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

List of plague movies

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, antidote, biological warfare, monkey, danger, fighting the system, society, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, 1960s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: usa, africa, california, washington d.c., united states ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, philosophical, stylized ...
Plot: plague, blind character, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, post apocalypse, suffering, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, post apocalypse, future dystopia, plague, experiment, danger, isolation, chaos, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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, virus, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, death, paranoia, hysteria ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, minneapolis minnesota, atlanta 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, mind bending, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, plague, paranoia, time loop, social misfits, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, alternate reality, insanity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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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, survival, plague, apocalypse, epidemic, rage, virus, research, scientist, quarantine, infected, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
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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, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, survival, danger, parody, road trip, chaos and mayhem, killings, amusement park, young man ...
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, plague, zombie apocalypse, infected, chaos, mutant, danger, siblings relations, post apocalypse, virus, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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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, post apocalypse, supernatural, walking dead, future dystopia, fear, death, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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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, survival, monster, fate of humanity, scientist, experiment gone awry, heroine, threat ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
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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: insanity, plague, deadly virus, infected, quarantine, on the run, 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, cannibalism, rescue, post apocalypse, infected, survival, quarantine, chase, future dystopia, danger, antidote ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
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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, serious, suspense, tense, bleak
Plot: plague, survival, infected, epidemic, quarantine, life is a bitch, chaos, race against time, deadly, virus, deadly virus, firefighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: plague, monk, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, supernatural, village, dealing with death, knight, medieval, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: science, plague, laboratory, race against time, survival, deadly virus, cure, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense
Plot: plague, zombie, apocalypse, isolation, survival, deadly creature, danger, save the world, chaos, virus, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
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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, plague, professor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh, futuristic ...
Plot: plague, survival, bacteria, laboratory, danger, cure, deadly, disease, satellite, deadly virus, virus, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, utah, shanghai
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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, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, supernatural, end of the world, danger, family in danger, on the run, chaos and mayhem, suicide, paranoia, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city, france ...
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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, satanic ritual, tragic villain, sacrifice, supernatural, good versus evil, mystery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, dungeon
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Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sentimental, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, fall in love, supernatural romance, forbidden love, young man, power of love, love and romance, supernatural, young woman, danger, zombie apocalypse, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, atmospheric, intense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, adventure, life is a bitch, vengeance, escapades, love triangle, rape, plague, kidnapping, strong sexual content, castle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, plague, pandemic, race against time, airport, rescue, deadly, fighting the system, danger, confined, save the day, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, california
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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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, end of the world, good versus evil, supernatural, pandemic, race against time, psychic, deadly virus, survival, danger, survivor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, oregon, connecticut ...
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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: supernatural, friends, plague, alien invasion, in the woods, evil alien, first contact, danger, foreknowledge, mind control, alien, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts
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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: plague, drug dealing, survival, save the day, train, isolation, terrorism, terrorist, train crash, race against time, government agency, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe, poland, new orleans
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The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, plague, virus, survival, epidemic, rescue, danger, race against time, on the run, scientist, pregnancy, cure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
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The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, isolation, danger, zombie, vestiges of humanity, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genetically altered, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, near future, year 1975, year 1977
Place: los angeles, usa, china, woodstock, california ...
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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, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, plague, post apocalypse, female assassin, future dystopia, pandemic, virus, chase, survival, bio weapon, genetic engineering, hand to hand combat ...
Time: future
Place: moscow russia, washington d.c., tokyo, russia
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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, captivating, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, plague, survival, deadly virus, group of strangers, danger, chaos, politician, scientist, ex convict, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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