Movies like Diary of the Dead

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Diary of the Dead (2007)
 5.6
 45K
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, found footage, back from the dead, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase, transformation, filmmaker, eaten alive, creature feature, violence, crimes, journalism, college life, supernatural, mummy, radio, anarchy, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s

Most similar movies to Diary of the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about zombie, danger, deadly, apocalypse, gory, survival and chaos mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Diary of the Dead: 28 Days Later... (2002), World War Z (2013), The Signal (2007), Mulberry St (2006), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007). 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, rough, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, apocalypse, siege, survival, helicopter, violence, rescue, danger, back from the dead, infection, loss of loved one ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, zombie, future dystopia, survival, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, mercenary, danger, soldier ...
Time: future, 1990s, 2000s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 apocalypse, zombie, insanity, survival, chaos, deadly creature, deadly, danger, mad scientist, living dead, cannibalism ...
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, exciting, rough, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, island, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, gory, danger, deadly, violence spree, group of strangers, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: delaware, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, chaos, cannibalism, survival, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, hell on earth, eaten alive ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: 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, plague, epidemic, apocalypse, survival, quarantine, post apocalypse, rage, infected, research, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 579K
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, epic, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, deadly virus, plague, end of the world, infected, chaos, asthma, un ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel, nova scotia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, murder, danger, survival, slasher, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, group of strangers, death, plague, mass murder, shopping mall, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, danger, save the world, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, one man army, danger, zombie apocalypse, survival, plague, experiment gone awry, fate of humanity, scientist, heroine, infected ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ 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, apocalypse, danger, gory, survival, race against time, rescue, mad scientist, journalism, slasher, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: italy, barcelona spain, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, cult film, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.1
 613
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: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, sexual content, chaos and mayhem, deadly, escapades, survival, profanity, danger, chaos, supernatural, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, bleak
Plot: zombie, survival, infected, danger, deadly, apocalypse, violence, eaten alive, cannibalism, witch doctor, military officer, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.7
 81
Bio-Dead (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a devastating biological disaster kills twelve million people, a hazmat team searches the contaminated wasteland for survivors. But what they find is a vicious predator hungry for human flesh.
Style: serious, suspense, scary, tense, realistic ...
Plot: zombie, bio weapon, apocalypse, blood, survival, deadly, chaos, danger, cannibalism, human flesh, desperation, brutality ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zombie Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting, disaster movie
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, supernatural, apocalypse, zombie, gory, survival, plague, escapades, deadly, danger, virus, survival horror ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, scary, rough, serious, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, rescue, danger, virus, airplane, countryside, survival, race against time, chaos, violence spree, infected ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: europe, southern italy, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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, extinction, survival, apocalypse, danger, monster, quarantine, military, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
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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 apocalypse, zombie, survival, zombie attack, virus, radio station, talk radio, fear, radio show, danger, small town, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tooth and Nail (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a small group of survivors, who call themselves Foragers, plan to rebuild civilization from their headquarters in an empty hospital based in what is left of Philadelphia. But they're soon forced into a face-off war ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, future dystopia, danger, chaos, slasher, murder, life is a bitch, apocalypse, cannibalism, hospital, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, deadly, gory, supernatural, isolation, danger, mortician, small town, farm, escapades, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 68K
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, plague, gory, chaos, isolation, uncover truth, deadly, danger, tv reporter, firefighter, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 3K
Dead Season (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It has been over one year since the start of the outbreak. Our society has collapsed and the world has descended into chaos. Elvis and Tweeter are two of the last people left alive, and band together to flee the United States for a remote island ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, social decay, deadly, on the run, chaos, vestiges of humanity, society, danger, apocalypse, island, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 2K
Remains (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers on two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world's population to zombies. They take refuge in a vacant casino and fight a losing battle against the undead.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic, offbeat ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, apocalypse, life is a bitch, gambling, chaos, deadly, danger, future dystopia, gory, casino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: infection, zombie, survival, plague, deadly, danger, isolation, friendship, chaos, buddies, college, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
[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, survival, isolation, gory, danger, deadly, chaos, violence spree, confined, soldier, demonic possession, vaccine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, bleak, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, chaos, parents and children, apocalypse, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, survival, family in danger, plague, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, scary, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival horror, explosion, military, university, college, soldier, vampire, supernatural, chaos, deadly creature, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 41K
Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, scary, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, terminal illness, death, plague, danger, zombie child, end of the world, survival horror, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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