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The Best Movies On Shudder 

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Updated February 6, 2020 2.6k votes 391 voters 18.6k views 100 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 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.

The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 1 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
Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 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
Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey
Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian independent horror film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman ...more
The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse
The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak. Its plot follows an esteemed New York City composer who relocates to Seattle, where he moves into a mansion he ...more
Behind the Mask: The Ris... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and black comedy directed by Scott Glosserman. It stars Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals and Robert Englund. ...more
Summer of 84 is listed (or ranked) 6 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
Night of the Living Dead... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more
V/H/S is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Drew Sawyer
V/H/S is a 2012 American anthology horror film. It features a series of found-footage shorts written and directed by Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and the ...more
Terrified is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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.
Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Ann Muffly, Raymond Laine, Virginia Greenwald
Season of the Witch (originally released as Hungry Wives) is a 1973 American drama film directed by George A. Romero. The film follows a housewife in suburban Pittsburgh who becomes involved in ...more
Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 12 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, based on the Japanese manga by Garon Tsuchiya. After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh ...more
Threads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Reece Dinsdale, Jane Hazlegrove, David Brierly
Threads is a 1984 BAFTA award-winning British television drama, produced jointly by the BBC, Nine Network and Western-World Television Inc. Written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson, ...more
Ichi the Killer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima
This film is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, written by Sakichi Sato, and based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name. It portrays a story of feuding yakuza gangs ...more
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more
The Others is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley
The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for ...more
Mandy is listed (or ranked) 17 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
The People Under the Sta... is listed (or ranked) 18 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.
A Girl Walks Home Alone ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014 American vampire western film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Arash (Arash Marandi) is caring for his addict father and being harrassed by a drug dealer ...more
Heathers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.
Escape from New York is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States ...more
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 22 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
The Collector is listed (or ranked) 23 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
Horror Noire: A History ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Xavier Burgin. A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film ...more
The Void is listed (or ranked) 25 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