Here is a list of zombie films 'deadicated' to you! Ranging from blockbuster hits, gory horror action thrillers, binge worthy apocalyptic storylines, and even comedies, the zombie genre seems to be endless. Luckily, we have narrowed down a list of content that will satisfy your cravings of end-of-the-world zombie movie tropes. 'Zombodie' has to watch these films, especially with HBO Max's The Last of Us reigniting pop culture's zombie entertainment craze.
"Mother nature is a serial killer. No one's better. More creative. Like all serial killers, she can't help but the urge to get caught." Based on the zombie apocalyptic horror novel written by Max Brooks, U.N. investigator Gerry (Brad Pitt) enjoys another morning with his family now that he is retired from the dangerous world of political and diplomatic espionage. As he and his family drive in the city, the usual traffic jam puts them to a halt, until all of a sudden, people ahead of them start to run away in the opposite direction. This is the beginning of a war against the living dead, and Gerry has to leave his family behind to find the cure, even if that means infecting himself with another pathogen. World War Z offers a spin of science fiction and modern military warfare, as well as drama and suspense, so you will not be disappointed with everything this film brings to the table!
If you want to experience pure action that will keep you on your toes for two hours, look no further than the Train to Busan. This film follows Seok-Woo, an absent father who gives too much attention to his job, but wants to make up for all the lost time and attention that wasn’t given to his daughter, Su-an. When Seok-Woo takes Su-an on a train to Busan to visit her mother as her birthday present, another passenger exposes a leg wound, and her behavior begins to change into uncontrollable aggression. She starts to attack other passengers who then become infected from being bitten. From one locomotive to another, the father and daughter do whatever they can to outrun a chain of zombies that grows every minute. This film carries hints of absurdity with its violence and abrupt deaths, but it also evokes the notion of love, sacrifice, and selflessness.
I Am Legend offers a science fiction portrayal of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, where the actual destruction of the day the world changed isn’t illustrated in the film as much as you might expect. Instead, the storyline begins a few years later, when U.S. Army virologist Robert (Will Smith), lives on his own with his dog in a deserted New York City, where he is using his own blood to formulate a cure to the virus that has completely turned the world upside down. The viewer is given an opportunity to experience a heavy load of suspense and heart pounding scenes of vampiric, cannibalistic mutants who’s albino exterior cannot adapt to sunlight, so hold your breath when Robert is out in the streets during sunset!
While many epic zombie movies occur in big cities, Dawn of the Dead takes place in a suburban American town. The initial spread of infection starts in a neighborhood, but the majority of the film takes place inside a shopping mall, which makes the film fun and interesting from a survival standpoint. A married couple, a cop, and a salesman work together to fight off flesh-eating zombies in this bloodthirsty film! The classic depiction of the undead spreading its infection on the living grounds itself in this tense, emotional, and at times humorous film.
A homage and a parody to Dawn of the Dead, this comedy-horror film will leave you crying of frights and laughter all at once. The film follows two best friends, Crouch and Ed, who wander aimlessly about the outskirts of London during a zombie apocalypse. They come up with an unimpressive plan to save those who they are closest to, including Shaun’s mother, and Liz and Barbara. Their heroic efforts do not go so well, but in the end, the world is turned back to normal (for the most part) where the infected are used as labor. A profound comedy with moments of sheer blood and gore, this film will stick to you for a while!
Resident Evil is an action-packed thriller based on a Japanese horror video game series released in 1996. The film follows Alice (Mila Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) who must infiltrate a bioterrorist network in the heart of a laboratory where a deadly virus has infected a legion of scientists. They have just three hours to shut down the lab, meanwhile having to kill a countless number of monstrous, flesh eating creatures, in order to stop the virus from spreading across the world indefinitely. This movie is a fantastic option for those who are in the mood for some long, and intense action scenes take place in the atmosphere of a biohazard backdrop.
“Rage” is a common characteristic for the infected, as exemplified in 28 Days Later when a group of caged monkeys carrying a lethal virus break out of a research lab. 28 Days later, a man named Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up in a London hospital after a long coma. He realises the hospital is completely empty of human life, so he decides to venture outside into the city to investigate. It isn’t until several hours later, after learning the entire city is deserted, that his life is in real danger from a recently infected world overrun by violent zombies. This is a solid choice for those who are looking for a zombie apocalypse thriller film that has traces of mystery and suspense, as well as beautiful cinematography that evokes the appearance of a large city during the early stages of an apocalypse. It is also one of actor Cillian Murphy's early films that shows an incredible acting performance.
A sequel to the film 28 Days Later, NATO military forces have forged a safe zone for the surviving civilians, and days begin to look brighter until a woman is found to be infected within the newly quarantined community. A father named Don and his children Andy and Tammy who initially thought they were secured in a safety zone, must now do whatever they can to escape the quarantined area that they fear will be burned to the ground from the military and from the infected. If you have seen 28 Days Later, it is time to watch 28 Days Later!
The Last Of Us (2023), starring Pedro Pascal, has become the second most viewed TV Series in the last decade with a stunning Rotten Tomatoes score of 97 percent. Hitting 22 Million viewers, it has been confirmed that Pascal’s portrayal of protagonist Joel Miller will bring more zombie-apocalypse storylines for a second season. Pascal’s take on Joel depicts an estranged father coping through traumas derived from the past, taking on the responsibility of protecting a new stranger, and finding the light in the foreseeable future.
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