Best Epidemic Movies List

World War Z (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $202.35M

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 189 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Contagion (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $75.64M

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Awakenings (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $52.10M

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

120 battements par minute (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $0.11M

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

The Painted Veil (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $8.05M

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Les témoins (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $0.08M

Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic.

Outbreak (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $67.82M

Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?

Light of My Life (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: null

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.

Perfect Sense (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $0.00M

A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.

Test (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $0.02M

In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

Epidemic (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: null

A film director and a script writer (performed by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel themselves) write a screenplay, in which an epidemic spreads about the whole world. Like the protagonist ...

The Falling (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

Here Alone (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: null

A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has killed much of society, and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.

Blindness (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $3.07M

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

The Invasion (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $15.07M

As a Washington psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

Embers (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 108 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: null

After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.

Gamgi (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 108 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: null

The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country, Byung-woo dies from an unknown virus. Soon after that, ...

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 100 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 32 | Earnings: $0.14M

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Survival of the Dead (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 94 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 43 | Earnings: $0.10M

On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.