Movies about epidemics and viruses

Movies about epidemics and viruses
List of the best movies about epidemics and virus infection, selected by visitors to our site.: Contagion, Cabin Fever, Cabin Fever, Cargo, Pandemic, 93 Days, 10 Cloverfield Lane, World War Z, The Bay, The Last Days on Mars.

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

Genre
Country
Contagion (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46

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.

Cabin Fever (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

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.

Cabin Fever (2016)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

In this grisly remake of the 2002 horror hit, five college chums rent an isolated woodland cabin for a party. But their fun quickly ends when the group is exposed to a hideous flesh-eating virus, and survival becomes the name of the game.

Cargo (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration02:19

After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.

Pandemic (2016)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

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.

93 Days (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryNigeria

Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and TIFF Rising Star Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama star in director Steve Gukas’ riveting real-life thriller about courageous health-care workers in Lagos battling the Ebola outbreak of 2014.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

World War Z (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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.

The Bay (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

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 Last Days on Mars (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:38

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:45

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

The Flu (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:02

A case of the flu quickly morphs into a pandemic. As the death toll mounts and the living panic, the government plans extreme measures to contain it.

Retreat (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

Daybreakers (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:34

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save humankind.

Black Death (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
Duration01:38

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

I Am Legend (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

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.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration01:49

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.

Blindness (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryBrazil, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:01

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Carriers (2009)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back roads of the American West to the pounding beat of a vacation soundtrack. Their aim is to retreat to secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic and survive the apocalyptic disease. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal the fate of each of them in an inexorable and horrifying voyage of hell through a western landscape populated by only the hideous dead or the twisted living.

Thirst (2009)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:13

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, Sang-hyun is torn between faith and bloodlust, and has a newfound desire for Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), the wife of his childhood friend.

28 Weeks Later (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:40

In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

Outbreak (1995)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.

Resident Evil (2002)
Duration01:40

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.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Duration02:09

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Locked Down (2021)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

During a COVID-19 lockdown, sparring couple Linda and Paxton call a truce to attempt a high-risk jewellery heist at one of the world's most exclusive department stores, Harrods.

School's Out Forever (2021)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

No sooner has 15-year-old Lee Keegan been expelled from his private school than an apocalyptic event wipes out most of the world's population. With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school. But safety and security at St. Mark's School for Boys is in short supply. Its high walls can't stop the local parish council from forming a militia and imposing marshal law, while inside the dorms the end of the world is having a dangerous effect on his best friend and his unrequited crush on the school nurse isn't helping him concentrate on staying alive.

Only (2020)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

After a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all of the women in the world, a young couple's relationship is severely tested. They hide out (from both the illness and the savages who hunt the remaining women) in their over-sterilized apartment. Ultimately the duo escapes their self-imposed quarantine to head to the wilderness.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13

In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.

Blood Red Sky (2021)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryGermany, USA

A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. In order to protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the inner monster she has fought to hide.




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