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The Best British Zombie Movies 

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Updated April 4, 2020 505 votes 170 voters 7k views 32 items

The British seem to have a way with the undead, as proven by this list of the best British zombie movies. Credited with reviving (or should I say reanimating) the zombie genre, 28 Days Later was both a critical and commercial success, and is perhaps the strongest English zombie movie on this list. 
 

Joining 28 Days Later on this list of British zombie films are the classic The Woman Eater, the sci-fi Lifeforce and the comedic Shaun of the Dead, each film putting a new spin on the zombie genre. Shaun of the Dead in particular was critically acclaimed, and main Simon Pegg and internationally known household name.
 

So, which of the films on this British zombie movies list makes you want to run for it? Join our other users and give the goriest movies on this list a ghoulish thumbs up.

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Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small flat on the outskirts of London, Shaun (Simon Pegg), a 30-something dull loser, must protect his ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

Released: 2002

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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) 3 on the list The Best British 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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Directed by: Alexander Witt, Paul W. S. Anderson, Russell Mulcahy

Resident Evil is a science fiction action-horror film series loosely based upon the Capcom video games of the same name. Constantin Film bought rights to the first film in January 1997 with Alan ...more
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Resident Evil: Apocalyps... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Zombie Movies
Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alexander Witt

Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 British-Canadian apocalyptic fiction action horror film directed by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the ...more

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Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Zombie Movies
Kari Castanza added Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan, Richard Briers

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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Tales from the Crypt
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Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

Released: 1985

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Lifeforce is a 1985 science fiction, horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby, based on Colin Wilson's 1976 novel, The Space Vampires. Featuring Steve ...more

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Dead of Night
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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas

Released: 1972

Directed by: Eugenio Martín

Horror Express, also known as Pánico en el Transiberiano/Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express, is a 1972 Spanish/British horror film directed by Eugenio Martín and starring ...more
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George Coulouris, Joy Webster, Vera Day

Released: 1958

Directed by: Charles Saunders

The Woman Eater is a 1958 horror and science fiction film written by Brandon Fleming and directed by Charles Saunders.
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Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock

Released: 1974

Directed by: Jorge Grau

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Jacqueline Pearce, André Morell, Michael Ripper

Released: 1966

Directed by: John Gilling

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Domhnall Gleeson, Samantha Mumba, David Leon

Released: 2005

Directed by: Stephen Bradley

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Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1973

Directed by: Kevin Connor

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Twisted Souls
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Ian Hunter, Hazel Court, Kieron Moore

Released: 1961

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

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Dennis Price, Virginia Field, Thorley Walters

Released: 1964

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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Evil Heritage
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Zombie Toxin
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The Forgotten Ground
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Andrea Thompson, Dale Midkiff, Wellington Meffeert

Released: 1986

Directed by: Henry Sala

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Peter Cushing, Julie Ege, David Chiang

Released: 1974

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker, Chang Cheh

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