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The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time

Updated December 14, 2020 132.9k votes 17.5k voters 726.3k views144 items

Here is a list of the best zombie movies ever, including popular blockbusters like Zombieland, 28 Days Later, and Dawn of the Dead; classic zombie flicks like 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 good 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 famous 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! From older classics to new zombie movies, the top 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. If you think a new zombie movie deserves to make the list, be sure to add it!

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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

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    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Day of the Dead

    Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy

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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen

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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

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    The Crazies

    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant

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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

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    Land of the Dead

    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg

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    REC

    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet

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    Quarantine

    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter

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    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen

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    Resident Evil: Extinction

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

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    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

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    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

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    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan