Zack Snyder’s highly publicized epic zombie flick Army of the Dead is almost here. The original Netflix production is Snyder’s first director after 2017’s Justice League (not counting Zack Snyder’s Justice League, as it was another version of the same movie), and the buzz, promos, tapes – announcements and early reviews are all positive.
But before you watch it, check out these 10 Great Modern Zombie Movies.
1. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Let’s start with the directorial debut of Snyder, the 2004 remake of the 1978 George A. Romero film of the same name. Dawn of the Dead was both solid in itself and did justice to the original.
2. World War Z: Netflix
World War Z is one of the few films to give a global meaning to a zombie apocalypse. As for the state of the major cities of the world if a majority of the population was transformed into flesh-eating undead and empty-headed. It’s a beautiful movie that should appeal to zombie fans.
3. I am a legend: Amazon Prime Video
This post-apocalyptic film features one of Will Smith’s best performances. He’s a man left alone in New York City after a deadly virus ravaged most of the population and turned others into bloodthirsty creatures who are a cross between vampires and zombies. But they aren’t stupid monsters, and at least one of them can think and plan.
4. Zombieland: Netflix
This star of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin was about a group of four survivors who find themselves in a world where almost all humans were zombies. While the premise is dark and there is a lot of gore, the movie itself was light and humorous.
5.28 days later
Danny Boyle’s particularly visceral and brutal take on the zombie apocalypse in London is perhaps the most âseriousâ zombie movie of all time, without any wink or nod.
6. Cargo: Netflix
Martin Freeman star Cargo, a slow-burning zombie movie, asks the important question of how to protect a newborn baby in a zombie apocalypse? Freeman is truly amazing as a concerned man, clinging to the baby as his last link to reality in a world full of death and despair.
7. Night of the Living Dead
The first film directed by horror legend George A Romero, Night of the Living Dead is said to be a milestone in horror cinema. And for good reason. Many elements of the film are now the mainstay of the zombie genre. It was this film that introduced the idea of ââzombies as reanimated cannibalistic corpses.
8. Train to Busan: Amazon Prime Video
If you are bored of the zombie movies, Train to Busan should be your choice. Not that it’s doing anything groundbreaking, but most of it takes place in the cramped environment of a train, and the zombies are supernaturally athletic, instead of the annoying jerk we mostly see.
9. Shaun of the Dead
Zombie comedies are hard to pull off. There’s something a little hilarious about the dead walking around and having a meal with the living. But in the hands of Edgar Wright, it feels effortless. Keep in mind, however, that this British film still has a lot of gore.
10. Overlord: Netflix
The Nazis are scary already, but what if they had the ability to transform into zombies, kept their intelligence intact, and gained superhuman strength? This is the premise of Overlord.