50 Best Zombie Movies Ever

As voted by ZZN visitors, here are the “50 Best Zombie Movies Ever” according to users of Zombie Zone News. Movies must receive at least fifteen votes to be eligible to be on the top zombie movie list. Much better than the top 10 Zombie movies, its the 50 Best Zombie Movies Ever

1. Shaun of the Dead (2004, U.K.)

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Shaun is a 29-year-old with no real ambition in life, much to the consternation of his friends, family, and fed-up girlfriend. With only a loyalty to his lazy best friend Edgar, a dead-end job where his employees step on him, and the good-ol’ days, Shaun isn’t exactly putting his best foot forward. But when the flesh-hungry undead start to rise in numbers around London, Shaun must come to the rescue of his girlfriend and mother before all hell breaks loose. With loyal Edgar at his side to fight the good fight, the two will have to pave their way through zombie-ridden … [Read more...]

2. Dawn of the Dead (2004, U.S.)

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The mall as a fortress. Zombie movies will never be the same.

Ana, played by Sarah Polley, decides that her neighborhood is going downhill after her kid, and the rest of the neighborhood, turn into murderous Zombies. After meeting up with some other “survivors”, Ana eventually ends up at the local mall with a bunch of others. They spend the days generally safe, but slowly running out of time and resources. They hatch a plan, and make their attempt at survival.

This was a great movie. Action packed. The effects were what one would expect in a Romero Zombie … [Read more...]

3. 28 Days Later (2002, U.K.)

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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 the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living … [Read more...]

4. Dawn of the Dead (1978, U.S.)

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One thing you should always remember when it comes to the eventual Zombie apocalypse is that it is better to hang around Rednecks in Redneck country than to (a) go it alone, or (b) hang with neo-nazi motorcycle gangs. The rednecks have just as much fun, but it’s more of a family environment. I learned this, and much more, watching George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978).

Picking up where Night of the Living Dead left off, Dawn of the Dead follows Stephen and Francine, two employees of the local TV station, and eventually Peter and Roger, two of the stupidest … [Read more...]

5. Night of the Living Dead (1968, U.S.)

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To say this movie is a classic is an understatement.  Chaos descends upon the world, in George A. Romero’s pivotal first movie, as the brains of the recently deceased become reanimated, causing the dead to rise and feed on human flesh. Speculation rests on a radiation-covered NASA satellite returning from Venus, but it only remains a speculation.  The only way to destroy the zombies is to destroy the brain.

As the catastrophe unfolds, a young woman visiting her father’s grave takes refuge in a nearby farmhouse, where she is met by a man who protects her and … [Read more...]

6. Zombieland (2009, U.S.)

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Zombieland is one of the best Zombie movies I’ve seen. Chock full of fun, sadness, comedy, and good old fashioned Zombie gore, it is a well rounded movie that pits four survivors against themselves, each other, and, of course, the Zombie masses.

Columbus, played by Jesse Eisenburg, meets up with Tallahassee, played by Woody Harrelson, on a journey to the East Cost, in the hopes of finding something, anything, other than “Zombieland” and the world of Zombies is called. Along the way they encounter Wichita and Little Rock, played by Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin … [Read more...]

7. Day of the Dead (1985, U.S.)

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Zombies rule the USA, 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 of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists’ experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Soon, Zombies do what Zombies do best.

ZombieZoneNews rating: … [Read more...]

8. Night of the Living Dead (1990, U.S.)

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“Night of the Living Dead” is the 1990 remake of George Romero’s 1968 classic of the same name. With more money and better technology, the film follows the same storyline as the original, with some minor changes, and this time starring Patricia Tallman as Barbara, and Tony Todd as the strong and heroic Ben.

Once Ben arrives at the farmhouse and barricades himself and Barbara in from the living dead, Barbara is right next to him, rifle in hand. Soon accompanied by Harry Cooper (professional jerk), his wife, their kid, and Tom and Judy, the young couple, the group … [Read more...]

9. REC (2007, Spain)

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I thought REC was a good Zombie movie. Filmed from the point of view of a TV news cameraman, Pablo, who follows around Angela, the news reporter, as she documents the night-shift life of firemen at the local metropolitan fire department in Spain. A crew is called out for a routine emergency at an apartment building in order to deal with what seems like a seriously ill woman locked in her apartment. After they get there, they are joined by some police officers, and it soon becomes clear that things are much worse than they anticipated when one of the them is attacked … [Read more...]

10. Grindhouse (2007, U.S.)

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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) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. “Death Proof,” is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while “Planet Terror” shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The … [Read more...]

11. Evil Dead II (1987, U.S.)

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“I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul!” “Swallow this!” say’s everybody’s favorite Zombie/demon killing comedian, Ash, as he aims his shotgun at Henrietta’s face. What a way to end a relationship.

Bruce Campbell does it again in this sequel to Evil Dead. After the blood-bath of Evil Dead, Ash is still in the cabin when “help” arrives in the form of the professor’s daughter and a few other people. Soon the evil forces of the Necronomicon are at it again. Ash must fight the Deadites by any mean necessary, including his … [Read more...]

