As part of the hype for Zombieland (which looks several shades more cute and zany than I generally want out of a living dead picture), The Boston Globe lists its top 20 zombie movies of all time.
I'm pretty opinionated on this topic, and yet I have little to quibble with here, mostly because the Globe puts the 1978 Dawn of the Dead at Number 1—where it belongs after years of challenges from running zombies, talking brain-eaters and other needless innovations. (By the way, if you're looking for a critical anthology that's big and heavy enough to use for home defense, get the Black Book of Movies, in which I make the case for Dawn of the Dead as the greatest movie ever made about tactics and also do some beard-stroking about Rocky, Mildred Pierce, The Set-Up, Night Nurse, The Road Warrior and many other crowd pleasers.)
If I had to change anything on this list, I'd probably add one of the Resident Evil pictures, if only because a list like this without Milla Jovovich is like Hamlet without Hamlet. You will no doubt have other refinements you'd like to see. Whole list.