Horror The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies  

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For decades zombies chased after brains at a leisurely pace, but in recent years the undead have started running at breakneck speeds. The top fast moving zombie movies feature deadly threats and speedy villains. This is a list of the top fast zombie movies featuring everything from I Am Legend to Resident Evil to Dead Snow.

What movies will you find on this list of the top fast moving zombies films? Fans of retro gore might vote The Return of the Living Dead to the top. This 1985 horror classic is widely believed to be one of the first movies to introduce speedy zombies. Although zombie aficionado George Romero doesn't believe in the fast undead, the 2004 remake of his Dawn of the Dead features fast moving zombies. And not all flicks featuring these speedy monsters are grim – Zombieland is a hilarious project full of super fast zombies. Other good films featured on this top fast zombies movies list include State of Emergency, 28 Days Later, and Fast Zombies with Guns.

Do you have a favorite fast zombie movie? Give the best films a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving 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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28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving 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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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, ...more

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REC is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
The Descent Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski, Shosh Miedzinski The Descent is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Shai Miedzinski.

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dead Snow Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel Dead Snow is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more

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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dea Jensen added 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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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Night of the Comet Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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Zombies on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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The Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
The Day Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore The Day is a 2011 Canadian post-apocalyptic film directed by Douglas Aarniokoski. The film stars Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore and Cory Hardrict. The film ...more

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Boy Eats Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dea Jensen added 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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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
The Ruins Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey The Ruins is a 2008 horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, and Joe Anderson. Released in 2008, the American-Australian ...more

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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Juan of the Dead Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro Brugués. in 2010. Coproduction by La Zanfoña Producciones, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, ...more

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Return of the Living Dead 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Fast Zombies with Guns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Fast Zombies with Guns Tony Swansey, Sofiya Smirnova, Ken Svitak

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State of Emergency is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
State of Emergency Joe Mantegna, Melinda Dillon, Lynn Whitfield State of Emergency is a 1993 drama film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.

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Devil's Playground is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Devil's Playground Jaime Murray, Colin Salmon, Danny Dyer Devil's Playground is a British horror film directed by Mark McQueen and starring Craig Fairbrass. Intandem Films has the worldwide rights to the film, which was produced by Freddie ...more