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The Best Movies On Shudder  

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AMC’s streaming service Shudder specializes in all things horror. To save you the time and effort, here are the 100 best movies on Shudder. For just a few bucks a month, subscribers can gain access to Shudder’s original content and acquired titles.

There are so many subgenres in horror. These old and new horror movies on Shudder include creature features, psychological thrillers, paranormal, sci-fi, and even comedy. Yes, films like Night of the Living Deb and Heathers are great examples of comedies on Shudder, and are as scary as anything starring Michael Myers. However, they also manage to be downright hilarious. There are several monster movies on Shudder.

Also not to be missed are the dozens of Shudder originals. The stylish action horror film Mayhem and Tigers Are Not Afraid, along with the documentary Horror Noire, which explores a history of black horror, were especially made to delight and fright scream fans looking for content that they can’t find anywhere else. What are the best Shudder movies? Vote up or down on the list below. This will help determine the scariest movie on Shudder.

You might also like this list of the best science fiction movies on Shudder and the best supernatural thrillers on Shudder.

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence
Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal
This movie is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar ...more
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Tigers Are Not Afraid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas
Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five children attempt to survive the violence of the cartels and the ghosts that are left in its wake.
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Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Troubled Water Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anneke von der Lippe
Troubled Water is a 2008 Norwegian film directed by Erik Poppe. A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole and struggles to build a new life, especially when his past ...more
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Kill Your Friends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Nicholas Hoult, Craig Roberts, Tom Riley
Kill Your Friends is a 2015 British dark comedy crime-thriller film directed by Owen Harris, based on the 2008 novel by John Niven. An A&R man (Nicholas Hoult) working at the height of the ...more
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe
Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being assaulted by three married men and left for dead, a young woman (Matilda Lutz) returns with revenge on her
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Wake in Fright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, John Meillon
Wake in Fright is a 1971 Australian-American thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones, based ...more
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All the Creatures Were Stirrin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite, Jocelin Donahue
All the Creatures Were Stirring is a 2018 American horror film directed by David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry. When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, ...more
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Summer of 84 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery
Summer of 84 is a 2018 horror film directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. After suspecting that their police officer neighbor (Rich Sommer) is a serial ...more
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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence
Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.
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Mandy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache
Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of ravaging cultists and supernatural creatures desecrate his idyllic home with vicious fury, Red ...more
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Keane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Abigail Breslin, Damian Lewis, Amy Ryan
Keane is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan. Set in New York City, it focuses on a mentally disturbed man trying to come to terms with the abduction of his ...more
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Amsterdamned is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Monique van de Ven, Huub Stapel
Amsterdamned is a 1988 Dutch horror movie about a serial killer who hides in the canal system of Amsterdam. The film was directed and written by Dick Maas, and stars Huub Stapel, Monique van de ...more
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Lightning Bug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Laura Prepon, Lucas Till, Hal Sparks
Lightning Bug is a 2004 coming of age drama film. It is the debut film by writer/director Robert Green Hall, an SFX makeup artist known primarily for his work on the TV series Buffy the Vampire ...more
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Open Windows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Sasha Grey, Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell
Open Windows is a 2014 English-language Spanish thriller film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. The film had its world premiere on March 10, 2014, at South by Southwest, and stars Elijah ...more
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Borgman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Alex van Warmerdam, Pierre Bokma, Annet Malherbe
Borgman is a 2013 Dutch thriller film directed by Alex van Warmerdam. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Drafthouse Films acquired US distribution rights to ...more
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Uncle John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Uncle John John Ashton, Alex Moffat, Jenna Lyng
Uncle John is a 2015 American film directed by Steven Piet. John (John Ashton), a respected and well-liked carpenter in his small Wisconsin town, murders local town bully Dutch Miller and while ...more
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Let Her Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Alanna LeVierge, Nina Kiri, Adam Christie
Let Her Out is a 2016 horror film directed by Cody Calahan. After a tragic accident, Helen (Alanna LeVierge) discovers a tumor that is the remnants of a "vanishing twin." Over time, ...more
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The Collector is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth
The Collector is a 2009 horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed by Dunstan. Originally titled The Midnight Man, the script was originally intended to be a Saw ...more
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The People Under the Stairs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer, Bill Cobbs
The People Under the Stairs is a 1991 American horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A. J. Langer, Ving Rhames and Sean Whalen.
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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su
Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more
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Halloween 4: The Return of Mic... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, Kathleen Kinmont
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little and written by Alan B. McElroy. It is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series and focuses ...more
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Grand Piano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton
Grand Piano is a 2013 English-language Spanish thriller film starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. The film is about a once promising pianist returning for a comeback performance, only to be the ...more
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The Void is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers
The Void is a 2016 Canadian horror film directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. A group of people who have been trapped in a hospital by a gathering of hooded cultists soon discovers ...more
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Terrified is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto
Terrified (a.k.a. Aterrados) is a 2017 Argentinian horror film directed by Demián Rugna. When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the ...more