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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Best Romero-style Zombie Films: What 163 published online rankings say the top 10 Romzoms of all time are

Welcome to our Reel Fives pre-launch movie rankings for Romzoms, or Romero-style zombie movies. After conducting research, our Reel Fives team has found 163 published zombie movie rankings (listed at the bottom of this post). For each list, we have taken the zombie movies they ranked as their top five and included them in Reel Fives' top zombie movies list. Then, in turn, we ranked our top zombie movies list based on how many lists of top five movies each zombie movie made. In other words, Reel Fives' pre-launch zombie movie rankings are based on the top movies through aggregation of published zombie movie rankings.

The reason we have the Romero-style zombie movie romzom genre is that we feel that the zombie movie watching experience is different for these specific types of movies and they tell a very similar story through different points of view. When watching a zombie movie, many people expect it to follow the Romero-style zombie movie; however, the broad zombie movie category also includes possession-based zombies, fast and intelligent zombies (28 days later, Return of the living dead), and zombies in the context where apocalypse is neither imminent, never happened, or not even a real threat. We include this genre because not only did George Romero essentially create the modern zombie movie, but he also has been such a prolific director in the zombie genre through the 6 current entries in his Dead series (listed in ranked* order: Night of the Living Dead (1968, 69%), Dawn of the Dead (1978, 63%), Day of the Dead(1985, 10%), Land of the Dead (2005, 2%), Diary of the Dead (2007, 1%), Survival of the Dead (2009, 0%)) that there is a well-defined reality that is consistent through his movies.

However, the Romero-style zombie movie sub-genre, just like its parent genre (zombie film), is complex, as there are slight inconsistencies with movies that fit into it. For example, some movies might feel and look like a Romero-style zombie movie but might contain nuanced departures, such as requiring dying from a zombie bite in order to become a zombie (which Romero's dead series does not follow). Therefore, the list here constitutes films that depict a zombie world consistent with Romero zombies. For this reason, unlike other zombie sub-genres, identifying romzoms took a great deal of care given the specific rules that need to be, at least loosely, followed. The way we have thought of it is as if the movies were simply the story followed by the Romero zombie movies as viewed by other characters or at different places in time. For example, Fido, which is a zombie comedy, made our top 10 Romero-style zombie movie rankings. This movie depicts a point in time after the apocalypse, where zombies were domesticated. Since the idea of zombie domestication began with Romero's Day of the Dead (1985) it is consistent with the Romero story. It is surprising how many zombie movies did not enter into this sub-genre. While some of the top movies make this category, overall the rankings for the top romzoms (Romero-style zombie movies)  are scattered throughout the overall rankings and have a (relatively) gradual descent in percentages. 

We understand that some of movies fitting into this zombie sub-genre and the movie rankings for Romero-style zombie films are up for debate. So if you agree, disagree, or believe that we might be missing a movie here that is included in Reel Fives' top zombie movie list or zombie movie rankings, please let us know through commenting below. Part of our objective in creating this site was to be able to attain a clearer picture of what movies constitute the existing film genres and sub-genres. Although we usually present the top 5 movies in the Reel Fives pre-launch movie rankings, given that George Romero holds several spots in romzoms (Romero style zombie movies) we are including the  zombie movie rankings for the top 10 romzoms to introduce variation.

This is the last zombie sub-genre we are covering under the zombie genre, in which we also included top five classic zombie movies and top five zomcoms (zombie comedies). Next on the Reel Fives pre-launch zombie movie rankings will be the complete list of top zombie movies ranked. 

Reel Fives pre-launch top 10 Romzoms

1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 69% 
Director: George A. Romero
Budget: $114,000
(Watch on Amazon)





2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 64% 
Director: George A. Romero
Budget: $500.000
(Currently not streaming: Order from Amazon)





3. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 60% 
Director: Edgar Wright, 
Budget: 4,000,000 GBP
(Watch on Amazon)






4. Zombieland (2009)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 29% 
Director: Rubin Fleischer
Budget: $23,600,000
(Watch on Amazon)






5. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 28% 
Director: Zack Snyder
Budget: $28,000,000
(Watch on Amazon)





6. Zombie/ Zombir 2/ Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 18% 
Director: Lucio Fulci
Budget: 410,000,000 ITL
(Watch on Amazon)




7. Day of the Dead (1985)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 11% 
Director: George A. Romero
Budget: $3,500,000
(Watch on Amazon)





8. Fido (2008)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 4% 
Director: Andrew Currie
Budget: $8,000,000
(Watch on Amazon)







9. Land of the Dead (2005)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 3% 
Director: George A. Romero
Budget: $16,000,000
(Watch on Amazon)





