Japanese zombie movies

List of the best Japanese zombie movies selected by visitors to our site: Resident Evil: Vendetta, #Alive, 009-1: The End of the Beginning, Life After Beth, Dawn of the Dead, One Cut of the Dead, The Mummy, I Am a Hero, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, The Empire of Corpses.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, detective, anime
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Viruses, Conspiracies
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Creepy

BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersZombie, Streamers
StyleSerious, Disturbing

As a grisly virus rampages a city, a lone man stays locked inside his apartment, digitally cut off from seeking help and desperate to find a way out.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, cartoon, crime, anime
CharactersZombie, Spy, Terrorists, Cyborgs, Androids
PlotChess, Death, Weapon, Dreams, Human trafficking

Marking the 75th anniversary of his birth, Shotaro Ishinomori's classic spy heroine manga "009-1" has been adapted into a live-action motion picture for the first time ever.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, comedy, melodrama
PlotLove, Death, Supernatural
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Black humor, Creepy

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, France
CharactersZombie, Nurses
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Viruses
TimePost apocalypse

A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, comedy, short
CharactersZombie, Actors
PlaceJapan, USA, Abandoned houses
StyleAction, Fascinating, Black humor

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned Second World War Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Japan, United Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Kings, Horses, Gods
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Mummies
PlaceAircraft, Egypt, Pyramid, London, Tomb
StyleUnexpected ending

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, action
CharactersZombie, Artists
StyleBy manga

Hideo Suzuki is a 35-year-old mangaka assistant, whose life seem to be stuck around his exhausting but low-paying job, unfulfilled dreams, strange hallucinations and unsatisfying relationships. He sees himself as a supporting character in his own life, has low self-esteem, resulting in frustration. One day, the world as Hideo knows it is shattered by the presence of a disease that turns people into homicidal maniacs, whose first instinct is to attack and devour the nearest human.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China
PlotEnd of the world, Viruses
TimePost apocalypse

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, cartoon, anime
CharactersZombie, Samurai, Scientists
Time19th century
StyleAction, Steampunk, Fascinating, Tense, Gothic

The story of The Empire of Corpses takes place in 19th century Europe, and revolves around John Watson. He is scouted by the government to become a secret agent- However, Watson lives in a world where "Frankensteins"- human corpses that are re-purposed with a false soul in order to use them as laborers- are used to improve industrial development.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Hired assassins, FBI
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Justice
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Creepy

Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic
PlotApocalypse, Supernatural, Saving the World

Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Friends
PlotApocalypse, Martial Arts, Friendship, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Pyramid, Asia
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Two Japanese friends accidentally kill their boss and dump his remains in Black Fuji, a mountain/landfill hybrid. This leads to poor results when the chemicals of the landfill mix with the corpse (and many other corpses) to give rise to a zombie infestation in Tokyo.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersZombie, Mutant, Fish
PlaceVillage, Japan, Asia
StyleLight, Fancy, For men, Disturbing

Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her sister Ai, who was tormented by high school bullies, pretty young karate student Megu accompanies a group of older friends on a camping trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Také, big-boobed model Maki, and nerdy Naoi. Things start to go badly when Maki finds a parasitical worm inside a fish they catch – and wolfs it down alive, in the hope that it’ll help keep her skinny! Soon after, and not so unexpectedly in situations like this, zombies show up and begin to complicate things further. After they’re attached by a crowd of poop-covered undead who emerge from an outhouse toilet, the group seeks refuge at the home of strange Dr. Tanaka and his daughter Sachi. But unbeknownst to them, Tanaka has been conducting experiments on the parasites—and the zombies!—and has another fate in mind for the five strangers from the city.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, drama
PlotLove, Virtual Reality, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceIslands, Japan, Asia
StylePsychological problems, By books, Gloomy, Serious, By manga

Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect of a comatose patient's mind, Koishi tries to find out why Atsumi tried to kill herself, and to bring her back to consciousness. He enters her subconscious, and is told to find a picture of a plesiosaur she drew when she was a child. It turns out that a childhood incident buried in their past will bring their minds together.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersZombie, Teens, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Internet, Ghosts, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone's suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada. Kashiwada's intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, detective
CharactersZombie, Teens
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceJapan, Hospitals
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Creepy, Disturbing

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters pursue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, musical
PlotDancing, Life, Death, Fate, Family life
PlaceMountains, Japan, Hotels
StyleFancy, Black humor

The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a famous sumo wrestler, dies while having sex with his underage girlfriend and the grave behind the house starts to fill up more and more.

Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersZombie, Teens, Friends, Losers
PlotBasketball, Volleyball, Friendship, Baseball, Rivalry
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CharactersZombie, Samurai, Gangsters, Yakuza
PlotSupernatural, Hostage, Chase, Insomnia

Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the forest come back from the dead, with the assistance of the evil Sprit that has also come back, come back from ages past, to claim his prize. The final standoff between Light and Dark has never been so cunning, so brutal and so deadly. This is where old Japanese Samurai mysticism meets the new world of the gangster and the gun. Gruesome, bloody and positively bold.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Samurai, Monsters, Ninja
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Karate, Supernatural
PlaceJapan, Asia

In an unknown place and unknown time, a lone Samurai known only as Grave thirsts for the ultimate battle.

Markimdb: 5
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersZombie, Vampire
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to dawn -- and, along with a few others, he is charged with cleaning out the basement. This task strikes the workers as simple enough, but then, as they proceed deeper underground, they encounter an unspeakable monstrosity intent on devouring them all.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, comedy, crime
CharactersZombie, Yakuza

Hiroya Munakata (Sho Aikawa) is the leader of the yakuza group Munakata-gumi. After 10 years since the big fight, Hiroya Munakata's non blood-related younger brother Takashi (Shingo Tsurumi) is released from prison, but Takashi’s daughter, Hyuga (Maika Yamamoto) says she does not want to meet her father and runs away from home. Hiroya, Takashi and Hiroya’s subordinate Shinya (Red Rice) go to Zeni Island where Hyuga is headed to. Something they never expected is waiting for them.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy
CharactersZombie, Samurai, Dragons, Ninja, Demons
PlotApocalypse, Martial Arts, Gambling

A medieval Book of the Dead is discovered in the catacombs that run under a small town strip club. When one of the desperate strippers raises an army of the undead, the rest of the strippers must kick some zombie ass to save the world.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Teens, Heroes, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

Tough-as-nails vampire hunter Derek Bliss is on the hunt for "suckers" in the heart of Mexico when he receives a new assignment from a mysterious client. Thrown together with a group of slayers, including sexy Zooey, who may or may not be one of the undead. Derek and company are up against a growing number of fast-moving, bloodthirsty vampires and their elusive and powerful leader.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersZombie, Mutant
PlotSupernatural, Curses
StyleDepressive, Disturbing

Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in desperation he steals her liver from her body in order to recieve the mitochondria from it to resurrect his wife from the dead. The killer mitochondria takes the form of his assistant.

Markimdb: 3.6
CharactersZombie, Nurses

A strange virus turns 90% of the world population into Lust eating Zombies. However, in Akihabara, Japan, some males were found to be uninfected. These men team up with the Zombies to go after the flesh and blood of surviving young women to fill their lust. The women survivors must fight to survive in an apocalyptic Japan.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Japan, Italy
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Special agents
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceSchool, Islands, Ships, Beach
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Monsters, Doctors, Heroes
PlotLove, Survival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Disturbing

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Italy
CharactersZombie, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Weapon
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.