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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

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston
    28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The...  more

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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba
    28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film,...  more

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree
    This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A....  more

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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox
    This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The...  more

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    Train to Busan

    Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok
    Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon...  more

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard
    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay...  more

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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson
    I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by...  more

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    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet
    REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza....  more

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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez
    Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed...  more

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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small...  more

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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen
    This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan...  more

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    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter
    Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and...  more

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    The Descent

    Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza
    The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter...  more

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    Night of the Comet

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    The Girl With All The Gifts

    Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine
    The Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama film...  more
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    Return of the Living Dead Part II

    Mitch Pileggi, James Karen
    This film is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written...  more

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    Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes
    Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin...  more
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    Dead Snow

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist
    This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring...  more

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    Day of the Dead

    Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy
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    Boy Eats Girl

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    Flight of the Dead

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    Return of the Living Dead 3

    Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas
    This film is an American romantic-horror film released in 1993. It was directed by Brian Yuzna...  more
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    Cockneys vs Zombies

    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan
    Cockneys vs Zombies is a 2012 British zombie comedy film directed by Matthias Hoene and...  more
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    Juan of the Dead

    Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García
    Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro...  more