Plague movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant plague movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, bleak and tense films and TV shows about / with survival, plague, danger, deadly, virus, dialogue, catastrophe, death, chaos and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
plague movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as plague: I Am Legend (2007), Blindness (2008), Outbreak (1995), Contagion (2011), Zombieland (2009), 28 Weeks Later (2007), 28 Days Later... (2002), The Walking Dead (2010), Twelve Monkeys (1995), The Crazies (2010).

List of plague movies

I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, post apocalypse, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Brazil, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, stylized, suspenseful, serious, avant garde ...
Plot: plague, blind character, society, starvation, doctor, chaos, fight, rape, disability, hopes, pretense, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sao paulo brazil
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Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, research, bio weapon, epidemic, monkey, danger, antidote, society, fighting the system, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1995, 1960s, 1990s
Place: usa, africa, california, maryland, utah ...
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, infected, scientist, fate of humanity, virus, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, death, paranoia, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia, chicago illinois ...
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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, absurd, not serious, funny, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, apocalypse, survival, road trip, zombie apocalypse, danger, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, young man, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., cross country, usa, texas, california
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, infected, chaos, zombie apocalypse, mutant, danger, siblings relations, on the run, survivor, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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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
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, fear, walking dead, post apocalypse, danger, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, plague, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, paranoia, save the world, social misfits, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, psychology ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, insanity, on the run, infected, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, small town, isolation, army ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, apocalypse, rescue, infected, survival, chase, cannibalism, danger, future dystopia, society, cure, disfigurement ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: plague, monk, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, supernatural, village, dealing with death, knight, heroic mission, afterlife ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: plague, survival, quarantine, virus, epidemic, infected, life is a bitch, chases and races, deadly, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: plague, zombie, isolation, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, escapades, deadly creature, confined, danger, heroes, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
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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
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The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, bleak, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, supernatural, family in danger, danger, on the run, chaos and mayhem, suicide, paranoia, hysteria, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france, florida ...
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Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The outbreak of a strange, deadly virus aboard a passenger plane sends Los Angeles into a panic in this terrifying TV movie. As the virus spreads across the city and the death toll rises, Dr. Kayla Martina (Tiffani Thiessen, FASTLANE) fights to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, plague, pandemic, race against time, airport, rescue, deadly, confined, investigation, save the day, fighting the system, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, california
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The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: plague, satanism, murder, village, prince, revenge, devil worship, satanic ritual, tragic villain, castle, sacrifice, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, dungeon
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Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, supernatural, friends, alien invasion, mind control, in the woods, evil alien, first contact, danger, foreknowledge, alien, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bloody, brutal ...
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, plague, soldier, rape, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, vengeance, love triangle, intrigue, escapades, mercenary ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
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The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
Story: The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, good versus evil, supernatural, race against time, psychic, deadly virus, danger, survival, survivor, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa, maryland, wyoming, utah ...
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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, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, vampire, save the world, survival, scientist, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly virus, fate of humanity, immortality, plague, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: mind bending, atmospheric, tense, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, post apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos, existence paradox, save the world, sent to the past, race against time, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, plague, drug dealing, survival, save the day, terrorism, isolation, terrorist, race against time, government agency, one man army, train crash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe, poland, new orleans
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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: stylized, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, post apocalypse, future dystopia, pandemic, virus, chase, survival, bio weapon, genetic engineering, mutant, hand to hand combat ...
Time: future
Place: moscow russia, washington d.c., tokyo, russia
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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, science, laboratory, nuclear threat, small town, laser, race against time, satellite, survival, epilepsy, nasa, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
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The Dead Outside (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. Drug-resistance has mutated the virus into a ravaging psychological plague, rendering the 'the dying' desperate, paranoid and violent
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, plague, mysterious character, bereavement, farmhouse, danger, mutant, gory, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, survival, virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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[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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, plague, trapped, danger, videotaping, deadly creature, paranoia, shooting, cannibalism, characters in danger, infected, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
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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
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: zombie, couple relations, plague, wooing, looking for love, prejudice, supernatural, pride, deadly, society, unlikely couple, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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