Top 50 Outbreak Type Films/Shows

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1. 12 Monkeys (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.

Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 37,586

2. ReGenesis (2004–2008)

49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Geneticist David Sandstrom is the chief scientist at the prestigious virology/micro-biology NORBAC laboratory, a joint enterprise between the USA, Canada and Mexico for countering bio-terrorism.

Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Conrad Pla, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Mayko Nguyen

Votes: 3,045

3. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 211,621 | Gross: $75.66M

4. Runaway Virus (2000 TV Movie)

96 min | Thriller

Two experts on viruses tracks down some contagious people all across the world. But it's just a matter of time before L.A. vill be exposed to the virus.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Paige Turco, Jason Beghe, Kenneth Mars, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 185

5. The Burning Zone (1996–1997)

55 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Dr. Daniel Cassian is appointed by the White House to lead a small top secret federal biological task force of leading scientists to investigate and prevent potential biological disasters. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Harris, James Black, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 166

6. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 572,508 | Gross: $202.36M

7. Survivors (2008–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

Stars: Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Zoë Tapper

Votes: 8,136

8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 482,879 | Gross: $176.76M

9. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 166,007

10. The Carrier (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

As an antibiotic-resistant pandemic devastates the planet, the only safe place is in the air.

Director: Anthony Woodley | Stars: Rebecca Johnson, Joe Dixon, Karen Bryson, Jack Gordon

Votes: 782

11. Pandemic (2016)

TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its ... See full summary »

Director: John Suits | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 7,166

12. Pandemic (2007– )

169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The bird flu virus spreads through Los Angeles as a doctor from the CDC races to find a vaccine.

Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, French Stewart, Faye Dunaway, Eric Roberts

Votes: 1,199

13. Contagion (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

One day, a pair of criminals decide to infect U.S. president with an incurable virus. His only hope is to give in to their demands, but he refuses to cooperate with terrorists. Now it is up to Dr. Diane Landis to save his life.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Megan Gallagher, Lin Shaye, Tom Wright

Votes: 631

14. Venomous (2001 Video)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Treat Williams, Mary Page Keller, Hannes Jaenicke, Catherine Dent

Votes: 898

15. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 125,536 | Gross: $2.13M

16. The Rain (I) (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety.

Stars: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lukas Løkken

Votes: 24,120

17. Between (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them

Stars: Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Justin Kelly, Kyle Mac

Votes: 7,797

18. Helix (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation when they arrive in the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be an outbreak of a strange disease in a secluded international research facility.

Stars: Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes

Votes: 27,732

19. Contaminated Man (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: William Hurt, Natascha McElhone, Peter Weller, Katja Woywood

Votes: 1,010

20. Pandora's Clock (1996)

PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man infected with a deadly virus boards Quantum Airlines flight 66 in Frankfurt, Germany. The US government must stop the plane before it lands at JFK International Airport.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Daphne Zuniga, Jane Leeves, Richard Lawson

Votes: 680

21. Chimera Strain (2018)

R | 80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A brilliant but disturbed scientist freezes his children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish.

Director: Maurice Haeems | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Jenna Harrison

Votes: 2,189

22. Hold Your Breath (2018)

89 min | Sci-Fi

A family fight to survive as the streets of Paris fill with a deadly gas.

Director: Daniel Roby | Stars: Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michel Robin

Votes: 4,408 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Carriers (2009)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor | Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp

Votes: 40,923 | Gross: $0.09M

24. Toxic Skies (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Andrew C. Erin | Stars: Anne Heche, James Tupper, Tobias Slezak, Daniel Bacon

Votes: 673

25. Flu (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a lethal, airborne virus infects the population of a South Korean city less than 20 kilometers from Seoul.

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Soo Ae, Roxanne Aparicio, Jang-Su Bae

Votes: 6,581

26. Train to Busan 2 (2020)

Action, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Sequel to the 2016 South Korean zombie film.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon

27. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 13,297

28. Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 30,960

29. Medical Investigation (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

The cases of an elite government medical investigation unit specializing in public health emergencies, such as serious disease outbreaks.

