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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
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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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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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
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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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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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
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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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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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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Todd Bridges, Joe Estevez, David Heavener

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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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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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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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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. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author ...more

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Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman This film 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 Pictures on January 8, 1988, ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jayson Argento, Dennis Lemoine, Adam Hose

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Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg This film 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 and on ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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. He is opposed by a young boy, Mike, who tries to ...more

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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

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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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Jackeline Olivier, Joseph Marino, April Wade Day of the Dead 2: Contagium is a 2005 horror film written by Ana Clavell and directed by Clavell and James Dudelson, starring Justin Ipock, Laurie Maria Baranyay and John F. Henry III. It is an ...more

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Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till Dance of the Dead is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy, directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini. The film featured Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, and ...more

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Peter Coyote, Jenny Mollen, Cory Hardrict Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave is a 2005 zombie horror film directed by Ellory Elkayem, starring Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jenny Mollen, and Peter Coyote. It is the fifth ...more

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George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll House is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House ...more

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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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Courtney Peldon, Denise Crosby, Alexandra Adi Mortuary is a 2005 American zombie film directed by Tobe Hooper. It stars Dan Byrd, Alexandra Adi and Denise Crosby.

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David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee Waxwork is a 1988 American horror comedy film starring Zach Galligan and Deborah Foreman.

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Robert Englund, Jack Albertson, Barry Corbin Dead & Buried is a 1981 horror film directed by Gary Sherman, starring Melody Anderson and James Farentino. With a screenplay written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, the movie was ...more

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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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Drew Barrymore, Bruce Campbell, David Carradine Waxwork II: Lost in Time is a 1992 horror/comedy film directed and written by Anthony Hickox and a sequel to the 1988 film, Waxwork.

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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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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