Zombies have already become one of the archetypal characters of modern mass culture. Every year, dozens of films featuring the resurrected dead are released on wide screens. They differ in quality, budget and script, but the zombies in these films are almost indistinguishable from each other. These are very purposeful, although not very smart creatures who want to try human flesh. We bring to your attention a rating, which includes the best zombie movies.
10 Lazarus effect | 2015
This wonderful zombie movie was released in 2015. It was directed by David Gelb. The film tells about too young and too ambitious scientists who decided to create a special drug that can bring dead people back to life.
It is clear that nothing good came of this venture. At first, scientists did their experiments on animals, and they went well. But then tragedy struck: one of the girls died in an accident. After that, the friends decide to resurrect her, but by doing so they open Pandora’s box and release a terrible evil into the world, from which the first will suffer.
9. Maggie | year 2014
The film tells about the beginning of an epidemic of an unknown disease that turns people into terrible zombies. A young girl becomes infected with this disease and before our eyes gradually turns into a terrible and bloodthirsty animal. The transformations are slow and very painful. Relatives try to help the girl, but all their attempts are useless.
8. My zombie girl | year 2014
Another great zombie movie. It is a bizarre mix of horror and comedy. It tells about a young couple who decide to live together. However, after a while it becomes clear that this was not the best idea. The girl, who previously seemed almost perfect, turned out to be a rather bitchy and unbalanced person. The young man no longer knows how to get out of this situation, because the girl seeks to control almost everything.
But everything is decided by itself when his bride tragically dies. After some time, the young man finds a new girlfriend, whom he immediately falls in love with. However, everything is complicated by the fact that his old girlfriend inexplicably rises from the dead and again begins to spoil his life. The result is a rather strange love triangle, one of the corners of which does not belong to the world of the living.
7. Paris: city of the dead | year 2014
This is a typical horror film directed by American director John Eric Dowdle. It was released in 2014 and was recognized as one of the best zombie films.
The picture shows the real underside of Paris, and it cannot but terrify. Instead of beautiful boulevards, luxurious boutiques and shops, you will descend into the catacombs of the French capital and meet real evil there.
A group of young scientists is engaged in the study of ancient tunnels that stretch for many kilometers under the city. The researchers plan to follow a certain route and exit at the other end of the city, but, unwittingly, they awaken an ancient evil. What they saw in the dungeons of the city can easily drive anyone crazy. Scary creatures and zombies are attacking scientists. They enter the real city of the dead.
6. Reportage | 2007
The report was released in 2007 and became one of the best zombie films. Its budget is 1,5 million euros.
The film tells about a young journalist who is ready to do anything for the next sensation. She goes to shoot a report in an ordinary residential building, in which a terrible incident happens – all its residents turn into zombies. A live report becomes really hellish. The authorities are isolating the house, and now there is no way out.
5. Zombie Apocalypse | 2011
Another film about a sudden and deadly epidemic that turns people into bloodthirsty monsters. The action takes place on the territory of the United States, 90% of the population of which have turned into zombies. The few survivors seek to get out of this nightmare and make their way to Catalina Island, where all the survivors gather.
The film was shot in 2011 and directed by Nick Leon. On the way to their salvation, a group of survivors will have to go through many trials and horrors. The plot is rather banal, but the picture is done well, the same can be said about the acting.
4. Resident Evil | 2002
If we are talking about the walking dead, then you can not miss this series of films about zombies. The first film was released in 2002, after that five more films were shot, and the last part was released on the wide screen in 2016.
The plot of the films is quite simple and is based on a computer game. The main character of all the films is the girl Alice (played by Milla Jovovich), who was subjected to illegal experiments, as a result of which she lost her memory and turned into a great fighter.
These experiments were carried out at the Umbrella Corporation, where a terrible virus was developed that turned people into zombies. By chance, he broke free, and a global epidemic began on the planet. The main character bravely fights hordes of zombies, as well as those who are guilty of starting the epidemic.
The film received a rather mixed response from critics. Some of them praise the picture for its dynamism and the presence of deep subtext, while others consider this film rather stupid, and the acting is primitive. Nevertheless, it takes a well-deserved fourth place in our ranking: “the best films about the zombie apocalypse”.
3. Zombie beavers | year 2014
Even against the backdrop of other fantastic stories about the walking dead, this film stands out strongly. After all, the most terrible creatures in it are quite peaceful animals – beavers. The film was released in 2014 and directed by Jordan Rubin.
This story tells how a group of students came to the lake to have a good time. Nature, summer, lake, pleasant company. In general, nothing foreshadowed trouble. However, the main characters will have to face real killers who cannot imagine their existence without meat, best of all human. A fun vacation turns into a real creepy nightmare, and vacations turn into a real fight for survival. And the main characters will have to make a lot of efforts to win it.
2. I am a legend | 2007
One of the best films about the zombie apocalypse, it was released on a wide screen in 2007, directed by Francis Lawrence. The film’s budget was $96 million.
This film describes the near future, in which, due to the negligence of scientists, a deadly epidemic has begun. Trying to create a cure for cancer, they created a deadly virus that turns people into bloodthirsty monsters.
The film takes place in New York, turned into a gloomy ruins, where the living dead roam. Only one person was not infected – military doctor Robert Neville. He fights zombies, and in his spare time he tries to create a vaccine based on his healthy blood.
The film is quite well shot, the script is well thought out, we can also note the excellent acting of Will Smith.
1. World War Z | year 2013
A wonderful film that was shot in 2013 by director Mark Forster. Its budget is 190 million US dollars. Agree, this is a serious amount. The famous Brad Pitt played the main role in the film.
This is a classic sci-fi zombie movie. Our planet is engulfed by a terrible epidemic. People infected with a new disease become zombies, the main goal of which is to destroy and devour the living. Brad Pitt plays the role of a UN employee who studies the spread of the epidemic and seeks to find a cure for the disease.
The epidemic puts humanity on the brink of extinction, but the survivors do not lose their will and begin an attack on the bloodthirsty creatures that have taken over the planet.
The film is beautifully shot, it has special effects and spectacular stunts. The picture shows battles with the living dead in different parts of the world.