Movies like Diary of the Dead

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Diary of the Dead (2007)
 5.6
 46K
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, stylized, futuristic, psychotronic, sequel to cult film, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, apocalypse, found footage, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase, transformation, filmmaker, eaten alive, creature feature, violence, manipulation, film within a film, crimes, journalism, society, college life, supernatural, mummy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s

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Most similar movies to Diary of the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about zombie, survival, danger, deadly, gory, chaos and supernatural mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Diary of the Dead: World War Z (2013), [Rec] (2007), 28 Days Later... (2002), The Signal (2007), Mulberry St (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 604K
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, end of the world, deadly virus, scientist, plague, infected, asthma, epidemic, chaos ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, pennsylvania ...
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100%
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, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, shopping mall, zombie apocalypse, siege, helicopter, survival, violence, back from the dead, rescue, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, zombie, future dystopia, post apocalypse, survival, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, soldier, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: future, year 1995, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 166K
[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: teens, boys' night
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, infected, quarantine, danger, zombie, plague, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
71%
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, chaos, group of strangers, supernatural, danger, siege ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: delaware, usa, philadelphia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, fear, rage, zombie apocalypse, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, big ben london ...
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, brutal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, cannibalism, chaos, back from the dead, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, farmhouse, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, chaos, back from the dead, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, psychopath, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, slasher, brutality, violent, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 6K
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, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, survival, dangerous animal, plague, rat, danger, save the world, supernatural, mad scientist, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, gory, apocalypse, survival, race against time, disorder, supernatural, heroes, rescue, slasher, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: europe, italy, spain, barcelona spain, papua new guinea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 2.1
 637
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, chaos, supernatural, survival, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, catastrophe, escapades, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 36K
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, rough, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, missing person, deadly, zombie, gore, gory, murder, video cassette, cannibalism, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, plague, chaos and mayhem, infected, death, siege, shopping mall, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
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28%
 5.7
 9K
The Dead (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN) emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak
Plot: zombie, survival, infected, danger, apocalypse, deadly, witch doctor, violence, eaten alive, cannibalism, military officer, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 29K
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, zombie attack, virus, radio station, fear, talk radio, radio show, danger, small town, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, deadly, danger, deadly creature, slasher, military, soldier, vampire, antidote, chaos, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, scary, serious, awful ...
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, europe, italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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, zombie outbreak, gory, demonic possession, zombie, violence spree, chaos, danger, confined, soldier, isolation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 2K
Severed (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, supernatural, escapades, environmentalism, disorder, chaos, survival, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 3K
Antisocial (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five university friends gather at a house party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknownst to them, an epidemic has erupted outside, causing outbreaks around the world. With nowhere else to turn, they barricade themselves indoors with only their phones, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: infection, zombie, survival, friendship, plague, deadly, danger, buddies, chaos, isolation, apocalypse, college ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
 70K
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, deadly, danger, tv reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 26K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, danger, small town, plague, ecological disaster, chaos, catastrophe, deadly, chaos and mayhem, mayor, infection, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan
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: exciting, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, one man army, apocalypse, post apocalypse, danger, plague, zombie apocalypse, experiment gone awry, survival, infected, monster, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: utah, las vegas, salt lake city utah, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Humans vs Zombies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, deadly, heroes, danger, chaos, gory, graphic violence, virus, blood splatter, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, isolation, mortician, drugs/alcohol, chaos, farm, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, monster, quarantine, military, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, futuristic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, distopia, zombie apocalypse, rescue, monster, mutant, future dystopia, cannibalism, quarantine, policewoman, martial arts, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%