2. 'Dawn of the Dead' (1978)
This living color sequel to George Romero's black-and-white Night of the Living Dead focuses on a TV reporter (Gaylen Ross), her traffic pilot boyfriend (David Emge) and two SWAT cops (Ken Foree and Scott Reiniger) who hole up in a Pittsburgh shopping mall to protect themselves (Ha!) from marauding zombies. Watching zombies shop is a scene for the time capsule. Besides scares, the movie gives Romero a platform for a scathing satire of the malling of a sexist, racist America.