Vampire movies are perfect for those who are looking for love and desire.
Vampires and their bloodthirst have been loved by so many because of their passionate pursuant to something that they love – whether it’s for something bloody and scandalous or strong affection towards someone. You can hardly think of a vampire movie that does not have an element of love, lust and desire on its theme.
Below are some of the most romantic vampire movies of all time that will quench your thirst for romance with an ingredient of horror.
This South Korean horror film is one of the most well-received vampire horror films in recent years. It did not come as a surprise when Thirst won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Festival. This highly entertaining movie is not only a romantic movie but it also alternates between being terrifying, adorable and strange.
A number of people volunteered to test out a vaccine. Unfortunately, the experiment killed the other test subjects except for a kind and generous Catholic priest Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho). Being a sole survivor of the project, Sang-hyun discovered some changes in him and this includes having new abilities and needs. He gained impressive strength and speed but he also felt an undeniable need for blood.
Sang-hyun reunited with a childhood friend and when he saw the man’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-bin), he felt a forbidden passion for the overworked young woman with a quirky demeanor.
Sang-hyun and Tae-ju gave in to their illicit passion and this was filled with so many beautifully shot and incredibly sexy scenes. The small moments of sweetness along the way are also equally wonderful. Who can forget the scene when Tae-ju told Sang-hyun, “Vampires are … cuter than I thought.”
Only Lovers Left Alive
While we’re all left wondering if Loki is indeed dead in The Avengers, you can have your Tom Hiddleston fix by watching this 2013 vampire film.
Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton in a romantic vampire movie that will make you believe in the essence of forever. These two lovebirds have proven that their relationship is strong and could even survive death.
Vampires Adam and Eve have been married for centuries but they were living apart at the beginning of the film – Adam in Detroit while Eve was in Tangier. When Eve realized that Adam was depressed and bored, she immediately came to his rescue and chided him out of his despondency.
Their relationship was not void of challenges. For one thing, there is Eve’s wild sister and then there’s the blood shortage. Despite these bumps though, Adam and Eve were the #vampirerelationshipgoals everyone is envious of: lazily sensual, industrious, talented and together drinking blood at the end.
You may have known this movie as a starring role for Kate Beckinsale where she played a butt-kicking vampire fighter in black leather but this movie franchise, especially the first installment, contained a sweet forbidden romance.
Since Selene’s (Beckinsale) family was killed by the lycans, she has fought on the side of vampires against the mangy beasts. But when a human, Michael Corbin (Scott Speedman), became a target of lycans, she began to suspect that there are more truth on the longtime feud between vampires and lycans that she was not told about.
Selene abducted Michael to find out the truth, despite the fact that he was already bitten by a wolf. While he was turning into a werewolf, Selene’s sworn enemy, this hard-core vampire still protected him. She showed everyone that love is a sacrifice; that she was willing to risk the wrath of her own species just to save her werewolf lover.
This massive film franchise did not only kick-started the hearts of millions but it also launched a gigantic fan base that even the personal lives of the “Robsten” were obsessed of. Millions of fans were giddy and happy when news broke out that their romance was beyond on-screen. But their heart broke when the two actors had decided to end their relationship. Everyone had a say about their relationship, even Donald Trump.
When Bella (Kristen Stewart) moved to the sunshine-deprived town of Forks, Washington, she met mysterious Edward (Robert Pattinson) and was instantly drawn to him. What she did not know is that Edward belongs to a family of vampire and being a mere mortal, her blood is pretty irresistible for him.
Despite the strong urge to suck her blood, Edward learned to master his thirst and came clean to Bella. She may have been initially shocked when she knew the truth, but their love for each other was stronger and deeper. The movie did not fail to satisfy their young-base fans when it comes to the elements of romance. Everyone felt in love too with their long walks in the woods and when they met each other’s family.
Who would not fall for mysterious bad boy and forbidden romance that Twilight offers?
Let the Right One In
The 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In is about 12-year-old Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) who grew up in the 1980s suburbs of Stockholm. Despite being shy and bullied, he befriends a girl who lives next door who is secretly a vampire. This story may be too sweet but it has a shocking violence that could sneak up on you.
Oskar was undeniably smitten to his new friend, Eli. She became attached to Oskar when her caretaker died protecting her. Oskar soon realized that Eli is a vampire, but his love for her was too strong that he did not only accept her but he also helped her acquire fresh blood. The tenderness between the two characters is very touching that you would barely notice the violence when Eli was dismembering one of her steady’s bullies.
Vampire movies give so much depth to love and romance. Spend your Friday night binge-watching these romantic vampire movies.
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