Entertainment 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
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
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
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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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse
This film 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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving 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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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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REC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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 Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dea Jensen added 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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Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi
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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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski, Shosh Miedzinski
The Descent is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Shai Miedzinski.
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The Girl With All The Gifts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
frecklesandpoverty added Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close
The Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama film directed by Colm McCarthy and written by M.R. Carey adapted from his novel of the same name. The film ...more
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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel
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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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Cargo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
frecklesandpoverty added Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius
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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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme
This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more
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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Kari Castanza added Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan, Richard Briers
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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The Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
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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Flight of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dea Jensen added Flight of the Dead
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The Night Eats the World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
frecklesandpoverty added The Night Eats the World
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Boy Eats Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 22+ Best Fast Moving Zombie Movies
Dea Jensen added 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