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The Best Adaptation Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

Finding a good Adaptation movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Shudder.

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1. Wake in Fright

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, ConTV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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7.0/10
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75/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. November

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72/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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4. The Quiet Earth

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6.8/10
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71/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. NOS4A2

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Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Shudder). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. Creepy

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69/100
Released: 2016
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. But his desire to get to the bottom of criminals’ motives remains, and he does not hesitate long when former colleague Nogami asks him to reopen an old case.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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7. Magic

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68/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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8. Rillington Place

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63/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Sundance Now). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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9. Cold Skin

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63/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A young man who arrives at a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle for his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Dracula

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56/100
Released: 1974
Horror

What it's about: Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Sleepwalkers

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55/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching for their next victim. That search takes them to the sleepy little town of Travis, Indiana, where beautiful teenager Tanya Robertson is about to become an unwilling pawn in their nightmarish fight for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Bad Moon

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Kill Your Friends

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49/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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14. Full Circle

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Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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15. Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

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42/100
Year: 2016-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A unique collection of extraordinary fantastical short stories from the pen of Neil Gaiman, directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. With a score by Jarvis Cocker and starring a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, George MacKay, Rita Tushingham and Kenneth Cranham.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).