What about vampires? You probably wouldn’t stay indifferent if you came across this supernatural creature in the dark, or anywhere, at any time. But everything we’ve learned over the centuries as long as there are vampire legends comes from movies and TV series.
And indeed, legends, stories and myths about supernatural bloodthirsty, ruthless creatures coming from the darkest lairs of evil have always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration. This is perhaps most pronounced with writers, directors, but also all artists in general.
This influence on the art of various kinds, whether it is comics, books, film, etc., is still present today. For example, when we talk about the film industry, the famous “Nosferatu” movie from 1922 was the first in the category. Following that, fantastic titles like “Dracula”, movies from the “Blade” franchise, “Twilight” or “Underworld” series of movies, etc. were released.
However, for fans of this genre, it can sometimes be inconvenient to find the specific titles on the streaming platform they have subscribed to. One of them is Netflix. However, although their library of films and shows doesn’t have certain of the mentioned classics, there is still something to watch. If you’re also wondering which vampire movies and shows are the best on Netflix in 2021, it’s time to get an answer. Below we have prepared a list with some of the best titles that this popular streaming platform has to offer. So, if you ready, let’s get started.
Best Vampire Movies on Netflix 2021
1. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
“Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” was released in 2009, but it still ranks among the best titles this genre has to offer. Indeed, this movie really has an interesting story and is worth watching.
Namely, the main character named Darren together with his friend visits the “Cirque du Freak” or circus freak show. However, after the theft of a spider belonging to the main host and at the same time a vampire, the life of Darren’s friend is endangered. To save the life of a friend, the protagonist of this story becomes a half-vampire. In addition to the struggle of being a vampire (and all that it brings), Darren also faces the ingratitude of his friend, which makes it even harder for him.
Overall, this movie is worth watching because it brings an interesting story, but also because of the great cast: Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, etc.
2. My Babysitter’s A Vampire
Wow, have you ever thought about what it would look like to combine comedy and vampire genre into one movie? Well, if that is the situation, then this is the right choice for you. In essence, this is a teenage movie, with additions of comedy and vampirism, all mixed together.
As for the plot, a group of young people aims to revive vampires. Whether they will succeed, and who the vampire babysitter really is, you will have to find out when you watch this movie. We don’t want to spoil anymore.
3. He Never Died
If you’re more for a vampire movie that presents the life of this creature as a cold-blooded, bloodthirsty killer, then “He Never Died” is the right thing. As you have probably heard many times, vampires are most often presented as lonely beings who have almost no emotions, separated from social life, in their search for blood.
However, while all of this may describe the protagonist played by Henry Rollins, that’s not all. Namely, according to this film (and some TV series that we will talk about later), vampires have emotions, which is a 100% human characteristic.
After learning that a friend needs help, the main character rejects the distance from a society that he has set himself. He also sets out in search of his daughter.
Best Vampire Shows on Netflix 2021
1. Vampire Diaries
When it comes to the best vampire shows or TV series, there is no doubt that “Vampire Diaries” are number one. This TV series, which has 8 seasons, and which was broadcast from 2009 to 2017, simply has to be watched by every true fan of the vampire genre.
Through the aforementioned eight seasons, the story follows two brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, as well as their friends, Elena Gilbert, Bonnie Bennett, Tyler Lockwood, Matt Donovan, ‘Enzo’ St. John, Alaric Saltzman, etc. Namely, the brothers, like most of the mentioned characters, are vampires (or witches, werewolves, hybrids, ordinary people), and the whole story is set in Mystic Falls, a small town in Virginia.
Fighting various enemies, all the characters remain connected to the very end, always there for each other, ready to sacrifice their lives for the rest to live. Simply put, you have to watch “Vampire Diaries”!
2. The Originals
If you have watched all the episodes of “Vampire Diaries”, then it makes sense to watch all 5 seasons of the spin-off called “The Originals”. Unlike the aforementioned TV series, here the story follows the Mikaelson family, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah, who also appear in “Vampire Diaries”.
This time, the story is set in New Orleans, a city that, according to the story, was started by Klaus Mikaelson, one of the original vampires. However, when his father begins to persecute him, Klaus has to leave the city, which is meanwhile taken over by Marcel.
Of course, the story doesn’t end here, because Klaus returns after a few years with the desire to take over his kingdom.
At the end, another TV series related to “Vampire Diaries”, but also to “The Originals”. This spin-off follows the children of the protagonists of the previously mentioned series, who attend The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. We must mention that this school was opened by Caroline Forbes and the previously mentioned Alaric Saltzman, as the will of the Salvatore brothers. The school is designed as a place that will help children who are different from others grow in the right way.
Students at this school include Alaric’s twins, Josie and Lizzie Saltzman, Klaus’ daughter, Hope Mikaelson, but also other children who are vampires, witches, hybrids, or any other supernatural being.
Interestingly, in some of the episodes, you can see well-known characters from “Vampire Diaries” that no one believed would return, for example, Kai Parker. In essence, this TV series is still airing, from 2018, so you can get to watch all the previous episodes, and be ready for the new season.