Top 10 Zombie Films Streaming NOW on Netflix
With hordes of zombies just a click away, and Halloween right around the corner, why wouldn’t you be watching an undead flick?
For most of our lives my sister and I have immersed ourselves in the world of horror; more specifically the realm of the reanimated. We’ve scoured Netflix for our Top 10 Zombie Films. This wasn’t an easy task, as many of our favorites are only available on DVD. Watch for our “Top 10 Zombie Movies of All Time” list coming very soon!
Here’s our streaming picks from around the globe, counting down to our #1 recommended watch.
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10. Dead Snow (2009)
Because zombie Nazis…and we think blood looks great on snow. It’s typical to put a group of people on vacation in a cabin in the middle of nowhere and then slaughter them one by one. It’s also very common to throw Nazis into almost any genre. So why not send them all on a ski trip? What the heck! Note: This is a Norwegian film, so get ready for subtitles.
9. Pet Sematary (1989)
Though not a traditional zombie movie, Pet Sematary is a no-brainer. It’s the movie that started our love affair with horror when we were younger (thanks to the babysitter who let us watch it when our parents said no). Loved ones returning from the grave with a little less love makes for a heart-wrenching, deadly reunion and a strong argument for being able to let go.
8. Otto; 0r, Up with Dead People (2008)
Politics, porno and zombies. Most zombie movies aren’t kid-friendly and Otto is no exception. This bizarre film set in Berlin, Germany, focuses on more than just a zombie’s basic instinct. Followed by a filmmaker, Otto sets off on a journey of self discovery filled with roadkill, lots of man junk and some intestine eating. Warning: Graphic sexual situations
7. Re-Animator (1985)
Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story from the 1920’s, Re-Animator is a well loved cult film showcasing a mad scientist’s quest to defeat death. The only problem is he leaves a trail of walking corpses along the way. Complete with a re-animated cat, glowing green reagent and headless mutated body attacking the living, Re-Animator is utter chaos, the kind we enjoy.
6. Doghouse (2009)
Some of our favorite movies are a perfect mix of horror and comedy, and Doghouse is just that. A bad breakup sends a group of friends on a getaway to a small town full of infected women who are hell bent on revenge. This one is just straight up intense and weird (weird = awesome).
5. Exit Humanity (2011)
Over 600,000 soldiers died during the American Civil War. This makes the perfect backdrop for an outbreak, which is why Exit Humanity found a special place in our hearts. Take a major event in history and insert zombies… pure gold. There are some goof-ups, and it’s much slower than your typical fast-paced zombie movie, but it focuses on losing loved ones which is something everyone would have to experience in an apocalypse. If you’re patient, watch it!
4. Land of the Dead (2005)
The zombie apocalypse is usually a great equalizer, and those who have managed to survive soon fall out of any social class and meet on an even playing field. Land of the Dead portrays something far more realistic: a preservation, and perhaps worsening, of the divides that separate us. Our only gripe is zombies that learn over time. We love you Romero, but once you’re a zombie, it’s all down hill from there. He does make up for it though with one kick ass heavily-armored vehicle!
3. Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)
To be honest, we wanted to stop watching this in the beginning because the first five minutes felt like an eternity, but hang in there because it gets better. In a maze-like high rise apartment building, quick thinking is the name of the game. If this movie teaches you anything, it is to know your exits. We loved the gripping ending. Note: German with subtitles
2. [REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
Let’s count the ways your wedding day could go awry: Wilted flowers? Sure. A late groom? It’s happened. How about losing nearly every wedding guest to a fast spreading illness? Well that just takes the cake! The worst part is…killing your friends and family to survive. Note: Spanish with subtitles
1. Mutants (2009)
Mutants tops our list at #1. Why? The cinematography, the locations, the gore, the action and of course, the zombies! You feel the helplessness of the main characters and it truly feels like the end of the world. Would you stay or would you go? Note: This is a French film and totally worth the subtitles.
What zombie movie would you like to see streaming on Netflix? Let us know in the comment section below!
This article was co-written by Michelle Kilmer (my twin sister and author of When the Dead). Check out her website complete with links to purchase her novel and a short story collection we penned together.