Movies like Diary of the Dead

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Diary of the Dead (2007)
 5.6
 44K
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: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, sequel to cult film, idiotic, satirical, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, back from the dead, chaos, danger, cannibalism, found footage, zombie apocalypse, death, survival, gory, chase, transformation, filmmaker, eaten alive, creature feature, violence, anarchy, talking to the camera, journalism, college life, supernatural, mummy, radio, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s

Most similar movies to Diary of the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about zombie, deadly, danger, survival, gory, violence and gore mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Diary of the Dead: World War Z (2013), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), The Signal (2007), Zombex (2013), Evil Dead (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, survival, future dystopia, siege, back from the dead, post apocalypse, gory, heroic mission, mercenary, heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, insanity, living dead, chaos, danger, deadly creature, deadly, vestiges of humanity, mad scientist ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, survival, danger, small town, woman in danger, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, death, hell on earth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 560K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, serious, epic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, infected, scientist, un, chaos, plague, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, south korea, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, island, survival, gory, danger, chaos, supernatural, siege, violence spree, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: delaware, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, danger, race against time, plague, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, siege, helicopter, survival, apocalypse, violence, rescue, back from the dead, danger, infection, loss of loved one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, zombie apocalypse, siege, group of strangers, death, mass murder, shopping mall, gory, infected ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, apocalypse, one man army, danger, infected, survival, fate of humanity, scientist, threat, heroine, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 20K
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: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, psychopath, infidelity, gory, zombie, apocalypse, vengeance, radio, rivalry, plague, new year, signal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, race against time, survival, disorder, gory, supernatural, heroes, deadly creature, slasher, apocalypse, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: italy, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, trapped, cemetery, confinement indoors ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.1
 588
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, escapades, chaos and mayhem, danger, gory, deadly, supernatural, chaos, survival, anti depressant, post traumatic stress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 148K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, supernatural, demons, survival, friendship, curses spells and rituals, blood, brutality, violence, group of friends, demonic possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 66K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: plague, virus, quarantine, tv reporter, gory, isolation, uncover truth, chaos, confined, danger, deadly, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 19K
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, danger, race against time, monster, quarantine, military ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 27K
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, survival, zombie apocalypse, radio station, fear, talk radio, radio show, danger, virus, small town, media, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 5K
Mulberry St (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mysterious virus, carried by mutant rats, creates pandemonium in New York City in which rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie centers on six tenants of a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side Mulberry Street as they ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, dangerous animal, plague, survival, apocalypse, mad scientist, gory, disorder, chaos and mayhem, escapades, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guesta Verde University, the deranged Professor Curien is trying to bring back the dead, killing students for the experiment. There is an outbreak of zombies in the campus, and the government sends a NSA medical research team, formed by Dr. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, explosion, survival horror, gory, disorder, deadly, survival, college, military, soldier, rivalry, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 24K
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, serious, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
35%
 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: bleak, scary, bloody, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, infected, virus, weekend, partners in crime, death, infection, creature, hit by a car, blood splatter, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 24K
The Bay (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, chaos, danger, mayor, ecological disaster, found footage, parasite, plague, deadly, chaos and mayhem, gory, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 12K
Undead (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, small town, zombie apocalypse, plague, danger, save the world, apocalypse, comet, invasion, eaten alive, zombie attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: quarantine, soldier, demonic possession, survival, isolation, gory, virus, danger, violence spree, deadly, chaos, occult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, chaos, parents and children, danger, social decay, life is a bitch, family relations, apocalypse, survival, family in danger, gory ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, epidemic, rage, scientist, infected, virus, fear, survivor, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, family in danger, small town, dog, death in the family, murder, supernatural, gory, slasher, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.6
 424
Descendents (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In an undefined future, the earth has been destroyed by man, and the air polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies. Only a few children are immune to the disease and have adapted to these extreme conditions and survived. ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, destiny, future dystopia, deadly, survival, bounty hunter, chaos, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dog, chase, anti heroes, genetic engineering, survival, dangerous animal, gory, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: cannibal, plague, cannibalism, maniac, murder, violence, vietnam war, deadly virus, on the run, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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