This is one of the
most faithful adaptations of the novel available.
- Vampyros Lesbos – 1970 – Count Dracula isn’t in the movie, but one of his
descendants is. This is Jess Franco’s followup to Count Dracula.
- Dracula VS Frankenstein – 1971 – A really low budget B-movie set in
California. You do get to see Dracula battle Frankenstein though.
- Dracula A.D. 1972 – 1972 – Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, together
again, this time retelling the Dracula story in a modern setting.
The beautiful Caroline Munro plays the first victim of Dracula in this
- Dracula’s Great Love – 1972 – Paul Naschy as Dracula in this
Spanish-language film. The plot has no resemblance to the original novel.
- Blacula – 1972 – A “blaxploitation” retelling of the vampire classic.
- Scream, Blacula, Scream! – 1973 – A sequel to 1972’s Blacula.
- The Satanic Rites of Dracula – 1973 – Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing
appear together again as Dracula and Van Helsing.
- The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula – 1973 – This was the last of the Hammer
Dracula movies. This one features Peter Cushing again, but this time without
- Blood For Dracula – 1974 – An incredibly over the top version of Dracula
produced by Andy Warhol. Udo Kier’s performance will leave you speechless, but
not necessarily in a good way.
- Dan Curtis’ Dracula – 1974 – Stars Jack Palance as Dracula. (He was the
inspiration for the Marvel Comics version of the character, so great minds
must think alike.)
- Dracula, Father and Son – 1976 – A French spoof of Dracula movies starring
Christopher Lee. A comedy.
- Count Dracula – 1977 – This is a BBC miniseries, with 150 minutes of
Dracula goodness. In spite of its low budget, it’s remarkably faithful to the
- Zoltan, Hound of Dracula – 1978 – Dracula’s dog is the villain in this one,
and the main character is a psychiatrist.
- Dracula – 1979 – Frank Langella portrays another version of Dracula, this
time as an extraordinarily sexual and attractive predator. Also stars Lawrence
Olivier and Donald Pleasance. (This was another Universal Dracula movie,
although it’s not related to the earlier films.)
- Love at First Bite – 1979 – George Hamilton plays Dracula in this comedy
spoof of other Dracula films. The disco scene is great.
- Nosferatu the Vampyre – 1979 – A Werner Herzog remake of the 1922
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror, starring Klaus Kinski as Count Orlock.
- Monster Squad – 1987 – A cheesy, fun kids’ movie with some genuinely scary
moments (for the kids at least). Duncan Regehr makes a great Dracula.
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula – 1992 – A lavish production starring Gary Oldman as
Dracula. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
- Ed Wood – 1994 – Not really a Dracula movie, but Bela Lugosi is a
prominent character in the film, and the performances are terrific. Martin
Landau won a Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of Lugosi.
- Dracula, Dead and Loving It – 1995 – Stars Leslie Nielsen as Dracula.
Obviously a spoof/parody.
- Dracula 2000 – A Wes Craven produced update of the original Dracula novel.
Christopher Plummer is excellent as Van Helsing, and Jeri Ryan is terrifically
hot. Gerard Butler makes a pretty cool Dracula too.
- Shadow of the Vampire – 2000 – Not really a Dracula movie, but a fictional
retelling of the making of Nosferatu. The premise is that Max Schreck really
was a vampire.
- Dracula, Pages from a Virgin’s Diary – 2002 – Guy Maddin’s ballet version
of Dracula. Incredible.
- Dracula II – 2003 – A sequel to Wes Craven’s Dracula 2000.
- Dracula 3, Legacy – 2004 – The third in the series of Dracula movies that Wes Craven
produced. Rutger Hauer plays Dracula in this one.
- Blade: Trinity – 2004 – Dracula is called “Drake” throughout the movie, but he’s
a pretty important character. (Albeit not the main character. Wesley Snipes’ Blade is still the star of the show.)
- Dracula 3000 – 2004 – Basically Dracula in space. Stars Erika Eleniak.
- Van Helsing – 2004 – The unmistakable appeal of having the Wolfman, Dracula, and
Frankenstein appear together is exploited again in this action movie starring Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing. Another Universal film.
- Batman VS Dracula – 2005 – A full length animated movie pitting the Dark Knight
against the original creature of the night.
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