Movies Like Outbreak
Outbreak is one of the OG disease films that everyone must watch at least once. Even though looking back at it, it isn’t exactly the most accurate depiction of how an outbreak would be handled, it still gave us a very entertaining experience. The movie dealt with an Ebola-like virus that originated in Zaire and made its way to a town in California. This movie came out around the time of the actual Ebola outbreak in 1995 in Zaire. But all you really need to know is that it was an award-winning film! There’s no question as to why you are looking for more movies like Outbreak.
Since the movie was so great, we decided to go ahead and gather up a list of the best movies like Outbreak that you can throw onto your screen and have hours of amazing entertainment. All the films on this list are amazing and will have your eyes glued to the screen. If you have the time we would say to watch every single movie on the list! Though what happens in some of these movies is simply pure fantasy, they still manage to give you that feeling that these things could possibly occur one day as a result of some kind of manmade mistake! Now, just keep on scrolling and check out our incredible selection of movies.
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To kick off our list of the best movies like Outbreak, we have one of the best disease-centered movies ever made! Contagion manages to put real fear into you just because of how realistic it is. Obviously it isn’t 100% accurate with how things would be handled but it’s enough to get you scared.
Contagion Movie Description
After returning home from a trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) doesn’t feel like herself. However, she believes it’s just the jet lag that has her feeling off. Two days later, Beth dies leaving doctors and her husband (Matt Damon) puzzled with no clue as to what killed her. Not long after, others begin to show those same symptoms Beth had. The chaos leads to a global pandemic. As doctors try their best to contain this lethal microbe, a blogger begins to feed the chaos with her blog posts.
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2. World War Z
Up next we have one of the greatest zombie films ever made! One of the most terrifying things that could happen in an outbreak is people turning into flesh-eating creatures! Luckily this is most likely impossible but it does make for some epic movies.
World War Z Movie Description
While stuck in gridlock Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) has his family in the car with him. He senses that something isn’t right and minutes later he realizes his suspicions are right. Chaos erupts all around them. A virus that can spread through a bite has begun to turn people into flesh-eating creatures. This pandemic threatens the survival of mankind with the odds of survival seeming insurmountable. That doesn’t stop Gerry from leading a search across the globe for a possible cure to stop this virus before it’s too late.
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3. 28 Days Later
Is it really a list of movies like Outbreak if it doesn’t have this one on there!? Once again it’s a damn monkey that brings everyone to their knees! Except for this time, the pathogen turns people into zombie-like creatures! This one is a great classic that you need to watch.
28 Days Later Movie Description
A chimp infected with a virus named Rage has been set free by some animal rights activists who have no clue about the virus. A month later, Jim (Cillian Murphy) a biker courier wakes up from a coma. He finds himself alone with no other human to be found around the city. The only life in the city is the zombie-like creatures that have been infected with the Rage virus. While on the run for his life he comes into contact with Selena (Naomie Harris) and Frank (Brendan Gleeson). Together, the three of them attempt to survive the days and try to make it to safety.
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4. 12 Monkeys
This movie has time travel, a mankind killing disease, and Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis, what more could you possibly want!? If you haven’t seen 12 Monkeys then you are really missing out!
12 Monkeys Movie Description
Serving his time in prison in 2030, James Cole (Bruce Willis) may have a ticket out. He has been approached to be a part of a team that will travel back in time to the 1990s. When he is there his job is to gather as much information about a plague that will end up wiping out a majority of the human race. The mission won’t be easy as he only has the help of the crazy Jeffrey (Brad Pitt) and Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) who doesn’t show much cooperation.
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5. I Am Legend
To end our list of movies like Outbreak we have a Will Smith staple! Could you imagine possibly being the last person on Earth with nothing but flesh-eating creatures all around of you!? It would be a nightmare to live in such a world! However, it’s pretty thrilling to watch someone in that situation.
I Am Legend Movie Description
Robert Neville (Will Smith) roams the empty streets of New York City. A man-made plague has turned everyone in bloodthirsty mutants. Robert, once a brilliant scientist, continues to search and work for a cure. All the while he searches for other survivors but it seems like there is no one left but him. Every move he makes is watched by the infected as they wait for him to make one mistake in order to finally kill him.
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