|Brace yourself for global epidemic and Gwyneth Paltrow without makeup in "Contagion."|
Every few years a new epidemic sweeps the nation, spreading hysteria among the masses -- bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease and this year's contender Ebola. The more you hear about it, the more you're scared. It makes germaphobes looks like geniuses and makes you reconsider ever getting on an airplane or touching anything.
And biological warfare is even more terrifying because there is no fighting it. One minute doctors are experimenting with a new virus, and next thing you know there's a zombie apocalypse. Scared? You should be. But instead of running away, embrace the fear, strap on your breathing mask, and stay inside to watch our top five outbreak movies.
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