10 Movies like Renfield you must watch

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: May 10, 2023 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
Movies like Renfield you must watch

This article discusses ten movies like Renfield you must watch. Add these well-recommended films to your watch list.

Count Dracula has been one of the most prolific monsters on the big screen for decades. Many actors have portrayed the Count and done him justice. The films have mainly been adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel and have had plenty of interpretations.

Chris McKay’s Renfield changes the angle of how people perceive the Count through his right-hand man, Renfield (Nicholas Hoult). For Dracula (Nicolas Cage) to live a whole life, he must have the purest blood out there, so Renfield does his bidding. Renfield wants to know what life would be like if he made his own decisions.

As he goes to a group therapy discussion to recruit the “bad seeds” that are being discussed, he begins to listen to the life advice given to others.

The films that are listed below all have a unique perspective of vampire’s life and how they should lead them. There is always romance and plenty of blood, but the story’s heart is always about a vampire living so long that he loses everyone he loves.

10 Movies like Renfield you must watch

Twilight (2008) 

The one vampire film that had young teen girls and mothers in a chokehold for a decade has become a cult classic. When Twilight came out, no one expected it to get as big as it did.

We meet Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to a small town named Forks in Seattle. She falls in love with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a 108-year-old vampire. This love story proves dangerous for Bella and Edward, but they can’t deny their deep connection.

Fright Night (1985) 

The original Fright Night is way funnier than the remake in 2011. Maybe it’s because it has the 80s comedic feel, or the practical effects aren’t the best, or the performances aren’t that strong.

All of this being said, it’s a very fun supernatural horror film that does make fun of vampires. A teenager believes that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire. He turns to an actor in a television horror show to help deal with the undead.

Blade (1998) 

Before the MCU even began, Wesley Snipes was at the peak of his career when he took on the role of Blade. He is half-vampire, half-mortal, and becomes the protector of the mortal race while slaying evil vampires.

In a way, Blade is the perfect blend to protect mortals, and that’s what makes this so entertaining to watch. For a film on the cusp of the millennia, especially a comic book movie, Blade technically paved the way.

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 

This is an underrated vampire flick, and it’s because not many people know that Quentin Tarantino co-wrote the script with Robert Kurtzman, and Robert Rodriguez directs it. It’s such a nice mix of filmmakers that it does fly under the radar for each of their filmographies.

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires with chaotic results. The film stars Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, and Juliette Lewis.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) 

This is one of the most accurate adaptations of the novel by Bram Stoker. Director Francis Ford Coppola has a unique filmography, and his work on this picture is incredible. He was able to incorporate all aspects of the novel with the letters being written back and forth and also create a visual feast regarding the depiction of Dracula’s powers.

The centuries-old vampire Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s (Keanu Reeves) fiancée Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) 

Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, and Mia Wasikowska all play their parts beautifully in this twisted vampire flick by Jim Jarmusch. A depressed musician reunites with his lover, and their romance is interrupted by her uncontrollable younger sister.

Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton) have known each other for centuries, and Ava (Wasikowska) alters the love that they’ve shared for so long with her spontaneous nature.

The Lost Boys (1987) 

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. The film is directed by Joel Schumacher and became a staple of the supernatural genre when it was released.

Young stars like Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jason Patric made up the cast to draw audiences in. It doesn’t necessarily play like a horror film, but it does have a sense of brotherhood for the lost boys.

Interview With the Vampire (1994)

In the 90s, this vampire film had a stacked cast that all worked together to make one of the most memorable films of the decade. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, and a very young Kirsten Dunst made the film entertaining to watch. The new series adapted from the iconic book by Anne Rice has brought more attention to her novels.

The series follows Louis de Point’s epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality and is told to the journalist Daniel Molloy.

What We Do In The Shadows (2014) 

Before Taika Waititi became a household name because of the MCU, he made What We Do in the Shadows with Jermaine Clement. We meet Vlago, Deacon, and Vladislav, who are vampires.

They are struggling with the mundane aspects of modern life. They pay rent, do their chores, and try to get into nightclubs, all while overcoming conflicts with roommates.

Let The Right One In (2008) 

Oskar (Kår Hederbrant) is an overlooked and bullied boy who finds love and revenge through Eli (Lina Leandersson), a beautiful, peculiar girl. The closer they become, the more their friendship is tested when Oskar uncovers the truth about the young girl and what she has been doing in the town.

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