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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Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

Released: 2002

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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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

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Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alexander Witt

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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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Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

Released: 1985

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas

Released: 1972

Directed by: Eugenio Martín

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George Coulouris, Joy Webster, Vera Day

Released: 1958

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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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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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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