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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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The screenplay was written by Alex Garland. The film stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, ...more

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film directorial debut. A remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film of the same name, it is written by James ...more

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28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was ...more

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more

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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Day of the Dead Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the ...more

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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi The Evil Dead is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The ...more

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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Night of the Living Dead Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman Night of the Living Dead is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman and Tom Towles. It is a remake of George A. Romero's 1968 horror film of ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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Land of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Land of the Dead Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker Land of the Dead is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six Living Dead movies, it is preceded by Night of the Living Dead, Dawn ...more

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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Planet Terror Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell The Crazies is a 2010 American horror film directed by Breck Eisner, with a screenplay by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright. The film is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name by George A. Romero, ...more

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 British-Canadian apocalyptic fiction action horror film directed by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the ...more

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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman Return of the Living Dead Part II is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. The film was released by Lorimar Motion ...more

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REC is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film was shot in Barcelona, Spain and the title is an abbreviation of the word ...more

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Resident Evil: Extinction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Resident Evil: Extinction Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again ...more

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Dead Snow Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel Dead Snow is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more

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Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more

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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, the film features Dale Midkiff as Louis Creed, ...more

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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, ...more

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Resident Evil: Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Resident Evil: Afterlife Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 Canadian-German 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn ...more

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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more

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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
stevo200 added Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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Night of the Creeps is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Night of the Creeps David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins Night of the Creeps is a 1986 American comedy horror written and directed by Fred Dekker, starring Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow. The film is an earnest attempt at a ...more

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Zombie Flesh Eaters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Zombie Flesh Eaters Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow Zombi 2 is a 1979 zombie horror film directed by Lucio Fulci, with screenplay by Elisa Briganti and Dardano Sacchetti. Though the title suggests this is a sequel to Zombi, the films are ...more

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Fido is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Fido Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert Chomiak, Currie, and Dennis Heaton from an original story by Heaton. It was produced by Blake Corbet, ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 science fiction horror film based on the Richard Matheson 1954 novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent ...more

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Resident Evil: Retribution is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 American-Canadian-German science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil ...more

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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
Return of the Living Dead 3 Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes Return of the Living Dead 3 is an American romantic-horror film released in 1993. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and was written by John Penney. The film stars Melinda Clarke as Julie Walker, J. ...more

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Resident Evil: Degeneration is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Resident Evil: Degeneration Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration, is the first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. The film was made by ...more

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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Day of the Dead Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon Day of the Dead is a 2008 American horror film about a virus outbreak that causes people to turn into violent zombie-like creatures. It is a loose remake of George A. Romero's zombie film of the ...more

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Slither is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more

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Diary of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Diary of the Dead Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg Diary of the Dead is a 2007 horror film by George A. Romero. Although independently produced, it was distributed theatrically by Dimension Films and was released in cinemas on February 15, 2008 ...more

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Pontypool is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Pontypool Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks Pontypool is a 2008 horror film directed by Bruce McDonald and adapted by Tony Burgess from Burgess' novel Pontypool Changes Everything.

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Night of the Living Dead Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman Living Dead is a blanket term for various films, series, and other forms of media that all originated from, and includes, the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead conceived by George A. ...more

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Cemetery Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Cemetery Man Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox Cemetery Man is a 1994 Italian-French-German comedy horror film directed by Michele Soavi and starring Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro and Anna Falchi. It was written by Gianni ...more

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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price Michael Jackson's Thriller is an American 13-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983. It was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with ...more

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The Horde is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
The Horde Andrei Panin, Maksim Sukhanov, Romuald Andrzej Klos The Horde is a 2012 historical film directed by Andrei Proshkin and written by Yury Arabov. The film is a highly fictionalised narrative of how Saint Alexius healed Taidula Khatun, the mother of ...more

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Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Md Samiul Karim Eyaz added Train to Busan Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks in the ...more

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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
LaChance added The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more

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REC 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
ChrisTanakis added REC 2 Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet REC 2 is a 2009 Spanish horror film sequel to 2007's REC and the second installment of the REC series. The film was written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, both of whom ...more

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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Zombie Movies of All Time
Black Sheep Danielle Mason, Tandi Wright, Oliver Driver Black Sheep is a 2006 New Zealand comedy horror film written and directed by Jonathan King. The film's "splatstick"-style was inspired by New Zealand director Peter Jackson's films ...more