Hey Netflix…we need to talk. You are a great service, and I don’t mind paying the price of lunch once a month to get access to all your awesome movies and original programming. That being said, what’s up with the lack of zombie movies on Netflix? I had to scrap together 10 movies to make this best Netflix zombie movies list, which unfortunately doesn’t contain titles like Dawn of the Dead or any other classics. The best Zombie movies on Netflix unfortunately are pretty unknown indie films, and what’s funny is that many of them are foreign films. In fact, almost every movie on this list came from Canada or Europe. We included serious movies, but there are also some funny zombie movies on Netflix that we had to include too. If any new zombie movies are added in the coming months, we will add them to this list.
1. Dead Snow: Red vs Dead
Run Time: 1h 40m
The follow up to 2009’s Dead snow, Dead Snow Red Versus Dead was released in 2014. The plot of the movie is similar to the original, Nazi zombies are after Martin and his friends, and they must do whatever it takes to survive. It might seem stupid but this movie actually has pretty good reviews including an 83% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes.
2. Dead Snow
Run Time: 1h 31m
3. State of Emergency
Written and directed by Turner Clay, State of Emergency was released in 2011. The film is kind of a poor man’s 28 days later, but the suspense and action is there, even if this movie isn’t great on the whole. If you are someone who doesn’t watch movies with a bad score, then definitely don’t check rotten tomatoes before you watch this one.
4. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Billed as Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead is an Australian horror movie that was released in 2014. This action zombie movie has chords of zombies, government experimentation, and even a character who gains the ability to control zombies telepathically. I’d say this is one of the better zombie movies currently on Netflix, so definitely check it out.
5. The Returned
Although it’s not one of the best zombie movies ever made, The Returned does have an interesting concept. In the 1980s there are infected humans living among regular humans, relying on a daily dose of medicine that suppresses their transformation into a zombie. When an infected man has trouble securing the medicine due to low supplies, he must go on the run with his wife to avoid protesters.
6. [REC] 4: Apocalypse
[REC] 4: Apocalypse debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 to mostly positive reviews. The events in the film take place immediately after [REC] 2 (2009), but you don’t need to see the first two movies to enjoy this. There is plenty of action and awesome deaths, and the story isn’t completely abominable like so many other zombie films.
7. The Walking Deceased
I know it’s obvious, but let me just point out that The Walking Deceased in a blatant parody of AMC’s wildly popular The Walking Dead (which is also on Netflix FYI, as are a bunch of other good zombie shows.) The show portrays Rick from The Walking Dead as a complete moron, who shoots civilians and talks like someone who was dropped on his head as a child. This movie is funny and definitely worth watching with friends, especially if alcohol is involved.
What if hearing certain words could turn people in zombies? That’s exactly what the plot of Pontypool is, with radio DJ Grant Mazzy accidentally turning his listeners into zombified humans with blood lust. However according to director Bruce McDonald, the victims of the movie shouldn’t be classified as zombies, but rather “conversationalists.”
9. Zombie Hunter
Sure it has a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but since there aren’t a lot of zombie movies on Netflix, I had to include Zombie Hunter. The film stars Danny Trejo as Jesus, the leader of a group who is trying to survive an onslaught of the undead. The action is pretty good, but the story is crap and the acting isn’t amazing either. Not a bad choice to throw on in the background, or if you’ve already seen the rest of the films on this list.
When zombie movies meet social media, you get Antisocial, the 2013 film that came out of Canada. The basic plot is that 5 students are lock themselves in a room after a pandemic starts causing people to randomly lash out with violence, and each of them slowly begins to turn.