George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American director, writer, editor, and actor, best known for his Dead Series of five horror films featuring a zombie apocalypse theme and commentary on modern society.
Romero ranked his top ten films of all time for the 2002 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll (2002), including The Brothers Karamazov, Casablanca, Dr. Strangelove, High Noon, King Solomon's Mines (1950), North by Northwest, The Quiet Man, Repulsion, Touch of Evil, and The Tales of Hoffman. Romero listed the films in alphabetical order, with special placement given to The Tales of Hoffman, which he cited as "my favorite film of all time; the movie that made me want to make movies."
In Breath of Fire, there is a subplot revolving around a town called Romero being plagued by zombies during nightfall (an obvious reference to Romero and his zombie films).
He also wrote a script for Resident Evil, but it was rejected for an unknown reason.
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)
- There's Always Vanilla (1971)
- The Crazies (1973)
- Jack's Wife / Season of the Witch (1973)
- The Winners (1973, television series)
- O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose (1974)
- Martin (1977)
- Dawn of the Dead (1978)
- Knightriders (1981)
- Creepshow (1982)
- Tales from the Darkside (1984, television series)
- Day of the Dead (1985)
- Monkey Shines (1988)
- Two Evil Eyes (1990)
- The Dark Half (1993)
- Bruiser (2000)
- Land of the Dead (2005)
- Diary of the Dead (2008)
- Solitary Isle (TBA)
- Island of the Dead (TBA)