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The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time

Updated December 14, 2020 133.0k votes 17.5k voters 725.5k 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 Later1
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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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  • Night of the Living Dead2
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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Dawn of the Dead3
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    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Shaun of the Dead5
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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • Zombieland6
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • 28 Weeks Later7
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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byJuan Carlos Fresnadillo

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  • The Evil Dead8
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    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Day of the Dead9
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    Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy

    Released1985

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • The Return of the Living Dead10
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen

    Released1985

    Directed byDan O'Bannon

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  • World War Z11
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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

    Released2013

    Directed byMarc Forster

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  • Resident Evil12
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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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  • The Crazies13
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    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2010

    Directed byBreck Eisner

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  • Army of Darkness14
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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Evil Dead II15
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • The Cabin in the Woods16
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    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • Land of the Dead17
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    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • REC18
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    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet

    Released2007

    Directed byPaco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

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  • Quarantine19
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    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

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  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse20
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    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Witt

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  • Resident Evil: Extinction21
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    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2007

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  • I Am Legend22
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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • Re-Animator23
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    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

    Released1985

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  • Pet Sematary24
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    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

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  • Planet Terror25
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    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

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