Pandemic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pandemic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, apocalyptic, tense, serious, psychological and bleak films and TV shows about / with pandemic, apocalypse, survival, virus, distopia, suspense, disaster, danger, post apocalypse and epidemic plots mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
pandemic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pandemic: Contagion (2011), Train to Busan (2016), The Walking Dead (2010), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), Songbird (2020), World War Z (2013), It Comes at Night (2017), Exam (2009), The Stand (1994), Cargo (2017).

List of pandemic movies

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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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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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, adult
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, pandemic, supernatural, virus, zombie apocalypse, graphic violence, peril, fear, plague ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, america, atlanta, georgia
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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, bleak, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, pandemic, suspense, distopia, infection, experiment, zombie apocalypse, military, zombie child, monster ...
Time: future
Place: london
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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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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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It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: rough, brutal, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: pandemic, post apocalypse, infection, paranoia, interracial couple, fear, suspense, murder, apocalypse, dog, forest, infected ...
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Exam (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, mind bending, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: psychology, twists and turns, plot twist, mind game, survival, confinement indoors, surveillance, rivalry, psychologist, suspense, pandemic, ambition ...
Time: future
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The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
TV show
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, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, disaster, pandemic, supernatural, plague, post apocalypse, natural disaster, good versus evil, survival, end of the world, epidemic, deadly virus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nebraska, maine, austin texas ...
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Cargo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, scary ...
Plot: zombie, pandemic, post apocalypse, survival, father daughter relationship, boat, baby, infection, australian, apocalypse, infected, aborigine ...
Time: near future
Place: australia, south australia
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Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, neo noir, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, distopia, end of the world, redemption, future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, pandemic, fertility, mission, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
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Carriers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: scary, road movie, suspenseful, psychological, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, virus, infection, post apocalypse, pandemic, road trip, biohazard, apocalypse, deadly virus, suspense, end of the world, zombie ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Patient Zero (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough, slasher ...
Plot: pandemic, zombie, virus, infection, infected, patient, end of the world, bunker, survival, professor, mutant, rescue ...
Time: future
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The Island (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A deadly virus hits a small community living on an island in the North Sea.
Style: disturbing, tense, apocalyptic
Plot: pandemic, teenage girl, virus, quarantine, teenage protagonist, island, north sea, deadly virus, survival horror, society, struggle for survival, survival ...
Time: 2020s
Place: fictional island
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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: thought provoking, artsy, sexy, romantic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pandemic, apocalypse, sex scene, chaos, love story, love affair, human existence, female nudity, natural disaster, epidemic, suffering, memory ...
Time: future
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, canada
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Pandemic (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: pandemic, virus, found footage, infection, apocalypse, survivor, teenage girl, rescue, survival, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, zombie ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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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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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, splatter, sexy, apocalyptic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, virus, end of the world, pandemic, chaos, monster, supernatural, zombie apocalypse, female warrior, mutant, female fighter ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: scary, touching, suspenseful, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, father daughter relationship, apocalypse, virus, pandemic, small town, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, transformation, terminal illness, supernatural, loneliness ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century
Place: california, usa, midwest
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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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Absolon (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus has infected everyone on the planet, and Absolon is a drug that everyone must take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug. Murchison is the leader of this firm. A scientist who was researching the virus is found ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, deadly virus, undercover, dishonesty, disorder, chaos, fighting the system, uncover truth, plague, cataclysm, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
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Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: apocalyptic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, apocalypse, disaster, epidemic, submarine, post apocalypse, infection, virus, chaos, deadly virus, ghost, quarantine ...
Time: year 1983, year 1982, year 1988, 80s, year 1981
Place: antarctica, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
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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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Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
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, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, quarantine, plague, epidemic, race against time, disaster, rescue, airport, confined, investigation, save the day, survival ...
Place: australia, los angeles, usa, california
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Locked Down (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a COVID-19 lockdown, sparring couple Linda and Paxton call a truce to attempt a high-risk jewellery heist at one of the world's most exclusive department stores, Harrods.
Style: captivating, romantic, tense, feel good, surreal
Plot: pandemic, jewel theft, heist, divorced couple, diamond theft, theft, male female relationship, robbery, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, jewel robbery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: london
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Daybreakers (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, scary, stylized, intense, splatter ...
Plot: vampire, distopia, supernatural, epidemic, apocalypse, pandemic, dystopic future, cure, female vampire, vampirism, future dystopia, transformation ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
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Zoo (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet, a young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous animal, extinction, save the world, mutation, pandemic, experiment, animals, conspiracy, survival, death, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: jurassic, 21st century
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Alone (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When an outbreak hits, Aidan barricades himself inside his apartment and starts rationing food. His complex is overrun by infected Screamers, and with the world falling apart into chaos, he is left completely alone fighting for his life.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: zombie, walking dead, zombie outbreak, pandemic, suspense, voyeur, survival horror, zombie attack, infection, secretly observing, survival, panic ...
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Safer at Home (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two years into the pandemic, a group of friends throw an online party with a night of games, drinking and drugs. After taking an ecstasy pill, things go terribly wrong and the safety of their home becomes more terrifying than the raging chaos ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: social isolation, pandemic, found footage, quarantine, drugged, drug abuse, drug overdose, house party, drugs, chaos, party, drug use ...
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The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, stylized, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: laboratory, virus, biohazard, plague, catastrophe, bacteria, disease, deadly virus, cure, disaster, time travel, infection ...
Time: future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, utah, shanghai, los angeles
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