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, DVD and Netflix. Are Burr Steers, Stefan Ruzowitzky & Henry Hobson our new zombie genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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 movies2017
Popular actorsBradd Pitt, Elija Wood & Natalie Dormer
Trending moviesMaggie, Cooties & Welcome to Essex

Anticipated 2017 zombie movies to watch

    Train to Busan (Monday March 13, 2017)

    Train to Busan film poster Director
    Sang-ho Yeon
    Yoo Gong
    Soo-an Kim
    Yu-mi Jung

    While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. A slick business man who cares about no one but himself, is forced to work with others and thereby regain the trust of his daughter when the Zombie endemic hits the inside of the train. These are not slow zombies for a change, but very fast zombies that work in huge groups. It sometimes is almost to funny and over the top to be scary, but it is thrilling as hell. ...Read more

    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! Update: Apparently the movie has been pushed out of 2017. ...Read more

    The Girl with All the Gifts (Thursday January 26, 2017)

    The Girl with All the Gifts film poster Director
    Colm McCarthy
    Gemma Arterton
    Dominique Tippe
    Glenn Close

    One of the most surprising films of 2016, 'The Girl With All the Gifts' is a film that will satisfy both avid zombie/horror lovers and those who are more into art house cinema. Based on the best-selling novel, 'The Girl...' takes place in a near future, where a virus has turned the majority of the population into a zombie-like species. A very small part of them, so-called 'Hybrids', are capable of emotions though. Melanie is one of them. Is she the key to the solution for mankind? ...Read more

Best zombie movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    World War Z (Friday June 21, 2013)

    World War Z film poster Director
    Marc Forster
    Brad Pitt
    Mireille Enos
    Daniella Kertesz

    Human race is in potential danger of complete annihilation as a Zombie outbreak is threatening the overthrow of governments,...Read more

    Død snø 2 (Tuesday October 7, 2014)

    Død snø 2 film poster Director
    Tommy Wirkola
    Vegar Hoel
    Ørjan Gamst
    Martin Starr

    A man in Norway is running from Nazi zombies and comes across eight American students on vacation who seem to be zombie...Read more

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Wednesday December 21, 2016)

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe film poster Director
    André Øvredal
    Emile Hirsch
    Brian Cox
    Ophelia Lovibond

    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....Read more

    Warm Bodies (Friday February 1, 2013)

    Warm Bodies film poster Director
    Jonathan Levine
    Nicholas Hoult
    Teresa Palmer
    John Malkovich

    The story highlights a beautiful bond between the living and the dead; A zombie saves a girl's life and the incidence sets...Read more

    Wyrmwood (Friday February 13, 2015)

    Wyrmwood film poster Director
    Kiah Roache-Turner
    Jay Gallagher
    Bianca Bradey
    Leon Burchill

    The apocalypse is upon the Earth and a mad deranged doctor kidnaps a mechanic's sister; so he decides to load his car with...Read more

    Contracted (Friday November 22, 2013)

    Contracted film poster Director
    Eric England
    Najarra Townsend
    Caroline Williams
    Alice Macdonald

    Drugged and raped, a young woman's ill fate doesn't end there, she contracts a strange disease that looks like an STD...Read more

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