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The Best Psychology Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

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

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1. 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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2. A Tale of Two Sisters

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7.2/10
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Released: 2003Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.

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

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3. The Canal

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Released: 2014
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A man who suspects his wife is cheating on him begins having nightmarish visions of an evil presence that he believes inhabits his house.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), 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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4. Audition

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Released: 1999Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Fandor, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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5. In a Glass Cage

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Released: 1987
Horror, LGBTQ

What it's about: A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.

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

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6. Borgman

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Released: 2013
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence unleashes a crowing gallery of distortion around the careful façade constructed by an arrogant, comfortable couple, their three children and nanny.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Shudder, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Coherence

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Released: 2013Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Philo & 4 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Woman

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Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.

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

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9. 3 from Hell

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Released: 2019Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

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

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10. Tourist Trap

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Released: 1979Rated: PG
Cult, Horror

What it's about: After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural mannequins.

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

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11. Super Dark Times

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67/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Shudder, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Open 24 Hours

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station. The isolation triggers her anxiety and hallucinations, with devastatingly gory results.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. Ghostland

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange . . .

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. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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Released: 1920
Crime, Fantasy

What it's about: Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Fandor, Kanopy & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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15. Ringu

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Released: 1998
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. Son

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57/100
Released: 2021
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Having escaped from a cult as a child, a mother must face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight-year-old son, David. Now the two are on the run pursued by a detective determined to save them both. Since his aborted kidnapping something has changed in David and the boy has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Following her maternal instincts to save him, his mother commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but is losing the battle. Soon, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.

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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17. Possum

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Released: 2018
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: A disgraced children’s puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.

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

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18. Castle Freak

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Released: 2020Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news: her long-lost mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in rural Albania. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious events begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel the secrets of her family’s history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.

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

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19. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

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Released: 1982Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death to anyone who comes between her and her obsession. But the investigating detective is convinced that Billy is the real killer - and determined to prove it. Madness and fanaticism work together to drag all concerned into a terrifying vortex of blood-letting that adds a nightmarish twist to the classic Oedipus story.

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

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20. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

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Released: 2019
Documentary, LGBTQ

What it's about: A retrospective look at A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and the life of its lead actor, Mark Patton.

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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21. The Untamed

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Released: 2016
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Desperate to flee but consumed by fear, Alejandra, a young mother and working housewife, is trapped in a violent and unsatisfying relationship with her husband, Angel. She leans on her brother Fabián for support, but he has secrets of his own. All of their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the mysterious Veronica. She convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems... something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.

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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22. One Dark Night

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56/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers.

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

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23. 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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24. Dogs Don't Wear Pants

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Released: 2019
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Juha has lost his wife in an accident. Years after, he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.

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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25. Mortuary

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52/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Christie Parson has constant nightmares of her father's death whom died in a swimming pool. Christie's mother thinks it was an accident, but Christie believes in was murder. Christie then see's an unknown figure dressed in a cape following her and harassing her. But still nobody believes her, until her boyfriend sees the figure himself. The figure hides in the town mortuary which is owned by Hank Andrews and his demented son, Paul and both are trying to form rituals to bring back Dr. Parson's spirit. But who is this figure and why is he harassing Christie?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. Turkey Shoot

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5.9/10
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56/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the near future, after an unspecified holocaust, survivors are herded into prison camps. There, they are hunted for sport by the leaders of the camp. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined not to go down as quietly as the others.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, IMDb TV & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Kanopy & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & Vudu).

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27. Satan's Little Helper

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5.3/10
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55/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A naïve young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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28. Shrew's Nest

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6.7/10
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61/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and drags himself to their door. Someone has entered the shrew's nest... perhaps he'll never leave.

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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29. Hunted

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5.3/10
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53/100
Released: 2021
Mystery, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A woman flees two serial killers who are hot on her heels in a forest.

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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30. Bloodsucking Freaks

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4.8/10
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52/100
Released: 1976
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

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. The Fifth Cord

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6.6/10
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53/100
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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32. Game Over

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6.4/10
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54/100
Released: 1990
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to save himself and his granddad, leaving much of his childhood innocence behind.

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

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33. The Noonday Witch

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5.2/10
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46/100
Released: 2016
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A story of Eliska and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house with the 'father away on business', as the mother claims. After the lie is disclosed, their relationship begins to wither. At that time, the mythical Noonday Witch begins to materialize. She is coming closer and closer and the question is poised: is the danger real or is it all in the mother's crumbling head?

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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34. Pod

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4.4/10
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49/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

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 (Tubi, Vudu, IMDb TV & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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35. The Spiral

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6.6/10
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44/100
Released: 1978
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In what appears to be an inexplicable incident, a man drives up to a resort hotel in midwinter, throws away his car keys, enters, and proceeds to agitate everyone he meets with his urgency -- a message he is somehow unable to communicate. Then he leaves, disappearing in the snow. Later, the people he appeared to have upset have gathered to search for him and find him frostbitten, but alive. Visiting him at the sanatorium to which he has been taken, they gradually discover what was really happening.

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