Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks  

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There's something in the air, and you definitely don't want to breath it in. Horror movies about viruses and diseases are particularly frightening, because they are among the most plausible situations that could actually happen in real life. This list ranks the scariest movies about virus outbreaks that infect large groups of people.

It can be a bit tricky to distinguish virus outbreak horror movies from zombie films, because often times zombies are birthed from some kind of airborne virus or disease. However, most of the virus horror movies on this list are more about the contagions infecting people than they are the result of the disease. Examples of these films include Viral, Quarantine, and The Happening.

It Follows is probably the best horror movie about a disease. It's kind of tricky to explain the plot if you haven't seen it, so just go ahead and watch the film if it has somehow evaded you up to this point- you definitely won't be disappointed.

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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REC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Outbreak Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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The Stand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Stand Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald

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Quarantine 2: Terminal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Quarantine 2: Terminal Mercedes Masöhn, Ignacio Serricchio, Josh Cooke

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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Resident Evil: Retribution is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

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Resident Evil: Extinction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
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It Follows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
It Follows Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston

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Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Dreamcatcher Morgan Freeman, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis

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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Planet Terror Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie

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Carriers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Carriers Emily VanCamp, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo

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Rabid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Rabid Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Susan Roman

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Pontypool is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Pontypool Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks

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Afflicted is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Afflicted Zach Gray, Michel Gill, Greg Ng

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Splinter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Splinter Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham

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Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Doomsday Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins

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Resident Evil: Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Resident Evil: Afterlife Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

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Resident Evil: Damnation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Resident Evil: Damnation Dave Wittenberg, Robin Sachs, Michael McConnohie

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The Omega Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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Virus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Virus Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin

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Resident Evil: Degeneration is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Resident Evil: Degeneration Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren

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Shivers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Shivers Barbara Steele, Joe Silver, Vlasta Vrána

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Contracted is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Contracted Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Katie Stegeman

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Black Death is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Black Death Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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The Children is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Children Gale Garnett, Martin Shakar, Shannon Bolin

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Viral is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks

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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Happening Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan

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Mulberry Street is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Mulberry Street John Hoyt, Debbie Rochon, Larry Fessenden

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Mutants is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Mutants Michael Ironside, Steven Bauer, Louis Herthum

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Infection is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Infection Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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Antiviral is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Antiviral Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Gadon, Nicholas Campbell

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The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
The Invasion Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman

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Virus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Virus George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Glenn Ford

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Last of the Living is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Last of the Living Mark Hadlow, Robert Faith, Mark Hamilton

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I Drink Your Blood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
I Drink Your Blood Bhaskar, Jadine Wong, Lynn Lowry

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Warning Sign is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Virus Outbreaks
Warning Sign Sam Waterston, Yaphet Kotto, Kathleen Quinlan