Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide - The Best Zombie Movies

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1.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
2.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
 
3.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
4.
Day of the Dead (1985)
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A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
 
5.
Dead Alive (1992)
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A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
6.
Re-Animator (1985)
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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
7.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
 
8.
28 Days Later... (2002)
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
9.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
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An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
10.
White Zombie (1932)
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A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave. (69 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
 
11.
The Walking Dead (1936)
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution. (66 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
12.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
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The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Savini
 
13.
Cemetery Man (1994)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies. (105 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
 
14.
Prince of Darkness (1987)
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A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (102 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
15.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. (88 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
16.
Creepshow (1982)
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An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
“ Segment "Father's Day" ” - DaveHedgehog
 
17.
Dead & Buried (1981)
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
 
18.
Planet Terror (2007)
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. (105 mins.)
 
19.
Zombie (1979)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
20.
Land of the Dead (2005)
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The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation. (93 mins.)
 
21.
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
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A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers. (95 mins.)
Director: Jorge Grau
 
22.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
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A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island. (69 mins.)
 
23.
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die. (92 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ Segment "Poetic Justice" ” - DaveHedgehog
 
24.
Sugar Hill (1974)
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When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats... (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Maslansky
 
25.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). (79 mins.)
 
26.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
27.
I Accuse (1938)
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After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love... (104 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
28.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging. (64 mins.)
Director: Nick Grindé
 
29.
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant, and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba. (85 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
30.
Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)
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An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
31.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
32.
Enemy from Space (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up. (85 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
33.
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
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A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it... (69 mins.)
Director: Will Cowan
 
34.
Teenage Zombies (1959)
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A crazed female scientist uses nerve gas to turn local teenagers into her unquestioning slaves. (73 mins.)
Director: Jerry Warren
 
35.
Santo contra los zombies (1962)
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Wrestling superhero Santo battles an evil scientist who has created a race of zombies. (85 mins.)
Director: Benito Alazraki
 
36.
Monstrosity (1963)
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A rich but unscrupulous old woman plots with a scientist to have her brain implanted in the skull of a sexy young woman. (64 mins.)
Director: Joseph Mascelli
 
37.
The Horror of Party Beach (1964)
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Sea creatures created from radioactive sludge terrorize a beach community. (78 mins.)
Director: Del Tenney
 
38.
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)
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Jerry falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival. Little does he know that she is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller whose predictions he had scoffed at earlier. The gypsy turns him into a zombie and he goes on a killing spree. (82 mins.)
 
39.
The Frozen Dead (1966)
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A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich. (95 mins.)
 
40.
The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
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Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson... (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
41.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. (89 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
 
42.
The Death Wheelers (1973)
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A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town... (85 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
43.
Horror Express (1972)
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In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train. (84 mins.)
Director: Gene Martin
 
44.
Return of the Evil Dead (1973)
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500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights... (91 mins.)
 
45.
Dead of Night (1974)
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
46.
Garden of the Dead (1972)
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Convicts on a chain gang sniff expermental formaldehyde fumes to get high. They attempt a prison break and are shot down by the guards... (59 mins.)
Director: John Hayes
 
47.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
48.
Shock Waves (1977)
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Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers. (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
 
49.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
50.
City of the Living Dead (1980)
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A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
51.
Spooky Encounters (1980)
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Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring... (102 mins.)
 
52.
The Fog (1980)
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Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers, which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
53.
The Beyond (1981)
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A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
54.
Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Agrama
 
55.
The Evil Dead (1981)
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Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
56.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
57.
Night of the Comet (1984)
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
58.
Demons (1985)
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A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
59.
Mr. Vampire (1985)
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The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
 
60.
Neon Maniacs (1986)
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A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them. (91 mins.)
Director: Joseph Mangine
 
61.
Zombie Nightmare (1987)
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After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death. (89 mins.)
Director: Jack Bravman
 
62.
Evil Dead II (1987)
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The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
63.
Killing Birds (1987)
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A group of students goes into the woods to study birds, and soon the dead begin to rise to devour the living. (92 mins.)
 
64.
Death House (1987)
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A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors. (90 mins.)
Director: John Saxon
 
65.
The Vineyard (1989)
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Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries... (95 mins.)
 
66.
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
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A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer. (90 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
67.
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
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Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. (120 mins.)
 
68.
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
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The title should be enough to explain the plot here. Riding around on their motorbikes, a gang of tough... (86 mins.)
Director: Dan Hoskins
 
69.
Crazy Safari (1991)
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Two guys, one of them a magician, are transporting an ancient chinese vampire who can only be controlled by a series of yellow tapes... (96 mins.)
Director: Billy Chan
 
70.
Army of Darkness (1992)
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A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
71.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Treehouse of Horror III (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An evil Krusty the Clown doll makes life hell for the Simpsons, Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her, and Bart inadvertently raises the dead. (22 mins.)
 
72.
The Crow (1994)
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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
73.
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
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A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction. (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
74.
Versus (2000)
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There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection. (119 mins.)
 
75.
Wild Zero (1999)
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Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies. (98 mins.)
 
76.
House of the Dead (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.0/10 X  
A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies. (90 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
 
77.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
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A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
78.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Homecoming (2005)
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A hotshot White House speech writer deals with the publicity nightmare of his life when recently deceased soldiers return from beyond the grave. (60 mins.)
 
79.
Fido (2006)
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In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting... (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Currie
 
80.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)
 
81.
Diary of the Dead (2007)
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A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own. (95 mins.)