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The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies 

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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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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

Released: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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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Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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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Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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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Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alexander Witt

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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: 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

Released: 1985

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

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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Todd Bridges, Joe Estevez, David Heavener

Released: 2006

Directed by: David Heavener

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Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

Released: 1989

Directed by: Mary Lambert

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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Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti

Released: 2007

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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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REC is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

Released: 2007

Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

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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Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren

Released: 2008

Directed by: Makoto Kamiya

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Ulli Lommel, David Hess, Günther Ziegler

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ulli Lommel

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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Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie, + more

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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Ravenous is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Patstoner added Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Brigitte Poupart

Released: 2017

Directed by: Robin Aubert

Ravenous is a 2017 Canadian horror film directed by Robin Aubert. Residents of a small town in rural Quebec deal with a zombie-like outbreak.
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Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

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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Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

Released: 2006

Directed by: James Gunn

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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Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve Miner

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

Released: 1985

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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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George A. Romero's Survi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Devon Bostick, Julian Richings, Shawn Roberts

Released: 2009

Directed by: George A. Romero

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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The Dead Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Zombie Movies
Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

The Dead Don't Die is a 2019 American zombie horror comedy film, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together ...more
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Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Dougherty

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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Stacey Travis, Phil Fondacaro, James LeGros

Released: 1988

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

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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