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The Best Animal Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

Finding a good Animal 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 Animal movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Shudder.

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1. Re-Animator

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7.2/10
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79/100
Released: 1985
Comedy, Cult

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 stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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2. 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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3. Better Watch Out

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6.5/10
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75/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. White God

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Phenomena

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6.8/10
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73/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. The Taking of Deborah Logan

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6.0/10
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72/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all.

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

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7. Don't Torture a Duckling

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1972
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are given to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local "witch" Maciara. With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders - city journalist Andrea and spoilt rich girl Patrizia - team up to cracked the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents...

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

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8. A Boy and His Dog

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6.6/10
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70/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War IV, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV, Tubi TV & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV, ConTV & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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9. Creepy

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6.3/10
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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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10. The Serpent and the Rainbow

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6.5/10
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65/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

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

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11. Brain Damage

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6.6/10
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64/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.

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

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12. The Reef

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5.8/10
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64/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Cold Skin

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6.0/10
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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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14. Willow Creek

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5.1/10
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60/100
Released: 2013
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A young couple ventures into the woods to capture footage of the elusive Bigfoot.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. Big Man Japan

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6.3/10
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59/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In this hilarious mockumentary, middle-aged Daisato (Hitoshi Matsumoto) -- a second-rate, third-generation superhero -- annoys his neighbors with the noise and destruction he causes on the job. But a heroic public image is the least of his concerns. Besides defending Japan from bizarre monsters, he must deal with an agent seeking to brand him with ads, a superhero grandfather with Alzheimer's and a family embarrassed by his incompetence.

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

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16. Barking Dogs Never Bite

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7.0/10
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58/100
Released: 2000
Comedy

What it's about: An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

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

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17. Bad Moon

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5.8/10
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55/100
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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18. All the Creatures Were Stirring

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4.9/10
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54/100
Released: 2018
Horror

What it's about: When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, they're treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there's plenty out there to fear this holiday season.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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19. Boar

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5.1/10
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53/100
Released: 2018
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

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5.1/10
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52/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly extinct tribe of cannibals is still very much alive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder).

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21. Pod

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4.4/10
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52/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Independent

What it's about: A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

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

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22. Little Deaths

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4.7/10
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41/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.

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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23. Day of the Animals

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5.4/10
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40/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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24. Madhouse

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5.6/10
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35/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: Julia (Trish Everly, in her only film role), a young teacher for deaf children living in Savannah, Georgia. Julia has horrid memories of her childhood, which was scarred by her sadistic twin sister Mary (Allison Biggers). At the urging of her uncle, Father James, Julia visits Mary, suffering from a severe skin disease, in a mental institution. The meet does not go well, and Mary vows to make Julia "suffer as she had suffered". As their mutual birthday approaches, several of Julia's friends and neighbors begin to die gruesome deaths, some of which committed by a mysterious Rottweiler dog that has some sort of connection to Mary. But is Mary really the killer?

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