Top 25 Best Zombie Movies

Our Top 25 Best Zombie Movies of All Time is a great list of movies to watch right now. How many have you seen? Our best zombie movie picks include Zombieland, Dead Snow, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, The Return of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Fido, Pontypool, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Re-Animator to list a few. The zombies in these films are both vicious, gory, and some are less intense if you are into that kind of thing. Listed here are classic zombie movies, scary zombie movies, funny zombie movies, erotic zombie movies, romantic zombie movies, and action-packed zombie movies.

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You may order these zombie films any way you like; this list is to be taken as a whole with the order not taken too strictly.

This list of zombie films includes zombies created by traditional slow-moving zombies as well as fast moving zombies and infected persons. Some of the movies also include zombies created by demons and even alien origins. This list is a broad list of many different variations of zombies to provide suggestions for all zombie horror fans.

The films listed below are the best zombie films of all time.

Top 25 Best Zombie Movies to Watch Now

  1. 1). Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    Official Synopsis: Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm…

    Tagline: If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!

    Cast: George A. Romero, Robert Harvey, Bill Cardille, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Vincent D. Survinski, Judith O'Dea, Rudy Ricci, Russell Streiner,…

  2. 2). Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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    Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    Official Synopsis: Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT…

    Tagline: George A. Romero's classic 1978 gore-fest, Dawn of the Dead, is back.

    Cast: Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest, Rik Billock, Joseph Pilato, David W. Butler, John Amplas,…

  3. 3). Train to Busan (2016)

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    Train to Busan (2016)

    Official Synopsis: Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most…

    Tagline: Life-or-death survival begins

    Cast: Terri Doty, Woo-sik Choi, Kwang-Hyun Joo, Gwi-hwa Choi, Soo-jung Ye, Joong-ok Lee, Yoon-joo Kim, Jae-rok Kim, Yu-mi Jung, Yool-ho Kim,…

  4. 4). I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

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    I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

    Official Synopsis: Young Canadian nurse Betsy comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager Paul Holland. Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result…

    Tagline: See this strange, strange story of a woman whose lure set brother against brother; whose love caused hate - and whose beauty bowed to the will of an evil spell in whose power we must refuse to believe - EVEN IF IT'S TRUE!

    Cast: Vivian Dandridge, Jeni Le Gon, Norman Mayes, Jieno Moxzer, Alan Edmiston, Clinton Rosemond, James Ellison, Arthur Walker, Frances Dee, Martin…

  5. 5). The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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    The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

    Official Synopsis: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky…

    Tagline: They're Back From The Grave and Ready To Party!

    Cast: Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, James Karen, Clu Gulager, Thom Mathews, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Terrence Beasor, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.,…

  6. 6). Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back, but he times it for right in the middle of what may…

    Tagline: It's just one of those days when you're feeling a little...dead.

    Cast: Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman, Michael Smiley, Peter Serafinowicz, Rafe Spall, Nick Frost, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Reece Shearsmith, Julia Deakin,…

  7. 7). 28 Days Later... (2002)

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    28 Days Later... (2002)

    Official Synopsis: Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep…

    Tagline: His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't.

    Cast: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Kasey, Leo Bill, Noah Huntley, Christopher Eccleston, Justin Hackney, Steen Young, Adrian Christopher, Nick Ewans,…

  8. 8). Re-Animator (1985)

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    Re-Animator (1985)

    Official Synopsis: A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on…

    Tagline: H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror

    Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Gerry Black, Bruce Abbott, David Gale, Peter Kent, Greg Robbins, Al Berry, Annyce Holzman, Velvet Debois,…

  9. 9). [Rec] (2007)

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    [Rec] (2007)

    Official Synopsis: "REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building…

    Tagline: One Witness. One Camera

    Cast: Javier Botet, Carlos Lasarte, Ferran Terraza, Manuela Velasco, María Teresa Ortega, Pablo Rosso, Manuel Bronchud, Maria Lanau, Claudia Silva, Daniel…

  10. 10). White Zombie (1932)

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    White Zombie (1932)

    Official Synopsis: Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to…

    Tagline: They knew this fiend was practicing zombiism on the Natives, but when he tried it on a white girl the nation revolted.

    Cast: Bela Lugosi, Clarence Muse, Robert Frazer, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, John Harron, Brandon Hurst, George Burr Macannan, Frederick Peters, Annette…

  11. 11). Zombieland (2009)

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    Zombieland (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat,"…

    Tagline: Our land is their land.

    Cast: Abigail Breslin, Ernie Hudson, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, Ashley Lambert, Woody Harrelson, Robert Hatch, Harold Ramis, Mike White, Jesse Eisenberg,…

  12. 12). Rammbock (2010)

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    Rammbock (2010)

    Official Synopsis: 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 to Michael's concern, Gabi's not…

    Tagline: You can run, but you can't hide.

