A father and daughter trapped in a train amidst a zombie apocalypse, a zombie period action thriller, a scientist using his own immune blood to find a cure for the plague, and survivors of flesh-eating zombie epidemic take refuge in a shopping mall.
Netflix’s ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ follows a zombie apocalypse where Hyosan High School becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak filled with carnage, heartbreak, loss, and thrill. There are a number of shows and films that you may like if you enjoyed watching ‘All Of Us Are Dead’.
The series has garnered global acclaim, becoming one of this year’s biggest successes. With almost every step towards safety, the students are at risk of contracting the Jonas virus that transforms one into flesh-eating zombies, making you want to cover your eyes and not take your eyes off the screen at the same time. As the virus evolves, they morph into half-human-half zombie hybrids. These hybrids are called ‘Halfbies’ in the show.
We’ve compiled a list of shows and movies like ‘All Of Us Are Dead’, find them below:
Train to Busan
Just like ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ mainly sees survivors trapped in a high school striving to get to a safe haven amidst a zombie outbreak, 2016’s ‘Train to Busan’ too follows Seok-woo (Gong Yoo, ‘Squid Game’, ‘The Silent Sea’) and his daughter (Kim Su-an) trapped in a train when a person infected with a virus that makes them flesh-eating creatures enters it, causing a zombie outbreak while they are on their way to Busan.
One of the biggest movies to ever come out of South Korea, the film features Gong Yoo as a father who is too focused on work to spend time with his daughter. Intended as a bonding exercise, Seok-woo takes Soo-an (Su-an Kim) on a fast train from Seoul to Busan on her birthday to see his wife but unfortunately for them, the zombie apocalypse begins during this trip. It is then up to this absentee father to protect his daughter at all costs in the film that instantly made an iconic entry in the zombie sub-genre.
Another reason to watch this movie? It is considered a landmark film in its homeland. The film is even name-dropped in a scene when a group of students are trapped into a classroom and are trying to figure out why people are suddenly turning into these flesh-eating monsters. ‘Train to Busan’ is a film fans of both zombie films and South Korean cinema may like, and if you’ve already watched ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ this one is a must-see film!
Find ‘Train To Busan’ on Amazon Pprime Video: HERE
Find ‘Train To Busan’ on Netflix: HERE
‘Kingdom’ is set in the medieval era of the Joseon Dynasty. It takes place in Korea from the 14th to the 19th century and follows Prince Chang Lee (Ju Ji-hoon). The Prince becomes heir to the crown. As news arrives that the current king has died, the Prince must embark on a dangerous mission. He must investigate a mysterious epidemic that has reached the kingdom, just like the detective in ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ races to find an antidote for the Josan virus.
In ‘Kingdom’, the sick become infected. Upon investigation, Chang Lee discovers that there is a real threat that endangers the future of the kingdom: zombies, which means he must now face numerous challenges to save his people from this seemingly endless epidemic. He vows to fight whatever happens and teams up with a group of survivors. They accompany him as he looks for a solution to the ongoing problems. One of the first South Korean productions of the genre on Netflix, the show became so successful that it branched out.
It also has a 92-minute spin-off called Kingdom: Ashin of The North. This is a prequel to the first season. The series is presented beautifully with excellent and nice-looking set pieces. This thrilling ride of a series drips in Asian culture and effortlessly blends political drama with a thrilling action plot, It is similar to how ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ doesn’t just revolve around the students stranded in a school but also follows other groups of people as well as politicians and the military in a zombie apocalypse.
Find ‘Kingdom’ on Netflix: HERE
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Army of The Dead
Just like the zombie virus mainly spreads in Hyosan as the survivors are evacuated to quarantine centers and other safe zones, Zack Snyder’s (‘Justice League,’ ‘Dawn of the Dead’) ‘Army of the Dead’ takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins. The city is walled off from the rest of the world. Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada). He comes with the ultimate proposition. It is to break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone.
Yup, if you enjoy seeing fictional characters fight their way through a dangerous journey then this is a killer watch, as Scott is to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours (the nuking bit might remind you of a heartbreaking part of ‘All Of Us Are Dead’). The wand is driven by the hope that the payoff could make it easier for him to reconcile with his estranged daughter Kate (Ella Purnell, ‘Yellowjackets’). Scott then takes on the challenge. He assembles a ragtag team of experts for the heist.
