Movies like Day of the Dead 1985

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Day of the Dead (1985)
 7.1
 69K
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, bloody, macabre, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, intense, rough, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, living dead, zombie apocalypse, virus, survival, insanity, mad scientist, violence, isolation, bully, underground bunker, monster, cannibalism, post apocalypse, supernatural, visceral, chaos, military, scientist, experiment, abandoned city, research, sadism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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, serious and bloody films with plots about violence, death, danger, deadly, zombie, survival and supernatural 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 Walking Dead (2010). 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: scary, suspenseful, macabre, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, chaos, shopping mall, infection, siege, epidemic, monster, isolation, post apocalypse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
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100%
 7.5
 409K
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, virus, apocalypse, survival, epidemic, zombie apocalypse, infected, rage, end of the world, plague, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester ...
⇓ 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, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, virus, plague, living dead, survival horror, walking dead, zombie outbreak, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: wisconsin, usa, 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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, virus, future dystopia, zombie attack, survival, end of the world, apocalypse, cannibalism, violence, humanity ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 1995, 90s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ 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, macabre, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, living dead, survival, zombie apocalypse, monster, death, apocalypse, wilderness, farmhouse, cannibalism, chaos, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cemetery, survival, cannibalism, isolation, basement, zombie apocalypse, cult, zombie attack, monster, supernatural, living dead ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 65K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: serial killer, torture, home invasion, psychopath, trap, homicidal maniac, maniac, deathtrap, violence, held captive, massacre, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 179K
[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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, zombie, quarantine, trapped, survival, plague, videotaping, virus, deadly creature, supernatural, characters in danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, stylized, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, apocalypse, epidemic, small town, quarantine, survival, survival horror, transformation, brutality, soldier, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 307K
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: scary, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, religious fanatic, spider, creature, trapped, survival horror, chaos and mayhem, fog, deadly creature, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, apocalypse, virus, plague, pandemic, walking dead, graphic violence, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, america, georgia, atlanta
⇓ 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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: zombie, found footage, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, death, chase, survival, filmmaker, back from the dead, chaos, transformation, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, slasher, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, zombie violence, exploitation, walking dead, apocalypse, race against time, survival, female nudity, zombie child, infection, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: papua new guinea, barcelona, italy, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 207K
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: macabre, scary, psychotronic, bloody, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, monster, evil, dark humor, supernatural horror, evil dead, supernatural, extreme violence, demonic possession, survival, demon, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 28K
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: disturbing, scary, bloody, biting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, shark, voodoo, island, cannibalism, living dead, monster, end of the world, zombie apocalypse, survival horror, zombie outbreak ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 45K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, starvation, ice age, epidemic, vestiges of humanity, distopia, underground bunker, quarantine, cannibalism, dehumanization ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, scary, serious, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, airplane, virus, countryside, rescue, apocalypse, survival, chaos, violence spree, race against time, zombie apocalypse, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: southern italy, rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ 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: scary, exciting, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, island, survival, supernatural, virus, violence spree, chaos, group of strangers, siege, eaten alive, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: delaware, usa, philadelphia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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[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, bloody, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, quarantine, zombie outbreak, demonic possession, apocalypse, isolation, violence spree, chaos, confined, virus, survival, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, tense, slasher, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, survival, incest, stranded, rape, serial killer, violence, cannibal, vengeance, kidnapping, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 119K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: 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, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, massacre, chase, disfigurement, manhunt, youth, trap, strong violent content, forest, friends, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, supernatural, crypt, mad scientist, violence, survival horror, eaten alive, horde, flesh eating zombie, eating human flesh, ghoul ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: southern italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, disturbing, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cannibal, desert, mutant, cannibalism, raped by monster, survival, cave, monster, torture, serial killer, rescue, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, suspense, scary, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, masked killer, death, survival, murder, hitchhiker, cannibal, psychological torture, human monster, cannibalism, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 17K
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, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, found footage, virus, murder, death, violence, brutality, zombie, survival, teenage life, computers and web, parallel universe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: tijuana mexico, usa, las vegas, los angeles, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, brutality, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, psychopath, violent, infidelity, murder, survival, violence spree, epidemic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.7
 214
Face of Evil (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On July 4th, private Jay Williams returns home from the Middle East, but a mysterious epidemic breaks out and infects his friends at his party. On the road to salvation, Jay is joined by his ex-sergeant, who reveals chilling secrets leading to a ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, epidemic, infection, survivor, plague, soldier, walking dead, pandemic, survival, characters in danger, violence, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 74K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: 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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, quarantine, zombie, found footage, survival, plague, graphic violence, supernatural, trapped, monster, uncover truth, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 40K
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, zombie, supernatural, monster, strong violent content, alien, missing person, violence, videotaping, ghost, paranormal investigation, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: disturbing, scary, atmospheric, macabre, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, cannibal, island, mad scientist, survival, torture, supernatural, cannibalism, jungle, multiple storylines, lone hero, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, vietnam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%