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The Best Zombie Movies on Netflix

08.04.2019

We’re personally not very big fans of zombie movies, but if you’re into that kinda stuff, we’re not judging at all. After all, zombie movies have had a fascinating path into the mainstream and it’s booming too!

From Danny Boyle‘s genre-evolving 28 Days Later to the remake of  Zack Snyder‘s Dawn of the Dead and so much more! So without further ado, here are some of our top picks of the best zombie movies on Netflix.

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The best Zombie movies on Netflix

The Rezort

Year: 2015
Director: Steve Barker
Cast: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann

A scary and one of the best zombie movies on Netflix about a luxury resort where guests get the opportunity to kill the remaining undead from a global zombie war. Although, soon enough the roles change when the security system fails and the tourists are the ones being hunted.

Cargo

Year: 2017
Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke
Cast: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter

Cargo is a post-apocalypse movie featuring Martin Freeman as a father trying to save his child at all costs. This Netflix original gives you a reason to survive, to hope and to stay human.

Dawn of the Dead

Year: 2014
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer

When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. Survivors of a worldwide plague that is turning people into aggressive and flesh-eating zombies take refuge in a shopping mall. You’ll get a chill down your spine when you watch the daughter attack her own dad in the trailer.

Contracted

Year: 2013
Director: Eric England
Cast: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald

After being drugged and raped by a stranger at a party, Samantha contracts what she thinks is an STD; but, it’s actually something much worse than imagined when she starts bleeding and shedding maggots. Think again, you can never be too careful when meeting strangers. Stranger danger alert.

The Lazarus Effect

Year: 2015
Director: David Gelb
Cast: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters

In the Lazarus Effect, medical researchers, Zoe, Frank and their team, achieve the impossible: reviving the dead. After a successful, but unauthorized, experiment on a dead dog, they were ready to make their work public. However, when the dean finds out, he shuts them down. Zoe is fatally electrocuted when attempting to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test it on her. Zoe is brought back to life, but that wasn’t all, she also brought evil with her.

28 Weeks Later

Year: 2007
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle

Six months after a rage virus was spread on the population of the British Isles, the US Army arrived to help restore order and secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Ravenous

Year: 2017
Director: Robin Aubert
Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin

So far we’ve seen American and British zombies, how about some French zombies now? In the aftermath of an outbreak, the village in upstate Quebec, only a few survivors remained. Things changed and locals are not the same anymore – they have turned into zombie-like figures.

Warm Bodies

Year: 2013
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Writers: Isaac Marion (based on the novel by), Jonathan Levine (screenplay)
Cast: Nicholas HoultTeresa PalmerJohn Malkovich 

If you have always thought of zombie movies as chronicles of how infectious deadly diseases threaten to erase humanity, Warm Bodies will provide you with a romantic take on this genre. After a zombie meets a girl who is a ‘still-living’, his nature starts to change and his humanity starts to come back.

Train to Busan

Year: 2016
Creator:
Sang-ho Yeon
Writers: Joo-Suk ParkSang-ho Yeon (screenplay)
Cast: Yoo GongYu-mi JungDong-seok Ma

A father and a daughter board the KTX, a fast train that will take them from Seoul to Busan. If they were hoping for a quiet journey, the two are in for a shocker. As the apocalypse strikes on earth, they will actually experience the most dreadful journey of their lives, as people try to fight against zombies.

Here Alone

Year: 2017
Creator: 
Rod Blackhurst
Writer: David Ebeltoft
Cast: Lucy WaltersGina PiersantiAdam David Thompson 

A story of survival is Here Alone take on the zombie genre. After an epidemic spreads killing and turning people into semi-dead monsters, Anne is forced to hide and find escape in the remote wilderness.

If this list is not enough for you, check out our best horror movies to watch on Netflix. But if you’re feeling scared after watching these zombie movies and worried that there would be an attack at any time, we got you covered. We thought you would appreciate some tips for you on how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Remember, stranger danger!

Best zombie TV series to watch on Netflix

Z-Nation

Creators: Karl SchaeferCraig Engler
Cast: Russell HodgkinsonNat ZangKeith Allan
Seasons: 5

Generation Z or Z nation? The future of humanity is in the hands of a team of heroes who has to transport the last surviving person from the plague from New York to California. Season 5 of the show is supposed to be a sort of reset, a reboot of one of the goriest and best zombie Netflix shows.

iZombie

Creators: Diane RuggieroRob Thomas
Cast: Rose McIverMalcolm GoodwinRahul Kohli
Available seasons: 2

As if working in a hospital wasn’t enough for gruesome scenes and blooded bodies. The protagonist of iZombie is indeed a medical resident but who also happens to be a zombie.

Santa Clarita Diet

Creator: Victor Fresco
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Richard T. Jones, Ricardo Chavira
Available seasons: 2

A second season of this comedy Netflix original series is available now. After the first season we were left with the lives of the two estate agents, where one of them happens to be a zombie ended on a ‘cliff hanger’, with the two trying to find a cure for her (Sheila).

Helix

Creator: Cameron Porsandeh
Cast: Billy CampbellKyra ZagorskyMark Ghanimé
Available seasons: 2

On thing is to find escape from deadly diseases as far as you can possibly go to, one thing is to try and solve an outbreak of possible deadly epidemic in a secluded international research facility in the Arctic. A team of scientists is put down to the test.

Glitch

Creators:  Tony AyresLouise Fox
Cast: Patrick BrammallGenevieve O’ReillyEmma Booth
Available seasons: 2

What is that zombies do, the ones from Michael Jackson’s Thriller? They rise from their tombs and make their way to the city from the cemetery. A detective receives a call about a situation like this happening in his local town, except the resurrected are not actually zombie as they look in perfectly normal conditions.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Year: 2010
Directors: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

In Resident Evil: Afterlife, Alice, who is played by Milla Jovovich, continues with her fight against Umbrella Corp. Watch as she and her group set out on a quest to reach a safe haven rumoured to be in Los Angeles and if their expectations are met when they finally get there. This zombie infested movie will leave you at the edge of your seats every time you watch it.

Day of the dead: Bloodline

Year: 2018
Directors: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Cast: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum

Day of the dead: Bloodline is one of the newest zombie movies on Netflix at the moment. The horror movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a group of survivalists alongside some soldiers, seek to find a cure as they hide in an underground bunker in a world overrun with zombies. WARNING: This zombie movie is absolutely not for the fainthearted.

Zombieland

Year: 2009
Directors: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson

Zombie movie lovers can always watch Zombieland, as it is one of the best zombie movies on Netflix. Follow a group comprising of two sisters, a shy student and a tough guy with a personal goal as they join forces, travel and fight through a zombie-filled America after a virus turns more than half of the population into ravenous zombies.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Year: 2016
Directors: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter

Alice returns to The Hive in Raccoon City to put an end to the madness started by Umbrella Corp, her former employer and will stop at nothing, even as she fights off zombies, to end the fight. Resident Evil: The Final chapter is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution, which was released in 2012. All the Resident Evil film series have been considered as some of the best zombie movies of all time.

Quarantine

Year: 2008
Directors: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short

Watch what happens in Quarantine as Angela, a television reporter and her cameraman follow a story and end up getting trapped in a building quarantined by the CDC and authorities denying knowledge of any incident. If you are a lover of zombie movies, Quarantine will give you your gory fix. It is also one of the best zombie movies on Netflix.