The Best 60s Zombie Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 160 votes 62 voters 4.2k views 13 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite zombie films that were released in the 1960s.

At the very top of this ranked list of 60s zombie movies you’ll most likely find the film that made zombie movies what they are today, George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. This no-budget, cult classic gave birth to six sequels and a remake, and is credited for practically inventing the zombie genre.

Other good 60s zombie movies feature include performances by some of the mega-stars of the horror genre- Vincent Price (The Last Man on Earth), John Carradine (The Astro-Zombies), and Boris Karloff (Black Sabbath). 

Besides the obvious pick below, what other zombie movies from the 60's are worth watching? Let everyone know your opinion by voting up your top 1960s zombie movies.

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George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

Released: 1968

Directed by: George A. Romero

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Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

Released: 1964

Directed by: Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona

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Anna Massey, Michael Powell, Pamela Green

Released: 1960

Directed by: Michael Powell

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Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, Pat Kirkwood

Released: 1964

Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler

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John Carradine, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ted V. Mikels

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Christopher Lee, Nickolas Grace, Venetia Stevenson

Released: 1960

Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey

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Cara Fawn, The Amazing Criswell, Nadejda Klein

Released: 1965

Directed by: Stephen C. Apostolof

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The Frozen Dead Dana Andrews, Edward Fox, Karel Štěpánek

Released: 1967

Directed by: Herbert J. Leder

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Barbara Steele, Luciano Pigozzi, Riccardo Garrone

Released: 1965

Directed by: Massimo Pupillo

An attorney travels to a castle to settle the estate of its recently deceased owner who was able to summon the souls of ancient plague victims. Soon, occupants of the castle begin to die off in ...more
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Jacqueline Pearce, André Morell, Michael Ripper

Released: 1966

Directed by: John Gilling

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Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina

Released: 1963

Directed by: Mario Bava

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Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Philippe Leroy

Directed by: Warren Kiefer, Michael Reeves, Luciano Ricci

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Monica Davis, Clyde Kelly, John McKay

Released: 1961

Directed by: Barry Mahon

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