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The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite zombie films that were released in the 1990s.

This best 1990s zombie movies is a fun one to rank. With so many cult classics, this list of zombie movies of the 90s will be a hard one to vote on. It is a common misconception that the 1990s was a terrible decade for zombie movies, as there were many classics to come out during that time. Even some of the bad zombie movies such as Return of the Living Dead 3 have become cult classics now.

You can't have this list of greatest 90s zombie movies without mentioning the Night of the Living Dead remake. Although audience reception wasn't the strongest, it now remains a classic along with it's original as a favorite zombie movie of the 90s.

Before Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy hit, he had directed another movie that has made it's way on to this list of 1990s zombie movies. Dead Alive, also known as Braindead, has now since developed a huge cult following, and is definitely a cult classic 90s zombie movie.

And not to be confused with it's competitor, another film with the same name, Brain Dead, has also made this rank of greatest zombie movies of the 1990s, starring Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman.

Which of these 1990s zombie movies is your favorite on this list?
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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
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Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico
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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
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Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander
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The Return of the Living... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
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Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley
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Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes
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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
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Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart
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Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell
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Return of the Living Dea... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
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Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman
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Heather Hunter, Louise Lasser, Charlotte Kemp
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Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox
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My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Zombie Movies & Undead Horror Films
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Edward Furlong, Clancy Brown, Anthony Edwards
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Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow
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Bill Paxton, George Kennedy, Bill Pullman
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Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook
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Drew Barrymore, Bruce Campbell, David Carradine
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John Leguizamo, Rob LaBelle, James K. Lyons
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