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The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time

Updated December 14, 2020 139.0k votes 17.3k voters 724.2k 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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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Dawn of the Dead3
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Dawn of the Dead4
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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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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • 28 Weeks Later6
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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byJuan Carlos Fresnadillo

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  • Zombieland7
    4,884
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • The Evil Dead8
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    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Day of the Dead9
    1,961
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    Day of the Dead

    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
    2,658
    1,370

    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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  • Army of Darkness13
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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • The Cabin in the Woods14
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • The Crazies15
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    The Crazies

    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2010

    Directed byBreck Eisner

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  • Land of the Dead16
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    Land of the Dead

    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • REC17
    1,113
    599

    REC

    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet

    Released2007

    Directed byPaco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

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  • Evil Dead II18
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse19
    1,335
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    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Witt

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  • Quarantine20
    1,111
    580

    Quarantine

    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

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  • Resident Evil: Extinction21
    1,147
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    Resident Evil: Extinction

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2007

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • Re-Animator22
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    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

    Released1985

    Directed byStuart Gordon

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  • I Am Legend23
    2,609
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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • Pet Sematary24
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    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byMary Lambert

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  • Planet Terror25
    1,120
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    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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