I have been watching more zombie movies that any human being probably should watch lately. I'm trying to run daily and I find these movies keep me in motion on the treadmill. Something about zombies keeps me going. Last night I was able to tackle the Zombie Diaries, Return of the Living Dead III, and Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. None of these were the best zombie movies ever. However, as my zombie movie collection spreads across the house, I thought it would be fun to rate the zombie movies that I believe are the best. These are the ones that keep me watching the genre and waiting for more.
10. Zombieland: This new film made me weep with joy. In an ocean of crappy new zombie movies, this movie proved that there are still wonderful things to be found and made in the zombie genre.
9. Fido: This is a boy and his dog story with a zombie instead of a dog. This is Pleasantville meets Night of the Living Dead. It is a beautiful movie, worth watching twice.
7. Zombie: No zombie top ten list would be complete without this movie that began an era of Italian zombie films that are both wonderful and horrible. This movie also features an amazing zombie fighting great white shark scene that is too good to be missed.
6. Return of the Living Dead: This is camp zombie horror at its best.
5. Dawn of the Dead: I'm going to do something shocking here and not choose a version. I enjoyed both the remake and the original and they both belong on this list.
4. Cemetery Man (Delemorte Delamore): This Italian zombie film brought an end to the wonderful era of Italian zombie films. It is beautiful, bizarre, and bewitching and is defintately one of the best.
3. Dead & Buried: This shocking and disturbing film is slow moving and deliberate. The ending is unexpected and the film itself is surprisingly wonderful. This is one of the rare scary zombie films.
2. Dead Alive. As far as I'm concerned, this is Peter Jackson's masterpiece. Featuring zombie stew, zombie sex, and zombie babies, Dead Alive spirals downhill to an ending so grotesque and bizarre I've never seen it's equal.
1. Night of the Living Dead: I'm not choosing between the original and the remake again. I know this is unpopular, but they were both Romero at his best and I love them both!
My passion for zombie movies is explored more deeply at http://www.zombiereviewer.blogspot.com/.