    Cast: Wolfgang Stegemann, Glen Curtis, Brigitte Kren, Michael Fuith, Margrit Traupe, Steffen Münster, Manuel Völlink, Jörn Hentschel, Florentine Schara, Arno Kölker,…

  13. 13). Grindhouse (2007)

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    Grindhouse (2007)

    Official Synopsis: A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies)…

    Tagline: The sleaze-filled saga of an exploitation double feature.

    Cast: Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Bill Moseley, Nicolas Cage, Udo Kier, Simon Pegg, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russell, Eli Roth, Sheri Moon…

  14. 14). World War Z (2013)

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    World War Z (2013)

    Official Synopsis: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos,…

    Cast: David Morse, Daniel Westwood, Jeff Moffitt, Hélène Cardona, Julian Seager, Hrvoje Klecz, Sandeep Mohan, Hélène Cardona, Lee Asquith-Coe, David Andrews,…

  15. 15). Day of the Dead (1985)

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    Day of the Dead (1985)

    Official Synopsis: Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin…

    Tagline: The Dead have waited. The day has come.

    Cast: Greg Nicotero, George A. Romero, Michael Deak, Gary Jones, Howard Berger, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Mark Dodson, Debra Gordon, Joseph Pilato, Ralph…

  16. 16). The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

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    The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

    Official Synopsis: A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh…

    Tagline: One of the best zombie films ever made.

    Cast: José Lifante, José Lifante, Cristina Galbó, Vito Salier, Ray Lovelock, Isabel Mestres, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso, Cristina Galbó, Giorgio Trestini,…

  17. 17). The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

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    The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

    Official Synopsis: 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 daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson.…

    Tagline: Only The Lord Of The Dead Could Unleash Them!

    Cast: Fred Wood, Peter Diamond, Michael Ripper, Reg Harding, Roy Lansford, Eric Kent, Jacqueline Pearce, Alexander Davion, Louis Mahoney, Marcus Hammond,…

  18. 18). Fido (2006)

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    Fido (2006)

    Official Synopsis: 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 has been able to…

    Tagline: Good dead are hard to find

    Cast: Carrie-Anne Moss, Mary Black, Dylan Baker, Lauro Chartrand, Clint Carleton, David Kaye, Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle, Rob LaBelle, Doug Abrahams, Tiffany…

  19. 19). 28 Weeks Later (2007)

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    28 Weeks Later (2007)

    Official Synopsis: 28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage…

    Tagline: It All Begins Again

    Cast: Idris Elba, Lasco Atkins, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, João Costa Menezes, João Costa Menezes, Jane Osborn, Harold Perrineau, Imogen Poots,…

  20. 20). Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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    Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood,…

    Tagline: When the undead rise, civilization will fall.

    Cast: Tom Savini, Matt Frewer, Ken Foree, Boyd Banks, Kevin Zegers, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Kim Poirier, Michael Kelly, Lindy Booth,…

  21. 21). Juan of the Dead (2011)

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    Juan of the Dead (2011)

    Official Synopsis: Juan is a slacker trying to reconnect with his daughter, who plans to rejoin her mother in Miami. Lazaro, Juan's friend, is trying to connect with his own son, a persistent womanizer. They begin to…

    Tagline: 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin.

    Cast: Luis Alberto García, Diana Rosa Suárez, Jodi Fleisher, Alexis Díaz de Villegas, René de la Cruz Jr., Luis Alberto García,…

  22. 22). Planet Terror (2007)

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    Planet Terror (2007)

    Official Synopsis: After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who…

    Tagline: Fully Loaded

    Cast: Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Bruce Willis, Michael Biehn, Michael Parks, Josh Brolin, Nicky Katt, Corey Burton, Quentin Tarantino, Marley Shelton,…

  23. 23). Night of the Comet (1984)

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    Night of the Comet (1984)

    Official Synopsis: It's the first comet to buzz our planet Earth in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone except Regina Belmont, and her younger sister Samantha, two Valley Girls who…

    Tagline: It was the last thing on earth they ever expected.

    Cast: Geoffrey Lewis, Michael Bowen, Mary Woronov, John Stuart West, Dale E. House, Helen Kelly, Karl Johnson, Marc Poppel, Alex Brown,…

  24. 24). The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

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    The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

    Official Synopsis: In 1985, after a successful research in Amazonas, Dr. Dennis Alan from Harvard is invited by the president of a Boston pharmaceutics industry, Andrew Cassedy, to travel to Haiti to investigate the case of a…

    Tagline: Don't bury me...I'm not dead!

