Movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead (2010)
 8.3
 775K
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, bleak, scary, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, chaos, danger, vestiges of humanity, fear, social decay, survivor, death, killings, characters in danger, moral dilemma, friendship, walking dead, search, fate of humanity, undead, blood splatter, desperation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia

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Most similar movies to The Walking Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and bleak films and TV series with plots about danger, survival, chaos, apocalypse, deadly, escapades and supernatural mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Walking Dead: I Am Legend (2007), Z Nation (2014), 28 Days Later... (2002), 28 Weeks Later (2007), Dead Season (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, bleak, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, survival, zombie apocalypse, social decay, family in danger, gory, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, plague, loneliness, zombie, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 28K
Z Nation (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: macabre, exciting, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos, apocalypse, gunfight, virus, gory, on the road, zombie apocalypse, deadly, loneliness, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, infected, virus, scientist, rage, army, chaos and mayhem, fear, epidemic, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 240K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, mutant, chaos, infected, siblings relations, on the run, survivor, virus, gory, rage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.8
 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: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, gory, island, on the run, plague, chases and races, danger, deadly, supernatural, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos and mayhem, siege, group of strangers, apocalypse, mass murder, gory, death, shopping mall, virus, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, un, zombie apocalypse, chaos, scientist, survival, cure, multiple perspectives ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, survival, helicopter, siege, violence, apocalypse, infection, danger, motorcycle gang, martial law, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 78K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, survival, apocalypse, adventure, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, escapades, parents and children, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 17K
Dead Set (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.
Style: dark humor, biting, bleak, scary, semi serious ...
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, zombie apocalypse, big brother, gory, reality tv, confined, survival, gore, survival horror, producer, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 8K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, virus, danger, group of strangers, mystery, human nature, chaos, ex convict, politician, scientist, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 38K
Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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: suspenseful, touching, bleak, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, death, plague, danger, survival horror, father daughter relationship, parents and children, terminal illness, transformation, life is a bitch, virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 71K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, scary, bleak, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, save the world, vampire, scientist, plague, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, fate of humanity, supernatural, immortality, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos, cannibalism, back from the dead, danger, small town, woman in danger, apocalypse, living dead, death, hell on earth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Retrovirus, which was conceived as a tool for industrial genetic engineering, has gotten out of control and is spreading rapidly. While it crosses all organisms within our ecological system completely indiscriminately (mixing plant with animal and ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: zombie, isolation, epidemic, survivor, apocalypse, extinction, death, survival, on the road, danger, chaos, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 39K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, vampire hunter, infected, on the road, society, hunt down, danger, post apocalypse, zombie, religious fanaticism, violence ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.2
 1K
Autumn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The virus came so fast no one had time to prepare. Before the day was over, entire towns were decimated, and large cities became monumental tombs. Left with nothing but fading hope and the will to live, reclusive software consultant Michael (Dexter ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: plague, zombie, apocalypse, isolation, deadly creature, survival, danger, deadly, escapades, supernatural, save the world, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
 50K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, navy, survival, ocean or sea, danger, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, military, virus, heroes, pandemic, chaos ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 258K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fear, deadly creature, trapped, tentacle, fog, fight, supermarket, insanity, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, island, gory, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly, chaos, supernatural, deadly creature, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 180K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, home invasion, society, danger, self defense, life is a bitch, future dystopia, chaos, escapades, violence spree, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.0
 39K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, plague, infection, biohazard, desperation, trust, post apocalyptic, friendship, life is a bitch, danger, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 51K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, bleak, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, small town, apocalypse, secret, chaos, worldwide chaos, vestiges of humanity, conspiracy, escapades, leadership, isolation, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, plague, danger, one man army, experiment gone awry, survival, infected, fate of humanity, gory, scientist, threat ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 785
The Last Train (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: The Last Train is a British six-part post-apocalyptic television drama serial first broadcast on the ITV network in 1999. It has since been repeated on ITV2 in 1999/2001 and on numerous occasions on the UK Sci-Fi Channel. The serial was written by ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: survivor, tribe, survival, apocalypse, cryogenics, future dystopia, danger, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, isolation, confined ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 34K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, mind bending, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, chaos, save the world, race against time, heroic mission, future dystopia, sent to the past, danger, virus, epidemic ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.2
 576
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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, gory, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly, chaos, supernatural, escapades, post traumatic stress, anti depressant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 452K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, funny, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, danger, apocalypse, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, amusement park, young heroes, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cross country, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%