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The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked 

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Updated October 18, 2019 291 votes 35 voters 27 items

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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

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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Zombieland: Double Tap ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel to the 2009 film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse ...more
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Pride and Prejudice and ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance

Directed by: Burr Steers

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, Ranked
Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan, Richard Briers

Released: 2012

Directed by: Matthias Hoene

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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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie

Released: 2007

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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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Fido is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Currie

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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The Return of the Living... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

Released: 1985

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

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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Scouts Guide to the Zomb... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

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
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Zombie Strippers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, John Hawkes

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jay Lee

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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Zombeavers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Bill Burr, Rex Linn, Brent Briscoe

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jordan Rubin

Zombeavers is a 2014 horror comedy film directed by Jordan Rubin.
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Cooties is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Cooties Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad, Alison Pill

Released: 2014

Directed by: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their
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Dead Before Dawn 3D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Christopher Lloyd, Kevin McDonald, Devon Bostick

Released: 2012

Directed by: April Mullen

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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American Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Suzy Nakamura, Austin Basis, Al Vicente

Released: 2007

Directed by: Grace Lee

American Zombie is a 2007 film directed by Grace Lee.
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Dance of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gregg Bishop

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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Return of the Living Dea... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

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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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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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Deadheads is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Leonard Kelly-Young, Natalie Victoria, Greg Dow

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce

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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Zombies on Broadway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Bela Lugosi, Anne Jeffreys, Sheldon Leonard

Released: 1945

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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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Ninjas vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Daniel Ross, Daniel Mascarello, PJ Megaw

Released: 2010

Directed by: Justin Timpane

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) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Matthew Davis, Richard Riehle, Tracey Walter

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Kohnen

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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Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas, Vegar Hoel

Released: 2014

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

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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Anna and the Apocalypse ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton

Released: 2018

Directed by: John McPhail

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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Poultrygeist: Night of t... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Parody Movies, Ranked
Ron Jeremy, Lloyd Kaufman, Caleb Emerson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman

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