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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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Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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4,142 1,370
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Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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3,744 695
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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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2,614 595
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Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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2,672 513
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Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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2,344 787
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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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2,163 959
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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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1,489 655
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Day of the Dead Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander

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1,397 677
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The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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1,580 790
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Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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1,393 477
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The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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1,858 854
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I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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2,093 707
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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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1,008 291
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Night of the Living Dead Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman

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Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

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988 621
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Land of the Dead Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

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Planet Terror Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie

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992 466
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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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1,013 467
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The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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1,051 616
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

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944 582
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Resident Evil: Extinction Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti

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618 599
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Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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782 438
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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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752 645
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Dead Snow Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

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705 406
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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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685 516
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Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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Resident Evil: Afterlife Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

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Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

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660 430
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stevo200 added Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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435 423
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Night of the Creeps David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins

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423 525
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Zombie Flesh Eaters Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow

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572 519
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Fido Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast

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Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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591 452
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Resident Evil: Degeneration Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren

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446 430
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The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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399 471
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Return of the Living Dead 3 Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes

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430 352
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Day of the Dead Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon

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Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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428 394
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Diary of the Dead Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg

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383 407
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Pontypool Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks

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330 467
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Cemetery Man Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

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325 345
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The Horde Andrei Panin, Maksim Sukhanov, Romuald Andrzej Klos

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402 549
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Thriller Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price

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1,156 557
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Md Samiul Karim Eyaz added Train to Busan Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi

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228 80
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LaChance added The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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233 219
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ChrisTanakis added REC 2 Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet

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187 263
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City of the Living Dead Lucio Fulci, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl