The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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List Criteria: Films with epidemics of airborne illnesses or other infectious diseases that threaten humanity

A list of the Best Movies with disease outbreaks. Are you a fan of movies about scary infections and crazy medical pandemics? You might be surprised to find out how many movies were made with disease outbreaks in them. Browse through this list to see the best movies with disease outbreaks. Ranked in order of the most popular movie with disease outbreaks to the least popular, it will be easy to find a great movie to watch that was voted #1. If you see a movie that you think should get top spot, go ahead and vote for it to get it raised higher on the list.

If you don’t see your favorite disease outbreak movie listed here, go ahead and add it to the list so that others can enjoy it as much as you have. Movies like Contagion and Virus have a unique plot that leaves the viewer on the edge of their seat, but there are numerous good disease outbreak films to see, many of them just as suspenseful and fascinating as the last.

If you saw a favorite disease outbreak movie a long time ago but can’t remember the name, chances are you may find it on this list of the best disease outbreak movies. Then you can rent it or purchase it and enjoy the movie all over again! So go ahead and look through the list of best movies with disease outbreaks to find either a long-ago oldie or a brand new favorite to enjoy! One this is certain, the next time you get an infection, you'll probably start believing you've gotten caught up in a terrible new plague. But hey, at least you'll know how to fight it off!
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    Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Outbreak Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

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    Contagion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Contagion Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

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    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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    Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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    The Stand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    The Stand Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald

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    REC is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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    Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Emily VanCamp, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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    REC 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    REC 2 Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet

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    The Omega Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    Slither is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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    The Happening is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    The Happening Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan

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    Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Andrew Stahl

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    Blindness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Blindness Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh

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    Splinter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Splinter Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham

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    Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Doomsday Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins

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    Serenity is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Serenity Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    Pandorum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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    Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman

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    Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Susan Roman

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    Ian McKellen, Steve Martin, Richard Gere

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    George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Glenn Ford

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    How I Live Now is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    How I Live Now Saoirse Ronan, Anna Chancellor, George MacKay

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    Val Kilmer, William B. Davis, Aaron Ashmore

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    Pontypool is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Pontypool Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Faye Dunaway, Eric Roberts

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    Leticia Dolera, Carla Nieto, Javier Botet

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    Anna Hutchison, Viva Bianca, Grant Bowler

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    Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court

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    Bruce Campbell, Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic

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    Steve Warren, A. J. Bowen, Sahr Ngaujah

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    Shivers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Shivers Barbara Steele, Joe Silver, Vlasta Vrána

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    Soo Ae, Jang Hyuk, Cha In-pyo

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    Panic in the Streets is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Panic in the Streets Jack Palance, Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes

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    Cabin Fever 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Cabin Fever 3

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    Bae Doona, Jung Jin-young, Chang-wan Kim

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    Mimic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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    Mimic Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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    Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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    Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks


    Leviathan Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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    Morgan Freeman, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis

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