Special Report

This Is the Best Zombie Movie of All Time, According to Data

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40. Maggie (2015)
> IMDb user rating: 5.6 out of 10 (43,279 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 32% (11,629 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 60% (135 reviews)
> Director: Henry Hobson

“Maggie” is among the biggest box-office successes in the zombie genre, grossing $457.3 million. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a father who tries to save his daughter from a virus that has turned her into a zombie. Rotten Tomatoes critics felt the movie was “redeemed by strong performances and an unexpectedly thoughtful tone.”

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39. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
> IMDb user rating: 5.8 out of 10 (54,058 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 45% (28,279 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 46% (195 reviews)
> Director: Burr Steers

Jane Austen might recoil in horror over “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a mashup of period movies and zombie flicks. In 19th-century England, a female martial arts expert and an arrogant but prolific zombie-killing gentleman join forces to fight the undead. Rotten Tomatoes critics said the film “manages to wring a few fun moments out of its premise, but never delivers the thoroughly kooky mashup its title suggests.”

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38. Zombies Of Mass Destruction (2009)
> IMDb user rating: 5.0 out of 10 (4,121 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 34% (2,588 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 67% ( 06 reviews)
> Director: Kevin Hamedani

Also known simply as “ZMD,” “Zombies Of Mass Destruction” is a nod to post-9/11 political satire that pleased critics. The plot concerns an Iranian college student and a gay businessman who unite to battle zombie hordes.

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37. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
> IMDb user rating: 5.8 out of 10 (11,637 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 39% (9,608 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 55% ( 11 reviews)
> Director: Brian Yuzna

Another Brian Yuzna entry on the list, “Beyond Re-Animator” didn’t receive the same level of critical acclaim as the Yuzna-produced “Re-Animator” from 1985. In this one, a doctor, who as a boy, had seen his sister killed by a reanimated corpse, looks into the research of the doctor who performed the gruesome experiments.

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36. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
> IMDb user rating: 5.9 out of 10 (14,642 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 40% (15,499 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 55% ( 11 reviews)
> Director: Brian Yuzna

Brian Yuzna, who produced the well-received zombie flick “Re-Animator” in 1985, directed “Return of the Living Dead III.” In the film, a teen uses a chemical developed by the army to bring his dead girlfriend back to life after she was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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