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The Best Movies On Shudder

Updated October 12, 2020 4.5k votes 483 voters 24.0k views100 items

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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 original films. 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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  • 26
    All Cheerleaders Die
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    All Cheerleaders Die

    Bonnie McKee, Jesse Hlubik

    Released2001

    Directed byDick Sivertson, Lucky McKee

    All Cheerleaders Die is a 2001 film written and directed by Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson.
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    Tigers Are Not Afraid
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    Tigers Are Not Afraid

    Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López

    Released2019

    Directed byIssa López

    Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five... more on Wikipedia
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    Take Shelter
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    Take Shelter

    Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon

    Released2011

    Directed byJeff Nichols

    Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and... more on Wikipedia

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    Night of the Living Dead
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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George... more on Wikipedia

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    Child's Play
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    Child's Play

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks

    Released1988

    Directed byTom Holland

    Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Witch in the Window
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    The Witch in the Window

    Arija Bareikis, Alex Draper

    Released2018

    Directed byAndy Mitton

    The Witch in the Window is a 2018 American horror drama film directed by Andy Mitton. When... more on Wikipedia
  • 32
    Don't Look Now
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    Don't Look Now

    Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie

    Released1973

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Don't Look Now is a 1973 independent British-Italian film directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is a... more on Wikipedia

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    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
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    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin

    Released1994

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead is a 1994 horror film and the second sequel to Phantasm, also... more on Wikipedia
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    You Might Be the Killer
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    You Might Be the Killer

    Fran Kranz, Alyson Hannigan

    Released2018

    Directed byBrett Simmons

    You Might Be the Killer is a 2018 American "meta" comedy horror film directed by Brett... more on Wikipedia
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    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
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    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein

    Released2006

    Directed byScott Glosserman

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and... more on Wikipedia

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    Demons
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    Demons

    Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi

    Released1985

    Directed byLamberto Bava

    Demons is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento,... more on Wikipedia

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    Maniac
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    Maniac

    Caroline Munro, Tom Savini

    Released1980

    Directed byWilliam Lustig

    Maniac is a 1980 American exploitation slasher film directed by William Lustig and written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Resident Evil
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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed... more on Wikipedia

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    Let Us Prey
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    Let Us Prey

    Liam Cunningham, Bryan Larkin

    Released2014

    Directed byBrian O'Malley

    Let Us Prey is a 2014 horror film written by David Cairns and Fiona Watson and directed by...
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    Hellboy
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    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair

    Released2004

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Satan's Slaves
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    Satan's Slaves

    Tara Basro, Bront Palarae

    Released2017

    Directed byJoko Anwar

    Satan's Slaves is a 2017 Indonesian horror film written and directed by Joko Anwar. In 1981, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 42
    C.H.U.D.
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    C.H.U.D.

    John Goodman, Daniel Stern

    Released1984

    Directed byDouglas Cheek

    C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas... more on Wikipedia

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    The Awakening
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    The Awakening

    Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton

    Released2011

    Directed byNick Murphy

    The Awakening is a 2011 British horror film directed and co-written by Nick Murphy, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    A Christmas Horror Story
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    A Christmas Horror Story

    William Shatner, Zoé De Grand Maison

    Released2015

    Directed byGrant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan

    A Christmas Horror Story is a 2015 anthology horror film directed by Grant Harvey, Steven... more on Wikipedia
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    Compliance
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    Compliance

    Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd

    Released2012

    Directed byCraig Zobel

    Compliance is a 2012 drama thriller film written and directed by Craig Zobel.

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    Threads
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    Threads

    Reece Dinsdale, Jane Hazlegrove

    Released1984

    Directed byMick Jackson

    Threads is a 1984 BAFTA award-winning British television drama, produced jointly by the BBC,... more on Wikipedia

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    Dust Devil
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    Dust Devil

    Robert Burke, Chelsea Field

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Stanley

    Dust Devil is a 1992 horror film written and directed by Richard Stanley. A woman, while on... more on Wikipedia
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    Dark Water
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    Dark Water

    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata

    Released2002

    Directed byHideo Nakata

    Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of Ring and... more on Wikipedia

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    13 Assassins
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    13 Assassins

    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho

    Released2010

    Directed byTakashi Miike

    13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese samurai film directed by Takashi Miike and is a remake of... more on Wikipedia

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    Flowers in the Attic
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    Flowers in the Attic

    Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher

    Released1987

    Directed byJeffrey Bloom

    Flowers in the Attic is a 1987 psychological horror film starring Louise Fletcher, Victoria... more on Wikipedia

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