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The Best Zombie Comedies

Updated May 18, 2020 4.0k votes 427 voters 13.4k 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 Dead1
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Die You Zombie Bastards!

    Lloyd Kaufman, Jamie Gillis

    Released2005

    Directed byCaleb Emerson

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  • The Return of the Living Dead4
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen

    Released1985

    Directed byDan O'Bannon

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    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Army of Darkness7
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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Cooties

    Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad

    Released2014

    Directed byCary Murnion, Jonathan Milott

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  • Anna and the Apocalypse9
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    Anna and the Apocalypse

    Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn McPhail

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • Dead Alive11
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    Cockneys vs Zombies

    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan

    Released2012

    Directed byMatthias Hoene

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  • ParaNorman13
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    ParaNorman

    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed bySam Fell, Chris Butler

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  • Slither14
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    Slither

    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • Dead Snow15
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    Dead Snow

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist

    Released2009

    Directed byTommy Wirkola

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    Fido

    Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly

    Released2006

    Directed byAndrew Currie

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  • Night of the Comet17
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    Night of the Comet

    Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov

    Released1984

    Directed byThom Eberhardt

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  • Re-Animator18
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    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

    Released1985

    Directed byStuart Gordon

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  • Life After Beth19
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    Life After Beth

    Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza

    Released2014

    Directed byJeff Baena

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    Dead & Breakfast

    Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Released2004

    Directed byMatthew Leutwyler

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  • A Little Bit Zombie21
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    A Little Bit Zombie

    Kristen Hager, Crystal Lowe

    Released2012

    Directed byCasey Walker

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  • House22
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    House

    George Wendt, Kay Lenz

    Released1986

    Directed bySteve Miner

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    Night Of The Living Deb

    Maria Thayer, Chris Marquette

    Released2015

    Directed byKyle Rankin

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    Mulva 2: Kill Teen Ape!

    Shawn Green, Debbie Rochon

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Seaver

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    Zombie Women of Satan

    Marysia Kay, Victoria Hopkins

    Released2009

    Directed byWarren Speed, Steve O'Brien

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