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The Best Suspense Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

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

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1. Dogtooth

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7.3/10
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82/100
Released: 2009
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), 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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2. Deep Red

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, Vudu & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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3. Audition

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Cult

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 & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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4. Revenge

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6.4/10
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78/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Jen's romantic getaway with her wealthy (married) boyfriend is disrupted when his friends arrive for an impromptu hunting trip. Tension mounts at the house until the situation culminates in an unexpected way.

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

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5. The Changeling

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: After a tragic event happens, composer John Russell moves to Seattle to try to overcome it and build a new and peaceful life in a lonely big house that has been uninhabited for many years. But, soon after, the obscure history of such an old mansion and his own past begin to haunt him.

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

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6. The Old Dark House

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 1932
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchral Horace Femm and his obsessive, inhospitable sister Rebecca are the group's peculiar hosts. The house also holds surprises - and a brutish mute manservant named Morgan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. The Room

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6.0/10
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69/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Mystery

What it's about: Kate and Matt discover that a part of their house can grant wishes. In the wake of several miscarriages, what they want most is a child.

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

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8. A Bay of Blood

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6.6/10
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Released: 1971Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a dilapidated building on the estate.

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

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9. Wolf Creek

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7.2/10
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64/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama, Horror

What it's about: An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Impetigore

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2019
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A woman inherits a house in her ancestral village, but she's unaware that members of the community have been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued them for years.

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

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11. The Furies

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5.4/10
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62/100
Released: 2019
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A gripping female-driven horror film where a young woman faces her darkest fears with seven other unwilling participants in a deadly game. A game that can only have one winner. The film burrows into universal themes of survival, revenge and redemption, and reveals the darkness lurking within us all.

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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12. Maniac Cop 2

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5.9/10
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59/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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13. The Case of the Bloody Iris

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6.5/10
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52/100
Released: 1972
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A high-rise apartment populated by models, nightclub dancers and call girls becomes the focus of a mysterious serial killer. When a young model named Jennifer and her friend Marilyn move into one of the victims' former apartments, Jennifer becomes the next target and the pair try to identify the killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), 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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14. Born to Kill

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7.2/10
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52/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A haunting exploration of the mind of Sam, a teenager who's on the verge of acting out hidden psychopathic desires.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Sundance Now). 2 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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15. The Pool

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5.5/10
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51/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Left alone to clean up a 6-meter-deep deserted pool, Day falls asleep on an inflatable raft. When he wakes, the water level has sunk so low that he can't climb out on his own. Stuck in the pool, Day screams for help, but the only thing that hears him is a creature from a nearby crocodile farm.

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

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16. The Black Belly of the Tarantula

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6.4/10
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49/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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17. Turkey Shoot

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5.9/10
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47/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Cult

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 (PopcornFlix) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & 2 others).

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18. Parasomnia

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5.2/10
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41/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Laura Baxter is a young woman, literally a "sleeping beauty," who suffers from a medical condition called "parasomnia." A childhood accident victim, she is actually sleeping her life away, awakening briefly on rare occasions. Art student Danny Sloan falls in love with her, unaware that her hospital neighbor, a terrifying mass murderer and mesmerist named Byron Volpe has other, more sinister plans.

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

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19. Therapy

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5.3/10
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40/100
Released: 2016
Crime, Horror

What it's about: Jane and Simon are two young police officers leading a routine investigation following the discovery of hidden video equipment in an abandoned house by a night watchman. But the first filmed images go way beyond a simple holiday movie. The two investigators realize that they have to move quickly if they are to find out what has become of Steven, Stephanie, Olivia, Sam, and Sebastien... before it's too late.

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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20. The Flesh and Blood Show

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5.4/10
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33/100
Released: 1972Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

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

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