5. ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (2004)
The top modern zombie movie (post-2000), “Shaun of the Dead” incorporates the best of zombie comedy films—with realistic walking dead, ample gore, and fun use of everyday items to fight off zombies (like the famous record-throwing scene)—without getting too silly. Plus, the scene where the survivors “play dead” can serve as a educational film for zombie walk newbies everywhere.
Pictured from left: Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.