Zombie movies as we know them today owe their roots to the classic 1968 movie Night of the Living Dead by the revered George A. Romero. It is a must see for anyone who loves films - not just zombie film lovers. Prior to this zombie movies were not a genre as such - and digging around you can only really classify the 1932 film White Zombie and Revenge of the Zombies from 1943 as being zombie movies. It is not essential to have Zombie in the film title of course, but that often tends to be the way. in 1978 Romero continued his vision with Dawn of the Dead and reinforced his place in history as the definer of modern zombie movies. Many films were produced in the 1980s which defined common zombie rules, such as how to become a zombie and how zombies can be killed. Once these rules became established more zombie movies were made.
Zombie films are not just for zombie fans of course. There have many successful zombie movies, and the trend for most film makers is not to make the movies too scary, but to have a light hearted edge to them - a genre knowns as zombie comedy or zomedy. Good reference points of such zombie comedies are Shaun of the Dead and the hugely popular Zombieland.
What is the best Zombie movie ever made is a tricky question to answer. You could start with the zombie films on this page of course, and get to watch a few to see which genre you like best. It is interesting to note that zombies have come to be portrayed as either re-animated corpses or mindless human beings. While zombie films generally fall into the horror genre, some cross over into other genres, such as comedy, science fiction, thriller, and of course romance. More Zombie movies are being made all the time.
Zombies need love, and that's why we're here. Imagine being in a relationship with someone who also enjoys zombie movies. You can see if there any zombie movie lovers near you by following the button on the bottom right of this page.