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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. Carrie

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78/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. A Discovery of Witches

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Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Science-Fiction, Fantasy

What it's about: Closet witch Diana Bishop and centuries-old vampire Matthew Clairmont are drawn into a deadly mystery and forbidden romance when a magical book shows up in an Oxford library.

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV, AMC Premiere & 3 others). 19 episodes (70%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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3. The Walking Dead: World Beyond

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4.2/10
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Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A heroic group of teens sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to find the one man who can possibly save the world.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others). 12 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC). 12 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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4. Manhunter

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7.2/10
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74/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Nosferatu

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7.9/10
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77/100
Released: 1922
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. NOS4A2

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69/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Mystery, Fantasy

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: 20 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, fuboTV, AMC Premiere & 1 other). 13 episodes (62%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BBC America). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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7. Color Out of Space

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6.2/10
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71/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The Gardner family moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard, melts into the earth, and infects both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly colour. To their horror, the family discovers this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches—including them.

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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8. Trickster

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54/100
Year: 2020-2021Seasons: 1
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: An Indigenous teen struggles to support his dysfunctional family as myth, magic, and monsters slowly infiltrate his life.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (The CW). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Sundance Now).

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9. Rillington Place

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63/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Thriller

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, Hoopla & Sundance Now). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. The Invisible Man

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73/100
Released: 1933
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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11. Cold Skin

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63/100
Released: 2017
Science-Fiction, Thriller

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 watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

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41/100
Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 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: 2 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder). 2 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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13. Re-Animator

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74/100
Released: 1985
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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14. Found

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60/100
Released: 2012
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Marty is the ideal fifth grader—he gets good grades, listens to his teachers and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life, the kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it—his big brother is a serial killer!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Shudder).

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15. Heaven Knows What

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A young heroin addict roams the streets of New York to panhandle and get her next fix, while her unstable boyfriend drifts in and out of her life at random.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & The Roku Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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16. Frankenstein

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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17. Night of the Eagle

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Released: 1962
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, and stop that foolishness. He isn't put off by her insistence that his professional rivals are working magic against him, and her protections are necessary to his career and life.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. The Beast Must Die

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Released: 1974Rated: PG
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Fandor, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Nosferatu the Vampyre

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Released: 1979Rated: PG
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, Jonathan's wife, while a plague spreads through the town, now ruled by death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Plex & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Shudder & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Nightbreed

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Released: 1990Rated: R
Fantasy, Horror

What it's about: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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21. Lake Bodom

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Released: 2016
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire story passed from generation to generation. Now, a group of teenagers arrives at the same campsite, hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute. As night falls, it turns out that not all of them are there to play. Tonight… it’s girls against boys. Let the killing games begin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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22. The Shout

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Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric hospital, Crossley tells Graves (a visitor) the tale of a mysterious stranger (also named Crossley) who invades the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. The stranger claims knowledge of real magic, which he uses to displace his host and dominate his wife. The musician must find a way to combat Crossley and his seemingly implacable powers. Graves doubts Crossley's claim that the story is true, and begins to believe that Crossley is actually one of the patients.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix & Shudder) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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23. Let the Corpses Tan

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Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Every summer, Luce, an eccentric 50-something painter, spends her time in a small and isolated township, which lies in ruins in southern France, surrounded by guests. This summer, these guests are Max Bernier (an old flame, author and alcoholic), her current squeeze (a lawyer named Bisorgueil), and three friends of his whom she has yet to meet: Rhino, Gros and Alex. After finishing their shopping in town, these three unknowns attack an armored truck and make off with 250 kg of gold. They then return to Luce's place, counting on her to hide them until the end of the summer... But certain events will throw a spanner in the works, and the hamlet will transform itself into a battlefield over the course of a very long and turbulent day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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24. 0.0MHz

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4.9/10
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49/100
Released: 2019
Drama, Horror

What it's about: The members of a supernatural exploration club called 0.0MHz explores a haunted house to prove the existence of frequencies that attract ghosts.

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

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25. The Golden Glove

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69/100
Released: 2019
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. They Remain

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49/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Two scientists investigate the root of environmental changes and strange animal behavior at a remote site where a cult committed atrocities. The isolated location, the unraveling of their relationship, and the biome itself begin to lead them down a path of doom where primeval forces threaten to consume them. An adaptation of Laird Barron's short story "–30–".

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

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27. White of the Eye

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54/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Verotika

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41/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: An anthology, based on the comics of the same name by Glenn Danzig, in which the erotic and horrific combine to create multiple ghoulish tales of bloodlust, murder, the occult and the forbidden.

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

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29. The Fifth Cord

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Released: 1971
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer who's been targeting people around him, while the police are considering him a suspect in their investigation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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30. Monstrum

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54/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Ancient Korea, 1506. The tyrannical King Yeonsan-gun of Joseon is overthrown by his half-brother Jung-jong, whose reign begins with a blood bath. Over the years, traitors plot against him, sinking the kingdom into chaos. In 1528, frightened rumors come to royal palace, regarding a mysterious creature, known as Monstrum by the peasants.

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

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31. Zombi Child

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53/100
Released: 2019
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Haiti, 1962: A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at the prestigious Légion d’honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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32. Cannibal Holocaust

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Released: 1980Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 3 services (Google Play, Microsoft & Vudu).

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