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Films The Best Movies With Dead in the Title  

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with dead in the name? Between zombie movies like Dawn of the Dead and The Evil Dead to comedies like Shaun of the Dead, this list ranks the best movies with dead in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with dead in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with dead in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with dead in the title includes movies like Dead Poets Society, Night of the Living Dead, and The Evil Dead. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word dead in it.

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi The Evil Dead is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The ...more

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Living Dead is a blanket term for various films, series, and other forms of media that all originated from, and includes, the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead conceived by George A. ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp ...more

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Land of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker Land of the Dead is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six Living Dead movies, it is preceded by Night of the Living Dead, Dawn ...more

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Dracula: Dead and Loving It is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck Dracula: Dead and Loving It is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie Nielsen. It is a spoof of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, and of some of the films it ...more

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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black ...more

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Dead Again is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh Dead Again is a 1991 psychological thriller/neo-noir written by Scott Frank and directed by Kenneth Branagh. It stars Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson, and co-stars Andy García, ...more

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film directorial debut. A remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film of the same name, it is written by James ...more

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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon Day of the Dead is a 2008 American horror film about a virus outbreak that causes people to turn into violent zombie-like creatures. It is a loose remake of George A. Romero's zombie film of the ...more

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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The ...more

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Bringing Out the Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Joe Connelly. It stars Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John ...more

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Dead Ringers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay ...more

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Return of the Living Dead 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes Return of the Living Dead 3 is an American romantic-horror film released in 1993. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and was written by John Penney. The film stars Melinda Clarke as Julie Walker, J. ...more

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Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers Better Off Dead is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer who is ...more

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DOA: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter DOA: Dead or Alive is a 2006 ensemble martial arts film loosely based on the Tecmo/Team Ninja fighting game series Dead or Alive. It was directed by Corey Yuen and written by J. F. Lawton, Adam ...more

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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Henry Rollins, Daniella Alonso, Crystal Lowe Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is a 2007 American horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins and Texas Battle. The film is a sequel to the 2003 film Wrong Turn and the ...more

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Dead Moon Rising is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Chris Albro, Bob C. Cooke, Colleen Mooney Dead Moon Rising is a 2007 horror film written and directed by Mark E. Poole. It stars Jason Crowe, Mike Seely, and Erica Goldsmith as locals who must fight waves of zombies in Louisville,

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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman Return of the Living Dead Part II is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. The film was released by Lorimar Motion ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Akira Kamiya Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, originally released theatrically in Japan as simply Dragon Ball Z and later as Dragon Ball Z: Return My Gohan!! for its Japanese VHS and Laserdisc release, is the ...more

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George A. Romero's Survival of... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Devon Bostick, Julian Richings, Shawn Roberts Survival of the Dead is a 2009 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh and Kathleen Munroe. It is the sixth entry in Romero's ...more

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman Night of the Living Dead is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman and Tom Towles. It is a remake of George A. Romero's 1968 horror film of ...more

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Drop Dead Fred is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Carrie Fisher, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates Drop Dead Fred is a 1991 British-American fantasy comedy film directed by Ate De Jong, produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films and released and distributed by New Line ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Boris Karloff, Barton MacLane, Edmund Gwenn The Walking Dead is a 1936 American horror film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Michael Curtiz, and starring Boris Karloff who played a wrongly executed man who is restored to ...more

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Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Kaley Cuoco, Janet Montgomery, Tamer Hassan Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is a 2009 American horror film and the third installment in the Wrong Turn film series, directed by Declan O'Brien and starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery and ...more

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Dead Space: Downfall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey DeLisle Dead Space: Downfall is an American animated horror film developed by Film Roman and EA. It is a prequel to the video game Dead Space and takes place during the events of Dead Space: Extraction, ...more

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The Quick and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Sam Elliott, Kate Capshaw, Tom Conti The Quick and the Dead is a 1987 television movie, based on the 1973 novel by Louis L'Amour, directed by Robert Day and starring Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw, Kenny Morrison and Matt

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Dead Man's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Paddy Constantine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch Dead Man's Shoes is a 2004 British psychological thriller film written and directed by Shane Meadows, and co-written by Paddy Considine, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Toby ...more

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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter'... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Christina Applegate, David Duchovny, Danielle Harris Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, Josh Charles, and David Duchovny. The plot focuses ...more

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Things to Do in Denver When Yo... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead is a 1995 American neo-noir crime film directed by Gary Fleder from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg. The film features an ensemble cast that ...more

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Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more

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Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams. The film was directed by ...more

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The Quick and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe The Quick and the Dead is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a ...more

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel Dead Snow is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker Dead Presidents is a 1995 American crime film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and directed by the Hughes brothers, starring Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy ...more

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Diary of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg Diary of the Dead is a 2007 horror film by George A. Romero. Although independently produced, it was distributed theatrically by Dimension Films and was released in cinemas on February 15, 2008 ...more

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The Dead Pool is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose The Dead Pool is a 1988 American action flim directed by Buddy Van Horn, written by Steve Sharon, and starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan. It is the fifth and ...more

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a ...more

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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro Brugués. in 2010. Coproduction by La Zanfoña Producciones, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, ...more

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Dead & Breakfast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Carradine Dead & Breakfast is a 2004 musical horror/comedy film directed by Matthew Leutwyler starring Ever Carradine, Gina Philips, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson, Jeremy Sisto and Oz Perkins. The ...more

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City of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Lucio Fulci, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl City of the Living Dead is a 1980 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is the first installment of the unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy which also includes The Beyond and The House by ...more

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Shaolin vs. Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Chia Hui Liu, Louis Fan, Jacky Woo Shaolin Vs. Evil Dead is a kung fu vampire movie starring Gordon Liu. The work is one of Liu's most recent and was released between the time of Kill Bill volumes 1 & 2 and exploited his ...more

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Dead End is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Amber Smith, Lin Shaye, Alexandra Holden Dead End is a 2003 French horror film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa. Although Dead End only had a budget of $900,000 it made a total of $77 million from DVD sales.

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Children Shouldn't Play with D... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen, Paul Cronin Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is a 1972 comedic horror film directed by Bob Clark. It later became a cult classic. This low-budget zombie film is the third film of director Bob Clark, ...more