You will find in this article a list of the best movies that have as the main theme: zombies. The list is on opposite sides when it comes to the genre of the movie because you will find comedy movies with zombies, psychological zombie films and of course scariest zombie movies ever made. The list is not about funny or scary, but about the fact that these movies are well made and it is a pleasure to watch them. Check the entire list below:
14. Cemetery Man (1994)
Despite his job, the life of Francesco Dellamore (Rupert Everett) as a cemetery caretaker runs normally until he meets She (Anna Falchi). The woman, a widow, dies of an attack made by her ex dead husband (a zombie), but she also came back from the dead. A love story begins between the caretaker and the dead woman, but loving a zombie comes with many obstacles. This movie is considered a masterpiece about zombies, but love as well.
13. Black Sheep (2006)
A genetic experiment turns the harmless sheep into bloodthirsty zombie animal killers that terrorize the inhabitants of a large New Zealand farm.
When his father’s death and the strange behavior of his sheep on the farm bring him to a nervous breakdown, the farmer Henry Oldfield leaves his family in a desperate attempt to find his inner peace. After 15 years, he returns to the farm and discovers that his brother Angus has done genetic experiments on sheep. Unfortunately for the two brothers and all the inhabitants of the surroundings, these experiments have caused adverse changes in the behavior of the sheep, who now want to feed on human flesh and nothing can stop them from satisfying their diabolical hunger.
12. Land of the Dead (2005)
In Land of the Dead, the world as it is known to people is almost a memory. Now life means a constant fight with zombies. What remained of humanity is now barricaded in a kind of city – The Fortress. The rest of the territory is surrounded by zombies.
In the city of Fiddler’s Green (the Fortress) the rich and powerful are living with the impression that they still matter and everything is normal. The less fortunate, the poor, are trying to stay alive by fighting and trying to convince themselves that life still worth living.
11. Zombieland (2009)
Zombieland is about two guys who have found a way to survive in a zombie-dominated world. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is very scared about this whole situation, but when you’re afraid that you might be eaten by zombies, that fear might help you stay alive. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is an expert on guns and a zombie killer, whose obsession is to escape the world of the living dead no matter what. Joining forces with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who have also found their ways to survive this zombie nightmare, they will have to choose between the lesser of two evils: to trust each other or surrender to zombies.
10. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
How it started, where it started, why it started, nobody knows. No matter what happened or how it began, the world became a nightmare overnight. Mankind was hit by an unknown and deadly disease. The population died but the dead did not remain dead, they turned into zombies. The walking dead try to decimate the last survivors. Their food is the flesh of the living.
After escaping from a terrifying experience in her own home, Ana Clark (Sarah Polley) joins a small group of survivors. In this group, she finds a cop named Keneth (Ving Rhames), Michael – an irresponsible electronics retailer (Jake Weber), a street-tough guy (Mekhi Phifer) and his pregnant wife. This small group takes refuge in an abandoned mall on the outskirts of the city. As hell let loose outside the mall, and the decaying zombie army grows incessantly and tries to enter the building, survivors struggle to stay alive but also struggle with fear and suspicion of others.
Isolated from what was once the world, the new inhabitants of the mall, the last bastion of humanity, must learn to co-exist as a group and use every resource they find to stay alive and especially: human.
9. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Life has no meaning for Shaun. He spends his life in the local bar, The Winchester, along with his best friend Ed, has problems with his mother, and neglects his girlfriend, Liz.
When Liz breaks up with him, Shaun decides to bring order in his life. He must get back together with his girlfriend, repair his relationship with his mother and face adult responsibilities.
Unfortunately, during this time, the dead return to life and try to eat the living. For Shaun, this is just another obstacle. Confronted with a pandemic of zombies and armed only with good manners and a shovel, Shaun leaves with Ed to save his mother and his girlfriend. After he finds his loved ones, he is taking them to the safest place he knows, the Winchester Bar.
8. Dead Snow (2009)
A unique movie about zombies. We say unique because not every day you see movies about nazi zombies. The plot finds several youngsters in the middle of nowhere, in the winter, and the attack occurs. Not a regular attack, but an attack of nazi zombies. The movie is practically a black comedy and you will spend most of the time laughing. So if you want to laugh, we recommend choosing this movie, not a comedy.
