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The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

Updated April 20, 2021 81.8k votes 13.1k voters 1.2m views107 items

List RulesVote up the best films that depict epidemics of airborne illnesses or other infectious diseases that threaten humanity.

Here is a list of the best movies with disease outbreaks. Are you a fan of movies about scary infections,  movies about viruses, and crazy medical pandemics? You might be surprised to find out how many movies were made with disease outbreaks in them. Browse through this list to see the best movies with disease outbreaks. Ranked in order of the most popular movie with disease outbreaks to the least popular, it will be easy to find a great movie to watch that was voted #1. If you see a good pandemic movie that you think should get a top spot, go ahead and vote for it to get it raised higher on the list.

If you don’t see your favorite disease outbreak movie listed here, go ahead and add it to the list so that others can enjoy it as much as you have. Movies like Contagion and Virus have a unique plot that leaves the viewer on the edge of their seat and eerily resemble the coronavirus outbreak that started in 2019. But there are numerous good disease outbreak films to see, many of them just as suspenseful and fascinating as the last - and many of them pretty historically accurate as well.

If you saw a favorite disease outbreak movie a long time ago but can’t remember the name, chances are you may find it on this list of the best disease outbreak movies, or this other list of the best disease outbreak TV shows. Then you can possibly stream it on Netflix, rent it, or purchase it and enjoy the movie all over again! So go ahead and look through the list of best movies with disease outbreaks to find either a long-ago oldie or a brand new favorite to enjoy! One thing is certain, the next time you get an infection, you'll probably start believing you've gotten caught up in a terrible new plague. But hey, at least you'll know how to fight it off!

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