Epidemic Cinema: Database of Titles and Disease Vectors




The ADS Epidemic (1987)—HIV/AIDS

And the Band Played On (1993)—HIV/AIDS

The Andromeda Strain (1971)— mutating alien crystalline “virus”

The Andromeda Strain (2008)— mutating alien crystalline “virus”

Arrowsmith (1931)–bubonic plague

Black Death (1992)— bubonic plague

Black Death (2010)— bubonic plague

Blindness (2008)—unknown disease vector

Body Snatchers: The Invasion Continues (1993)—alien seed pods

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)—unspecified plague virus

Children of Men (2006)—infertility virus

The Citadel (1939)—TB: Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Contagion (2011)—mutating virus

Containment (2016)—unknown virus

Cooked: Survival by Zipcode (2019)—extremely high heat

Corona (2020)–Covid-19

Coronavirus Capitalism—And How to Beat It (2020)—Covid-19

Coronavirus: End of the World (2020)—Covid-19

Coronavirus Explained (2020)—Covid-19

Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)—Covid-19

The Cured (2018)—fictitional Maze Virus

The Day of the Dead (1985)—blood-based infection

Deranged (2012)—mutant parasitic horsehair worms

District 9 (2009)—alien spaceship fuel

Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic (2019)—oxycondin, heroin, fentanyl

Doomsday Book (2012)—unknown zombie virus

Dr. Bull (1933)—typhus and unknown paralytic vector

Dr. Erhlich’s Magic Bullet (1940)—syphilis

Ebola Virus Exposed: The Terrifying Modern Plague (2014)—Ebola virus

11th Hour (2006/2008)—hybrid smallpox-tanapox virus

The Faculty (1998)—larval parasites

Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)—avian virus H5N1

Fatal Error (1999)—fictional computer virus

Fields of Gold (2002)—transgenic bacteria (Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

The Final Inch (2009)—polio virus.

Flu (2013)—H5N1 virus

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)—fungal infection

Helix (2014-15)—fictional Vecter virus

The Hot Zone (1994)—ebola virus

The Hot Zone (2019)—ebola virus

How to Survive a Plague (2012)—polio virus

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria (2013)–bacteria

I Am Legend 2007)—mutated measles virus

Infection (2005)—mental telepathy and/or green blood

Inside Italy’s Covid War (2020)—Covid-19

Intimate Contact (1987)—HIV/AIDS

Interrupted Melody (1955)—polio virus

The Invasion (2007)—alien seed pods

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1971; 1978)—alien seed pods

It Stains the Sands Red (2016)—unknown zombie vector

La Jetee or The Observation Deck (1962)—unknown virus

Jezebel (1938)—yellow fever flavivirus

The Killer that Stalked New York (1950)—smallpox virus

Land of the Dead  (2005)—blood-based infection

The Last Days (2013)—agoraphobic pathogen

The Last Man on Earth (1964)—bacterial vampire plague

The Leakers (2018)–Zika virus

Life After People (2008)—no vectors

Lifeforce (1985)–alien kiss

Little Joe (2019)–pollen

Longtime Companion (1990)—HIV/AIDS

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)—fictional Chimera virus

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)–Black Plague

93 Days (2013)—Ebola virus

No Sad Songs for Me (1950)–cancer

The Omega Man (1971)—albino-genic mutant virus

Outbreak (1998)—fictional Motuba virus

Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague (2010): smallpox virus (Red Plague)

The Painted Veil (1934)–cholera bacteria

The Painted Veil (2006)—cholera bacteria

Pandemic (2007)—plague virus

Pandemic (2009)—plague virus

Pandemic (2016)—plague virus

Pandemic (2020)—plague virus

Panic in the Streets (1950)—bacteria (pneumonic plague)

A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America (1998): polio virus

Perfect Sense—fictional SOS (Sensory Olfactory Syndrome) virus

Phase IV (1974)—mutating gene in ants

The Plague (1979)—fictional bacterium M3: The Gemini Strain

Plandemic (2020)—Covid-19

The Polio Crusade (2009)—polio virus

Pontypool (2008)—spoken English words

Rain (2011)—unknown intelligent virus

ReGenesis ( 2004-08)—numerous disease vectors

Resident Evil (2002)—fictional T-virus

Safe (1995)—multiple chemical sensitivity

Screen Talk (2014-20)—fictional airborne respiratory virtus

Sea Fever (2020)—marine parasites

The Seventh Seal (1957)—bubonic plague virus

The Seventh Sin (1957)–cholera bacteria

Shaun of the Dead (2004)—unknown zombie vector

Shivers (1975)—fecal parasites

Smallpox (2002)— smallpox virus

 The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)–Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and Rabies                                        (Rabies lyssavirus)

Street-Talk (2014-20)—fictional respoiratory virus



Sweet as You Are (1988)—HIV/AIDS

Train to Busan (2016)—unknown zombie vector

12 Monkeys (1995)—unknown virus

28 Days Later (2002)—fictional “rage” virus

28 Weeks Later (2007)—fictional “rage” virus

Under the Skin—alien kiss

The Virus: What Went Wrong? (2020)—Covid-19

Virus (1980)—fictional virus MM88

Virus (1995)—plague

Virus (1999)—alien virus

Virus (2019)–Nipah virus

Warm Bodies (2013)—zombie bite

We Heard the Bells: The Influenza of 1918 (2010)–virus

World War Z (2013)—zombie sound-sensitive virus

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