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The Best Zombie Comedies 

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Updated November 19, 2019 2.2k votes 339 voters 10.4k views 117 items

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.

Get in there and vote the best zombie comedies to the top and keep them beyond the reach of the hilarious horde! Then check out our list of zombie shows and our deep-dive into zombie (or zombie-adjacent) movies that don't have any zombies.

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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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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Die You Zombie Bastards!... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Lloyd Kaufman, Jamie Gillis, Rufus

Released: 2005

Directed by: Caleb Emerson

Die You Zombie Bastards! is a 2005 American zombie comedy by directed by Caleb Emerson, written by Emerson and Haig Demarjian, and starring Tim Gerstmar, Geoff Mosher, and Pippi Zornoza. It is ...more
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Scouts Guide to the Zomb... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

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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The Return of the Living... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

Released: 1985

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: 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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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

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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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam 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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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

Released: 1984

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more
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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more
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House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll

Released: 1986

Directed by: Steve Miner

House is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House ...more
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Night Of The Living Deb ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Maria Thayer, Chris Marquette, Ray Wise

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kyle Rankin

Night of the Living Deb is a 2015 comedy, horror, romance film directed by Kyle Rankin. After a girls' night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment, but she can't remember much ...more
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Anna and the Apocalypse ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton

Released: 2018

Directed by: John McPhail

Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John McPhail. When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas, teenager Anna ...more
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Fido is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Currie

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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Life After Beth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jeff Baena

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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ParaNorman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sam Fell, Chris Butler

ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi ...more
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Burying the Ex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario

Directed by: Joe Dante

Burying the Ex is a 2014 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and written by Alan Trezza. Nice guy and horror fanatic Max (Anton Yelchin) is dating the beautiful-but-manipulative ...more
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Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
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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Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

Released: 1985

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more
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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter Jackson

This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more
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Slither is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

Released: 2006

Directed by: James Gunn

Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more
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Cooties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Cooties Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad, Alison Pill

Released: 2014

Directed by: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott

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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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alejandro Brugués

Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro Brugués. in 2010. Coproduction by La Zanfoña Producciones, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, ...more
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Night of the Creeps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins

Released: 1986

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Night of the Creeps is a 1986 American comedy horror written and directed by Fred Dekker, starring Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow. The film is an earnest attempt at a ...more
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Isl... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Comedies
Mark Hamill, Frank Welker, Adrienne Barbeau

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jim Stenstrum, Kazumi Fukushima, Hiroshi Aoyama

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is a 1998 animated direct-to-video horror-comedy film based on the animated television series Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoon franchise. In the film, Scooby-Doo, ...more