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The Best British Zombie Movies

Updated April 4, 2020 642 votes 186 voters 8.7k views32 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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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar 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 girlfriend...  more

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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny 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, Megan...  more

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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, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was co-written...  more

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    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander 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 second...  more

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    Tales from the Crypt

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    Cockneys vs Zombies

    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan

    Released2012

    Directed byMatthias 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 rescue...  more

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    Lifeforce

    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May

    Released1985

    Directed byTobe 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 Railsback,...  more

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    The Plague of the Zombies

    Jacqueline Pearce, André Morell

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Gilling

    The Plague of the Zombies is a 1966 Hammer film directed by John Gilling. It stars André Morell, John Carson, Jacqueline Pearce, Brook Williams and Michael Ripper. The film's imagery influenced many...  more
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    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

    Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby

    Released1974

    Directed byJorge Grau

    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, also known as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and Don't Open the Window, is a 1974 Spanish-Italian horror film written and directed by Jorge Grau and starring Ray...  more

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    The Woman Eater

    George Coulouris, Joy Webster

    Released1958

    Directed byCharles Saunders

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    Doctor Blood's Coffin

    Ian Hunter, Hazel Court

    Released1961

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

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    The Earth Dies Screaming

    Dennis Price, Virginia Field

    Released1964

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    The Earth Dies Screaming is a 1965 British science fiction film directed by Terence Fisher, and starring Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Vanda Godsell, Thorley Walters, David Spenser,...  more
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    Boy Eats Girl

    Domhnall Gleeson, Samantha Mumba

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Bradley

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    Twisted Souls

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    Dead of Night

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    Horror Express

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1972

    Directed byEugenio Martín

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    Death Run

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    The Oblong Box

    Christopher Lee, Vincent Price

    Released1969

    Directed byGordon Hessler

    The Oblong Box is a 1969 British horror film directed by Gordon Hessler, starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Alister Williamson. This was the first film to star both Price and Lee....  more
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    The Frozen Dead

    Dana Andrews, Edward Fox

    Released1967

    Directed byHerbert J. Leder

    The Frozen Dead is a 1966 British science fiction horror film directed by Herbert J. Leder and starring Dana Andrews, Anna Palk and Philip Gilbert. In this film, a Nazi scientist plans to revive a...  more
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    Dead Creatures

    Brendan Gregory, Beverly Wilson

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrew Parkinson

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    Zombie Toxin

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    Computer Killers

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    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    Peter Cushing, Julie Ege

    Released1974

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker, Chang Cheh

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