‘Vampire Academy (2014)’ was not a very successful, likable or popular movie to start with. Despite the bestselling novel series by Richelle Mead, somehow, the movie didn’t fly high, thanks to its overbearing plot, the various clichés related to vampires and paranormal beings, poor casting, flawed production design, and its plot which was set somewhere between a teenage college drama and your vampire fiction and lacked much coherence. As the story goes, ‘Vampire Academy’ starts with Rose, a half-human half-vampire, referred to in the movie as “Dhampir” and Lissa, a Moroi, a vampire breed that can control one of the four elements – Fire, Water, Air or Earth. Both Lissa and Rose are on the run from the St. Vladimir’s Academy (The Vampire Academy) and they are forced to return by “Guardians” – another sect of vampires. Guardians are to protect the Moroi or the royal families from attacks by the evil vampires. Once Rose and Lissa are back to the academy, Rose is troubled with visions and discovering her newfound powers of healing, coupled with attacks from Strigoi, kidnapping of Lissa and the usual college romance in the academy.
Movies like ‘Vampire Academy’ have to have vampires as their central subject, which could also be supplemented by witches or demons, and people trying to hunt or kill them, maybe a good vs. evil premise where good always wins. We bring you a list of such movies which not only similar to ‘Vampire Academy’ that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Vampire Academy on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. The Twilight Saga (2008, ’09, ’10(2), ’11, ’12)
An equally popular and critiqued franchise based on the adapted screenplay of novels by Stephenie Meyer, ‘Twilight’ was a wave of change from the until then existing vampire movies, given the romance angle, which outweighed the blood and gore. Also, werewolves were an additional sub-plot, who aid in fighting the Volturi and other rogue vampires. And also maybe, help Bella friendzone with one of their buddies (Jake). While Edward and Bella make an amazing pair with a lot of on-screen sizzle, the overall premise still appears weak and without any purpose. ‘Twilight’ may be a popular franchise but there’s no denying of the fact that it is way better than ‘Vampire Academy’.
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11. Vamps (2012)