The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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List of the best zombie movies ever, including popular blockbusters like Zombieland, 28 Days Later, and Dawn of the Dead; classic zombie flicks like the 1968's Night of the Living Dead and Comedy/Zombie crossovers like Braindead and Shaun of the Dead. The best zombie movies of all time are certainly up for debate and this is where you come in! Purist zombie fans can argue forever over what really constitutes a zombie movie--does it have to be a drama or horror film or can it be a zombie comedy? What is the dictionary definition of "zombie"? Do the creatures have to be completely brainless and incapable of conversation? Can zombies feast on anything or only brains? etc., etc. But most of the world's zombie cult following will find the zombie films that they most love on this list. 

What are the best zombie movies ever? This is a list of the best zombie movies of all time, as ranked by YOU, you Primitive Screwheads! The best zombie movies are listed here for you to vote, rerank, and even add to. Whether you're a fan of slow shamble zombies or plague infected runners, one thing that we can all agree on is our love of zombie movies. So get in there and get ranking.

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  1. 1
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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

    the people's #1
    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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  3. 3
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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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  5. 5
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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  6. 6
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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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  7. 7
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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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  8. 8
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    Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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  9. 9
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    Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander

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  10. 10
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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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  11. 11
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    The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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  12. 12
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    World War Z is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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    I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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  14. 14
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    The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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  15. 15
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    Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie

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    Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

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  17. 17
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    Land of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

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  18. 18
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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman

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    The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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  21. 21
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    Resident Evil: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

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    Resident Evil: Extinction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti

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    Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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  24. 24
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    REC is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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  25. 25
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    Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

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    Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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  27. 27
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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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  28. 28
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    Resident Evil: Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

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  29. 29
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    Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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  30. 30
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    Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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  31. 31
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    Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

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  32. 32
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    Zombie Flesh Eaters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow

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  33. 33
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    Fido is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast

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  34. 34
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    Night of the Creeps is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins

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    Resident Evil: Retribution is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Resident Evil: Degeneration is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren

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    Return of the Living Dead 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes

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    Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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    Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon

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  40. 40
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    Pontypool is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks

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  41. 41
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    Diary of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg

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  42. 42
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    Slither is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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  43. 43
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    Cemetery Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

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  44. 44
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    Thriller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price

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  45. 45
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    The Horde is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Andrei Panin, Maksim Sukhanov, Romuald Andrzej Klos

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  46. 46
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    Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    Danielle Mason, Tandi Wright, Oliver Driver

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  47. 47
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    REC 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisTanakis
    Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet

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  48. 48
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    The Beyond is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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    David Warbeck, Veronica Laz─âr, Catriona MacColl

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  49. 49
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    Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time


    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan, Richard Briers

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  50. 50
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    Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

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