Underworld’s gory fight scenes and byzantine werewolf vs. vampire lore are either your thing or they’re not. If you’re already in the fan club, Evolution is a capable sequel that sets up even more bizarre movies to come.
Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman are the perfect pairing for this smart, bombastic comic book action movie. It’s faithful enough to the books to keep superfans happy without leaving newcomers out in the cold.
A wholly different take on the vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive is slow-paced, melancholic, and strangely funny. It follows a centuries-old couple navigating boredom and love in the modern world.
Alien’s gender-blind casting, blue-collar view of space, and nightmarish monster design make it one of the most influential sci-fi films ever. If that’s not enough, it’s still as tense and beautiful as it was 40 years ago.