12. Evil Dead: Army of Darkness (1992, U.S.)

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In this sequel to the Evil Dead films, a discount-store employee (“Name’s Ash. Housewares.”) is time-warped to a medieval castle beset by monstrous forces. Initially mistaken for an enemy, he is soon revealed as the prophecised savior who can quest for the Necronomicon, a book which can dispel the evil. Unfortunately, he screws up the magic words while collecting the tome, and releases an army of skeletons, led by his own Deadite counterpart. What follows is a thrilling, yet tongue-in-cheek battle between Ash’s 20th Century tactics and the minions of darkness. … [Read more...]

13. Evil Dead, The (1981, U.S.)

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I could watch Evil Dead every week and never get sick of it. Packed full of suspense, gore, and comedy, there is no doubt the film is a classic.

Five friends, including Ash, played of course by Bruce Campbell, go up to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find the Necronomicon, an evil tomb of demonic rites, and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens become deadly evil dead Zombies. With only Ash remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle … [Read more...]

14. Rec 2 (2009, Spain)

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The action continues from [Rec], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation. … [Read more...]

15. Return of the Living Dead, The (1985, U.S.)

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In keeping with the 1980s style teen horror flicks of the time, Return has it all. Zombies craving brains, midgets, scream queen Linnea Quigley running around naked, and a classic soundtrack, it’s written by John Russo, and it’s directed the legendary Dan O’Bannon.

A couple of dimwitted employees of a medical supply company accidentally release a deadly toxin, and a Zombie, from storage. They, and their boss, hatch a dimwitted plan to cremate one of them that they diced up. Little do they know that the released gasses rain back down to earth into the cemetery … [Read more...]

16. 28 Weeks Later (2007, U.K.)

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Some sequels are better off skipped. I’m on the fence over 28 Weeks Later. It wasn’t bad. But it wasn’t as good as the original. There were several great fast Zombie scenes, and a great beginning sequence. The plot wasn’t bad, and definitely added to the original in a meaningful way, but most of the film was spent laying a slow foundation for the last 30 minutes of action.

28 Weeks Later continues the battle over the Zombie infection begun in 28 Days Later. Months after the initial events portrayed in 28 Days Later, NATO forces, led by the U.S. military, … [Read more...]

17. Braindead (1992, New Zealand)

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Loinel Cosgrove, well played by Timothy Balme, lives with his Mum, Vera, played by Elizabeth Moody, in quant 1957 New Zealand. The problem is that Mum is a tyrant, manipulator, and control freak, who does whatever it takes to keep Lionel under her thumb. Everything changes when Lionel meets the beautiful Paquita, played by Diana Peñalver, who is convinced that they were meant to be. This romance sets of a chain reaction that brings conniving Mum to the zoo to spy on Lionel and Paquita. After an infected “rat-monkey” bikes and infects Mum, Lionel does whatever it … [Read more...]

18. Fido (2006, Canada)

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Timmy Robinson’s best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when FIDO eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, “FIDO” will rip your heart out. Written by Anagram Pictures

ZombieZoneNews rating: … [Read more...]

19. Phantasm (1979, U.S.)

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OK, OK. Someone’s going to say “Phantasm isn’t a Zombie movie!” But it is! And I can convince you before you can say “interplanetary midgetized Zombie slaves in cloaks!”

So, in Phantasm, the creepy “Tall Man” runs Morningside Cenetary and Funeral Home, and on the side he reincarnates the dead in his “fortress” (the Funeral Home) and uses them as slave labor. The dead not only labor for him, but are used as his henchmen in furthering his aims.

Now, if you’ve seen the “original” Zombie movie White Zombie, you know that the bad guy reincarnates the dead in his … [Read more...]

20. Resident Evil (2002, U.S.)

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Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer, Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly-trained super commandos including Rain, Alice and Matt must race to penetrate The Hive in order to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past the Red … [Read more...]

And the next 30 or so are:

21. Re-Animator (1985, U.S.)

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22. Omega Man, The (1971, U.S.)

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23. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, U.K.)

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24. Tales from the Crypt (1972, U.K.)

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25. Dead Snow (2009, Norway)

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26. Grave Robbers from Outer Space (2010, U.S.)

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27. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, U.S.)

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28. Creepshow (1982, U.S.)

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29. DellaMorte DellAmore (1994, Italy)

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30. Planet Terror (2007, U.S.)

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31. Pet Sematary (1989, U.S.)

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32. Doghouse (2009, U.K.)

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33. Rammbock (2010, Germany)

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34. Devil’s Playground (2010, U.K.)

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35. Fog, The (1980, U.S.)

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36. Land of the Dead (2005, U.S.)

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37. Ada: Zombilerin dügünü (2010, Turkey)

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38. Horde, The (2009, France)

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39. Zombi 2 (1979, Italy)

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40. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, France)

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41. Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988, U.S.)

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42. House by the Cemetery, The (1981, Italy)

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43. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008, Japan)

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44. Diary of the Dead (2007, U.S.)

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45. I Am Legend (2007, U.S.)

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46. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998, U.S.)

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47. One Last Sunset (2010, U.S.)

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48. City of the Living Dead (1980, Italy)

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49. Deadgirl (2008, U.S.)

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50. They Walk (2010, U.S.)

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