And to answer your inevitable question: “Yes, I have seen it. But I didn’t like it as much as any of these ten movies.”
10 – Maggie
A father and daughter struggle to come to terms with their dark destiny after she is bitten by a zombie. Surprisingly heartfelt.
9 – Pontypool
A small town radio host attempts to warn the public about a deadly virus being spread by the English language. A cerebral zombie movie courtesy of our good friend, director Bruce McDonald.
8 – Cargo
A family attempts to negotiate the Australian outback during a zombie pandemic. The focus is on the characters, but there are scares aplenty.
7 – Night of the Living Dead
The grand daddy of zombie movies delivers a social message that keeps it as relevant today as it was back in 1968.
6 – Army of Darkness
This atypical sequel in the Evil Dead series finds Ash battling the undead. Shop Smart! Shop S Mart!
5 – Dawn of the Dead (1978)
A terrific entry in George A. Romero’s series is a simultaneously a zombie movie and a critique of consumerism.
4 – 28 Weeks Later
The sequel to 28 Days Later sends in the troops to battle the out of control zombie horde.
3 – 28 Days Later
Unlike the leisurely, strolling zombies of yore, these zombie move FAST!
2 – REC
A reporter files a live report from the scene of a quarantined building under siege.
1 – Train to Busan
It’s Speed meets Night of the Living Dead as an express train leaves Seoul, bound for Busan, with some unwanted passengers onboard.
14 thoughts on “My Top 10 Zombie Movies!”
Shawn of the Dead for sure. Totally quotable and I still laugh out loud.
I introduced my young(ish) nephew to this genre with the help of Shawn and his pals
Train to Busan is probably my favourite one ever.
I watched Night of the Living Dead with my siblings on chiller theater, that ending still knocks me flat. 28 Days Later is so good, if Cillian is in it it’s always good. The Girl With All The Gifts is my current fave but I can’t do scary as much anymore, Fast Color, Arrival and Kin are more my speed now.
“And to answer your inevitable question: “Yes, I have seen it. But I didn’t like it as much as any of these ten movies.”
Maybe inevitable, but I am clearly not educated enough on zombie movies. Which one are you referring to?
Every zombie comedy.
Zombieland didn’t make the top 10, eh? I thought it was a lot of fun!
Dawn of the Dead (1978) would be #1 for me. I’ve seen it at midnight at the theater in the mall… after the show we exited through the mall with all the stores cages shuttered… spooky!
I also liked the modern remake and the “28” moves.
I really loved:
3. Shaun of the Dead, as Jerry reminded me. All of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy were great though
2. Dawn of the Dead 2004 (I haven’t seen the original). I think it was because of all the great Canadian actors in it and the sense of family that was created by the writer and director. I really enjoyed Kim Poirier; she was doing HypaSpace at the time and really loved her sense of humour.
1. The 28 Series. I am just waiting for 28 Months Later to come out.
I never get tired of zombie films.
Train to Busan is wild! I was wondering if you had seen it. I also liked REC. And of course Romero and 28 Days/Weeks. Some great choices here! I haven’t seen 8, 9 or 10, but Cargo is on my list to watch on Netflix.
I really enjoyed Pontypool by our fav director Bruce McDonald. Otherwise, I don’t like zombie movies. I find zombies so annoying. Get away from me jerk!!
My dad asked me today what nationality was my dog…. I said, an American beagle.
You mention 28days as a zombie film… Really?
Oh, I thought it was a documentary on a day in the life of a person working in London…… Interesting
I liked World War Z.
I’m excited for Peninsula, Train to Busan sequel, supposed to release in August but who knows now.