Movies like Day of the Dead 1985

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Day of the Dead (1985)
 7.1
 66K
Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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 made their way into the bunker.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, macabre, disturbing, atmospheric, bloody, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, insanity, virus, survival, chaos, danger, deadly, deadly creature, mad scientist, living dead, cannibalism, violence, helicopter, siege, cure, vestiges of humanity, disembodied head, visceral, gory, underground bunker, crimes, strong violent content, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa

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Most similar movies to Day of the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, cult film and serious films with plots about gory, deadly, blood, survival, brutality, gore and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Day of the Dead: 28 Days Later (2002), The Collector (2009), [Rec] (2007), The Mist (2007), The Evil Dead (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, shopping mall, zombie apocalypse, survival, siege, helicopter, infection, rescue, danger, back from the dead, apocalypse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 390K
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: scary, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, fear, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, virus, chaos and mayhem, plague, zombie outbreak, death, siege, shopping mall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, siege, virus, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, escapades, danger ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1995
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, danger, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 61K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, trap, serial killer, home invasion, gory, torture, deathtrap, held captive, homicidal maniac, masked man, hostage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 171K
[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, zombie, quarantine, danger, plague, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, infected, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 289K
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: bleak, bad ending, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, trapped, fear, deadly creature, creature, tentacle, chaos and mayhem, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, suspenseful, brutal, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, hell on earth, farmhouse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, zombie apocalypse, back from the dead, found footage, danger, chaos, death, survival, chase, gory, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 194K
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: cult film, splatter, rough, macabre, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil, zombie, monster, supernatural horror, dark humor, strong violent content, survival, demonic possession, supernatural, extreme violence, gory, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized ...
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 ⇓
38%
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, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, apocalypse, gory, race against time, survival, disorder, rescue, heroes, supernatural, deadly creature, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: papua new guinea, barcelona, barcelona spain, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 26K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, voodoo, island, back from the dead, shark, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural, survival, cure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 72K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, 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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, graphic violence, plague, gory, chaos, uncover truth, supernatural, zombie, danger, deadly, tv reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
[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, demonic possession, zombie outbreak, zombie, gory, violence spree, danger, chaos, confined, soldier, isolation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, island, survival, gory, violence spree, deadly, group of strangers, chaos, danger, supernatural, siege ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: delaware, usa, philadelphia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.1
 113K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, survival, chase, gory, disfigurement, danger, massacre, manhunt, youth, trap, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pontypool (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, virus, radio station, fear, talk radio, epidemic, radio show, danger, small town, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Horror, 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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibal, maniac, plague, murder, vietnam war, zombie apocalypse, cannibalism, on the run, deadly virus, survival, gory, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: raped by monster, mutant, slasher killer, desert, survival, cave, cannibal, rescue, supernatural, escape attempt, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, masked killer, psychopath, danger, survival, death, slasher killer, hitchhiker, human monster, gory, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 16K
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, anthology, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, teenage life, deadly, computers and web, murder, evil, death, news report, violence, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, tijuana mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, cult film, harsh ...
Plot: cannibalism, blood, desert, kidnapping, incest, rape, survival, stalking, gory, family in danger, danger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 88 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, scary, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, danger, virus, countryside, airplane, survival, apocalypse, violence spree, race against time, chaos, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Malukan immigrants engage in a string of corpse mutilations at various New York City hospitals, a doctor and a morgue assistant travel to the Maluku Islands to investigate.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, island, mad scientist, survival, investigation, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger, rescue, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 20K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, monster, military, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 37K
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Indonesia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, missing person, zombie, gore, gory, murder, videotaping, video cassette, deadly, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 35K
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, macabre, bleak, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: creature, zombie, survival, blood splatter, infected, parasite, virus, weekend, partners in crime, death, infection, torn in half ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%