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 suspenseful, apocalyptic, serious, tense, scary and intense films and TV shows about / with epidemic, disaster, apocalypse, virus, suspense, post apocalypse, survival, pandemic, infection and distopia plots mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
epidemic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as epidemic: Containment (2016), Flu (2013), Contagion (2011), Outbreak (1995), 28 Days Later (2002), To the Lake (2019), The Last Days (2013), Epidemic (2020), Hidden (2015), The Crazies (2010).

List of epidemic movies

Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, apocalyptic
Audience: teens
Plot: epidemic, virus, quarantine, society, death, tragic event, doctor, conspiracy theory, murder, secret, police officer, survival ...
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
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Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, deadly virus, virus, infected, plague, disaster, survival, pandemic, chaos, infection, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: 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: apocalyptic, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, pandemic, quarantine, deadly virus, infected, survival, infection, natural disaster, suspense, death, disease ...
Time: future, 2010s, 70s, 21st century
Place: hong kong, california, san francisco, minnesota, asia ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, virus, quarantine, plague, bio weapon, monkey, disaster, disease, natural disaster, catastrophe, conspiracy, deadly virus ...
Time: jurassic, future, year 1995, year 1967, 60s ...
Place: boston, san francisco, africa, cuba, 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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, virus, survival, epidemic, fear, end of the world, rage, infected, zombie apocalypse, laboratory ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, britain ...
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To the Lake (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Mini-series in which an unknown virus turns Moscow into a city of the dead. There is no electricity, money has lost all value and those who are still not infected, are desperately fighting for food and fuel. The main character, Sergei, lives outside ...
Style: suspenseful, apocalyptic, serious
Plot: epidemic, virus, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, extinction, panic, infection, disease, family in danger, zombie, fear ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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The Last Days (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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: psychological, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: epidemic, apocalypse, confinement indoors, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, fear, panic, subway, plague, sewer, pregnancy, agoraphobia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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Epidemic (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: -A dangerous virus is spreading in Montreal (in Canada) among a group of ostracized and vulnerable homeless people. How long will Anne-Marie Leclerc, infectious disease specialist and director of the Laboratory for Emergency Health, take before ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infection, laboratory, infected, virus, medical research, hospital, pandemic, public health, scientist, society ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: montreal, canada
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Hidden (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, quarantine, survival, epidemic, father daughter relationship, suspense, underground, murder, bomb shelter, plot twist, nightmare ...
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The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, splatter, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: infected, epidemic, insanity, survival, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, quarantine, plague, virus, suspense, small town, bio weapon ...
Place: usa, iowa, kansas
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World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
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, apocalyptic, scary, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, deadly virus, survival, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, end of the world, pandemic, natural disaster, chaos ...
Time: future, jurassic, 2000s, year 1973, 21st century
Place: israel, new jersey, new york, philadelphia, jerusalem ...
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Virus (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A real life account of the deadly Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, and the courageous fight put on by several individuals which helped to contain the epidemic.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, virus, infection, suspense, quarantine, pandemic, doctor, nurse, suffering, race against time, infected ...
Place: india
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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, scary, suspenseful, bleak, apocalyptic ...
Plot: zombie, epidemic, apocalypse, survivor, zombie apocalypse, extinction, isolation, death, chaos, infection, mutant, on the road ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: apocalyptic, emotional, intense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, suspense, apocalypse, pandemic, epidemic, train, zombie attack, undead, quarantine, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, india, busan, east asia ...
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Songbird (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: During a pandemic lockdown, Nico, a young man with rare immunity, must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family to reunite with his love, Sara.
Style: apocalyptic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, suspense, older man younger woman relationship, infection, apocalypse, disaster, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, immunity, isolation ...
Time: 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles
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Extinction (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: scary, apocalyptic, suspenseful, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, epidemic, end of the world, wilderness, father daughter relationship, virus, monster, survival, apocalypse, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
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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, intense, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, virus, quarantine, plague, zombie, infection, isolation, infected, disaster, military, survival, scientist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, post apocalypse, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, end of the world, dog ...
Time: future, jurassic, 2000s, year 2012, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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The Last of Us (2023)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America.
Style: exciting, scary, psychological, dystopian, slasher ...
Plot: infection, apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival horror, survival, epidemic, pandemic, zombie violence, survivor, violence, suspense, death ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Deranged (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jae-hyuk is a pharmaceutical worker for a medical supplies company. When a series of dead bodies are found floating in the Han River. The public is shocked to discovered that the deaths are related to a fatal outbreak of virus-infected mutant ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, apocalyptic, twisted
Plot: parasite, epidemic, disaster, survival, virus, apocalypse, deadly virus, drowning, victim, distopia, post apocalypse, struggle for survival ...
Place: south korea
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Containment (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Neighbors in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments. Can they work together to find out why? Or will they destroy each other in their fight to escape?
Style: serious, suspenseful, slasher, psychological thriller
Plot: epidemic, infection, apocalypse, quarantine, trapped, pandemic, secret, life turned upside down, human nature, society, virus, suspense ...
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What We Become (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family of four is quarantined in their home as a virulent strand of the flu spreads into town and they are forced to the extreme to escape alive.
Style: rough, intense, tense
Plot: zombie, epidemic, zombie attack, suspense, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family in danger, conspiracy, virus, husband wife relationship, death, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Place: denmark
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Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
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, disturbing, apocalyptic, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, epidemic, plague, blindness, apocalypse, disability, society, isolation, infection, blind character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, portugal, sao paulo brazil
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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: epidemic, pandemic, virus, disaster, quarantine, isolation, heroic mission, race against time, plague, experiment gone awry, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Place: usa, virginia, angola
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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, surreal, twist ending, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, insanity, post apocalypse, apocalypse, psychology, paranoia, time loop, virus, end of the world, alternate reality, social misfits, save the world ...
Time: future, 90s, 2030s, 20th century, year 1990 ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, canada, baltimore, usa
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Phase 7 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, apartment building, neighbor, survival, chaos, confined, isolation, couple relations, escapades, pregnancy, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: scary, twist ending, surreal, absurd, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, zombie, apocalypse, post apocalypse, end of the world, epidemic, insanity, survival, zombie apocalypse, violence, life & death, suicide ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, new england, maine
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The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: scary, suspenseful, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, supernatural, chaos, epidemic, good versus evil, deadly virus, survival, save the world, disaster, fate of humanity, plague ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
TV show
Story: The web series tells the story of a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. Over the course of the series, the plane and the lives of its passengers are put in jeopardy once they discover an ...
Style: apocalyptic, rough, scary, suspenseful, epic
Plot: zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, zombie, epidemic, pandemic, survival, mutation, disease, deadly virus, worldwide chaos, survivor, suspense ...
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Pontypool (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, suspense, survival, epidemic, supernatural, deadly virus, small town, zombie apocalypse, insanity, fear, monster ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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