The dead walk: Our 10 favorite zombie movies
How does Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' measure up to the classics?
1. 'Shaun of the Dead' (2004)
Why does "Shaun" end up on the top of our list, even above the movies that inspired it? When Team HitFix votes for these galleries, we do so blindly. We tally the votes and take into account the placement on each list, and it seems that "Shaun" was the one place where everyone agreed. In some ways, it seems perfect because "Shaun" is more than just a comedy set in a George Romero world. It's a summation of the genre, a story that comments on zombie films while also taking the emotional journey of the characters seriously. It's a miracle of tone, and the raw energy on display from director Edgar Wright and his stars, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, is just amazing. Bonus points for the perfect use of a Queen song.