The 13 Best Zombie Movies Streaming Right Now, According to Critics

The walking dead enjoy a unique position in popular culture, with brazenly brain-hungry zombies staring in everything from B-movie bloodbaths to corpse-packed comedies.

Newsweek reveals the highest rated zombie movies available to stream right now, according to MetaCritic and JustWatch.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

15 ‧ Horror/Indie film ‧ 1h 36m ‧ Amazon Prime

Night of the Living Dead
Visionary director George Romero revolutionized the zombie genre with Night of the Living Dead Universal Pictures, Blank of the Dead Productions Inc., Wild Bunch

Visionary director George Romero revolutionized the zombie genre with this cult classic horror movie.

Movie aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus states: "George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent."

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

15 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 35m ‧ AMC, Shudder

One Cut of the Dead
Zombie movie One Cut of the Dead is a Japanese horror-comedy Enbu Seminar

This Japanese horror-comedy finds a crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie attacked by the real-life living dead.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus states: "Brainy and bloody in equal measure, One Cut of the Dead reanimates the moribund zombie genre with a refreshing blend of formal daring and clever satire."

28 Weeks Later (2007)

18 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 40m ‧ Hulu

28 Weeks Later
The critically acclaimed sequel 28 Weeks Later sees zombies return to Britain Fox Atomic, DNA Films

This frenetically paced follow-up to the phenomenally successful 28 Days Later sees zombies return to Britain.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus states: "While 28 Weeks Later lacks the humanism that made 28 Days Later a classic, it's made up with fantastic atmosphere and punchy direction."

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

15 ‧ Comedy/Horror ‧ 1h 40m ‧ Direct TV, HBO

Shaun of the Dead
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in British cult classic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead Working Title Films, Film4 Productions, Studio Canal

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in this British cult-classic comedy as a pair caught unaware by the zombie apocalypse.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "Shaun of the Dead cleverly balances scares and witty satire, making for a bloody good zombie movie with loads of wit".

28 Days Later (2002)

18 ‧ Horror/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 53m ‧ Hulu

28 Days Later
28 Days Later sees survivors attempt to survive the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse Searchlight Pictures, UK Film Council, DNA Films

A ragtag band of survivors attempt to survive the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "Kinetically directed by Danny Boyle, 28 Days Later is both a terrifying zombie movie and a sharp political allegory."

Zombieland (2009)

15 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 28m ‧ Direct TV, Sttarz

Zombieland
Zombieland finds four complete strangers joining forces when the zombie apocalypse arrives Columbia Pictures

Four complete strangers decide to join forces to reach a safe haven when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead."

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

15 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 45m ‧ Amazon Prime, Hulu, Direct TV

The Cabin in the Woods
Zombie horror movie The Cabin in the Woods begins with the familiar trope of friends arriving at a secluded cabin Mutant Enemy Productions, United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

This deconstructed zombie movie begins with the familiar trope of friends arriving at a secluded cabin for a vacation.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "The Cabin in the Woods is an astonishing meta-feat, capable of being funny, strange, and scary—frequently all at the same time."

ParaNorman (2012)

PG ‧ Family/Comedy ‧ 1h 33m ‧ Netflix

ParaNorman
ParaNorman is a zombie-packed stop-frame animation Laika

A boy attempts to save his ill-fated town from a deadly curse, in this zombie-packed stop-frame animation.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for their parents."

Train to Busan (2016)

15 ‧ Horror/Action ‧ 2h 1m ‧ Hoopla, AMC

Train to Busan
Train to Busan involves a train journey transform into a brutal fight for survival during a zombie outbreak Next Entertainment World

An everyday train journey transforms into a hellish fight for survival during a zombie outbreak.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "Train to Busan delivers a thrillingly unique — and purely entertaining — take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentaries to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action."

Land of the Dead (2005)

15 ‧ Horror/Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction ‧ 1h 37m ‧ Peacock

Land of the Dead
Survivors attempt to shelter in a walled citadel in George A. Romero's zombie movie Land of the Dead Atmosphere Entertainment, MM; Romero-Grunwald Productions; Wild Bunch

A band of survivors attempt to shelter in a walled citadel after zombies take over the world.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "George A. Romero's latest entry in his much-vaunted Dead series is not as fresh as his genre-inventing original, Night of the Living Dead. But Land of the Dead does deliver on the gore and zombies-feasting-on-flesh action."

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

18 ‧ Horror/Action ‧ 1h 50m ‧ AMC

Dawn Of The Dead
Zombie epidemic survivors shelter in a shopping mall in Dawn Of The Dead Laurel Group

The remaining survivors of a zombie epidemic find shelter from a growing hoard in a shopping mall.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "A kinetic, violent and surprisingly worthy remake of George Romero's horror classic that pays homage to the original while working on its own terms."

Fido (2006)

R ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 33m ‧ Amazon Prime

Fido
A boy's zombie pet dog, Fido, escapes and causes an outbreak of the walking dead Telefilm Canada

A boy's zombie pet dog, Fido, escapes and causes an outbreak of the walking dead.

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "Making the most of its thin premise, Fido is an occasionally touching satire that provides big laughs and enough blood and guts to please gore-hounds.

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

15 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 51m ‧ HBO, Direct TV

The Girl with All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts finds the world inhabited by hordes of cannibalistic zombies called "hungries" BFI, Creative England

A young girl attempts to save a world inhabited by hordes of cannibalistic zombies known as "hungries".

Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads: "The Girl with All the Gifts grapples with thought-provoking questions without skimping on the scares—and finds a few fresh wrinkles in the well-worn zombie horror genre along the way."