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1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

89 Metascore

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 109,675 | Gross: $0.09M

2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 106,605 | Gross: $5.10M

3. Day of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Votes: 60,167 | Gross: $5.80M

4. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 51,481 | Gross: $14.24M

5. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

Curious kids unearth the barrels that previously helped revive the dead, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy, Thor Van Lingen

Votes: 17,431 | Gross: $9.21M

6. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

R | 97 min | Horror

47 Metascore

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas, Melinda Clarke

Votes: 13,075 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

54 Metascore

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Votes: 24,116

8. Zombie 3 (1988)

R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei | Stars: Deran Sarafian, Beatrice Ring, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Massimo Vanni

Votes: 4,160

9. After Death (1989)

Unrated | 84 min | Action, Horror

A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly, Massimo Vanni, Jim Gaines

Votes: 2,063

10. Zombie 5: Killing Birds (1987)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

A group of students goes into the woods to study birds, and soon the dead begin to rise to devour the living.

Directors: Claudio Lattanzi, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Lara Wendel, Robert Vaughn, Timothy W. Watts, Leslie Cumming

Votes: 1,151

11. The Hanging Woman (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Merino | Stars: Stelvio Rosi, Maria Pia Conte, Dyanik Zurakowska, Pasquale Basile

Votes: 507

12. A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

Following the death of her father, a young girl visits her estranged family at their sinister castle in the countryside, and comes to realize her eccentric and morbid relatives are not quite alive.

Directors: Jesús Franco, Pierre Quérut, Jean Rollin | Stars: Christina von Blanc, Carmen Yazalde, Rosa Palomar, Anne Libert

Votes: 2,034

13. Revenge in the House of Usher (1983)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A young doctor visits the secluded home of his ailing mentor - Eric Usher - who believes the house itself is alive and plotting to drive him insane, manifesting itself through ghostly apparitions.

Directors: Jesús Franco, Olivier Mathot | Stars: Howard Vernon, Antonio Mayans, Lina Romay, Fata Morgana

Votes: 380

14. Absurd (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A priest-doctor chasing a man with supernatural regenerative abilities, who has recently escaped from a medical lab, reaches a small town where the mutant goes on a killing spree.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 2,225

15. Antropophagus (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror

A group of friends and a hitchhiker become stranded on a tourist island where they are stalked by a disfigured cannibalistic killer who is prowling the island after killing its residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 5,061

16. Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror

A disturbed young embalmer digs the grave of his recently deceased girlfriend and brings her body to his family villa with help from his strange housekeeper. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi, Sam Modesto

Votes: 4,112

17. City of the Living Dead (1980)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi

Votes: 14,638

18. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Unrated | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Margie Newton, Franco Garofalo, Selan Karay, José Gras

Votes: 4,354

19. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | 92 min | Horror

54 Metascore

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson

Votes: 37,071 | Gross: $5.84M

20. Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition (1999 Video)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

A re-edited version of Night of the Living Dead (1968) by a few members of its creative team, excluding director George Romero. It cuts 15 minutes from the original and replaces it with 15 minutes of newly-shot footage.

Director: John A. Russo | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 147

21. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 225,866 | Gross: $59.02M

22. Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

R | 80 min | Horror

32 Metascore

Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Brianna Brown, Joshua DesRoches, Sid Haig, Greg Travis

Votes: 3,300 | Gross: $0.22M

23. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 487,971 | Gross: $13.54M

24. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 88,962 | Gross: $20.70M

25. Diary of the Dead (2007)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Todd Schroeder

Votes: 44,866 | Gross: $0.96M

26. Survival of the Dead (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

43 Metascore

On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Joshua Peace

Votes: 19,718 | Gross: $0.10M

27. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jana Kramer

Votes: 4,492

28. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe

Votes: 3,904

29. Night of the Living Dead (2014)

79 min | Horror

During a visit to see their wife and mother's grave. Jerry and his daughters Melanie and Barbra are going to experience a night they will never forget.

Director: Chad Zuver | Stars: Calhoun Koenig, Tessa Hawkes, Kayla Elizabeth, Nancy Oeswein

Votes: 288

30. Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn (2015)

62 min | Animation, Action, Horror

A group of survivors trapped in a New York apartment fight to stay alive against legions of zombies.

Directors: Zebediah De Soto, Krisztian Majdik | Stars: Amanda Niles, Gus Malliarodakis, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley

Votes: 342

31. Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2017)

R | 90 min | Horror

A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens | Stars: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum, Marcus Vanco

Votes: 9,134

32. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 19,848

33. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

R | 93 min | Horror

A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

Director: Jorge Grau | Stars: Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso

Votes: 6,870

34. Zombie Holocaust (1980)

R | 84 min | Horror

An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal

Votes: 4,836

35. Nightmare City (1980)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 5,261

36. Panic (1982)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist's experiment with a deadly bacteria goes awry and leaves him horribly deformed. The monstrous man then runs amok in his town.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Roberto Ricci, José Lifante

Votes: 545

37. Pulgasari (1985)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Son Hui Chang, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri, Gwon Ri

Votes: 863

38. Zombie '90: Extreme Pestilence (1991)

75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Two doctors are trying to stop a rampant epidemic of zombieism. They fend off zombies spilling many a gallon of blood in the process.

Director: Andreas Schnaas | Stars: Matthias Kerl, Ralf Hess, Mathias Abbes, Marc Trinkhaus

Votes: 572

39. Zombi 1 (1995)

15 min | Short, Horror

A professor lectures his students about an island inhabited by the living dead. Meanwhile, youths staying at his house are attacked by zombies.

Director: Richard Raaphorst

Votes: 52



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