Movies like Dawn of the Dead 1978

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
 7.9
 102K
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, cynical, exciting, witty, surprise ending, psychotronic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, helicopter, siege, survival, apocalypse, violence, danger, back from the dead, rescue, infection, loss of loved one, motorcycle gang, martial law, shopping mall, trapped, isolation, group of strangers, gore, pilot, african american, hysteria, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, biker, truck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh

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Most similar movies to Dawn of the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, blood, survival, death, violence and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dawn of the Dead: The Evil Dead (1981), 28 Weeks Later (2007), 28 Days Later... (2002), Planet Terror (2007), I Am Legend (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, rough, dark humor, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos and mayhem, siege, group of strangers, apocalypse, death, mass murder, shopping mall, gory, infected, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, trapped, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, back from the dead, chaos, danger, cemetery, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 168K
The Evil Dead (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
Style: dark humor, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, monster, evil, demonic possession, gory, axe, stabbing, occult, necronomicon, survival, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 240K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, mutant, infected, zombie, chaos, siblings relations, survivor, on the run, rage, danger, virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, research, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 187K
Planet Terror (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two doctors find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend Wray lead a ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, rough, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, cannibalism, gory, infected, chaos and mayhem, save the world, military base, violence, transformation, military, hospital ...
Time: 2000s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, plague, loneliness, zombie, danger, heroes, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have ...
Style: tense, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, mad scientist, survival, cannibalism, insanity, cure, helicopter, siege, zombie apocalypse, living dead, disembodied head ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, siege, mercenary, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, soldier, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, brutal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, survival, danger, small town, woman in danger, apocalypse, living dead, death, hell on earth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, futuristic ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, back from the dead, chaos, danger, cannibalism, found footage, death, survival, gory, chase, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 104K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, insanity, on the run, infected, survival, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, danger, small town, isolation, bio weapon ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, quarantine, small town, soldier, apocalypse, survival, virus, danger, race against time, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 10K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, quarantine, plague, virus, blood, death, soldier, race against time, chaos, bio weapon, pregnancy, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, asia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Survival of the Dead (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, island, survival, gory, siege, vestiges of humanity, violence spree, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, confinement indoors, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 23K
Zombie (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. A journalist travels to the Antilles with the daughter of the scientist. They discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, island, shark, back from the dead, violence, tropical island, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, zombie apocalypse, un, scientist, chaos, survival, cure, survivor ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: jerusalem, south korea, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 258K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fear, trapped, deadly creature, tentacle, insanity, fight, fog, supermarket, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused with the 1981 American-made film with the same title.
Style: scary, offbeat, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, jungle, animal life, heroes, man versus machine, disorder, deadly, rivalry, soldier, slasher, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: italy, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 65K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: plague, virus, firefighter, tv reporter, quarantine, found footage, gory, supernatural, danger, life is a bitch, nightshift, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: √Āngela Vidal the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don?t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: quarantine, soldier, demonic possession, survival, isolation, gory, virus, violence spree, deadly, danger, chaos, religion and supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chaos, zombie, bio weapon, end of the world, post apocalyptic, mutant, female soldier, pistol, monster, supernatural, chases and races, survival ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, contamination, airplane, countryside, rescue, apocalypse, virus, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, deadly creature, violence spree ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: italy, southern italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, survival, psychopath, death, human monster, gory, vengeance, escapades, out of the way ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, survival, cannibalism, victim, rape, escape attempt, danger, fear, kidnapping, trapped, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, harsh, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, blood, desert, incest, kidnapping, rape, survival, stalking, gory, family in danger, danger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, mine, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 180K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, survival, society, self defense, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, chaos, social decay, escapades, violence spree ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 70K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: dark humor, rough, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, danger, disease, illness, gory, deadly, in the woods, small town, plague, college, lodge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, maniac, murder, violence, vietnam war, on the run, survival, deadly virus, danger, chaos and mayhem, plague ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 31K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: scary, bleak, bloody, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, infected, virus, partners in crime, weekend, death, creature, hit by a car, blood splatter, infection, torn in half ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%