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Movies Like Contagion

It’s hard to remember the last time there was a good disease-related movie. That is until Contagion came out in 2011. It captured everything that made us love this genre of movies – the fear of death, the horror of being surrounded by diseased people, and having no idea who will be next. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and compiled an epic list of the best movies like Contagion that you will undoubtedly enjoy. So keep scrolling and choose which film or films you’ll be binging next. 

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Our Top Picks For The Best Movies Like Contagion
  • Children Of Men
  • Train To Busan
  • World War Z
  • I Am Legend
  • It Comes At Night
  • Outbreak
  • 28 Days Later

1.  World War Z

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World War Z Movie Description

Stuck in gridlock, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family are quickly going to come to the realization that the world as they know it is coming to an end. The city has erupted into chaos when a virus which spread through a single bite begins to ravage its way through the world. It turns perfectly healthy people into savage flesh eating monsters. This pandemic threatens the last of humanity and in order to stop it, Gerry leads a worldwide search for a possible cure.

2.  Train to Busan

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Train to Busan Movie Description

During a zombie outbreak in South Korea, a man becomes stuck on a train with his daughter as they try and make their way to her mother. However, it becomes increasingly more likely that they will never make the trip with these flesh eating monsters surrounding them.

3.  Outbreak

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Outbreak Movie Description

An outbreak occurs in a small California town after an African monkey with a deadly virus is smuggled into the U.S. In order to contain the spread, a team of doctors and disease experts are brought in. It isn’t long before the military becomes involved causing even more chaos.

4.  Children of Men

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Children of Men Movie Description

After the last born child dies, infertility now threatens the existence of mankind. Theo Faron (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely man who may just save humanity. When a pregnant woman mysteriously appears, Theo and his estranged wife must work together to protect and get this woman to safety in order to give mankind a fighting chance.

5.  It Comes at Night

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It Comes at Night Movie Description

Only a few survivors remain after a mysterious apocalypse wipes out most of humanity. A pair of families have become forced to share home in a tense truce to keep out the evil outside. However, it quickly becomes apparent the real danger lies inside the homes walls.

6.  28 Days Later

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28 Days Later Movie Description

After a chimp which is infected with the Rage virus is released by a group of animal rights activists, humanity quickly falls to its knees. Not long after, Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a month long coma. He quickly realizes his city has been deserted and is left only with zombie like creatures. Now on the run, Jim comes across a small group of survivors. Together they attempt to make their way through deadly situation in hopes of finding safety.

7.  I Am Legend

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I Am Legend Movie Description

Being one of the last survivors of a manmade plague that turns humans into bloodsucking monsters, Robert Neville (Will Smith) a brilliant scientist spends his days walking through New York City searching for any other living soul. Robert also attempts to find a cure using his own immune blood but has had no luck so far. With the odds him surviving begin to dwindle, the infected wait for him to make a fatal mistake to finally make their move.


The movies we’ve listed up top are what we believe will provide you with the perfect experience if you’re looking for movies like Contagion. However, we understand that 7 movies is probably not enough entertainment for you! So, down below we’ll be listing all the contending movies that barely didn’t make it to the list above. So if you’re done with our top pick, then these should be next on your watchlist.

20 More Movies Terrifying Movies Like Contagion

  • The Road (2009)
  • Bird Box (2018)
  • Maggie (2015)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • Carriers (2009)
  • 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  • Cargo (2017)
  • The Last Days (2013)
  • Light Of My Life (2019)
  • Seoul Station (2016)
  • Maze Runner (2014)
  • The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
  • Overlord (2018)
  • The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
  • Deranged (2012)
  • The Happening (2008)
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971)
  • Blindness (2008)
  • Quarantine (2008)
  • Virus (1999)
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