25 Best Zombie Movies For Fans of the Living Dead

Who doesn’t love a good old apocalyptic zombie movie with all the horror and gore? The living dead coming after the protagonist and his group in hordes from every direction! That sets your heart beating louder, doesn’t it?  Enough with playing zombie games on your PC then, and rewatching The Walking Dead. We here, have a list of some of the best zombie movies that will satisfy the fan in you. We will refrain from pointing out the zombie comedy genre as most zombie fans deny the significance of the same. Now, who’s ready to eat some brains?

1. Train to Busan

This one’s the best on the list. On his daughter’s birthday, a father is taking her to see her mother in Busan via train. They are unaware of the fact that a zombie outbreak has taken over the entire country and even the train that they are travelling in is not safe. Fighting through all odds their aim is to reach Busan which has been declared a safe space. If not anything, this movie will make you fall in love with the character played by Don Lee.

2. Alive

This South Korean movie was released in 2020 and is a gripping tale about two strangers who are trapped in their respective apartments amidst what seems like a zombie apocalypse. As scary and tense as the movie can get sometimes, it also touches on the human need for company in the most beautiful way.

3. World War Z

The world is plagued with a virus that turns humans into zombies. One man has to embark on a journey to find a cure for the same but what he doesn’t have in his favour is time. This movie is a perfect zombie movie with enough twists and scares for your perusal.

4. Dawn of the Dead

One of the most popular zombie movies of all time, Dawn of the Dead is the story of a group of survivors who find themselves trapped in a shopping mall as the world outside gets filled with flesh-eating zombies. Difficult choices, gruesome fight scenes, debates, gore, this movie has everything that is expected of a good zombie film.

5. Blood Quantum

This is one of the freshest plots out there when it comes to zombie movies. It focuses on a group of indigenous people who are immune to a zombie epidemic that has almost wiped out the rest of the population of the earth.

6. Night of the Living Dead

Released in 1968, this is one of the first zombie movies that came into the limelight. Radiation from a fallen satellite causes the recently deceased people of a region to rise from their graves and look around for human flesh to eat. A few locals try to guard themselves by fortifying an old farmhouse.

7. Resident Evil

Pick up any Resident Evil movie, you will have a zombie treat! There’s no denying that fact. Based on the zombie apocalypse video game of the same name, the film attempts to capture the essence of the game as perfectly as possible. A virus outbreak in a genetic research facility turns all the humans and animals present there into zombies.

8. The Girl with All the Gifts

If you are bored with the cliched plots of most zombie movies then you should try this one out. When almost all of the world has been turned into mindless flesh-eating zombies by a strange fungus, one girl named Melanie seems to have retained sentience. This post-apocalyptic movie is one of the best zombie movies of recent times.

9. 28 Days Later

This is one of the most realistic zombie movies of recent times. The movie focuses on a group of survivors of the Rage virus that has turned most of the people in the United Kingdom into blood-thirsty zombies. The beginning of the movie feels eerily similar to that of The Walking Dead series. All in all, this movie will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat.

10. Zombie

This Italian movie is one of the most thrilling zombie movies that you will ever watch. For a movie shot in the late 1970s, this film has some sick special effects. The story is basically about a reporter, a doctor, and another woman stuck on an island amidst a rise of zombies.

11. I Am Legend

The lone survivor of a zombie apocalypse caused by a manmade virus, a scientist, attempts to reverse the effects of the virus with the help of his own immune blood. Will Smith gives one of the best performances of his career as Dr. Robert Neville in this movie.

12. Cargo

To write anything about the brilliant plot of this 2017 underrated Australian movie would ruin the fun when you watch the film yourself. But if it can be of any help to you then this movie would be an experience that you will cherish for a long time.

13. ParaNorman (2012)

Tim Burton experimented with the stop-motion medium, unlike any other director. Norman has the ability to talk to ghosts. His ill-fated town is under a deadly curse. Applying his unique ability, Norman sets out to save his town.

14. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead remains my favourite Edgar Wright movie in addition to one of my favourite zombie movies. Shaun is a salesman whose uneventful life takes a sharp turn when he finds himself amidst a zombie outbreak.

15. Rec (2007)

A late-night TV host and her cinematographer go to an apartment building after following the firefighters. The police seal off the building as a woman is infected with a virus that gives her inhuman strength.

16. One Cut Of The Dead (2017)

If you have never seen this film, do not watch the trailer, do not read the synopsis, just start watching it. I can assure you that will have a terrific time. That’s how I saw it the first time, and I want everyone to have a similar experience. I’ll give a hint of the plot. A director along with his crew makes a one-shot horror film when they are attacked by real zombies.

17. Dead Snow (2009)

If you are up for some mindless fun. This is the movie you might want to watch. Eight Norwegian medical students travel to a remote Arctic mountain. As it happens, one of them goes missing. The rest of them begin searching for the missing person and discover there is a horde of zombies in the mountain. The catch is that these are Nazi zombies.

18. Planet Terror (2007)

This is Robert Rodriguez’s segment of the double bill Grindhouse with Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof). A group of survivors makes their way to the helicopter to escape an entire town of zombies.

19. Re-animator (1985)

As a neurotic scientist finds a method to access a parallel universe, he and his deputy are attacked by horrifying creatures.

20. Braindead (1992)

Peter Jackson did not start his career with a big-budget Lord of the Rings project. Made on a very low budget, Braindead follows Lionel who locked her mother in the basement because she turned into a zombie after being bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey while visiting the zoo.

21. Zombieland (2009)

A college student joins forces with three strangers to survive a zombie apocalypse and travel through the Southwestern USA to a safe haven.

22. Dead & Buried (1981)

Directed by Gary Sherman, Dead & Buried mixes elements of mystery into the familiar zombie genre. A sheriff and his wife realize the town coroner has been making an army of zombies in the town.

23. The Horde (2009)

A team of police officers chases a gang. It brings them to an apartment building, which, unbeknownst to them is filled with a horde of zombies.

24. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

There is a gruesome murder that occurred in the city. A cop chases two hippies, thinking that they are the culprits. But the real culprit is the living dead.

25. Little Monsters (2019)

Lupita Nyong’o starred in two horror movies in 2019. One is the much talked about Jordan Peele’s “Us”, the other one is the less talked about “Little Monsters”. It follows a washed-up musician, who is attracted to his nephew’s musician. His plans are interrupted when they are attacked by a group of zombies.

Ah! That was quite a ride, wasn’t it? This was our pick for some of the best zombie movies of all time. Which ones are your favourite? Let us know for sure. Also, while you are here, check this out: 25 Best Hollywood Horror Movies That’ll Give You Nightmares For Weeks

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