Epidemic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant epidemic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, suspense and scary films and TV shows about / with epidemic, death, virus, survival, plague, apocalypse, blood, catastrophe, deadly and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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epidemic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as epidemic: Contagion (2011), 28 Days Later... (2002), Containment (2016), The Last Days (2013), Extinction (2015), The Painted Veil (2006), 12 Monkeys (2015), The Invasion (2007), Day of the Dead (2008), Outbreak (1995).

List of epidemic movies

 6.6
 196K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, 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, infected, epidemic, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, hong kong, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia ...
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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, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, infected, virus, rage, army, chaos and mayhem, epidemic, research, survivor, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester england, big ben london
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 7.3
 9K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, tragic event, epidemic, virus, doctor, society, death, secret, vaccine, blood, twists & turns, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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The Last Days (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 2013; A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough
Plot: apocalypse, epidemic, survival, tunnel, danger, chaos and mayhem, plague, deadly, confinement indoors, obsessive quest, extinction, agoraphobia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
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 5.8
 14K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, scary, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalyptic, epidemic, father daughter relationship, survival, loneliness, end of the world, virus, cannibalism, parenthood, wilderness, family drama ...
Time: future, 80s
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The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, doctor, marriage, crumbling marriage, epidemic, redemption, loveless marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
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 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
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 5.9
 70K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, idiotic ...
Plot: alien, danger, save the world, virus, invasion, psychiatrist, survival, sleeping, epidemic, transformation, female protagonist, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c.
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Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: rough, scary, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, small town, quarantine, soldier, survival, apocalypse, deadly creature, virus, race against time, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.6
 98K
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, research, quarantine, epidemic, monkey, antidote, river, army, serum, medical research, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, africa, california, atlanta georgia, maryland ...
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 6.0
 5K
Ravenous (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a village, things have changed. Some of the people are not what they were anymore. They start attacking their families, their friends, their neighbours... We call them "Les Affam├ęs" (The Hungry). A few survivors go deep into the forest ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survivor, survival, small town, zombie outbreak, infection, mutant, epidemic, living dead, mutation, infected ...
Place: quebec, canada
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 5.3
 39K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, quarantine, starvation, apocalypse, danger, chaos, dehumanization, global warming, cannibalism, vestiges of humanity, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, future dystopia, gory, mercenary, siege, survivor, back from the dead, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995
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 6.5
 102K
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, on the run, insanity, infected, quarantine, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, danger, army, small town, isolation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, rebellion, alzheimer's disease, imaginary, monkey, medical research, inventions and discoveries, intelligence, virus, fight for supremacy, genetically altered, gorilla ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, 2010s, future
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.8
 263K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, manhunt, chase, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
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 5.4
 5K
The Falling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: fainting, epidemic, friendship, schoolgirl, sexual awakening, girls' boarding school, coming of age, best friends, youth, friends, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: england
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 7.1
 49K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: chef, scientist, memory, human nature, epidemic, anarchy, insomnia, love affair, life is a bitch, chaos, romance, love and romance ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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Perfect Creature (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary
Plot: vampire, influenza, epidemic, danger, supernatural, gory, race against time, bite, blood, heroic mission, plague, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new zealand
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 5.9
 41K
Mimic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, light ...
Plot: virus, blood, mutation, tunnel, epidemic, disease, nest, cockroach, scientist, sewer, experiment gone awry, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 114K
Daybreakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, future dystopia, immortality, epidemic, waitress, rain, scientist, sunlight, experiment, sunrise, undead, gory ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
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Medical Investigation (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Medical Investigation was an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was co-produced by Paramount Network Television and NBC Universal ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: public health, investigation, epidemic, disease, plague, doctors and patients, mystery, workplace situations, danger, power relations, workplace, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Black Commando (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
Plot: mercenary, tragedy, racism, epidemic, shakespeare, war, betrayal, husband wife relationship, doctor, love, jealousy, shakespeare's othello ...
Place: africa
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 6.1
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Time Travelers (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In 1976, there's an outbreak of a disease that no one has seen before. All what they know is that resembles a disease that existed at around 1871, and that a Dr. Henderson was able to save most of his patients but the Chicago Fire destroyed his ...
Plot: scientist, plague, time travel, epidemic, time traveler
Time: 19th century
Place: chicago illinois
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 5.6
 100
Stigma (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black doctor ex-convict returns to the all-white town he knows as home and discovers a deadly disease threatening the citizens. He must fight prejudice and time if he is to save the town.
Plot: epidemic, sheriff, doctor, conspiracy, island, virus, brothel, racial slur, sexually transmitted disease, lighthouse, venereal disease, syphilis ...
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80,000 Suspects (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A doctor's already-shaky marriage is tested to an even greater extent when he has to contend with a smallpox epidemic.
Plot: epidemic, pandemic, plague, disease
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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, death, survivor, isolation, zombie apocalypse, epidemic, apocalypse, extinction, on the road, survival, plague, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, homosexual, terminal illness, gay, epidemic, friendship, homosexuality, life is a bitch, gay slur, couple relations, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
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 7.5
 7K
Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: court, intrigue, royal court, epidemic, painter, bedroom, rabbit, swamp, duel, verbal byplay, social differences, flower ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, england, versailles
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 6.1
 9K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, plague, quarantine, virus, blood, death, murder, disease, epidemic, scientist, military police, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
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