    Cast: Bill Pullman, Michael Gough, William Newman, Zakes Mokae, Francis Guinan, Paul Winfield, Dey Young, Paul Guilfoyle, Ana Ramirez, Elías Gastavo,…

  25. 25). Night of the Creeps (1986)

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    Night of the Creeps (1986)

    Official Synopsis: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect…

    Tagline: "The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is... they're dead."

    Cast: Dick Miller, Greg Nicotero, Tom Atkins, Howard Berger, Vic Polizos, Robert Kurtzman, Chris Tashima, Suzanne Snyder, David Oliver, David Paymer,…

Good Movies Worth Mentioning

  1. 26). Land of the Dead (2005)

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    Land of the Dead (2005)

    Official Synopsis: Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the…

    Tagline: The dead shall inherit the Earth.

  2. 27). Slither (2006)

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    Slither (2006)

    Official Synopsis: In this blend of the B movie classic The Blob (1958), and some Romero's zombies film, a meteorite collides in a small town. Grant finds it, and is infected by a parasite worm, which installs…

    Tagline: What's Gotten Into You?

  3. 28). Pontypool (2008)

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    Pontypool (2008)

    Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

    Tagline: Shut Up Or Die

  4. 29). Zombiepura (2018)

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    Zombiepura (2018)

    Official Synopsis: When a mysterious virus breaks out in an isolated army camp, a lazy reservist soldier and his tough commander must work together to survive, and learn what it means to be real soldiers.

    Tagline: What will you defend?

  5. 30). Cemetery Man (1994)

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    Cemetery Man (1994)

    Official Synopsis: This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the…

    Tagline: Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!

  6. 31). The City of the Dead (1960)

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    Official Synopsis: A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend time in a small village named Whitewood. He originally came from…

    Tagline: This key will answer your questions to these screaming mysteries...(next to a skeleton hand holding a key)

  7. 32). Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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    Official Synopsis: The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has…

    Tagline: Drac's pack is back

  8. 33). The Beyond (1981)

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    Official Synopsis: The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is…

    Tagline: Behind this doorway lie the terrifying and unspeakable secrets of hell. No one who sees it lives to describe it. And you shall live in darkness for all eternity.

  9. 34). Night of the Living Dead (1990)

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    Official Synopsis: A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes…

    Tagline: There IS a fate worse than death.

  10. 35). The Crazies (2010)

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    Official Synopsis: As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band…

    Tagline: Fear Thy Neighbor

  11. 36). Dance of the Dead (2008)

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    Official Synopsis: It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead unexpectedly rise from their graves to eat the living, it's up to the geeks, the…

    Tagline: It's their night to come alive.

  12. 37). Quarantine (2008)

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    Official Synopsis: A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire crew. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers…

    Tagline: On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now.

  13. 38). Cargo (2017)

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    Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

    Tagline: He is her only hope. And her greatest threat.

  14. 39). The Dead (2010)

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    Official Synopsis: Lieutenant Brian Murphy, is the sole survivor of the final plane out of Africa, which crashes somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The night before, a zombie horde attacked many villages in that area.…

  15. 40). Warm Bodies (2013)

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    Official Synopsis: With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge…

    Tagline: Cold body. Warm heart.

  16. 41). The Crazies (1973)

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    Official Synopsis: A biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems in the little town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army…

    Tagline: All hell is about to break loose.

  17. 42). Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

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    Official Synopsis: In Los Angeles, the police put a residential building in quarantine. Meanwhile, the flight attendants of Trans Sky Air, Jenny and Paula, are welcoming the passengers of flight TS Air 318 from Los Angeles to…

    Tagline: The most deadly mutant virus just went airborne and escape is not an option.

  18. 43). Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

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    Official Synopsis: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where…

    Tagline: The beginning of the end.

  19. 44). Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

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    Official Synopsis: This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some…

    Tagline: The undead are brown bread

  20. 45). One Cut of the Dead (2017)

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    Official Synopsis: Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

  21. 46). [Rec] 2 (2009)

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    Official Synopsis: The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr.…

    Tagline: Fear Revisited

  22. 47). Zombie (1979)

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    Official Synopsis: A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On…

    Tagline: New York has a new problem

  23. 48). Resident Evil (2002)

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    Official Synopsis: A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to…

    Tagline: A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake.

  24. 49). Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

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    Official Synopsis: In Peru, Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Dan Cain are medical volunteers in a civil war with the assistant Francesca Danelli and they are researching how to create human life from dead tissue using wounded…

    Tagline: Date. Mate. Re-animate.

  25. 50). Eyes of the Dead (2015)

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    Official Synopsis: After a plague of zombies invades a family's once-peaceful hometown, the havoc they wreak is deadly. Eyes of the Dead is a zombie thriller that immerses the audience in a pulse-pounding, innovative survival experience. Relying…

    Tagline: Time Is Running Out



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