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The Best Monster Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

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

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1. The Host

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7.0/10
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79/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature and he and his family are taken into custody by the military, who fear a virus spread by the creature.. In detention, Gang-du receives a phone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead, merely trapped in a sewer. With his family to assist him, he sets off to find Hyun-seo.

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

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2. Creepshow

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6.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

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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3. Channel Zero

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7.2/10
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71/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A horror anthology series inspired by “Creepypasta” online tales.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (Syfy & YouTube). 17 episodes (71%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder). 6 episodes (25%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Monsters

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6.4/10
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70/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an infected zone. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures," while a journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Monsters Nightmares, Shudder & Warriors Gangsters) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. John Dies at the End

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6.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Monsters Nightmares, Shudder & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Q

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6.1/10
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59/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: New York police are bemused by reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work ex-con is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Showtime, Shout Factory TV & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

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52/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The action-packed and captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family.

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

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8. Digging Up the Marrow

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5.8/10
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50/100
Released: 2015
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A documentary filmmaker turns his lens on an enigmatic conspiracy theorist who claims he's found the entrance to a vast underground city populated entirely by monsters.

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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9. C.H.U.D.

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5.6/10
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47/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Horror, Independent

What it's about: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them.

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

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10. From the Dark

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4.9/10
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41/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: The story centers on a young couple on a road trip through the Irish countryside who encounter an ancient force of evil.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

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4.8/10
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41/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they're forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the token they pinch has a devilish imp who makes their lives a living hell.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Full Moon & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

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5.3/10
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38/100
Released: 1972
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Dr. Frankenstein is left for dead in the woods. His daughter, Dr. Vera Frankenstein, hunts for his attacker: Dr. Cagliostro, a mad scientist who’s created a race of human-animal hybrids.

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