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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
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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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    Dawn of the Dead
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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    28 Weeks Later
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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byJuan Carlos Fresnadillo

    28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film,... more on Wikipedia
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    World War Z
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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

    Released2013

    Directed byMarc Forster

    This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Zombieland
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    I Am Legend
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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Train to Busan
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    Train to Busan

    Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok

    Released2016

    Directed byYeon Sang-ho

    Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon... more on Wikipedia

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    Resident Evil
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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed... more on Wikipedia

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    REC
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    REC

    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet

    Released2007

    Directed byPaco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

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    Shaun of the Dead
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    The Return of the Living Dead
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen

    Released1985

    Directed byDan O'Bannon

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    Quarantine
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    Quarantine

    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

    Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Descent
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    The Descent

    Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza

    Released2005

    Directed byNeil Marshall

    The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter... more on Wikipedia

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    The Girl With All The Gifts
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    The Girl With All The Gifts

    Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine

    Directed byColm McCarthy

    The Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama film... more on Wikipedia
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    Night of the Comet
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    Night of the Comet

    Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart
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    Return of the Living Dead Part II
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    Return of the Living Dead Part II

    Mitch Pileggi, James Karen

    Released1988

    Directed byKen Wiederhorn

    This film is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written... more on Wikipedia

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    Cargo
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    Cargo

    Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Howling, Yolanda Ramke

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    Day of the Dead
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    Day of the Dead

    Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve Miner

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    Dead Snow
    59
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    Dead Snow

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist

    Released2009

    Directed byTommy Wirkola

    This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead Alive
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Return of the Living Dead 3
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    Return of the Living Dead 3

    Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian Yuzna

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    Juan of the Dead
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    Juan of the Dead

    Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García

    Released2011

    Directed byAlejandro Brugués

    Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Cockneys vs Zombies
    13
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    Cockneys vs Zombies

    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan

    Released2012

    Directed byMatthias Hoene

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    The Day
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    The Day

    Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan

    Released2011

    Directed byDoug Aarniokoski

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    Devil's Playground
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    Devil's Playground

    Jaime Murray, Colin Salmon

    Released2010

    Directed byMark McQueen

    Devil's Playground is a British horror film directed by Mark McQueen and starring Craig... more on Wikipedia