Love 'The Last of Us?' 18 Apocalyptic and Zombie Movies and Shows to Watch Next

If you can't get enough of 'The Last of Us,' add a few of these shows and movies to your to-watch list.



The Last of Us has become the latest must-see TV show, with its powerful depiction of post-apocalyptic life after a dangerous fungus infects most of civilization. But if you can't get enough of creepy zombies or creative ways to wipe people off the planet, there are a ton of great movies and TV shows just a click away.

Check out a few of our favorites that hit the same notes—whether you're looking to up the creep factor or even find a post-apocalyptic comedy to enjoy.

Zombie Movies and TV Shows

Zombies have been employed in movies and shows in all kinds of delightfully diabolical ways—whether they drag along or zip at superhuman speeds.

All of Us Are Dead

What happens when zombies hit a high school? Last year's top-rated Netflix show, All of Us Are Dead, gives us a horrifying glimpse, filled with emotional tearjerkers, grisly zombie gore, and crazy turning scenes that will make your jaw drop (can we take a moment to appreciate the insanely flexible zombie extras?)

Watch on: Netflix


This Netflix predecessor to All of Us Are Dead takes place in a more medieval setting (16th-century Joseon, to be exact), but the special effects are nowhere near medieval. The story follows the Prince of Joseon, who attempts to investigate the "mysterious illness" plaguing the King, only to realize he's turned into a freaking zombie! As all zombie infections do, it spreads, and he finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly epidemic, all the while trying to stop his political opponents from seizing the throne. It's the political thriller-zombie horror fusion you never knew you needed.

Watch on: Netflix

World War Z

Brad Pitt helps investigate what brought on a surge of terrifyingly fast zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.

Watch on: Paramount+

Black Summer

The structure of Black Summer is a bit atypical (albeit good) in that it shows disjointed, out-of-order timeline vignettes that eventually come together into a cohesive storyline. It features a whole lot of interesting characters, but fair warning that you really shouldn't get too attached to any of them.

Watch on: Netflix

The Walking Dead

A zombie roundup simply wouldn't feel complete without this classic series, which wrapped its story in late 2022. Serving up horror, tears, laughs, and more with each episode, the show follows a group of survivors fighting their way through the treacherous, zombie-infested remains of what was once the United States. You can binge your way through the entire 11 seasons of Walking Dead now.

Watch on: Netflix

Night of the Living Dead

If you haven't watched the horror classic, now's the time to get acquainted, as a strange burst of radiation turns the newly dead into zombies that feast on human flesh.

Watch on: HBO Max, Paramount+

Train to Busan

You've probably heard this movie reference scattered throughout All of Us Are Dead. Undeniably South Korea's top zombie flick of all time, it revolves around a man and his estranged daughter who become trapped on a speeding train during a rapidly spreading zombie outbreak in South Korea. Blood and gore aside, it's also packed with a lot of heart as the family tries to mend their broken relationship whilst fighting for survival—tears will most definitely ensue.

Watch on: Tubi, Pluto TV

Warm Bodies

Want to quench your inner romantic and zombie craving in one go? Based on the famous book (which, BTW, is hands-down the most emotional and beautifully worded story about a raging zombie apocalypse you'll ever read), the plot revolves around a mentally astute zombie named R who can experience people's memories when he eats their brains. R falls in love with a human, and becomes more human himself in the process. If the survivalist and romance aspect isn't enough to keep you captivated, R's dry sense of humor and quirky perspective on life definitely will.

Watch on: Peacock

Game of Thrones

Hear us out: The White Walkers—who appear on the show from very first scene— are the Westeros version of zombies. This may be the perfect show to watch if you want a lot of intrigue (and a healthy dose of sex, violence, and dragons) to go with your undead.

Watch on: HBO Max

Apocalyptic Movies and TV Shows

The end of the world makes for epic storytelling—and these post-apocalyptic stories are definitely worth a watch (or a rewatch).

Station Eleven

Ten years after a virus decimates the world's population, a band of artists travels to bring Shakespeare and music to the small pockets of survivors in this artful adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel's best-selling novel.

Where to watch: HBO Max

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

If you want a story that takes you to the brink of apocalypse time and time again, look no further than the girl who "saved the world a lot. " Buffy (and her crew of friends) are constantly battling demons, vampires, and yes—even zombies, once—to help stave off the constant threat of apocalypse that comes from living on a Hellmouth. (Bonus: Look out for The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal as a fellow college student in Buffy's 4th season.)

Watch on: Hulu

A Quiet Place

Creepy creatures that hear and attack at the tiniest noise prey on the last remaining humans (including Emily Blunt and John Krasinski as a couple both off and onscreen) in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. (Its sequel is also available on Paramount+ too!)

Watch on: Paramount+


Pixar's award-winning story imagines a world destroyed by commercialism—and a plucky little robot who discovers there's still life on Earth to save.

Watch on: Disney+

The Stand

Horror master Stephen King's vision of the end of the world gets a full series and an all-star cast, including Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, and Alexander Skarsgård.

Watch on: Paramount+


This ultra realistic pandemic tale may hit a little close to home, with its depictions of a deadly airborne virus and governmental attempts to quell the panic and stop the virus in its tracks. It features stars like Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow taking various roles in stopping (or spreading) the virus.

Watch on: HBO Max

The Last Man on Earth

Will Forte is (he believes) the last person on earth after a virus wipes out everyone else—until a few other survivors show up.

Watch on: Hulu

The Road

This poignant adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road has plenty of parallels with The Last of Us, as a father and son attempt to journey toward the sea in a bleak, post-apocalyptic world.

Watch on: Pluto TV, Tubi

Don't Look Up

Stars galore—including Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Cate Blanchett—star in this sharply satirical look at how an apocalypse could happen. Lawrence and DiCaprio play scientists who discover a comet hurtling directly toward Earth that could kill the entire planet, and find that the President and other leaders aren't taking it seriously.

Watch on: Netflix

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