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List of R-Rated zombie movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated zombie movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Zombie movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated zombie movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Zombie movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Zombie films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Zombie Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Examples of movies on this list: Army of Darkness, 28 Days Later and more.

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The screenplay was written by Alex Garland. The film stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, ...more

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Dawn of the Dead 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 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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was ...more

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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 British-Canadian apocalyptic fiction action horror film directed by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the ...more

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The Return of the Living Dead 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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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, the film features Dale Midkiff as Louis Creed, ...more

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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film was shot in Barcelona, Spain and the title is an abbreviation of the word ...more

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Resident Evil: Extinction Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again ...more

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Dawn of the Living Dead Todd Bridges, Joe Estevez, David Heavener

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George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead 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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Resident Evil: Degeneration Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration, is the first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. The film was made by ...more

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Zombie Nation Ulli Lommel, David Hess, Günther Ziegler Zombie Nation is a 2005 American independent horror film written and directed by Ulli Lommel. Despite its title, only five zombies appear in the entire film.

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Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more

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Return of the Living Dead Part II 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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Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more

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Grindhouse Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, ...more

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Day of the Dead 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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Fido Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert Chomiak, Currie, and Dennis Heaton from an original story by Heaton. It was produced by Blake Corbet, ...more

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Trick 'r Treat Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Dylan Baker, Brian Cox and Anna Paquin, and centers on four ...more

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Toxic Zombies John Amplas, Judith Brown, Kevin Hanlon Toxic Zombies is a 1980 horror film directed by Charles McCrann, who also acted in the film. It was classified as a video nasty in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.

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Diary of the Dead 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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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth Lifeforce is a 1985 science fiction, horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby, based on Colin Wilson's 1976 novel, The Space Vampires. Featuring Steve ...more

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The Signal Steve Warren, A. J. Bowen, Sahr Ngaujah The Signal is an American horror film written and directed by independent filmmakers David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. It is told in three parts, in which all telecommunication and ...more

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The Dead Howard J. Ford, Rob Freeman, Glenn Salvage "Known in the UK as the new Ridley and Tony Scott because of their similar commercial backgrounds, the Ford Brothers now burst on the high-class scare scene as a fresh force in the horror ...more

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Night of the Living Dead 3D Brianna Brown, Sid Haig, Greg Travis Night of the Living Dead 3D or Night of the Living DE3D is a 2006 horror film made in 3D. It is the second remake of the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead. The first was released in ...more

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Zombie Town Jayson Argento, Dennis Lemoine, Adam Hose

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House of the Dead Erica Durance, Clint Howard, Enuka Okuma House of the Dead is a 2003 film adaptation of the successful 1996 light gun arcade game of the same name produced by Sega. The film was directed by Uwe Boll. This film featured Erica Durance in ...more

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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, also known as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and Don't Open the Window, is a 1974 Spanish-Italian horror film written and directed by Jorge Grau and starring Ray ...more

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The Serpent and the Rainbow Bill Pullman, Paul Winfield, Michael Gough The Serpent and the Rainbow is a 1988 American horror film directed by Wes Craven and starring Bill Pullman. The script by Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman is loosely based on the non-fiction ...more

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Undead Robyn Moore Gibson, Felicity Mason, Steven O'Donnell Undead is a 2003 Australian zombie horror comedy film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and starring Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay and Rob Jenkins. It was then-relatively-unknown ...more

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Nightmare Weekend Andrea Thompson, Dale Midkiff, Wellington Meffeert Nightmare Weekend is a 1986 horror B-movie directed by Henry Sala and distributed by Troma Entertainment. It features the first film role of NYPD Blue actress Andrea Thompson.

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Zombie Nightmare Tia Carrere, Adam West, Shawn Levy Zombie Nightmare is a 1986 zombie film directed by Jack Bravman. This film was filmed in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada. It stars Jon Mikl Thor.

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Return of the Living Dead 3 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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Zombi 3 Deran Sarafian, Massimo Vanni, Luciano Pigozzi Zombi 3 is the 1988 followup to Zombi 2, itself an unofficial sequel to 1978's Dawn of the Dead. Beyond its title, Zombi 3 has little to no relation with the characters or plotlines of Zombi, ...more

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Phantasm II Stacey Travis, Phil Fondacaro, James LeGros Phantasm II is a 1988 American action-horror film and sequel to Phantasm. It was written and directed by Don Coscarelli, starring Angus Scrimm, James LeGros and Reggie Bannister. In it, the ...more

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Rabid Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Susan Roman Rabid is a 1977 Canadian drama horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It features Marilyn Chambers in the lead role, supported by Howard Ryshpan, Joe Silver and Robert A. ...more

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Prince of Darkness Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter calls his "Apocalypse ...more

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Bride of Re-Animator Fabiana Udenio, Jeffrey Combs, Kathleen Kinmont Bride of Re-Animator is a 1990 American science fiction horror film directed by Brian Yuzna and was written by Yuzna, Rick Fry and Woody Keith. H. P. Lovecraft wrote the original serialized ...more

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Return of the Wolfman Paul Naschy, Ricardo Palacios, Narciso Ibáñez Menta El Retorno del Hombre Lobo is a 1981 Spanish horror film that is the ninth in a long series about the werewolf Count Waldemar Daninsky, played by Paul Naschy. In the United States, the film was ...more

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House of the Dead 2 Emmanuelle Vaugier, Nadine Velazquez, Mircea Monroe House of the Dead 2 is the 2005 sequel to Brightlight Pictures' 2003 horror film House of the Dead. The film is directed by Michael Hurst and premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain on ...more

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Phantasm Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister Phantasm is a 1979 American horror film directed, written, photographed, co-produced, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It introduces the Tall Man, a supernatural and malevolent undertaker who turns ...more

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Beyond Re-Animator Elsa Pataky, Jeffrey Combs, Santiago Segura Beyond Re-Animator is a 2003 Spanish horror film directed by Brian Yuzna and starring Jeffrey Combs, Jason Barry, Simón Andreu, Elsa Pataky and Santiago Segura. It is the third ...more

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Boy Eats Girl Domhnall Gleeson, Samantha Mumba, David Leon Boy Eats Girl is a 2005 horror-comedy film directed by Stephen Bradley and starring Samantha Mumba, produced and shot in Republic of Ireland. The plot tells of a teenage boy who comes back to ...more

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Flesheater Bill Hinzman, John Mowod, Kevin Kindlin Flesheater, sometimes written as FleshEater or Flesh Eater, is a low budget 1988 independent horror film, specifically a zombie film, by Bill Hinzman. Hinzman, who wrote, produced, edited, ...more

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Zombie High Sherilyn Fenn, Virginia Madsen, Paul Feig Zombie High is a 1987 film directed by Ron Link. The film was released theatrically on October 2, 1987 and stars Virginia Madsen as a beautiful young teenager that must fight against a boarding ...more

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Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis Jana Kramer, Peter Coyote, Cory Hardrict Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis, is a 2005 zombie television horror film directed by Ellory Elkayem, starring Aimee Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jana Kramer, and Peter Coyote. ...more