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Shows & Movies to Watch If You Love "The Walking Dead"

Updated December 11, 2019 3.8k votes 504 voters 14.8k views25 items

The Walking Dead is a phenomenon, and it's not hard to see why. Between the bloody action, complex characters, and apocalyptic setting, it's addictive television. If you're wondering what to watch after The Walking Dead, these titles are great places to start. The best TV shows and movies like The Walking Dead also feature elements of the horror genre, whether they focus on zombies or deal with the existential crises that go along with an apocalypse. This is a list of the best shows and movies like TWD including everything from Night of the Living Dead to iZombie to Being Human.

What programs will you find on this list? The anthology series American Horror Story offers enough blood-thirsty monsters to keep any fan of scary TV shows entertained. Shaun of the Dead is a great movie for zombie fans who prefer their carnage with a side of comedy. The epic HBO series Game of Thrones is full of adventure, intrigue, and their own scary strain of zombies: the White Walkers. Other good shows and movies for fans of The Walking Dead include The 100, I Am Legend, and The Strain.

Do you have a favorite zombie movie or TV show? Vote your personal picks to the top of this list and share some additional recommendations for TWD fans in the comments section.

 

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  • 28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Shows & Movies to Watch If You Love "The Walking Dead"
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    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 Burns, and Christopher Eccleston. The plot depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors to cope with the destruction of the life they once knew. Successful both commercially and critically, the film is credited with reinvigorating the zombie genre of horror fiction. The film spawned a 2007 sequel, 28 Weeks Later, a graphic novel titled 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, which expands on the timeline of... more on Wikipedia
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  • This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's series, but contains no characters or settings from them, and shows in a larger scale the apocalyptic effects on society. In the film, a phenomenon of unknown origin has caused the reanimation of the dead, who prey on human flesh, which subsequently causes mass hysteria. The cast features David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Shows & Movies to Watch If You Love "The Walking Dead"
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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 and mother as the town is overrun by zombies.... more on Wikipedia
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