Zombie Movies & TV

Zombie Movies & TV

Since I’m not watching zombie movies for my horror movie-a-thon, and I don’t have time to watch any zombie tv shows right now, I thought I’d make a little list of zombie movies & tv shows that I wholeheartedly recommend.


  • Train to Busan
    • When the zombie apocalypse breaks out on the Korean peninsula, the passengers on a train to Busan fight to survive. I don’t know if you can call a movie made in 2016 a classic movie yet, but if it’s not one yet, it will be.
  • #Alive
    • This movie is centered on a man trapped alone in an apartment building during a zombie outbreak and how he deals with it. He’s has very few survival skills and struggles to stay alive as the days pass. It feels like a pretty true to life scenario, if I’m honest. There’s also an American version of this movie called Alone, and it’s also pretty good.
  • Little Monsters
    • A little Aussie horror-comedy, this movie has a huge heart. And Lupita Nyong’o, who unsurprisingly knocks it out of the park. A kindergarten class is on a class trip when zombies show up. The only adults are a loser uncle of one of the children, the teacher, and a washed up, bitter children’s show host. Somehow even the loser uncle’s redemption arc doesn’t feel as played out as expected.
  • The Rezort
    • A fun B-movie, the Rezort is a vacation getaway where people can go on a “zafari” – a zombie safari. Zombies in the wild were wiped out a decade ago and people now want to kill zombies in a safe and controlled way. Too bad it doesn’t stay safe and controlled.
  • 28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
    • I had to include these two classic zombie movies. Based in London, these movies are classics for a reason and I can’t recommend them enough.

TV Shows (that aren’t The Walking Dead):

  • Kingdom
    • I love zombie shows and I love period pieces, so Kingdom is right up my alley. It has such an interesting political dimension to it as well, so if that’s your thing, this is a good option for you. It is in Korean, so there are subtitles.
  • All of Us Are Dead
    • One of my favorite tv shows regardless of zombies, this Korean high school coming of age series is what a lot of American high school shows wish they could be. These kids are are dealing with zombies, but also take time to have angst about crushes and how to deal with traitors without losing their humanity.
  • Black Summer
    • Technically a spin off of Z Nation, it doesn’t really have anything to do with the original. You can tell it takes some inspiration from other American zombie media, but somehow manages to feel fresh. It focuses on a mom trying to get to her daughter while dealing with a zombie apocalypse.
  • Freakish
    • This is my guilty pleasure show. A bunch of high school kids are trapped in a high school not only because there are zombies outside, but there’s also a toxic cloud that caused the zombies. It’s a fun little show that doesn’t make you think too hard.
  • Sweet Home
    • Yet another Korean entry in this list, this one doesn’t technically deal with zombies, it does deal with humans turning into monsters so I’m counting it. The residents of an apartment building are trapped inside while having to deal with this monster outbreak.

Zombies are my favorite type of horror, and there are a million more that I haven’t seen. Horror movies as a whole are hit or miss as far as quality goes, and zombie movies are even more so, but these are the movies & tv shows I would definitely recommend if you want something to watch.

I can’t wait to re-watch some of these once my horror movie project is done!


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