For decades, horror fans have turned to the subgenre that honors the living dead. From the early days of George A. Romero Night of the Living Dead, the zombie subgenre has long been known for its action, gore, and even its gripping storyline that draws viewers in. There is something about humanity becoming a thug that makes it a terrifying movie, and the streaming platforms have picked it up.
Hulu is known to captivate audiences with a variety of shows and movies, and when it comes to zombies, they have fans covered. In the sea of limitless choices, these are the best movies that include the walking dead and everything in between.
ten Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) – 6
Directed by newcomer John McPhail, Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming and Sarah Swire, and focuses on a small town called Little Haven that has been ravaged by zombies.
A teenage girl named Anna (Hunt) is forced to come to terms with her new world, and as she and her friends seek refuge, they sing and dance through it to keep things light. Although everything is fun and playful at the beginning, Anna realizes that the situation is very serious and that the zombies want blood.
9 Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) – 6.2
From video games to animated films, the resident Evil franchise has been incredibly successful. Although some installments are better than others, Resident Evil: Apocalypse falls in the middle of the road. The second film was released in 2004 and found Alice (Milla Jovovich) in a hospital in Raccoon City. She realizes that she has improved her strength and senses and uses them to escape the madness that has taken over the city.
Alice teams up with a rescue team to find a little girl named Angie (Sophie Vavasseur) and get out of Raccoon City alive before a nuclear bomb destroys the city.
8 Little Monsters (2019) – 6.3
Not to be confused with the 1989 adventure comedy Little monsters, the 2019 film is filled with comedy, zombies, and a fiercely protective kindergarten teacher named Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). She decides to take her class to a nearby farm for an excursion but realizes, along with a parent chaperone named Dave (Alexander England), that the outing will not take place when a group of zombies show up.
This movie isn’t so much horror-themed, but it blends comedy and zombies beautifully. Plus, of all the movies Nyong’o has done so far, Little monsters is one of his best.
7 Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – 6.3
The third installment, Resident, bad, extinction, follows Alice into the Nevada desert, where she’s been a wanderer since the Raccoon City bombing. Alice’s motivation is to defeat the Umbrella Company once and for all while taking out a few zombies along the way.
Some old friends of Alice appear along the way, as well as an old flame that she will have to face and fight to the death.
6 Maze: Cure for Death (2018) – 6.3
Three years later Maze Runner: Trials of Scorch created, the third and last part, Maze Runner: The Cure for Death, has been freed. The film centers on franchise hero Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) as he continues to fight for his freedom. This time, however, there are multiple threats against him and his friends, which turns out to be their most difficult feat to date.
Charged with a mission to find a cure for “The Flare”, Thomas leads the group to a legendary city, which the villains control. Will they find a cure or will they die trying?
5 The Fools (2010) – 6.5
Crazypeople is a unique 2010 zombie thriller set in a quiet farming town and features a new strain of the living dead that still has a semblance of humanity. It all begins when a mysterious plane crashes into a nearby body of water connected to the small town.
It’s up to the city’s sheriff, David (Timothy Olyphant), to save those he loves while keeping a sense of humanity in him and his partner, Russell (Joe Anderson).
4 28 weeks later (2007) – 7
28 weeks later is the sequel to Danny Boyle 28 days later and is fixed six months after the initial onset of the virus. After the rabies virus swept away most of Britain’s population, a small area of London was contained, where survivors can start over. After Don (Robert Carlyle) narrowly escapes a large group of zombies in the opening scene, he reunites with his children and tries to give them a sense of normalcy.
But nothing goes as planned in the zombie movies, and the effort it took to contain the virus reappears, and within days, is just as critical as the original outbreak.
3 I am a legend (2007) – 7.2
Years after a plague took most of mankind away, a doctor named Robert Neville (Will Smith) is one of the remaining survivors working hard to find a cure. Those who remain have become mutated monsters who will stop at nothing to eliminate the remaining humans.
After Neville takes one of the female victims of the plaque, he risks everything to redeem the population while battling his losses along the way. Not only is I’m a legend an emotional and action-packed roller coaster, but it has an alternate ending that could be better than the original.
2 28 days later (2002) – 7.6
Some of the deadliest viruses in horror movies land in the zombie subgenre, and without a doubt, the Rage virus in 28 days later is one of the worst. Weeks after an incurable virus wreaks havoc across the UK, a man named Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up in hospital, not knowing what happened. As he wanders the deserted streets, he finds himself surrounded by vicious undead.
After finding a group of survivors, they travel to a military encampment where they hope to find some relief. But what they don’t know is that while the main threat is the living dead, living humans can be just as gruesome.
1 Train to Busan (2016) – 7.6
The best zombie movie on Hulu is Sang-ho Yeon’s Train to Busan. It focuses on a work-obsessed businessman named Seo Seok-Woo (Gong Yoo) who travels with his young daughter Soo-Ann (Kim Su-An) by train. After he and the rest of the passengers realize that a virus takes hold of most of South Korea, they fight for their survival while being confined to train cabins.
Seok-Woo must become a leader and a father if he and the rest of the survivors are to come out of this situation alive.
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