Stars: Neal McDonough, Kelli Williams, Christopher Gorham, Anna Belknap

Votes: 936

30. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 79,897

31. Voyage of Terror (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An infectious disease researcher is on a cruise with her daughter when an ebola-type virus attacks the ship's passengers and crew.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Michael Ironside, Martin Sheen, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 352

32. Patient Zero (I) (2018)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Horror

After an unprecedented global pandemic turns the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Agyness Deyn, Stanley Tucci, Clive Standen

Votes: 6,622

33. Black Death (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

The real-life Plague of Justinian that killed half of the world population in 6th century AD reappears in modern day New York City. As mass panic leads to chaos, a female doctor tries to stop the outbreak.

Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Kate Jackson, Al Waxman, Jeffrey Nordling, Chip Zien

Votes: 222

Honorable mention

34. Living Hell (2008 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A mild-mannered teacher and a hazmat specialist have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable creature who feeds on light and energy, and moves with exponential speed, before it destroys everything in its path.

Director: Richard Jefferies | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Erica Leerhsen, James McDaniel, Jason Wiles

Votes: 2,111

35. Ravager (1997)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A small passenger spaceship is forced to make a crash landing somewhere on a desolate territory on Earth. In search of some essential mineral the crew discovers a hidden stash of military ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Deck | Stars: Bruce Payne, Yancy Butler, Juliet Landau, Stanley Kamel

Votes: 479

36. Deadsight (2018)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

A man with partial blindness and a young pregnant police officer must work together to escape from a deadly virus that has spread across Grey County.

Director: Jesse Thomas Cook | Stars: Liv Collins, Adam Seybold, Ry Barrett, Jessica Vano

Votes: 250

37. Klyuch salamandry (2011)

TV-14 | 110 min | Action

On a remote island in Southeast Asia, a team of scientists, studying the regenerative properties of the salamander, discovers what their Bangkok headquarters refer to as "The Priceless Gift... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandr Yakimchuk, Elena Kovaleva | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael Madsen, Fedor Emelianenko, Pawel Delag

Votes: 328

38. Anthrax (2001)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When cattle mysteriously start dying of anthrax in a small Alberta ranching community, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer tries to keep the peace as ranchers lay the blame on a ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Stevenson | Stars: Cameron Daddo, Ed Begley Jr., Allison Hossack, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 180

39. Transit 17 (2019)

85 min | Action

The year is 2026 - Europe has been devastated by a virus that has turned a huge portion of the population into zombies. But there are some who are holding on to some hope that they can live a normal life again - they are The Resistance.

Director: Guy Bleyaert | Stars: Guy Bleyaert, Zara Phythian, Lee Charles, Silvio Simac

Votes: 871

40. Art of Deception (I) (2019)

90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A scientist studying a deadly virus must fight back when he and his wife are threatened by an organization intent on taking over the world.

Director: Richard Ryan | Stars: Anzu Lawson, Mark Sivertsen, Keenan Johnston, Micah Fitzgerald

Votes: 249

41. Eleventh Hour (2006)

TV-14 | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Patrick Stewart stars as science professor Ian Hood, who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses, cloning experiments etc. Special Branch agent Rachel Young is his partner.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Jane Lapotaire, Donald Sumpter

Votes: 661

42. Black Wake (2018)

TV-MA | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Kipp | Stars: Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Jonny Beauchamp

Votes: 237

43. What Still Remains (2018)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long destroyed by disease.

Director: Josh Mendoza | Stars: Lulu Antariksa, Colin O'Donoghue, Mimi Rogers, Dohn Norwood

Votes: 1,604

44. Carriers (1998 TV Movie)

105 min | Thriller

A female Army doctor and a journalist team up to track a killer virus.

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Judith Light, Pamela Reed, Philip Bosco, Bill Nunn

Votes: 194

45. V-Wars (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Luther Swann enters a world of horror when a virus is released from ice melting due to climate change.

Stars: Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai, Kyle Breitkopf

Votes: 9,580

46. Kill Mode (2019)

97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a gritty near future, an ex freedom fighter reluctantly jumps back into the fold after discovering a disturbing secret that could bring down the company that owns the world.

Director: Thijs Meuwese | Stars: Dave Mantel, Julia Batelaan, Yasmin Blake, Cyriel Guds

Votes: 122

47. Prey (2016)

107 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A zoo veterinarian gets caught u