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 serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, bleak and stylized films and TV shows about / with plague, danger, deadly, survival, virus, death, chaos, dialogue, apocalypse and mentor plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
plague movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as plague: I Am Legend (2007), 28 Weeks Later (2007), Contagion (2011), 28 Days Later... (2002), Outbreak (1995), Blindness (2008), Zombieland (2009), Twelve Monkeys (1995), The Walking Dead (2010), The Crazies (2010).

List of plague movies

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, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, zombie, future dystopia, loneliness, danger, heroes, isolation, experiment, depression, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, mutant, infected, zombie, chaos, siblings relations, survivor, on the run, rage, danger, virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota ...
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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: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, research, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester england
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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, antidote, fighting the system, heroes, danger, society, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, africa, california, washington d.c., maryland ...
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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, danger, spouse in danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sao paulo brazil
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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, not serious, absurd, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, apocalypse, danger, road trip, chaos and mayhem, killings, parody, amusement park, young heroes, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., cross country, usa, texas, california
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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, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, time loop, paranoia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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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, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, danger, small town, bio weapon, isolation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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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: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: plague, zombie, apocalypse, isolation, deadly, heroes, save the world, survival, danger, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: bleak, gothic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, village, supernatural, 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: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: plague, survival, quarantine, virus, epidemic, infected, chaos, race against time, deadly virus, deadly, firefighter, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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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, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, future dystopia, danger, heroes, society, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
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The Happening (2008)
Genre: 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, tense, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, supernatural, family in danger, danger, on the run, chaos and mayhem, suicide, first contact, deadly virus, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, nebraska, paris france ...
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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, bleak, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, save the world, vampire, scientist, plague, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, immortality, fate of humanity, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, apocalypse, plague, one man army, infected, experiment gone awry, danger, fate of humanity, scientist, survival, threat, monster ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
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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, chaos, isolation, uncover truth, danger, deadly, confined, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, plague, drug dealing, survival, save the day, one man army, isolation, terrorism, terrorist, government agency, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
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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: tense, atmospheric, mind bending, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, chaos, save the world, race against time, sent to the past, heroic mission, future dystopia, survival, deadly, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: plague, found footage, trapped, danger, deadly creature, videotaping, paranoia, cannibalism, shooting, characters in danger, infected, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, usa, 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, deadly virus, survival, danger, survivor, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio, colorado, oregon, idaho ...
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, supernatural, friends, evil alien, first contact, plague, mind control, in the woods, danger, alien, transformation, virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts
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The Pied Piper (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: plague, clergy, society, politics, folk, deadly, vengeance, burned alive, disability, rivalry, state affairs, siblings relations ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, dungeon
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The Colour of Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.
Style: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: plague, black market, shepherd, reincarnation, society, danger, self discovery, siblings relations, miraculous event, family relations, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, mine
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Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, concentration camp, quarantine, contamination, disease, infection, virus, cyberpunk, heroes, chaos, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, near future
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Virgin Territory (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: plague, lifestyle, society, looking for sex, family relations, contests and competitions, romance, couple relations, love and romance, countryside, womanizer, youth ...
Time: 17th century, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, florence, florence italy
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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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, plague, village, satanism, revenge, dwarf, satanic ritual, massacre, prince, devil worship, sacrifice, castle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, dungeon
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Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three earthlings (John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante) leave on a space mission to destroy flesh creatures of a prehistoric lost planet.
Style: serious, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, plague, space travel, outer space, alien, monster, distant planet, benign alien, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: future
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Crusade (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Crusade is an American spin-off TV show from J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5. Its plot is set in AD 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the movie A Call to Arms. The Drakh have released a nanovirus plague on Earth, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, plague, spacecraft, space travel, space opera, alien, space and aliens, interracial relations, space wars, adventure, bio weapon, save the world ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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