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The Best Zombie Comedies

Updated May 18, 2020 4.4k votes 444 voters 14.1k views117 items

List RulesVote 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

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small...  more

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard
    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay...  more

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    Die You Zombie Bastards!

    Lloyd Kaufman, Jamie Gillis
    Die You Zombie Bastards! is a 2005 American zombie comedy by directed by Caleb Emerson,...  more
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen
    This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan...  more

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    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller
    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a 2015 American horror comedy film directed by...  more
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    Burying the Ex

    Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene
    Burying the Ex is a 2014 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and written by Alan...  more
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva
    Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to...  more

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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell
    Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It...  more

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    Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad
    A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral...  more
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy
    This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by...  more

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    Anna and the Apocalypse

    Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming
    Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John...  more
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    Juan of the Dead

    Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García
    Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro...  more
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    Cockneys vs Zombies

    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan
    Cockneys vs Zombies is a 2012 British zombie comedy film directed by Matthias Hoene and...  more
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    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver
    The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his...  more

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    Night of the Comet

    Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov
    Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and...  more

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    Dead Snow

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist
    This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring...  more

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    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs
    Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P....  more

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    Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly
    Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert...  more

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    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    Mark Hamill, Frank Welker
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    Life After Beth

    Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza
    Life After Beth is a 2014 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jeff Baena. The...  more
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    Little Monsters

    Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad
    Little Monsters is a 2019 Australian-American-British zombie comedy film directed by Abe...  more

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer
    Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James...  more

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    Leonard Kelly-Young, Natalie Victoria
    Deadheads is a 2011 American zombie comedy film co-directed, co-written, and co-produced by...  more
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    Night Of The Living Deb

    Maria Thayer, Chris Marquette
    Night of the Living Deb is a 2015 comedy, horror, romance film directed by Kyle Rankin. After...  more