7. 28 Days Later (2002)
A group of animal rights activists discovers, that, in a primate research institute several chimpanzees locked in cages and immobilized in chains, are forced to watch some screens where scenes of extreme violence unfold. Ignoring the terrified researchers who say that the chimpanzees are infected with a dangerous virus, the activists release the animals, and of course, they are attacked by the primates.
28 days later … Jim (Cillian Murphy), a bicycle courier, wakes up from a coma in a deserted hospital in London. Confused, he walks through the empty halls, and, finding no one, leaves the streets of the city in search of help. When evening falls, he takes refuge in a church, where he has the unpleasant surprise of finding a lot of corpses, one above the other, on the floor. Suddenly, a noise attracts his attention, but the priest’s appearance is far from reassuring. Seeing his bloodied gaze and hearing his violent roars, Jim runs back into the street. There, he is panicked when he finds that a whole bunch of strange and threatening beings is following him. This is one of the best movies out there as a main theme: zombie apocalypse.
6. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
This movie is in direct correlation with the previous movie: 28 Days Later. Six months after the peat virus ravaged England, quarantine was over. The US Army Special Forces says the war against the virus has been won and England’s reconstruction may begin. With the return of the first refugees, families reunite. But the virus reappears, this time more dangerous.
Robert Carlyle does a great job, by playing the role of the main character of the movie, Don. Marvelous actor and splendid acting.
5. World War Z (2013)
One of the best movies of this century, if we are talking about a zombie apocalypse. This time, the zombie pandemic is global, and the human race is near extinction if Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) a former UN agent is not gonna do something. He is summoned by the UN forces in Israel to stop this pandemic outbreak, and from this moment on, a true action film starts.
4. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
One of the best zombies movies ever made. This is practically an iconic movie when we are talking about the living dead. It is not considered just a good zombie movie, but at the same time, one of the best movies of the 80s.
Frank is the employee of a medical warehouse and trains a future employee, Freddy, how the work should be done. To impress him, he tells him about a strange case: several bodies infested with a chemical substance came back from the dead but were isolated by the army in containers that, by accident, arrived at their warehouse and at this moment are in the cellar. They go to the basement to see the containers with their own eyes, but with a wrong move, Frank acts a mechanism that allows the gas to escape. It begins to manifest its properties: Frank and Freddy fall into a state of dizziness and everything dead from the warehouse is coming back to life… The substances reach the nearby cemetery, and from here you can imagine what happened next.
3. I am Legend (2007)
“My name is Robert Neville. I’m a survivor from New York City. If there’s anyone else there … anyone … Please. You’re not alone.” This is the radio message sent by the last survivor of the humankind.
Inexplicably immune to the virus that killed everyone, Neville a brilliant scientist, is now the last survivor of what has remained in New York City or perhaps around the world. For three years, Neville sent daily radio messages, trying to find other survivors who might be alive in the world. But he is not alone. The victims of the plague, the mutants, some kind of zombies, those infected by the virus are waiting in the shadows, waiting for Neville to make a fatal mistake. Probably the only chance of survival for mankind, Neville has only one mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his blood, which is immune.
A true masterpiece and one of the best films with Will Smith.
2. Train to Busan (2016)
While in South Korea an epidemic that turns people into zombies erupts, some passengers of a train are doing everything they can to survive on a never-ending way from Seoul to Busan.
We placed this movie on the 2nd place for how real the action seems to be. Everything looks so real and the actors are doing such a great job, which makes “Train to Busan” one of the best foreign movies of the year 2016.
1. [REC] (2007)
The movie [Rec] directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero, focuses on a TV reporter who wants to make a story, about how a normal day of a fireman is. She is reporting from a fire station. Everything gets out of control when the firemen are called to rescue an old lady trapped in her own home. Accompanied by the journalist, the group of firefighters reaches the specified address, where they discover that something horrific has happened in the mysterious building.
This movie deserves the first place in this list especially because it is a truly frightening movie, as a horror movie should be. The movie has a lot of well-made jump scares, and the whole action of the film is a masterpiece.