The 5 best zombie films ever, ranked

1. 1978’s Dawn of the Dead

Ten years after he revolutionized horror cinema with Night of the Living Dead, director George A. Romero reinvented the zombie genre once more with this beloved sequel.

2. Evil Dead 2

While it might seem strange to classify the Evil Dead franchise in the zombie genre, director Sam Raimi unleashed his own brand of undead horrors with his films, with the second one standing out as the best.

3. Shaun of the Dead

Long before he wowed audiences with Baby Driver and Last Night in Soho, director Edgar Wright delivered a brilliant homage to the zombie genre with this horror-comedy classic.

4. 28 Days Later

At a time when zombie movies had all but died down, this film from director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland gave new life to the genre by presenting its flesh-eating ghouls as fast-moving monstrosities.

5. 1968’s Night of the Living Dead

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” This haunting line set the stage for cinema’s first modern zombie film.