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The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked

Updated October 18, 2019 421 votes 40 voters27 items

List RulesVote up the movies that do the best job of spoofing the genre.

Zombie parody films tend to be far more self-aware than your average zombie comedy. One would think that zombie spoof films wouldn’t necessarily be very smart in terms of humor, but for the most part, they have plenty to say about the undead in a very funny manner. In fact, some of the best parodies of zombie movies are easily some of the best zombie movies period. Zombie films (especially George A. Romero’s zombie films) always have some sort of social commentary attached to them that may or may not have gone over the audience’s head if they’re just watching the film for the gore, but with satirical zombie movies filmmakers are able to get those commentary and messages across through yet another avenue… humor. So, while parodies or spoofs are often just basic jokes pointing out tropes of whatever genre it’s focused on; zombie parodies are still capable of having as much to say if not more so than the films they are parodying.

A good rule of thumb for what makes zombie parodies is to make sure the jokes are faster than the zombies themselves. So, here’s the list of the top zombie parody films. Be sure to share this list with all your friends and re-rank it however you desire. Just remember when voting on the list, use your brains, braaaiiinnnsss!

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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia
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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more on Wikipedia
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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

    The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his... more on Wikipedia
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    Zombieland: Double Tap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    Lena Headey, Matt Smith

    Directed byBurr Steers

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an upcoming American horror comedy romance film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Cockneys vs Zombies

    Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan

    Released2012

    Directed byMatthias Hoene

    Cockneys vs Zombies is a 2012 British zombie comedy film directed by Matthias Hoene and... more on Wikipedia
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    Zombeavers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Zombeavers

    Bill Burr, Rex Linn

    Released2014

    Directed byJordan Rubin

    Zombeavers is a 2014 horror comedy film directed by Jordan Rubin.
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    The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen

    Released1985

    Directed byDan O'Bannon

    This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan... more on Wikipedia
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    Fido is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Fido

    Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly

    Released2006

    Directed byAndrew Currie

    Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a 2015 American horror comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Cooties is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Cooties

    Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad

    Released2014

    Directed byCary Murnion, Jonathan Milott

    A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral... more on Wikipedia
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    Zombie Strippers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Zombie Strippers

    Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz

    Released2008

    Directed byJay Lee

    Zombie Strippers is a 2008 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jay Lee,... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

    Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas

    Released2014

    Directed byTommy Wirkola

    Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is a 2014 Norwegian-Icelandic horror comedy film directed by Tommy... more on Wikipedia
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    Zombies on Broadway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Zombies on Broadway

    Bela Lugosi, Anne Jeffreys

    Released1945

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Zombies on Broadway is an 1945 American horror comedy film directed by Gordon M. Douglas. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Ninjas vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Ninjas vs. Zombies

    Daniel Ross, Daniel Mascarello

    Released2010

    Directed byJustin Timpane

    Seven friends, struggling with late 20s, early 30s life, find themselves in terrifying danger... more on Wikipedia
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    American Zombie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    American Zombie

    Suzy Nakamura, Austin Basis

    Released2007

    Directed byGrace Lee

    American Zombie is a 2007 film directed by Grace Lee.
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    Aaah! Zombies!! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Aaah! Zombies!!

    Matthew Davis, Richard Riehle

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Kohnen

    You know ‘em, you love ‘em. But what do they think of you? In this hilarious twist on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna and the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Anna and the Apocalypse

    Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn McPhail

    Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John... more on Wikipedia
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    Dance of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Dance of the Dead

    Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins

    Released2008

    Directed byGregg Bishop

    This film is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy, directed by Gregg Bishop and written... more on Wikipedia
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    Deadheads is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Deadheads

    Leonard Kelly-Young, Natalie Victoria

    Released2011

    Directed byBrett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce

    Deadheads is a 2011 American zombie comedy film co-directed, co-written, and co-produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    Poultrygeist: Night of the Chi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Released2006

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman

    Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is a 2006 zombie comedy musical-exploitation film from... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead Before Dawn 3D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Dead Before Dawn 3D

    Christopher Lloyd, Kevin McDonald

    Released2012

    Directed byApril Mullen

    Dead Before Dawn 3D is a 2012 Canadian adventure-horror comedy directed by April Mullen,... more on Wikipedia
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    Return of the Living Dead Part is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Return of the Living Dead Part II

    Mitch Pileggi, James Karen

    Released1988

    Directed byKen Wiederhorn

    This film is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by... more on Wikipedia
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