50 best zombies movies

by brian32935 | created - 25 Mar 2012 | updated - 13 Sep 2014 | Public

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1. Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco

Votes: 11,116

2. Gakuen mokushiroku: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD (2010)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

High school students are overwhelmed with the start of the zombie apocalypse.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Eri Kitamura, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Hitomi Harada

Votes: 10,465

3. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

52 Metascore

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director: Matthias Hoene | Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Thomas

Votes: 18,181

4. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 834,144

5. Bite Me (2010– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Horror

Three die-hard gamers find themselves in the middle of the zombie apocalypse and realize they have to use their gaming chops to survive, rescue their friends, and ultimately save the world.

Stars: Yousef Abu-Taleb, Justin Giddings, Ryan Patrick Welsh, Dani Lennon

Votes: 574

6. Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

Director: April Mullen | Stars: Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, Christopher Lloyd, Brandon Jay McLaren

Votes: 3,265

7. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

Curious kids unearth the barrels that previously helped revive the dead, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy, Thor Van Lingen

Votes: 17,941 | Gross: $9.21M

8. Doghouse (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 20,915

9. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 53,393 | Gross: $14.24M

10. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | 92 min | Horror

54 Metascore

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson

Votes: 38,183 | Gross: $5.84M

11. Automaton Transfusion (2006)

75 min | Horror

Three teens find themselves in a town over run with zombies. Deciding to fight back, they go on a punch you in the throat, action packed, non stop ride through the city, woods, and schools.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Garrett Jones, Juliet Reeves London, William Howard, Rowan Bousaid

Votes: 2,243

12. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 512,017 | Gross: $75.59M

13. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 503,476 | Gross: $13.54M

14. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

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.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 90,728 | Gross: $20.70M

15. Zone of the Dead (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

InterPol agents must join forces with dangerous prisoner to fight zombie hordes.

Directors: Milan Konjevic, Milan Todorovic | Stars: Ken Foree, Kristina Klebe, Emilio Roso, Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic

Votes: 3,040

16. Bong of the Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

When the world is taken over by flesh eating zombies, best friends Tommy and Edwin figure out a way to benefit from it by turning zombies into fertilizer for growing potent weed! There will be bud.

Director: Thomas Newman | Stars: Simone Bailly, Mark Sweatman, Jy Harris, Barry Nerling

Votes: 606

17. Osombie (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Horror

The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is ... See full summary »

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Corey Sevier, Eve Mauro, Jasen Wade, Danielle C. Ryan

Votes: 1,513

18. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe

Votes: 3,979

19. The Dead Undead (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Good Vampires battle Zombie Vampires while trying to hide their own identity and prevent the infection from spreading.

Directors: Matthew R. Anderson, Edward Conna | Stars: Luke Goss, Matthew R. Anderson, Spice Williams-Crosby, Luke LaFontaine

Votes: 816

20. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jana Kramer

Votes: 4,594

21. House of the Dead 2 (2005 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem. But while they search, things go wrong.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ed Quinn, Sticky Fingaz, Steve Monroe

Votes: 5,568

22. Stripperland (2011 Video)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Horror

A strange virus causes the majority of the female population to turn into lethal carnivorous zombie strippers. A small band of survivors - amiable geek Idaho, laconic macho cowboy Frisco, ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Skelding | Stars: Benjamin Sheppard, Maren McGuire, Ileana Herrin, Jamison Challeen

Votes: 752

23. Rammbock (2010)

R | 63 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin Kren | Stars: Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs, Anka Graczyk, Emily Cox

Votes: 5,190

24. Flight of the Living Dead (2007)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

A mad scientist transferring a dead woman in a freezer with an armed guard on a plane to Paris. After a bit of turbulence, the freezer breaks down and she is awake, then turns into a zombie and starts to infect all on board.

Director: Scott Thomas | Stars: David Chisum, Kristen Kerr, Kevin J. O'Connor, Richard Tyson

Votes: 8,905

25. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!

Director: Kevin Hamedani | Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Russell Hodgkinson

Votes: 3,978

26. Deadheads (2011)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce | Stars: Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, Markus Taylor, Sebastian Galasso

Votes: 5,088

27. Battle of the Damned (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Director: Christopher Hatton | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran, David Field

Votes: 3,665

28. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 20,276 | Gross: $0.59M

29. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 90,212 | Gross: $0.24M

30. Diary of the Dead (2007)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Todd Schroeder

Votes: 45,491 | Gross: $0.96M

31. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 20,051

32. Dead & Deader (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After he's bitten by a scorpion carrying a zombie virus, a tough soldier survives the infection, becoming only half zombie. Once back in the US, he finds himself fighting his former comrades in arms, all of whom are turning into zombies!

Director: Patrice Dinhut | Stars: John Billingsley, Dean Cain, Colleen Camp, Greg Collins

Votes: 1,469

33. Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

60 Metascore

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton

Votes: 216,869 | Gross: $66.38M

34. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

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 according to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 255,253 | Gross: $28.64M

35. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer

Votes: 131,047 | Gross: $42.35M

36. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

Votes: 160,041 | Gross: $60.13M

37. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Alice wakes up in the Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies, and must now make it out of the city before a nuclear bomb is dropped on the city.

Director: Alexander Witt | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius, Oded Fehr

Votes: 183,655 | Gross: $51.20M

38. Dead & Breakfast (2004)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson, Oz Perkins

Votes: 5,735

39. Goal of the Dead (2014)

Not Rated | 140 min | Comedy, Horror

Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big money move to the professional leagues, Sam Lorit expects a joyful homecoming and a routine cup-game victory. But with the zombie ... See full summary »

Directors: Thierry Poiraud, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla

Votes: 1,407

40. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 18,041 | Gross: $14.42M

41. The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

When a nerdy sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure--now ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Miller | Stars: Catherine Annette, Grant O'Connell, Jamie Noel, Aaron Caleb

Votes: 1,237

42. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

71 Metascore

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.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 109,460 | Gross: $5.10M

43. Day of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Votes: 62,040 | Gross: $5.80M

44. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 54,919 | Gross: $2.02M

45. Kill Zombie! (2012)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

The bizarre story takes place in Amsterdam-West, where a virus turns people into bloodthirsty zombies. Although much blood is flowing and many limbs chopped off, there is a lot to laugh at in this bizarre horror comedy.

Directors: Martijn Smits, Erwin van den Eshof | Stars: Yahya Gaier, Mimoun Ouled Radi, Gigi Ravelli, Sergio Hasselbaink

Votes: 1,416

46. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror