Best new Zombie movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

If you’re in for some gore and bloody fun then the Zombie genre might be something for you. For such a specific niche genre it is interesting to see how creatively filmmakers have approached it. It's no longer merely blasting heads off of wandering undead monsters, but the genre has found ways to make it more interesting. You may find romantic love stories, bloody violent slashers, smart satires, and
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best zombie movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Burr Steers, Stefan Ruzowitzky & Henry Hobson our new zombie genre directors?

In 2014, the ever ongoing zombie films mania caused by the success of AMC hit series The Walking Dead (in popular culture that is, the zombie film never disappeared) didn´t really lead to interesting films. The Norwegian comedy Død Snø 2 was one of the exceptions, even though it was a sequel. And then there was Wyrmwood, a pretty cool Australian film which felt like a Mad Max zombie flick. So what will 2017 have to offer? These are few titles of the upcoming best zombie films we´re looking out for:

zombie genre statistics

Rank#9 (List of most popular genres)
ActorsBradd Pitt, Elija Wood & Natalie Dormer
TrendingMaggie, Cooties & Welcome to Essex
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

35 zombie movies scheduled for release this year.

The stats about the zombie genre are interesting because they show very clearly when the hype was at its peak. From 2010 it climbed rapidly to 82 movies in 2013, and then you can see it fall to 44 in 2016. Similar like vampire movies, these hypes only tend to last a few years. Nonetheless, in 2017 some big productions are being released that might do well for this popular horror sub-genre.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

TitleBox officeBudget
World War Z (2013)$241M$190M
Warm Bodies (2013)$66M$35M
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)$60M$60M
(Read: Who needs big budgets? 25 low budget success stories!)

2017 anticipated releases to watch

    World War Z 2 (Friday June 9, 2017)

    World War Z 2 film poster Director
    David Fincher?
    Brad Pitt

    The World War Z sequel still remains a mystery. It's going to be released, that's for sure, but what else is there to say? Supposedly, David Fincher will be directing it, which one got us even more psyched. Stay tuned for more details! ... Read more


Best zombie movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated zombie movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (21-12-2016, 99 minutes)
  2. Norwegian director André Øvredal's first English-language effort, after he made the very surprising and well-received mockumentary horror Trollhunter. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is strictly a zombie movie, but don't expect millions of walking dead. This thrilling films takes almost entirely place in a mortuary, ran by a father an son. The are faced with a body of young woman whose identity is unknown. As they start to investigate her body and try to find out the cause of her death, it soon becomes clear she might not quite be dead yet..
    StarringEmile Hirsch, Brian Cox & Ophelia Lovibond
    DirectorAndré Øvredal (Trolljegeren)
    Themesdeath, identity, mystery, zombie,
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Keywordsgross, remarkable,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. World War Z (21-06-2013, 116 minutes)
    StarringBrad Pitt, Mireille Enos & Daniella Kertesz
    Director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland & Stranger Than Fiction)
    Themesdeath, destruction, environment, survival, horror,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsaction-packed, entertaining, epic,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Død snø 2 (07-10-2014, 100 minutes)
    StarringVegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst & Martin Starr
    Director Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters & Dead Snow)
    Themesgood versus evil, hospital, murder, resistance, second world war, horror,
    Keywordsaccurate, hilarious, nonsensical,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Wyrmwood (13-02-2015, 98 minutes)
    StarringJay Gallagher & Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
    Director Kiah Roache-Turner (War Games & Roadrunner)
    Themesresistance, revenge, survival, horror,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordspeculiar, thrilling,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Warm Bodies (01-02-2013, 98 minutes)
    StarringNicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer & John Malkovich
    DirectorJonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness & The Night Before)
    Themesdarkness, love, youth, horror,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsromantic, unexpected,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Contracted (22-11-2013, 78 minutes)
    StarringNajarra Townsend, Caroline Williams & Alice Macdonald
    DirectorEric England (Madison County & Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear)
    Themesdrugs, illness, youth, thriller,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordscaptivating, diverse,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New zombie movies out now

Best recent & upcoming zombie movies with release dates.

The Girl with All the Gifts by Colm McCarthy

'The Girl With All the Gifts' is a glorious adaptation of M.R. Carey's brilliant YA novel. The world has been taken over by a virus which has turn practically all humankind into 'hungries'. In a secluded area, the last people on earth are looking for a vaccine, by studying 'hybrid' children. Partly human, partly Zombie, they might be the key to a solution. Melanie is one of them, a very gifted girl... In intelligent zombie-film that is more about characters and emotions than gore, for a change.

Release date23-09-2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
StarringGemma Arterton, Glenn Close & Paddy Considine |
Previous releasesPeaky Blinders & Outcast
Associated with drama, zombie,

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Burr Steers

A couple of years a go, publishing house Quirk Books released a bunch of so-called mash up books: famous old novels turned into horror parodies. Books like Tolstoj´s Anna Karenina and Jane Austen´s Sense and Sensibility were reworked which resulted in Android Karenina and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Now the most popular book of this peculiar series, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is turned into a movie. I haven´t read any of those mash-up novels, but let´s hope this new zombie film won´t be as corny as the title suggests.

Release date05-02-2016
CountryUnited States
StarringLily James, Lena Headey & Matt Smith
Previous releases17 Again, Igby Goes Down & Charlie St. Cloud
Associated with historical, horror, zombie,

Patient Zero by Stefan Ruzowitzky

Release date17-02-2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
Starring Natalie Dormer, Matt Smith & Stanley Tucci
Previous releasesThe Counterfeiters, Anatomy, Deadfall & The Inheritors
Associated with thriller, zombie,

Maggie (08-05-2015, 95 minutes))

Now this really might be something: Arnold Schwarzenegger in an indie zombie drama. In Maggie, Arnie plays the loving father of a teenage girl turned into a zombie. As his daughter´s bloodthirsty behaviour worsens, he is determined to stay by her side and protect her. Will this be the first decent film Schwarzenegger stars in since he retired as California´s governor?
DirectorHenry Hobson (The Help, The Hangover Part II, Snow White and the Huntsman & Rango)
StarringArnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin & Joely Richardson
Similar moviesWarm Bodies & Cop Car
Themesfamilies, fear, relationships, horror,
CountryUnited States
Keywordschilling, intriguing, touching,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Cooties (18-09-2015, 88 minutes))

Lately, Lord of the Rings superstar Elijah seems mainly occupied with horror films. He founded a production company which focusses on the genre exclusively (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night , Open Windows) and starred in a quite a few. Most notably in Maniac (2012), a stylized psychokiller film which was banned in some countries due to its disturbing content. Last year, Cooties was screened during the Sundance festival, but until now it doesn´t have a proper widespread release. Cooties is a zombie comedy about a bunch of high school teachers fighting for their lives after a mysterious virus turned the students into bloodthirsty savages.
DirectorJonathan Milott & Cary Murnion (Bushwick )
StarringElijah Wood, Rainn Wilson & Alison Pill
Similar moviesThe Green Inferno & Detention of the Dead
Themesdeath, high school, horror,
CountryUnited States
Keywordshilarious, retro,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Welcome to Essex (18-12-2015, minutes))

DirectorRyan J. Fleming (Welcome to Essex)
StarringCatherine Delaloye, Greg Burridge & Muzzy Tahir
Similar moviesEden Lake & Kill List
Themesdeath, destruction, oppression, survival, horror,
CountryUnited Kingdom
Keywordsadventurous, entertaining, spooky,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix