Movies about epidemics and viruses

List of the best movies about epidemics and virus infection, selected by visitors to our site.: Cabin Fever, The Bay, The Crazies, Contagion, Resident Evil, Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Quarantine, The Happening, The Last Days.

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Cabin Fever (2003)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
PlotViruses

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

The Bay (2012)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
PlotViruses, Death, Internet
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told—until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours through people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, webcams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge. What follows is a nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror.

The Crazies (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:37
PlotViruses, Survival, Apocalypse
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

Contagion (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists, Businessmen, Terminally ill
PlotViruses, End of the world, Death, Survival, Cheating
StyleAction, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Resident Evil (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Strong women, Monsters, Mutant
PlotViruses, End of the world, Skirmishes, Apocalypse, Chase, Survival, Computers
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Womens in main roles, Exciting, Tense

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration01:49
CharactersZombie, Nurses
PlotViruses, End of the world, Apocalypse, Survival, Death, Chase, Fear
TimePost apocalypse
StyleHeavy

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.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryGermany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie, Snipers, Scientists, Heroes, Cannibals, Monsters, Mutant
PlotViruses, End of the world, Fear, Supernatural, Martial Arts, Survival, Chase
TimeFuture
StyleHeavy, Exciting

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

Quarantine (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersZombie, Firefighters
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Disturbing, Atmospheric, Heavy

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

The Happening (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:26
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Supernatural, Survival, End of the world
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing, Gloomy

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

The Last Days (2013)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:43
PlotViruses, Apocalypse, Survival, Fear
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

2013; A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest to find Julia, his missing girlfriend, without ever going outside.

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Dominican Republic
Duration01:35
PlotViruses

A group of friends head to a deserted Caribbean island for a surprise overnight bachelor party only to discover that the island isn't deserted. It's actually the home to a secret medical facility. Not only that, there's something wrong with the water surrounding the island...

World War Z (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family, Scientists, Soldier
PlotViruses, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Death, Survival, End of the world
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Doomsday (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Cannibals
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Survival, Political, Chase
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, USA, France, South Africa, Japan
Duration02:28
CharactersZombie
PlotViruses

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.

Inferno (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, Turkey, Hungary
Duration02:03
CharactersDoctors
PlotViruses, Love, Chase, Adventure, Lost memory, Conspiracies
PlaceItaly
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.

Train to Busan (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Family, Soldier, Military, Sisters
PlotViruses, Survival, Apocalypse, Death, Cars
PlaceTrains, Korea
StyleAction, Touching, Depressive, Tense

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

Feral (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersZombie, Lesbians
PlotViruses

A wild animal attacks six medical students on a weekend hike in the woods. One by one, they become infected with a “feral disease,” turning them into rabid, bloodthirsty creatures, and the vacation becomes a nightmare as they fight to survive each other.

Patient Zero (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:25
CharactersScientists
PlotViruses

After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent infected beings, Morgan, a man gifted with the ability to speak the infected's new language, leads the last survivors on a hunt for patient zero and a cure.

Seoul Station (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:23
CharactersZombie
PlotViruses

Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she works as a prostitute in the center of Seoul. Suk-gyu decides to pose as a client to get close to his daughter. But just before the long awaited and dreaded reunion, panic breaks out at nearby Seoul Station. The place is very popular with the homeless of the Korean capital. And one of them, who had died during the day, comes alive again and start attacking and eating another misfortunate. The undead cannibal epidemic spreads like wildfire. The authorities hermetically close off the city center and decide to wait out the end of the outbreak, until there’s no one left…

Pandemic (2016)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersZombie, Scientists, Cannibals
PlotViruses, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceSchool
TimePost apocalypse
StyleHeavy, Tense

In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor who, after the fall of New York, arrives in Los Angeles to lead the hunt for uncontaminated civilian survivors. But nothing can prepare her crack team for the blood-soaked mayhem they are about to witness as they head into the Californian mean streets where everything is considered a trap… From director John (THE SCRIBBLER) Suits, a boundary-crashing, game-changing science fiction thriller featuring non-stop action from a first person shooter perspective, putting the audience in the middle of every fight whilst feeling in control of every punch thrown and shot fired. Welcome to the new model of immersive action thriller for the hardcore video game generation.




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