10. Dead Set (2008 TV Mini-Series)
Percent of  tops fives in which it appears: 2% 
Director: Yann Derrange
(Currently not available on Amazon)











 Here is the list of 163 zombie movie rankings lists: 
Paste Magazine(their top 15 zombie movie rankings)
Boston(their top 30 zombie movie rankings)
Cultured Vultures(their top 15 zombie movie rankings)
Rolling Stone(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Games Radar(their top 30 zombie movie rankings)
The Ghost Diaries(their top 40 zombie movie rankings)
Ew(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
Movieweb(their top 16 zombie movie rankings)
Day of the zombie(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
Watch Mojo(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Fandango(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
What Culture(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Filmschoolwtf(their top 100 zombie movie rankings)
Sky(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
the top tens(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
wptz(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Standard(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Ask men(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Zombie Place(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
Cheat Sheet(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Flick Chart(their top 100 zombie movie rankings)
All Womens Talk(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Ebay(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
India Today(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Hell Horror(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Mubi(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
The Script Lab(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
The Richest(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Franks Reel Reviews(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
IGN(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Fire movies(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Daily Dead(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Camel clutch blog(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
CNN(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Hero clix world(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
The biggest zombie fan ever(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Kooz top 5(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Heavy(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Ranker(their top 456 zombie movie rankings)
Doodle(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Zombie Rama(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Horror Fox(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Scifinow(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
Mulligans spew(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Movie Moron(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Culch(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Top teny(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
What movies should i watch(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Zombies for breakfast(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Paper droids(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Swollen Pickles(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Frequency(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Best horror movies(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
fogs movie reviews(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
List verse(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Listal(their top 17 zombie movie rankings)
u'th time(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
access hollywood(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Journal Star(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Scary Website(their top 30 zombie movie rankings)
The inevitable zombie apocalypse(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Funk's house of geekery(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
gbhbl(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
about entertainment(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Al(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Top 10 filme(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
reel world theology(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Yahoo(their top 8 zombie movie rankings)
Moe at the movies(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Orlando Sentinel(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Lansing state journal(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Showtime showdown(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Pumpy Shumpy(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Complex(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
401AK47(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
My five best(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
i09(their top 13 zombie movie rankings)
Teen(their top 7 zombie movie rankings)
Malaysian digest(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Plug-in(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
The lake today(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Taste of cinema(their top 14 zombie movie rankings)
The robot's voice(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Pop crunch(their top 14 zombie movie rankings)
Flick sided(their top 8 zombie movie rankings)
Retro crush(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
Hub pages(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Bug my day(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Imdb(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
ihorror(their top 15 zombie movie rankings)
Beyond the gore(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Sharon Stevenson(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Mavin Media Guru(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Bad movie nite(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Alle top 10 lijstjes(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
movie pilot(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Horror Homeroom(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
XGN(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Film Enthusiast(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
List Land(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Survivalist Family(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
The Herald(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Love Horror(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
ABC news point(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Superga Cinema(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Enlighten me(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Sundance TV(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Planet terror(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Red flost(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Faveable(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
The sky has fallen(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
viral luxury(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Haunted House(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
stylus magazine(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
top tention(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
criminal element(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Berkeley Place(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
its only a movie(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Zombie planet(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
cultoid(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
movie scene(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
list entertainment(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
ehow(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
spot(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
supermaw(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
topito(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
amog(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
bluechat(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
forbes(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
mandatory(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
jarvis city(their top 50 zombie movie rankings)
top list guru(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Tune(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
listosaur(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
scene-stealers(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
the celebrity cafe(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
the movie waffler(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
atomica(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
nerdbastards(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
cinema nerdz(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
addicted to horror movies(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
CBS philly(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
maxviral(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)

Reality Speaks(their top 100 zombie movie rankings)
Next Level Gamer(their top 100 zombie movie rankings)
Howcast(their top 8 zombie movie rankings)
View Kick(their top 6 zombie movie rankings)
Chicago Reader(their top 5 zombie movie rankings)
Mirror(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
AsheVille Zombie Walk(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Buzzfeed(their top 16 zombie movie rankings)
Paper street cinema(their top 25 zombie movie rankings)
List Challenges(their top 50 zombie movie rankings)
Movie Pilot(their top 11 zombie movie rankings)
Movies Drop(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
Digital Spy(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
Hollywood(their top 15 zombie movie rankings)
MRQE(their top 36 zombie movie rankings)
Listly(their top 10 zombie movie rankings)
Horror Movies(their top 15 zombie movie rankings)
Rant Hollywood(their top 20 zombie movie rankings)
about entertainment(their top 30 zombie movie rankings)
92 profm(their top 250 zombie movie rankings)

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