Movies like Dawn of the Dead 1978

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
 7.9
 109K
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, awful, cult film, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, shopping mall, siege, survival, helicopter, violence, danger, back from the dead, rescue, apocalypse, infection, loss of loved one, zombie apocalypse, motorcycle gang, martial law, trapped, isolation, group of strangers, catastrophe, gore, pilot, african american, suburbs, survivor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, philadelphia

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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, suspense, suspenseful and rough films with plots about survival, blood, violence, death, danger, gore and apocalypse mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Dawn of the Dead: 28 Weeks Later (2007), Planet Terror (2007), 28 Days Later... (2002), The Evil Dead (1981), I Am Legend (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, back from the dead, chaos, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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100%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, death, group of strangers, plague, security guard, mass murder, shopping mall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
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50%
 7.0
 255K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, plague, infected, post apocalypse, virus, chaos, end of the world, chaos and mayhem, mutant, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 198K
Planet Terror (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, violent, survival, save the world, infected, cannibalism, chaos and mayhem, military base, violence, gory, transformation, military ...
Time: 2000s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, post apocalypse, fear, rage, infected, research, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, insanity, survival, chaos, danger, deadly, deadly creature, mad scientist, living dead, cannibalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, survival, danger, chaos, cannibalism, back from the dead, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, hell on earth, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 182K
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, cult film, rough, scary, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, monster, evil, supernatural, gory, young people, survival, deadly creature, danger, friends, evil force, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, zombie, siege, survival, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, mercenary, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1995
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, back from the dead, found footage, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, island, apocalypse, survival, gory, violence spree, deadly, group of strangers, chaos, supernatural, danger, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: delaware, usa, philadelphia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 675K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, isolation, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 110K
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, quarantine, survival, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, isolation, escape ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 69K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, quarantine, graphic violence, plague, gory, chaos, uncover truth, isolation, supernatural, danger, deadly, tv reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 152K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, train, apocalypse, pandemic, quarantine, survival horror, survival, violence, self sacrifice, brutality, zombie attack ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 11K
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, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, virus, epidemic, quarantine, bio weapon, survival, danger, rescue, on the run, race against time, scientist, cure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, deadly creature, race against time, danger, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 590K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
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, scary, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, plague, deadly virus, end of the world, infected, asthma, chaos, un ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, israel, moscow russia, north korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.1
 276K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: suspenseful, bad ending, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fog, fear, creature, trapped, tentacle, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, stephen king, alternate dimension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Canada, UK, China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, good versus evil, survival, undead, biohazard, distopia, deadly virus, infected, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, japan, california, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
House of the Dead (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, rave, zombie, danger, survival, teenage life, gory, chaos, deadly, brutality, mad scientist, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 162K
[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, quarantine, danger, plague, infected, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, chaos, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rough, serious, scary, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, apocalypse, danger, virus, airplane, countryside, survival, violence spree, chaos, race against time, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.5
 176K
Grindhouse (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
Style: rough, exciting, suspense, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, serial killer, death, zombie, friendship, exploitation, killer, gory, revenge, crimes, woman in danger, cannibalism ...
Time: year 2007, 70s
Place: tennessee, usa, texas, mexico, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: dark, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, little girl, post apocalypse, apocalypse, blood, pandemic, eaten alive, infection, survival, military, children ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, apocalypse, gory, race against time, survival, deadly creature, disorder, slasher, journalism, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: italy, europe, barcelona spain, spain, papua new guinea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 28K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, genetically altered, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, near future, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, california, china, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 11K
Aftershock (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mayhem and death follow when an earthquake traps a group of tourists in a Chilean town.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forces of nature, survival, tsunami, chaos, earthquake, danger, violence spree, deadly, rape, profanity, gory, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 25K
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, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, shark, cannibalism, voodoo, island, back from the dead, violence, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The group will face a new zombie threat as a new breed of zombie has developed. This new super-zombie type is faster, bigger, and stronger than the previous strain of zombies and harder to kill. These super-zombies have started grouping up into a ...
Style: road movie, sequel to cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, funny
Plot: zombie, zombie attack, sarcasm, escape, plague, mini van, gore, marriage proposal, survival, friendship, stylized violence, zombie outbreak ...
Time: year 2009, 2010s, year 2019, 2000s
Place: memphis, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%