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The Best Zombie Parody Movies  

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List Rules Vote 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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
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 Parody Movies
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
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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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker
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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Dance of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till
This film is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy, directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini. The film featured Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, and Carissa ...more
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombie... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an upcoming American horror comedy romance film directed by Burr Steers and co-written with David O. Russell, based on the 2009 novel of same name by Seth ...more
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Cockneys vs Zombies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan, Richard Briers
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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Zombeavers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Bill Burr, Rex Linn, Brent Briscoe
Zombeavers is a 2014 horror comedy film directed by Jordan Rubin.
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Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas, Vegar Hoel
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is a 2014 Norwegian-Icelandic horror comedy film directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a sequel to Wirkola's 2009 film Dead Snow. The film was released in the United States ...more
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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel
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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Ninjas vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Daniel Ross, Daniel Mascarello, PJ Megaw
Seven friends, struggling with late 20s, early 30s life, find themselves in terrifying danger when a long dead loved one is magically resurrected and starts devouring souls. To make matters ...more
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Aaah! Zombies!! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Matthew Davis, Richard Riehle, Tracey Walter
You know ‘em, you love ‘em. But what do they think of you? In this hilarious twist on the Classic Zombie Tale, we see the world through Zombie eyes when a barrelful of Toxic Goo transforms four ...more
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Zombie Strippers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, John Hawkes
Zombie Strippers is a 2008 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jay Lee, starring Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, and Tito Ortiz and distributed by Sony Pictures Home ...more
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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie
Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more
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American Zombie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Suzy Nakamura, Austin Basis, Al Vicente
American Zombie is a 2007 film directed by Grace Lee.
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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme
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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Fido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast
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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Poultrygeist: Night of the Chi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Ron Jeremy, Lloyd Kaufman, Caleb Emerson
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is a 2006 zombie comedy musical-exploitation film from Troma Entertainment, directed by Lloyd Kaufman and co-directed by former long-time Troma editor ...more
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Zombies on Broadway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Bela Lugosi, Anne Jeffreys, Sheldon Leonard
Zombies on Broadway is an 1945 American horror comedy film directed by Gordon M. Douglas. It stars Alan Carney and Wally Brown as a pair of men who are tasked with finding a real zombie for a ...more
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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman
This film is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. The film was released by Lorimar Motion Pictures on January 8, 1988, ...more
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Anna and the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton
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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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley
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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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco
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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Deadheads is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Leonard Kelly-Young, Natalie Victoria, Greg Dow
Deadheads is a 2011 American zombie comedy film co-directed, co-written, and co-produced by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce. It stars Michael McKiddy and Ross Kidder as sentient zombies who go ...more
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Dead Before Dawn 3D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Christopher Lloyd, Kevin McDonald, Devon Bostick
Dead Before Dawn 3D is a 2012 Canadian adventure-horror comedy directed by April Mullen, written by Tim Doiron, and starring Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, and Christopher Lloyd. It introduces ...more
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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies
Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan
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