Contagion

Contrasting with the films on my contagious violence list (and, beyond them, zombie movies), sometimes people don't turn into rampaging cannibals when they get a disease, sometimes a lot of people just get sick and die, messily. This is the list for those films, because sometimes it is fun to kick back and watch a film where someone bleeds to death from their ass.

Although the outbreak can be relatively limited, these often deal with pandemics and so grade into apocalyptic movies.

This isn't a complete survey (there are always more) but it does seem like there are more of these films recently, perhaps because of the concerns over SARS and the various flus (avian and swine). Hopefully, these cathartic excursions are the closest most of us get to such modern plagues.
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1.
Contagion (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
“ Here for the thumbnail graphic, the list begins below: ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
2.
Skeleton on Horseback (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
"The White Sickness", a leprosy-like disease, ravages the world during a war. (103 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
“ aka Skeleton on Horseback ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
3.
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. (111 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cloche
 
4.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier. (79 mins.)
Director: Earl McEvoy
“ aka The Killer That Stalked New York ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
5.
Panic in the Streets (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
6.
So Long at the Fair (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence. (86 mins.)
“ Tricky one but I'll leave it in for now. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
7.
80,000 Suspects (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A doctor's already-shaky marriage is tested to an even greater extent when he has to contend with a smallpox epidemic. (113 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
8.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
9.
The Satan Bug (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists... (114 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
10.
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others. (94 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
“ A nice virus. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
11.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
12.
Vampire Circus (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
13.
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next? (129 mins.)
 
14.
The Alpha Incident (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office. (95 mins.)
Director: Bill Rebane
 
15.
Plague (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An ambitious lab assistant carries out a forbidden experiment and accidentally creates a deadly bacteria which kills her and rapidly engulfs the city... (88 mins.)
Director: Ed Hunt
 
16.
Day of Resurrection (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race. (156 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ aka Virus ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
17.
Variola Vera (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
This is a true story of the famous Variola epidemic outbreak in Belgrade. (110 mins.)
Director: Goran Markovic
 
18.
Warning Sign (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends. (99 mins.)
Director: Hal Barwood
 
19.
Flesh+Blood (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
20.
Epidemic (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A film director and a script writer (performed by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel themselves) write a screenplay... (106 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
21.
The Carrier (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches... (99 mins.)
Director: Nathan J. White
 
22.
Quarantine (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims... (95 mins.)
 
23.
Dr. M (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful... (116 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
24.
Carnosaur (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town. (83 mins.)
“ Perhaps the oddest virus - one that makes women pregnant with dinosaurs. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
25.
The Stand (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
26.
Outbreak (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly? (127 mins.)
 
27.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
28.
Virus (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Who could have deliberately released a rare and deadly African plague that is now spreading uncontrollably throughout America's largest urban areas... (92 mins.)
“ aka Virus ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
29.
Ebola Syndrome (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home. (98 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
“ aka Ebola Syndrome ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
30.
The Patriot (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader. (90 mins.)
Director: Dean Semler
 
31.
The Protector (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist... (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Gill
 
32.
The Last Man (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Apocalyptic comedy finds a socially-challenged grad school student as one of the last two men on Earth with a beautiful woman... (95 mins.)
Director: Harry Ralston
 
33.
Anthrax (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
When cattle mysteriously start dying of anthrax in a small Alberta ranching community, an RCMP officer... (90 mins.)
Director: Rick Stevenson
 
34.
Venomous (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs... (97 mins.)
Director: Ed Raymond
 
35.
Cabin Fever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. (93 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
 
36.
Absolon (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind. (96 mins.)
Director: David Barto
 
37.
Radiant (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A genetically-engineered virus, meant for good, but never before tested on humans, has found a host... (100 mins.)
Director: Steve Mahone
 
38.
The Invasion (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
As a Washington psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped. (99 mins.)
 
39.
Pandemic (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The bird flu virus spreads through Los Angeles as a doctor from the CDC races to find a vaccine. (169 mins.)
 
40.
Blindness (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
 
41.
Doomsday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. (108 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
42.
Toxic Skies (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Anne Heche stars as a World Health Organization Doctor who uncovers the real cause of an epidemic is the government's secret chem-trail program. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew C. Erin
 
43.
Splinter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins
“ A weird body horror film with an odd parasite. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
44.
The Andromeda Strain (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped. (174 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
45.
Pandemic (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the wake of a global viral outbreak, Breck Anderson and his wife Annie flee Southern California.... (24 mins.)
Director: Charley Hoover
 
46.
H.5.N.1. (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(9 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kraemer
 
47.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water. (86 mins.)
Director: Ti West
 
48.
Carriers (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. (84 mins.)
 
49.
Pandemic (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
A slow-paced, action thriller about a virus that strikes a New Mexico county and the local veterinarian who gets caught in the middle...
Director: Jason Connery
 
50.
Statico (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A family struggles to survive with courage and hope in the midst of a global pandemic. (80 mins.)
 
