Have you ever considered what you would be willing to trade for eternal life? Some may think that a vampire’s life is appealing, but to us, maintaining eternal life in solitude by feeding on humans doesn’t sound all that great. Not to mention they can’t go out during the daytime. In this list, we face off 10 movies like Twilight those who turned into dreadful bloodsuckers, whether by choice or against their will. We promise they don’t suck.
Twilight tells the story of seventeen-year-old Isabella (Bella) Sven, from sunny Florida who moves with her family to the city of Forks in Washington state. It is a small, gray, and rainy town and Bella is not enthusiastic, to say the least, about the idea of living there. At least until she meets Edward, a guy her age who has moved to Forks shortly before. Equipped with a handsome face and mesmerizing eyes, Edward quickly captures Bella’s heart after rescuing her from a near accident.
But Edward is no ordinary teenager. Eighty years earlier he had almost died of a disease that had attacked and killed all his family and at the last minute, in order to save him from that certain death, he was bitten by the one who today serves as his adoptive father and became, like him, a vampire.
Edward is, therefore, an adult in a teenage body, a vampire who feeds on blood and the feelings he feels towards Bella – an attraction that stems from her special body odor and the fact that she is one of the few whom Edward is unable to read their minds – make him stay away from her.
Deciding which movies to watch depends upon what you like about Twilight. if you like it for the fantasy, creature-human romance elements then you would probably like the list of movies and tv shows below.
Best Movies Like Twilight
1. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Probably the vampire film of the 90’s generation, born in the eighties. Those who went to the cinema to watch the blockbuster had a vague knowledge of Count “Dracula”.
Then this dark epic film came out, on November 11, 1994, and captured viewers’ imagination. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Slater collaborated on a great life story about the vampire Louis de Pointe-du-Lac and his disproportionate hardships for centuries of bloodshed.
It’s dark, it’s violent, it’s sexual, it’s huge. It’s enchanted, it’s human, and it’s sad.
2. Underworld (2003)
Director Len Wiseman, an artistic designer by profession, mixed in his first film an aesthetic borrowed from films such as The Crow, Batman, and The Matrix.
The main goal was to create a very dark-blue vampire movie, as gothic as possible and laden with action in the best Hollywood tradition.
Underworld stayed at the top of the list of American box office hits for a few weeks. The fact that the role of the main protagonist of the film stands for a strong and tough woman should no longer surprise anyone.
The fact that Kate Beckinsale plays this role exceptionally well, wearing a tight leather suit, should bounce some of the film’s merits of attractiveness.
3. Edward Scissor hands (1990)
It is not easy to define in one word the genre of this film: it is a dramatic fantasy-comedy that meets a magical legend, in which the story of Cinderella is expressed in the character of an orphaned and damaged boy.
Edward is played by Johnny Depp alongside Diane West, Winona Rider, and Alan Arkin. Edward is a creature who lives alone in a dark castle, until one day a kind-hearted saleswoman named Peggy Boggs finds him, takes him home, and tries to help him integrate into society and her family.
At first, the environment treats Edward like a new gadget capable of doing things they cannot, so he gets rock star status, but very quickly the situation changes and his variability becomes a noticeable flaw that produces discomfort to anyone who happens to be in his way.
Despite the allegory about society’s inability to accept others, teens will no doubt enjoy more of the romantic fantasy that prevails between Edward and Kim, namely Winona Ryder, the young girl who falls in love with him even though he is different.
4 / 10. Split (2009)
Elements: Drama, Fantasy, Romance. Country: Israel
Split deals with the age-old conflict between vampires and humans, through the eyes of a group of teenagers. At the center of the series is 15-year-old Ella a confused, introverted girl who is sure that no one understands her.
One day she encounters Leo, the new student in the class, and misses a beat. Leo is a self-confident, charismatic boy with a well-developed sense of humor. What Ella doesn’t know is that Leo is a 300-year-old vampire who looks like a handsome 15-year-old high school student.
She does not imagine that Leo came looking for her and that he is the one who will help her discover her destiny. With Leo’s help, she discovers that she is “split” – half-vampire, half-human – and the only one who can save the world.
