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The Best Zombie Comedies  

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List Rules Vote up the best intentionally funny zombie comedy films

This list of the best zombie comedies proves that there's plenty of laughs available even in the most rotting, apocalyptic landscape. These movies feature everything from fast zombies and chatty zombies to classically shambling horrors, but they all intentionally offer a respite from the undead nightmare with humor.

Zombie comedies include everything from intentionally funny B movies like Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and other Troma films, satire like The Return of the Living Dead, and very self-aware and dark comedy like Re-Animator. There are even several of zombie musicals, with new entries like Anna and the Apocalypse only swelling the ranks of that particular subgenre of zombie comedy and zombie satire. When a good zombie movie is also a good comedy it becomes something it feels like everybody's seen, not just horror nerds. Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and Army of Darkness are three films that even folks who aren't fans of zombie flicks probably recognize, which shows just how popular good zombie comedy movies can be.

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more
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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more
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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a 2015 American horror comedy film directed by Christopher B. Landon and written by Landon, Carrie Evans, Emi Mochizuki and Lona Williams. When ...more
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SARS Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Andrew Biggs, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Suthep Po-ngam
SARS Wars is a 2004 Thai horror-comedy film directed and co-written by Taweewat Wantha. The story involves people who are infected with a fictional Type 4 strain of the SARS virus and turned ...more
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The Stink of Flesh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Ross Kelly, Billy Garberina, Jeremy Owen
The Stink of Flesh is a 2005 black comedy and sexploitation film directed by Scott Phillips, which depicts a band of survivors in a zombie wasteland.
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Brain Blockers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Diora Baird, Edwin Craig, Timmi Cragg
Brain Blockers is a 2007 horror film directed by Lincoln Kupchak. Edwin Craig plays a professor who experiments on his college students and turns them into zombies.
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Otto; or Up with Dead People is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Marcel Schlutt, Susanne Sachße, John Edward Heys
Otto; or, Up with Dead People is a 2008 Canadian and German queer cinema horror film. The film was directed by Bruce LaBruce and stars Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi and Gio ...more
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The Convent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Kelly Mantle, Coolio, Adrienne Barbeau
The Convent is a 2000 horror film directed by Mike Mendez. The film had its world premiere on 21 January 2000 at the Sundance Film Festival and follows a group of college students that go into ...more
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Dead Heat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin
This film is a 1988 movie about an LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis, life ended while attempting to arrest zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories. Joe Piscopo
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Zombiegeddon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Uwe Boll, William Smith, Tom Savini
Zombiegeddon is a 2003 film directed by Chris Watson. The horror/comedy is distributed by Troma Films.
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Zombie Bloodbath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Zombie Bloodbath is a 1993 American horror film directed by Todd Sheets.
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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more
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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more
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Cooties is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad, Alison Pill
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their
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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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Fido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast
Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert Chomiak, Currie, and Dennis Heaton from an original story by Heaton. It was produced by Blake Corbet, ...more
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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley
This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The film tells the story of ...more
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Life After Beth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly
Life After Beth is a 2014 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jeff Baena. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, ...more
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Corpses is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Jeff Fahey, Tiffany Shepis, Thomas Crnkovich
Corpses is a 2004 comedy horror film written by Rolfe Kanefsky and directed by Rolfe Kanefsky.
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C.H.U.D II: Bud the C.H.U.D. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Robert Vaughn, Norman Fell, Brian Robbins
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. is a 1989 comedy horror film, directed by David K. Irving, written by M. Kane Jeeves and stars Brian Robbins, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Bianca Jagger, and Gerrit Graham ...more
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Evil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Argyris Thanassoulas, Andreas Kontopoulos, Mary Tsoni
Evil, also known as Το Κακό in Greek, is 2005 Greek zombie horror film directed by Yorgos Noussias. After three construction workers discover an abandoned cave and are promptly attacked by an ...more
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Hide is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Christian Kane, Rachel Miner, Beth Grant
Hide and Creep is an American horror/comedy film released in 2004. This film was based on an earlier short named "Birthday Call". Both the film and the short were directed by Chuck ...more
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King of the Zombies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Mantan Moreland, Henry Victor, John Archer
King of the Zombies is a 1941 American horror comedy film produced by Monogram Pictures.
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Flight of the Living Dead: Out... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Erick Avari, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sarah Laine
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane is a 2007 zombie direct-to-video film by director Scott Thomas playing off the concept of the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane. Thomas co-wrote the ...more
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Route 666 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Lou Diamond Phillips, Dick Miller, Lori Petty
Route 666 is a 2001 action/horror film directed by William Wesley. It stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones, Dale Midkiff, Alex McArthur, and Mercedes Colon. In the ...more