16. ‘28 Days Later’ (2002)
Purists will likely argue against this movie on the technicality that the “zombies” are not really the living dead, but rather virus-plagued monsters. “28 Days Later” nonetheless deserves a spot on the list because of it’s huge influence on the nature of zombie films that followed it. The movie not only popularized the fast-running zombie of many modern films, but was also a good post-apocalyptic survival story to boot.