IMDB’s Top 10 Zombie Movie’s List

Herner Klenthur

You will never guess what IMDB thinks are the 10 best zombie movies of all time. IMDB has released another one of their top lists and this one is by Keith Sim and it looks at the 10 most popular zombie movies based off the ratings of the users of IMDB.

It is always fascinating to see how mainstream movie fans look at our genre since we all know how hardcore our community is and how often mainstream movie goers don’t understand our genre or our passion for it.

I have to admit that for the most part IMDB’s Best Zombie Movies list  is a pretty solid list even if its not how I see things.  There is however two huge glaring WTF’s on the list in my humble opinion. See if you can figure out what it is. The list is as follows;

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Grindhouse (2007)
Zombieland (2009)
Army of Darkness (1992)
The Crow (1994)
28 Days Later (2002)
Dead Alive (1992)
[Rec] (2007)

All good films on that Top 10 but I would not include The Crow. People give me crap for calling 28 Days later a zombie movie, but the Crow? The other one that has me scratching my head is Army of Darkness. Army is one of the greatest horror films of all time and appears on almost every top list we do of relevance but a Zombie films top list? Interesting.

To compare that list to our own we recently asked our readers what they thought the best zombie movies were and the 13 most common answer ( not in order ) were;

Dawn of the Dead 1978
Day of the Dead
28 Days Later
Dead Snow
Shaun of the Dead
Return of the Living Dead
Cemetary Man
Dawn of the Dead [ 2004 ]
Night of the Living Dead 68
Night of the Living Dead Remake

What do you think of how the IMDB users see things in comparison to how our readers see things? Who got it right? Did we both get it wrong?


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      1. kXnPunk June 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

        28 Dasy are NOT Zombie. They’re infected but still alive… 😛

      2. Herner Klenthur June 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

        lol. SHUT UP you :P.

        • kXnPunk June 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm

          MWHAHAHAHA!!! 😆
          We had a big discussion on the forum about this.
          But nice list anyways, very cool flicks.

      3. Bub June 17, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        UM ….THE HORDE!!!!……..THE DEAD!!!!!..DAY OF THE DEAD!!!!!!……Those three any day over Return of the living dead or dead snow which I thought was highly overrated….

        • Herner Klenthur June 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

          La Horde and The Dead are fantastic. I am always amazed when people disagree on those ones.

      4. Tiago June 18, 2013 at 12:05 am

        Agreed 100% percent. Even if you consider Army of darkness a zombie movie, Evil Dead, or Evil Dead 2 should be there first.
        Thanks for the article.

      5. Cate June 18, 2013 at 3:32 am

        Well, The Crow character was dead, right? I guess that’s the criteria they are using to put the movie on the zombie list. But perhaps as horror fans we are more discerning–dead, yes, but what kind of dead: zombie, vampire, ghost, Frankenstein’s monster…?

        And looking at voodoo-based zombies (White Zombie, I Walked With a Zombie, The Serpent and the Rainbow), a lot of times they aren’t dead either! So, where does that leave us? :-)

        • Tiago June 18, 2013 at 6:13 am

          Actually the word Zombie comes from African culture and mythology, much like the movie “I walked with a Zombie”. It as a person controlled by another by using a spell, or some magic ritual. All other concepts are derivative from that. But when we say zombies, mostly, people mean Romero’s view. So if you expand the concept to it’s original roots, even Evil Dead, or Pet Sematary can be considered a zombie a movie.
          But I would still say, the concept of what we call a Zombie movie was established by Mr. Romero.

        • Matty Perron June 29, 2013 at 5:56 am

          I don’t know Tiago, I agree that the “zombie” as people think of it today was established by Romero, but there are so many variations (flesh or brains, fast or slow, intelligent thought or no, even it it contagious) that you can’t simply say that you have to strictly define it. I don’t think you can argue at all that Evil Dead has zombies, those films have demons and corpses that have been possessed. Pet Semetary is totally a zombie movie though, just because the zombies are not mindless, doesn’t change that. The zombies in Return of the Living Dead weren’t mindless either. only difference (other than motivation, one is being consumed by evil, one is the uncontrollable urge to eat brains) is that in Pet Semetary, the reanimated corpses weren’t depicted as rotting. I think the only definition needed for the modern zombie is “Reanimated dead body”.

          …I almost deleted my bit about Pet Semetary but I’ll leave it to show my thought process and to exemplify the difference (and spare my self some heavy re-wording since it’s still relevant). While deciding on the very basic core definition of Zombie, it hit me that it isn’t “reanimated dead body” it is “reanimated dead body that eats human flesh or a part of humans”. So, technically, Pet Semetary’s corpses are not Zombies because they do not eat, they are only compelled to kill. I almost called The Crow ‘technically’ a zombie film but with that definition it is definitely not. Boom. Sorry about the ridiculously long reply.

        • Tiago June 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

          What I said about Evil dead and pet sematary (specially if you read the book), I said in the sense that those people were controlled by an entity, a demon. Much like the REC zombies.
          Even in Romero’s classic view, I believe (not sure about it) that he inspired it from bible stories and bible prophecies, so I do believe all zombies are controlled by one entity as well, in that case God or THE devil.
          The main difference, to me, is the apocalyptical outbreak thing. but as I said, it depends on how you define it.

      6. floridapossum June 18, 2013 at 5:26 am

        Meh! Please contact me!!!


        • Fashionista July 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

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      7. Mike New June 18, 2013 at 7:49 am

        My favorite zombie movie of all time is Shaun of the dead of course. They have tried to make movies similiar to it, but they can never come close. You know the saying, often imitated, never duplicated! Rec series, Dead Snow, Zombieland, La Horde, Dawn of the dead (original and remake), 28 days/weeks, and grindhouse very good films. I wish we could see a left for dead movie.

        Also, if we really want to get technical, Crow, Frida the 13th, and Halloween can qualify as zombie movies since they are all dead and brought back to life.

      8. MCJ June 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        Never got all the love for SOTD, but then I don’t like Simon Pegg.

      9. IzZaGod July 5, 2013 at 3:00 am

        Ok…. where is resident evil 1 and 2..

      10. Jeffrey C August 5, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        Dead Alive ?