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The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies 

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Updated April 13, 2019 3k votes 435 voters 18.3k views 30 items

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
Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

Released: 2002

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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) 5 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving 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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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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REC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

Released: 2007

Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

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Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi

Released: 2016

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly becomes apparent ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dea Jensen added Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

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The Return of the Living... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
The Descent Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski, Shosh Miedzinski

Released: 2009

Directed by: Shai Miedzinski

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Return of the Living Dea... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

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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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The Girl With All The Gi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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Directed by: Colm McCarthy

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

This film 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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Cargo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
frecklesandpoverty added Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin Freeman) tries to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve Miner

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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The Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore

Released: 2011

Directed by: Doug Aarniokoski

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Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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Released: 2012

Directed by: Matthias Hoene

Cockneys vs Zombies is a 2012 British zombie comedy film directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran and Lucas Roche. The plot centres on a group of Cockneys who arm themselves to ...more

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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alejandro Brugués

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Return of the Living Dea... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes

Released: 1993

Directed by: Brian Yuzna

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Boy Eats Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Stephen Bradley

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