5. Teen Wolf (1985)
The original film, directed by Rod Daniel, tells the story of Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox), a high schooler whose complicated life is even more complicated when he discovers that he inherited from his parents the tendency to become a hairy werewolf in stressful situations.
Howard learns to take advantage of his seemingly problematic trait to upgrade his sex life and basketball skills. The film grossed more than $30 million in the United States and became a cult hit that also spawned a sequel.
6. Ghost (1990)
A touching, funny, and moving film about love and loss. Ghost was the most successful film of 1990 with revenues of over $500 million, won 5 Oscar nominations and two statuettes, gave memorable roles to Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, and most of all thrilled generations of viewers.
The plot follows Sam (Swayze), who is brutally murdered at the beginning of the film and leaves behind his lover Molly (Moore) alone in the big city and in a new apartment they have just moved into. Sam’s spirit remains near his body and continues to roam the earth until he can close things left open.
Sam stays next to Molly who is devastated by his untimely death. Slowly he discovers that the murder was not accidental and that everything was planned. He enlists the help of Oda Mae Brown (Goldberg), a psychic who can hear his voice. He convinces her to help him discover the mystery of his death and avenge the culprits.
The plot gets complicated and Sam discovers hard and painful things about the circumstances of his murder.
7. The Princess Bride (1987)
A grandfather tells his grandson a fairytale when he is sick in bed. The story revolves around two lovers, an ambitious, Spanish prince driven by revenge and an incomprehensible giant in Rob Rayner’s romantic fantasy.
The horror and robbing pirate Roberts kidnaps Princess Buttercup who is being held against her will and is supposed to marry the evil prince Mepardink. On their way, the princess discovers that the terrible Roberts is Wesley, a longtime lover.
Together they fight giant rats, the prince and his entourage, and the mad genius Vizzini, and make friends in the form of Inigo, a kind-hearted giant. A magical classic fantasy about love and adventure told with magic and wisdom. And if you thought Rainer could do without Billy Crystal, look good under the mountains of makeup.
The Princess Bride is probably the best film ever made. For evidence: in the list of IMDB’s greatest films, it is ranked 192. Well, perhaps it’s not the best movie of all time, but it is without a doubt one of the most beloved.
The film was released in the United States in 1987. It did not break any box office, did not attract much attention, and received one single Oscar nomination, specifically for one of the weakest elements in it – the theme song Storybook Love. But then it came to video, and people found that they enjoyed watching it over and over again. And again. And again.
8. Splash (1984)
The original film tells the story of a young man (Tom Hanks) who falls in love with a mysterious mermaid (Daryl Hanna) who saves him from drowning. Many years later he returns to the same place and somehow he finds himself in the water again. The underwater creature decides to look for Alan in New York and grows legs as her tail dries. When she finds Alan, they fall in love, but she has a secret, and it will not remain a secret if her legs get wet.
9. Beauty and the Beast (1991, Disney animated film)
The animated film “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) has a special status within the Disney Pantheon. Originally it was a popular French legend set as a text towards the middle of the 18th century, and a few years later was shortened by Jean-Marie L’Prince de Beaumont to the familiar version.
The animated film was the crown jewel of the “Disney Renaissance” during the 1990s. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including the Best Picture Award – a precedent-setting achievement for an animated film.
10. Vampire Knight (2008, Anime series)
The anime series tells the story of a 5-year-old girl who woke up on a snowy night, not knowing who she was and where she was. A vampire wanted to attack her, but suddenly someone saved her. 10 years later, the same girl, YuuI Cross, attends Cross School.
The school is named after her adoptive father, the principal who runs the school. There she meets the same one who saved her, Kaname Kuran. Also, Zero Kiriyuu who was adopted by the principal 4 years earlier, is studying with her in the same class. The school is divided into a day class and a night class.
Together Zero and Yuki keep the secret that all the students in the night class where Kanama is studying are vampires. But still, there is one more secret that has not yet been revealed, the secret of a stranger, a secret that will change his life forever (or has he already changed?)