Looking for the Top 10 Best Zombie Movies of All-Time?
For people like me, zombies have been an interest for a long time. It’s only now that The Walking Dead has gained so much popularity that people are wondering if zombies are over done. Spoiler Alert: They’re not.
But if you’re looking for the best movies, you might find yourself stumbling through a load of bad films before you find the gems. There are dozens and dozens of zombie movies out there and sadly, most of them are not worth your time. They run the gamut from campy, to insane, to terrifying. If you stick with these, you’ll have a satisfying experience that represents the genre well.
Top 10 Best Zombie Movies
- 10. White Zombie – Voodoo zombies. A unique version of zombies that isn’t often replicated in later movies or fiction. This was the genre kick-starter, but it’s not as good as Night of the Living Dead.
- 9. I Am Legend – While it’s not as good as the novel, it’s still a compelling story featuring fast, smart, sun-sensitive zombies. Will Smith did well, I thought. And that bit with the dog…Awww…
- 8. Resident Evil – This is actually a series of films. The first one is focused more on zombies than some of the sequels. As you may know, Resident Evil is based on the video game. A super-human named Alice fights the Umbrella Corporation’s zombie and mutant hordes. I highly recommend the animated film called Resident Evil: Degeneration.
- 7. World War Z – Brad Pitt stars in this film based on the bestselling book by Max Brooks. Things fall apart quickly as fast zombies swarm the living and rip them to shreds. Nice action, memorable scenes, and solid acting.
- 6. Zombieland – This is the second best zombie comedy. All around, it has good characters with a balanced mix of humor and action. And Twinkies.
- 5. 28-Weeks Later – Excellent sequel to 28-Days Later. One of the most intense opening scenes I’ve ever watched in any movie, ever. The ending leaves things open for a third movie, which I really, really hope happens! Who else wants to watch 28-Months Later?
- 4. 28-Days Later – You wake up in a hospital, all alone. The hospital is abandoned and once you go outside you see that London has fallen. 28DL has interesting action scenes, likeable characters and loads of drama. Very well done.
- 3. Dawn of the Dead (2004) – Set in a mall, this film is the remake of the original version. In many ways it’s better than the original. Ving Rhames plays a badass cop and is my favorite character, even though the lead is arguably an annoying nurse named Anna (Sarah Polley). Another movie with fast zombies. The ending stokes some curiosity.
- 2. Shaun of the Dead – Don’t think the zombie apocalypse can be funny? Think again. SotD is the best comedy, and one of the best overall, zombie films of all-time. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star as best friends forever, fighting to survive, while they enjoy a pint at their favorite pub.
- 1. Night of the Living Dead (1968) – My friend and I watched this alone, late at night, in the dead of winter. And I mean alone…he lived in way out in the woods. It was freaky as hell, to say the least! Although it’s old, black and white, and lacks in special effects, the film is freaky and was my first exposure to zombies. The scene in the basement with the spade will stick with me forever. So creepy.
Want detailed synopsis of these films? Go to IMDB.
Warm Bodies – Quite a departure from the way we think about zombies, but an interesting film nonetheless. The skeletons must be held together by magic. Or…?
Fido – Another zombie comedy. It’s weird, but you might like it.