Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide - The Best Zombie Moviesby DaveHedgehog | created - 21 Mar 2012 | updated - 21 Mar 2012 | Public
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1. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Unrated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
Votes: 97,168 | Gross: $5.10M
2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror
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 bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.
Votes: 96,833 | Gross: $0.09M
3. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 433,188 | Gross: $13.54M
4. Day of the Dead (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
Votes: 54,050 | Gross: $5.80M
5. Braindead (1992)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 82,520 | Gross: $0.24M
6. Re-Animator (1985)
Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 44,992 | Gross: $2.02M
7. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 44,062 | Gross: $14.24M
8. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 323,428 | Gross: $45.06M
9. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Votes: 18,746 | Gross: $19.60M
11. The Walking Dead (1936)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.
15. Night of the Creeps (1986)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Votes: 16,385 | Gross: $0.59M
16. Creepshow (1982)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Votes: 33,787 | Gross: $19.73M
Segment "Father's Day"
17. Dead & Buried (1981)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 7,925 | Gross: $0.22M
18. Planet Terror (2007)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
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.
19. Zombie (1979)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
20. Land of the Dead (2005)
R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 83,221 | Gross: $20.70M
21. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
R | 95 min | Horror
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.
22. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Fantasy, Horror
A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
23. Tales from the Crypt (1972)
PG | 92 min | Horror
Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.
Segment "Poetic Justice"
24. Sugar Hill (1974)
PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror
When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »
25. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Unrated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).
27. I Accuse (1938)
95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to... See full summary »
28. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
30. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)
Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.
32. Enemy from Space (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.
33. The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Unrated | 69 min | Horror
A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper ... See full summary »
36. Monstrosity (1963)
Unrated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A rich but unscrupulous old woman plots with a scientist to have her brain implanted in the skull of a sexy young woman.
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
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.
39. The Frozen Dead (1966)
Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
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.
40. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Approved | 90 min | Horror
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »
41. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
42. The Death Wheelers (1973)
PG | 85 min | Adventure, Horror
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »
44. The Return of the Evil Dead (1973)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror
500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's ... See full summary »
46. Garden of the Dead (1972)
PG | 59 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Convicts on a chain gang sniff experimental formaldehyde fumes to get high. They attempt a prison break, are shot down by the guards and buried in the prison garden. Soon, they rise from ... See full summary »
47. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
R | 83 min | Action, Horror
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.
49. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Votes: 41,709 | Gross: $24.95M
50. City of the Living Dead (1980)
Not Rated | 93 min | Horror
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.
51. Spooky Encounters (1980)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Cheung's wife and boss are seeing each other, and decide to dispatch him with a wizard. But the wizard's rival aids and defends Cheung and a magic war rises.
53. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (1981)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 16,475 | Gross: $0.12M
54. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
Unrated | 93 min | Horror
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.
56. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music
A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.
57. Night of the Comet (1984)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.
Votes: 14,490 | Gross: $14.42M
59. Geung si sin sang (1985)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
60. Neon Maniacs (1986)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
62. Evil Dead II (1987)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 124,935 | Gross: $5.92M
63. Zombie 5: Killing Birds (1987)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery
A group of students goes into the woods to study birds, and soon the dead begin to rise to devour the living.
65. The Vineyard (1989)
R | 95 min | Horror
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. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates ... See full summary »
67. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
R | 120 min | Horror
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat.
Votes: 4,821 | Gross: $0.35M
68. Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror
The title should be enough to explain the plot here. Riding around on their motorbikes, a gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of Zombies, which have ... See full summary »
69. Fei zhou he shang (1991)
96 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Two guys, one of them a magician, are transporting an ancient chinese vampire who can only be controlled by a series of yellow tapes, and is the ancestor of the other guy. On the way, while... See full summary »
70. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 140,820 | Gross: $11.50M
The Simpsons (1989– )
Treehouse of Horror III
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
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.
73. Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Comedy
A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.
Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $0.00M
74. Versus (II) (2000)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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.
76. House of the Dead (2003)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.
Votes: 33,460 | Gross: $10.25M
77. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 208,160 | Gross: $59.02M
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Not Rated | 58 min | Horror
A hotshot White House speech writer deals with the publicity nightmare of his life when recently deceased soldiers return from beyond the grave.
79. Fido (2006)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon ... See full summary »
Votes: 26,212 | Gross: $0.30M
80. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 227,937 | Gross: $28.64M