My Top 10 Modern Zombie Movies (Before the Zombie Apocalypse…)

With the apocalypse close at hand since we are living in the year 2012, it may be the year of the zombie apocalypse…or maybe not.  In light of this desperate situation, these are my selections for the top 10 modern zombie movies (in no particular order) as I stock up on food, necessities, beef jerky, handmade weapons and zombie repellent. Hold on one sec…

Dawn of the Dead

This remake by Zack Snyder is one of my Halloween favorites and favorite zombie movies as well.  This movie has some intense moments.  What makes this film particularly great is that the survivors could not escape the zombie apocalypse despite fleeing to the sea.  Their misguided hopes were crushed.


After the popularity of the shaky-cam, this film got the shaky-cam done right, particularly at the end.  The night vision on the camera made the last few minutes of the film intense and downright frightening.

Rammbock (Berlin Undead)

Like Dawn of the Dead, this movie conveyed the despair and desolation in a zombie apocalypse.  Combining a romance within this zombie horror movie differentiated this movie from the crowd.

The Horde

This movie was interesting in that it combined gangsters, cops and normal citizens trapped in an apartment complex trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.  It’s a volatile mix as they fight to survive that’s for certain.

I Am Legend

Will Smith gave this movie star power, and it was good until the end.  However, the conclusion was a bit underwhelming.

28 Days Later

Danny Boyle‘s zombie horror film was quite good.  This movie made no delusions that the military is no better than the zombies, and survival was dependent on the good sticking together through the bad.

Shaun of the Dead

Another zombie movie that has a romance, but this one also has beer.  This is the epitome of zombie horror comedy.


Another zombie horror comedy, but this time with aliens, too!


Another zombie horror comedy, but this time with rules!  And a cameo by Bill Murray!

Resident Evil: Degeneration

This is perhaps the best of the Resident Evils, including both the action and CG-animated films.  The CG was done well, and the action was explosive.  Following the events within the video game series also helped.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the list of the top 10 modern zombie movies because I think I’m stocked and ready.

I hope.

2 thoughts on “My Top 10 Modern Zombie Movies (Before the Zombie Apocalypse…)

  1. Great list, although what do you define as ‘modern’?

    A few you may not have seen (or may not have deemed worthy to be your list)

    Zombie Strippers
    Zombies Zombies Zombies
    Dead Alive (Braindead)
    Wasting Away

    But overall a great list!


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