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Top 10 Deadly Virus Movies Ever Made

Virus, you might say is a sub-genre of the thriller and horror genre, and it has its section in every video store you walk into. If you’re a fan of such movies, we have a list of the Top 10 Deadly Virus Movies Ever Made for you to entertain and terrified you this Halloween season.

Here is the list of the top 10 Deadly Virus Movies of all time.

#10. The Crazies (2010)

The Crazies (2010)

It’s never easy to remake a George A. Romero film, but we have to applaud Brett Eisner’s attempt at replicating the 1973 horror masterpiece The Crazies.

When the little Iowa hamlet of Ogden Marsh begins to experience violent killer troubles, it’s soon discovered that the townies are being infected with a military virus.

This film belongs to the popular non-zombie genre, in which individuals are infected with a virus that turns them into mindless murderers, but they are not yet officially undead.

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#9. Pontypool (2008) 

Pontypool (2008) 

To get most viruses, you must come into touch with an infected individual. But what if you’ve had the ailment for a long time? That has been the concept underpinning Pontypool since you learnt your ABCs.

A Canadian film based on a novel that showed us that words do truly have the ability to kill. Residents in Pontypool, Ontario, have begun to act erratically and have developed a number of bizarre speech patterns. They have even resorted to heinous acts of violence and cannibalism in certain cases.

A local radio DJ quickly finds that the English language is infected with an illness, and that the only way to cure it is to forget the meaning of even the most common terms. To put it another way, shut up or die.

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#8. Outbreak (1995)

Outbreak (1995)

When an Ebola-like virus called Motaba escapes from Africa and spreads to a tiny community in the United States, we get a realistic glimpse of how a terrifying epidemic spreads. Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman are among the cast members of Outbreak.

The film was also a box office triumph, although it sparked some controversy when it originally came out because there was a genuine Ebola outbreak in Zaia at the time.

The film’s opening sequence also includes a sobering warning that still rings true today, as we confront the challenges of a real-life worldwide pandemic: the virus is the single greatest threat to man’s ongoing control on the earth.

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#7. Flu (2013)

Flu (2013)

When a sick immigrant escapes quarantine, the whole district of Bundling is exposed to a devastating virus capable of killing in just 36 hours, according to this Korean disaster film.

The Korean Army and the United States Air Force enforce a curfew on the city to impede the disease’s spread in the film, which depicts what may happen in the case of such an epidemic.


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#6. Contagion (2011)

Contagion (2011)

Contagion takes place outside of a small town or city and explores what might happen if a devastating virus struck the entire planet unexpectedly.

The film depicts not just the battle of physicians and scientists trying to discover a treatment for what appears to be an unstoppable pandemic, but also the human aspect of the situation. We have direct experience with the misery that comes with a virus.

Many people praised the film for its realistic depiction of a quickly spreading sickness. Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, an epidemiologist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, assisted in the creation of the viral scenario in the film and ensured that it was as accurate as possible.

The result is a frightening snippet of morbid reality that will capture attention and force you to wash your hands like never before.

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#5. Resident Evil (2002) 

Resident Evil (2002) 

The T-virus was developed by the nefarious Umbrella Corporation, which is notorious for generating genetically altered pharmaceuticals for medicinal purposes. When the virus is deliberately released in the hive, a special military team infiltrates the area and confronts the mutant creatures unleashed by Umbrella.

Resident Evil generated a major franchise of original plot, featuring Alice, an original character for the movie, based on the legendary video game series made by Capcom.

If you’re searching for some mindless action and zombie slaughter, this is the film for you.

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#4. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Six months after the Rage virus turned England into a war zone, society is still trying to recover from the illness’s utter breakdown and craziness.

28 Weeks Later builds on the events of its predecessor, but emphasizes the action and treats human agony as a side dish for the infected.

The film has received generally positive reviews from reviewers, however it is noted for its fatalistic narrative and intense violence, so be prepared for a gut-wrenching experience if you decide to see it.

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#3. I Am Legend (2007) 

I Am Legend (2007) 

I am Legend, unlike other catastrophe films, depicts the world after the tragedy, focusing on the desolation and loneliness that the last humans still alive face.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville, played by Will Smith, is a lone survivor who spends his days in a barren Manhattan, attempting to comprehend the vicious beasts that now roam the earth.

Many actors were considered for the role of Neville throughout the film’s development. Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger were among those considered for the role. Arnold squaring up against a legion of vampires would have been for a very different film.


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#2. 28 Days Later… (2002)

28 Days Later... (2002)

After being released from a Cambridge University laboratory, the deadly Rage virus is spreading swiftly and without mercy, according to reports in the UK.

28 Days Later features a group of survivors who are anxious to escape the infected. The film, which is a precursor to 28 Weeks Later, was filmed on a shoestring budget of $8 million. It is largely regarded as one of the finest zombie films of the last ten years.

Many bleak vistas of the London City Center, which are ordinarily busy with traffic, appear in 28 Days Later. To minimize interruption, the film team had to work early in the morning, sealing off different parts for a few minutes at a time.

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#1. 12 Monkeys (1995)

12 Monkeys (1995)

What Goes Into Making the Ultimate Deadly Virus Film? Time travel and biological warfare are combined in this story.

The film 12 Monkeys depicts the story of a prisoner who is sent back in time to prevent a terrorist group from unleashing a terrible virus that has forced humanity to live in the shadows. Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, and Madeleine Stowe star in this film.

The film is jam-packed with time-traveling hijinks, including a satisfying revelation near the conclusion that gives new meaning to everything you’ve seen thus far.

On the IMDb website, the film has an 8 out of 10 rating, and a Metacritic meta score of 74.


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This was our top 10 list of the best virus movies ever made. We have picked you the top 10 best Deadly Virus horror movies of all time that you have to watch.

Do you agree with our list? If you have any suggestions or comments please shoot them down in the comments below. 

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