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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
This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's series, but contains no characters or settings from them, ...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
This film is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's film series. Romero describes the film as a "tragedy about how a lack of ...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
This film 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. This film ...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
This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more
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Land of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker
This film is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six movies. It was released in 2005 and became a success, grossing over $46 ...more
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Dracula: Dead and Loving It is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck
This film 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 inspired. As of ...more
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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant
This film 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 detective movies of ...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
This film 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
This film 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 Pearl. It was directed by Gore ...more
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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon
This film is a 2008 American horror film about a virus outbreak that causes people to turn into creatures. It is a loose remake of George A. Romero's zombie film of the same name, the third in ...more
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Dead Again is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh
This film 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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Dead Ringers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold
This film 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 with ...more
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6 4
Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers
This film 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 after his ...more
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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers
This film 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 Gunn and ...more
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5 3
The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley
This film 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 film tells the story of ...more
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The Quick and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Bringing Out the Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman
This film 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 Goodman, Ving ...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
This film is a 2006 ensemble martial arts film loosely based on the Tecmo/Team Ninja fighting game series. It was directed by Corey Yuen and written by J. F. Lawton, Adam Gross, and Seth Gross. ...more
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Return of the Living Dead 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Dead in the Title
Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes
This film 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. Trevor Edmond as ...more
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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 25 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