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10 Best Zombie Movies of All Time

If you love zombies or want to watch some awesome zombie movies, then you’re in luck. I’ve put together a list of the 10 best zombie movies of all time.

I must admit I am a huge fan of the zombie genre. From the first time, I saw Night of the Living Dead I was hooked on the genre. There have been so many great movies made in recent years too.

Here is my list of 10 Best Zombie Movies of All Time.

#10. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

This film, directed by Wes Craven, who also directed A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), is loaded with wonderfully horrible visuals that will make your skin crawl.

The narrative follows Dr. Dennis Alan, who is drawn into a realm of voodoo and black magic while examining a powder claimed to turn humans into zombies. A site in Haiti was used for filming. The film delves into many voodoo techniques and their benign and evil equivalents in great depth.

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#9. Overlord (2018)

Overlord (2018)

What starts off as a lighthearted war film quickly devolves into a terrifying psychological thriller. After their plane is shot down on D-Day 1944, a party of American paratroopers is dispatched on a military assignment.

They find that weird things are going on in the surrounding town, posing a threat to human troops’ survival. The MPAA has rated this picture R for its outstanding core effects.

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#8. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

A fun and fast-paced follow-up to 28 Days Later. The narrative of this film takes place six months after the Rage virus has spread.

The military has quarantined a section of London, but when a carrier penetrates the area, the human occupants are confronted with a horrific nightmare.

Apart from the partially human zombies, this film takes it a step further by including a political undercurrent in the story.


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#7. World War Z (2013)

World War Z (2013)

World War Z, the 13th highest earning film of 2013, starring Brad Pitt as the main character. He portrays Gerry Lane, a former UN investigator tasked with finding a solution to the world’s worst zombie epidemic, which is threatening whole civilizations.

The directors placed the audience right in the center of the action, with tension and a lot of jump scares.

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#6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Dawn of the Dead is Zack Snyder’s debut feature film as a filmmaker, and it was released in 2004 as a remake of the 1978 horror film of the same name.

There are plenty of wonderful twists and clever conversation, as well as the necessary amount of creepiness, gore, and murder.

During a zombie outbreak, a group of humans seek safety in an abandoned shopping mall, but they quickly discover that their lack of supplies would make it hard for them to stay there for long.

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#5. REC (2007)

REC (2007)

The film is set in a cramped apartment complex. Rec is shot in real-life locales. The film starts with a television team filming their adventure as they become trapped inside an apartment complex with something horrific.

The film is shot in shaky first-person view, adding to the real-time terror experience. The air of uneasiness that pervades the film is enough to keep your pulse racing.

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#4. Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan (2016)

This 2016 South Korean horror film set several records for the country’s film industry, and it is the country’s 6th highest-grossing domestic film of all time.

During a zombie apocalypse, a father (SeokWoo, played by Gong Yoo) tries to protect his daughter (Su-an, played by Kim Suan) while on a train to Busan. This film is not only action-packed, but it is also emotionally engaging and overpowering, with a fantastic cast of supporting characters.

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#3. 28 Days Later… (2002) 

28 Days Later... (2002) 

This British horror film stars Cillian Murphy as the principal actor and is directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle.

It takes place a month after the UK has been engulfed in a zombie pandemic, and it follows a pair of survivors as they strive to find safety.

Stephen King, the famous horror author, is a major admirer of the picture and even bought out a full screening in New York.

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#2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

While many zombie films attempt to break out from their genre, only a few have succeeded.

Shaun of the Dead is the ideal combination of brilliant comedy and just enough gore to keep the zombies interested.

There is nothing negative to say about this film, which stars Simon Peg, who is armed with a cricket bat, a razor-sharp wit, and an attitude.

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#1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

George A. Romero directed the film, which established the genre’s scope. This picture was launched in 1968 and is still considered one of the best horror films by reviewers and fans.

A group of humans barricades themselves in an abandoned farmhouse to seek sanctuary as the Dead begin to come back to life as cannibalistic animals.

The picture is oozing with a social and political subtext, in addition to murder and slaughter. Even 50 years after its publication, it is reasonable to claim that it remains unrivaled to this day.

On the IMDb website, the film got a 7.9 on a ten-point system and a medical score of 89 on Metacritic.

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This was our top 10 list of the best realistic zombie movies ever made. We have been able to compile a great list of the most realistic zombie movies of all time.

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