We can be obsessed with very strange things, so it’s no surprise that we find the living dead fascinating as well. An undead creature, which we call a zombie, has found a special place in pop culture. The films portray zombies in a plethora of narratives. From evil monsters to comical brain eaters, zombies run the gamut.
Zombies are therefore a rich character who can surface in various ways in the movies. They can be the typical hideous walking dead, they can be the over-the-top brain-eating versions, they can be strong characters with a human story. . . you get the drift. Regardless, zombies have fueled movies of all genres – from action-packed epics to intimate dramas and dystopian fiction.
Let’s take a look at some of the best zombie movies on Netflix.
We’ll never stop saying it: experiencing a pandemic, there are few things more terrifying than being forced into isolation when the outside world is going through an apocalyptic zombie attack. At Cho Il-hyung #Living follows Oh Joon-woo as he is stranded in his apartment as the world battles a mysterious infection.
Initially, Joon-woo is able to tackle isolation and quarantine with video games, but it quickly becomes difficult as his supplies run out and the isolation takes its toll.
Resident, bad, extinction
The entire Resident Evil franchise has an apocalyptic arch, but the third installment, Resident, bad, extinction, follows Alice, played by Milla Jovovich, as she crosses the Mojave Desert in a post-apocalyptic scenario.
Like Sandra Bullock in Birdhouse, Alice also seeks to reach a haven of peace. Only his path is strewn with obstacles in the form of villains like Dr. Isaacs and his zombies. The evil Umbrella Corporation plays a role and we see hordes of undead in different forms.
Army of the dead
Is the name not self-explanatory? Honestly, this direction of Zack Snyder is one of the most groundbreaking films in the zombie genre. Army of the dead is a zombie heist movie starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Tig Notaro and Huma Qureshi. Like other films in the genre, we are indeed in an apocalypse, and this time the site of the battle is Sin City Vegas.
If you thought zombie movies could only be borderline horror, this thriller will prove you wrong. Another offer in the post-pandemic world where even the mention of infections and quarantines gives us goosebumps, Army of the dead is the perfect concoction of VFX stuff, bloody violence, and a great soundtrack.
Cargo is probably a neglected film in the genre, but this film evokes an emotional tangent in the zombie genre. There is of course a pandemic, the day after which this infected father in Australia tries to rehabilitate his little girl. A pandemic might not be our favorite topic, but this zombie-infested new normal can make you grateful for the post-pandemic reality of your life.
There are scenes not for the faint of heart – someone gets impaled, someone gets bitten by a rabid human, someone succumbs to the virus (and we’re not telling you it was just a person) – then you should prepare.
It comes at night
One of our worst fears during an apocalypse is being left alone in quarantine. The second worst fear is having to stay in quarantine with another family. Not only do survival instincts come into play – making it a struggle for the survival of the fittest – but the whole premise is breeding ground for stress and mistrust.
With Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, among others, It comes at night forces us to examine the intricacies of human nature and selfishness. This psychological thriller is a scary film.
the land of zombies
If there was one movie that nailed the intersection of two unlikely genres – zombie horror and comedy – it was the land of zombies. A very popular choice in the genre, it is a memorable keepsake of the genre. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone give memorable performances.