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15 Movies similar to Train to Busan (2016)

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1 World War Z (2013) ★ 7.0

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Jerry Lane, a former UN employee, finds himself in the middle of an epidemic of an unknown virus that turns people into zombies in a matter of seconds. Trying to find an antidote to the virus, Lane travels with his group almost all over the world affected by the epidemic. Now the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and Jerry is his only hope.
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2 28 Days Later... (2002) ★ 7.6

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A group of "green" extremists invade a primate research center and release a monkey infected with a virus of unstoppable aggression from a secret research laboratory. The deadly virus, transmitted through blood in a matter of seconds, causes instant infection and, in contact with any living creature, turns it into a bloodthirsty monster.

Twenty-eight days later, the entire United Kingdom is gripped by a terrible epidemic: many evacuate, others seek safety in the hope of escaping. Those who are lucky enough not to be infected are hiding in an abandoned house with a group of military personnel.

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3 Pandora (2016) ★ 6.7

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After a 6-point earthquake at a nuclear power plant in South Korea, the cooling system of one of the reactors leaks. The plant workers and people in the government are not at all prepared for such an emergency, which leads to a catastrophe of national proportions.

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4 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) ★ 5.4

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Four years after the outbreak of a terrible virus that South Korea could not contain, what is left of the country is under blockade and hordes of zombies are roaming the peninsula. Han Jeong-Seok, an ex-military man who managed to evacuate in his time, is sent from Hong Kong to the restricted area to find a truckload of money. He will have to make his way through a creepy world where, in addition to the danger, people who organize cruel games of survival pose a threat.
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5 Alive (2020) ★ 6.3

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The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation. It is his story.
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6 Seoul Station (2016) ★ 6.2

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Amid busy and indifferent passers-by, a rough-looking homeless man with a bleeding neck-wound finds refuge in bustling Seoul Station. Ignored by everyone, the weary vagabond, who seems to be bitten by something, slowly succumbs to his lethal trauma and dies, only to come back as a ravenous reanimated corpse, attacking and spreading his virulent disease. Now, against the backdrop of a sudden zombie outbreak, three lucky survivors--the teenager runaway, Hye-Sun; her layabout boyfriend, Ki-woong, and her desperate father, Suk-gyu--fight tooth-and-nail to reunite. But, this is only the first night of the unforeseen epidemic, and all hope seems lost. Are the walking dead the only monsters?
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7 Maggie (2015) ★ 5.6

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After weeks of searching for his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Once she was infected by this lethal outbreak that transforms victims into zombies, Dr. Vern Kaplan released her to spend what little time he has with Wade and his family before being completely transformed herself. His stepmother Caroline asks him to take their youngest children out of town while they deal with all these changes happening so quickly around them...

But now it's unclear how much longer there will be left at all when it comes down to taking an ultimate decision about whether or not Maggie lives on as one more zombie roaming across America or if instead he should let nature run its course and do away with humanity once and for all until another cure is created?

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8 I Saw the Devil (2010) ★ 7.8

Taxi driver Kyung-chul came across something he never wanted as soon as he pulled over; an abandoned female motorist stranded in her broken down car with no one else around. He doesn't stop though and goes straight past even when she screams his name out of desperation, knowing that all it would take is just one second more before someone finally stops by (which eventually happens). However this isn’t what makes him look back at her once again after hearing news about another woman found murdered whose head had been cut off and placed under water — Kyung-chul's fiancé Kim Soo.
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9 The Host (2006) ★ 7.1

A squid-like creature terrorized the Han River in 2013, leaving many people injured and a few dead. This monster was likely created through toxic chemicals leaking from an American military base of Yongson's drain six years ago.

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The Man from Nowhere (2010) poster

10 The Man from Nowhere (2010) ★ 7.8

An ex-special agent CHA Tae-shik's only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-shik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. The gang promises to release them if Tae-shik makes a delivery for them, however it actually is a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeon's disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-shik realizes that So-mi's life may also be in danger. Tae-shik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk.
Contagion (2011) poster

11 Contagion (2011) ★ 6.7

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Flu (2013) poster

12 Flu (2013) ★ 6.6

A shipping container with illegal migrants arrives in South Korea from Hong Kong. In the satellite city of Seoul, Seongnam, two bandit brothers open it and find a pile of dead bodies and one survivor, who immediately escapes. In the meantime, the rescuer tries to get to know the pretty doctor he rescued from a crashed car the other day, and accidentally develops a friendship with her young daughter. While the brothers are trying to catch the migrant, unknowingly, the trio spreads a mutated bird flu virus through the Pundan area - the infection is airborne and kills those who fall ill within 36 hours.
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13 Ashfall (2019) ★ 6.2

The volcano on Baekdu Mountain, located in the Chinese-North Korean border has been dormant since 1903. Suddenly without warning it erupted and a team of specially trained professionals from both countries must join forces to prevent disaster for the peninsula by preventing an imminent eruption that threatens their lives as well.
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14 Parasite (2019) ★ 8.6

In the story, a rich man asks his friend to pretend he has qualifications and take over tutoring for his daughter while they're on vacation. The poor lead takes up this offer but is quickly pushed by both parents into dating their teenage crush: each of them fighting with one another until she eventually agrees and things spiral out of control from there. After some bizarre events, the family's lives are changed forever when somebody moves in during their absence.
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15 The Wailing (2016) ★ 7.5

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When a stranger arrives in the little village, mysterious sickness start to spread. The only person who can solve this mystery is policeman John McDermott because he has his daughter on hand and she's been infected with the disease as well.

The Wailing (2016) is on #15 spot of movies related to Train to Busan (2016). The Wailing (2016) was released in 2016, made by Na Hong-jin and has average rating 7.5 in 2022. Main stars of the The Wailing (2016) film are: .

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More about Train to Busan film

Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean drama horror film directed, written and animated by Yong Sang-ho. The film is set during the zombie apocalypse on a Korean high-speed railroad train.

The film premiered on May 13, 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival, out of competition, as part of Midnight Screenings. The film was released in South Korea on July 20, 2016. The film became the highest-grossing film in South Korea in 2016.

Is it worth watching the Train to Busan?

Definitely yes. It's one of the best Horror South Korean films about zombies made in 2018.

What are the best Korean movies similar to Train to Busan?

If you are looking for more Korean Thriller / Horror movies related and similar to this one, here is the list: 1. I Saw the Devil (2010), 2. The Man from Nowhere (2010), 3. The Host (2006), 4. Alive (2020), 5. The Wailing (2016).

Is Train to Busan available on Netflix?

Yes, you can watch this film and other movies about zombies on Netflix and Amazon Prime with your subscription.

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