Find ‘Army of The Dead’ on Netflix: HERE
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Dawn of the Dead
Because the Hyosan High School became ground zero for the Jonas Virus (which turns one into zombies), those at the school become helpless with no one to rescue them. Hence, they move from different parts of the school, moving from one place to another, hoping they get rescued or that they make their way to a safe haven. In the 2004 film ‘Dawn of the Dead’, survivors of an epidemic that causes the infected to turn into flesh-eating zombies take refuge in a shopping mall.
In addition to battling the undead, they also have to tackle problems from within, like when problems within the group at Hyosan High arose regarding the choices they make, their safety, and one of the vilest characters on the show – an elitist snobby teen (who thinks she is better than everyone because of her wealth) kills Gyeong Su who doesn’t come from an affluent background like hers.
Find ‘Dawn of the Dead’ on Netflix: HERE
World War Z
A former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane unexpectedly finds himself racing against time to investigate and halt a virus that turns humans into zombies when a lethal virus, spreading through a single bite, turns healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. Although the Jonas virus in ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ doesn’t wipe out the world or South Korea at that, there is a similarity between ‘World War Z’ and ‘All Of Us Are Dead’.
As All Of Us Are Dead’s Song Jae-ik (Lee Kyu-hyung), the detective of Hyosan Police Station rushes to find Lee Byeong-chan’s laptop – hoping there is an antidote for the virus, similarly when the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Lane leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to prevent its spread in ‘World War Z’.
Find ‘World War Z’ on Amazon Prime Video: HERE
The Walking Dead
Inspired by the comic book series of the same name written by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead‘s story takes place in a post-pandemic scenario. A virus has wiped out nearly the entire global population.
It has turned them into zombies. Throughout its many seasons, the audience witnesses the struggle of a group of survivors to stay safe in this zombie-infested environment. It is similar to what happens in ‘All Of Us Are Dead’, as we watch the different characters struggle and are constantly in a situation where they could be infected, and if not the whole world, the virus quickly spreads in Hyosan.
In ‘The Walking Dead’, they prefer to call the infected ‘walkers’. The series has been nominated for several awards. This includes the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series.
Rick Grimes is the main character of the story. Grimes is played by Andrew Lincoln, who takes on the role of a cop who wakes up from a coma. He encounters this bleak scenario with his sole reason for moving on is to find his wife Lori and son Carl. Both of them are still alive alongside a group of survivors. One of the survivors includes Rick’s former patrol partner and best friend Shane Walsh.
Find ‘The Walking Dead’ on Netflix: HERE
28 Days Later…
‘All Of Us Are Dead’ follows different groups of people such as the detective teams up with the YouTuber Orangibberish, a man nicknamed ‘Seoul University’, an infant as well as a toddler to get to safety, while two groups join one another in hopes they find a safe haven. The 2002 film ‘28 Days Later…’ sees a group of people attempt to cope with the aftermath – four weeks after a mysterious virus spreads throughout the UK.
Starring the ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Cillian Murphy, Paddington 2’s Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris (‘Skyfall’, ‘No Time To Die’, ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’) and more, in this movie, a group of misguided animal rights activists frees a caged chimp infected with the “Rage” virus from a medical research lab, the victims of which turn into zombie-like creatures.
London bike courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma a month after only to his city all but deserted and stumbles upon a group of survivors, including Selena (Naomie Harris) and cab driver Frank (Brendan Gleeson), while on the run from the zombie-like victims of the Rage. He joins them on a perilous journey to what he hopes will be safety.
Find ’28 Days Later…’ on Hulu: hERE
I am Legend
The zombie apocalypse in ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ ties back to a dangerous virus (Jonas virus) by science teacher Lee Byeong-chan whereas the Will Smith 2007 film ‘I Am Legend’ sees Smith as Robert Neville, a brilliant scientist, and the last human survivor of a man-made plague in the whole of New York. This plague transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants and he wanders alone through New York City, calling out for other possible survivors.
Neville works on finding a cure for the plague using his own immune blood and knows he is badly outnumbered, that the odds are against him. The plague in Will Smith’s film does not consume the whole world, just like the Korean ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ wherein the virus is limited to a region.