51.
2084 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Not much left since the world died. That's what they called it the day the virus took over and people went inside... (83 mins.)
 
52.
The Thaw (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark A. Lewis
 
53.
Pandemic (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
(138 mins.)
Director: Takahisa Zeze
 
54.
Black Death (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. (102 mins.)
“ There are going to be quite a few films set during the Black Death, what we have here is really just a selection. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
55.
White Wall (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Set in a wasteland enclosed by a large white wall, the last survivor from a brutal child internment camp reluctantly takes on one final bounty hunting job to protect the idyllic life he has rebuilt. (91 mins.)
Director: James Boss
 
56.
Virus X (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
After being infected with a hyper-deadly virus mutation, five medical scientists must escape quarantine and force their way to freedom. Only a mysterious, silver-haired enforcer stands in their way. (85 mins.)
 
57.
Contagion (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
 
58.
Beyond Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Sisters Alanah and Kate fight for survival with a mysterious visitor during a future pandemic.
Director: Paul Day
 
59.
Phase 7 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors. (95 mins.)
 
60.
Retreat (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe. (90 mins.)
Director: Carl Tibbetts
 
61.
Season of the Witch (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague. (95 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
 
62.
The Gerber Syndrome: il contagio (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A new, very dangerous virus, spreading all over Europe in early 2011. (88 mins.)
Director: Maxi Dejoie
 
63.
Weaverfish (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
After spending the night partying at a condemned river creek, the atmosphere is soon lost for quiet teenager Reece and his friends. Headaches and heartaches give way to a terrifying race back to civilisation as a grossly disfiguring virus takes hold on the most vulnerable. (95 mins.)
Director: Harrison Wall
 
64.
Silent Fear (2017)
A female detective is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the deaf. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world.
 
65.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all. (91 mins.)
Director: Kaare Andrews
 
67.
The Stand (????)
After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.
Director: Josh Boone
 
68.
Growth (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Twenty years after a deadly outbreak of parasites at an island research facility, where most of the people were killed, survivor Jamie returns with her friends to sell her stake. But a new strain of parasite could blow the transaction. (90 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Cowan
 
69.
Panic at Rock Island (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes. (95 mins.)
Director: Tony Tilse
 
70.
The Last Ship (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population. (60 mins.)
 
71.
Cabin Fever (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
While visiting their getaway cabin, five friends succumb to a flesh-eating disease. (99 mins.)
Director: Travis Z
 
72.
The Stranger (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A mysterious man arrives in a small American town seeking his wife, though his presence plunges the community into a bloodbath. (93 mins.)
 
73.
Darkness by Day (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A rabies outbreak plaguing the small town where Virginia lives. Emilio, the father,travel to help his brother Ostrosky whose eldest daughter, Julia, is on the verge of death from a strange disease. Virginia is home alone. (78 mins.)
 
74.
Death Note: L Change the World (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L." (129 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
75.
The Infected (2015 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Four friends meet to celebrate their college graduation when a dirty bomb containing a highly contagious and lethal virus explodes in Los Angeles... (15 mins.)
Director: Barry Morgan
 
76.
Cordon (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After a virus outbreak in the center of Antwerp the goverment decides to lock the people who might be affected by placing a wall around the center (50 mins.)
Director: Tim Mielants
 
77.
Containment (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives... (60 mins.)
 
78.
Parts Per Billion (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
In the midst of a manmade biological disaster and a terrible fate, three couples try to find meaning in their lives. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian Horiuchi
 
79.
No Blade of Grass (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland. (96 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
80.
Deranged (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day... (109 mins.)
Director: Jeong-woo Park
 
81.
Flu (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country... (122 mins.)
Director: Sung-su Kim
 
82.
New Order (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
The year is 2033, three years prior an infection, a virus, or a bacteriological attack wiped out almost 90% of the global population (90 mins.)
Director: Marco Rosson
 
83.
Do or Die (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A virus causes people to age rapidly. There is an antidote, but it has to be taken daily and is under control of a single company... (90 mins.)
Director: David Jackson
 
84.
Refuge (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Refuge is a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event. (74 mins.)
 
85.
Fresh Air (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
The world has been decimated by an unknown airborne virus, and Matt and Maxine have been trapped underground breathing stale air for way too long... (9 mins.)
Director: Richard Bailey
 
86.
Virus (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Marko Sopic
 
87.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: F. Emasculata (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
As Scully investigates the spread of a deadly contagion at a prison, Mulder tracks down two escaped convicts infected with the disease. (45 mins.)
 
88.
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
The Russian government has collapsed. Amidst the chaos, riots, and struggle for power, a terrible weapon has leaked out... (77 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
 
89.
Containment (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
What happens when a epidemic breaks out, but you're kept in the dark? Anything can happen. Slowly the residents realize that they will all die unless they come together. (77 mins.)
 
90.
Here Alone (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness. (89 mins.)
Director: Rod Blackhurst
 
91.
The Division (2018)
On Black Friday In New York City, Bio-Terrorists release a modified strain of Smallpox called the "Green...
Director: Stephen Gaghan