Find ‘I am Legend’ on Amazon Prime Video: HERE
Netflix’s ‘#Alive’ is a modern-day zombie story identical to ‘All Of Us Are Dead. It is an intense film in which a lone video game live streamer remains trapped inside his apartment. This might ring some bells in your head as the live-streamer Oh Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) is trapped in there while a horrible zombie outbreak overcomes his city and he watches in horror from his balcony.
Like the teenage survivors in ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ are stranded without any food or water, Alive’s Oh Joon-woo too begins to lose access to all utilities. These include the internet, phones, and even water. Watch ‘#Alive’ to find out how long the video game live-streamer can survive on his own?
Find ‘#Alive’ on Netflix: HERE
One of the things that resonate well with the audience of ‘All of Us Are Dead’ is the way certain characters learn to grow. Even in their most desperate hour, the characters become willing to sacrifice themselves for the people they care about, with one of them being Park Hee-Su (Lee Chae-Eun). If you remember her, she’s the teenage girl who goes to the nurse’s office when a student who has contracted the Jonas virus is brought in there.
Hee-Su then quietly gives birth to a newborn baby at a park. She decides against abandoning the baby when she sees the world has descended into madness due to the growing virus. The teenager then desperately defends the infant against the swaths of infected. She continues to do this until she finds a safe haven to hide in.
Thankfully, she even manages to protect the baby against herself after she winds up being bitten. If Hee-Su’s plot hits home for you, there is a great chance that you’re going to really like the 2017 horror drama ‘Cargo’. Set in Australia, the film takes us into the aftermath of a violent pandemic that is devastated by a viral infection. It turns ordinary people into monsters within 48 hours of infection and at the center of the story is a man named Andy (Martin Freeman).
Andy manages to protect his family from the initial outbreak. This works for some time by sticking to his houseboat. However, he has to venture onto the land to protect his baby daughter, and just like we mentioned earlier – how some characters will do anything or make sacrifices to make sure another is safe, Andy’s determination to shield her from the horrors of this new world is truly riveting. This movie is a must-see.
Find ‘Cargo’ on netflix: HERE
Z Nation begins three years into the zombie apocalypse. It wiped out most of the population and the show’s story revolves around a group of survivors. They are led by Lt. Roberta Warren and are transporting Murphy. Murphy is the only known survivor of a zombie bite and his blood carries the antibodies for the ZN1 Virus. He is transported from New York to the world’s last working virology lab Centers for Disease Control research lab in California to use his blood to make vaccines for the zombie virus.
They do this with the help of Citizen Z, from the NSA’s Northern Light listening post in the Arctic Circle. ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ too sees the survivors make a perilous journey towards their safety from the classroom, to the classroom, to an auditorium, gymnasium, a building under construction, and more.
Find ‘Z-Nation’ on Netflix: HERE
Set in the “Z Nation” universe, six weeks into the zombie apocalypse, Rose loses her daughter Anna in Netflix’s Black Summer’. She then embarks on a perilous journey to get her daughter back just like Lee Cheong-san’s mother, On-jo’s father – So-ju and the group do to make sure their loved ones are safe.
While Rose begins the journey, she finds herself thrust in a group of survivors from North America, and together they have to survive through the most deadly summer of the apocalypse. A life-threatening summer in the new hostile world makes the group make difficult decisions to escape death and survive.
Find ‘Black Summer’ on Netflix: HERE
‘Daybreak’ is a Netflix series revolving around 17-year-old Canadian secondary schoolboy Josh Wheeler (Colin Frost). Wheeler is looking for his missing British sweetheart Sam Dean (Sophie Simnett) in a post-apocalyptic California and finds himself in a group of misfits. This includes 10-year-old arsonist Angelica and Josh’s previous school bully Wesley. The seventeen-year-old attempts to survive among the gangs of abhorrent athletes.
In addition to this, cheerleaders are turned into warriors, and grown-ups are transformed into zombie-like animals called Ghoulies, and the mysterious Baron Triumph, among whom Josh must survive. Similarly, the group of students who survive the Jonas Virus in ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ are in a constant tussle with a school bully Gwi-nam until the end (Yoo In-soo) who in the words of Dae-su “never dies” (since he is a Halfbie.)
Find ‘Daybreak’ on Netflix: HERE