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The Best Adaptation Movies on Shudder

Finding a good Adaptation movie 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 of all time streaming on Shudder.

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1. Color Out of Space

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6.2/10
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67/100
Released: 2020
Action & Adventure, Drama

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 $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Cold Skin

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6.0/10
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60/100
Released: 2017
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

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 popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Invisible Man

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7.7/10
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66/100
Released: 1933Rated: PG
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 stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Monstrum

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6.1/10
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68/100
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 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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5. Zombi Child

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6.0/10
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52/100
Released: 2019
Comedy, 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 stream on a subscription service (Shudder & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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6. Re-Animator

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7.2/10
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84/100
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 (fuboTV, 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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7. Nightbreed

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6.6/10
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63/100
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 & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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8. Lake Bodom

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5.2/10
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62/100
Released: 2016
Drama, 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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9. Let the Corpses Tan

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6.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Action & Adventure

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 popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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10. Frankenstein

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5.1/10
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50/100
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, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Verotika

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1.9/10
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40/100
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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12. 0.0MHz

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4.9/10
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45/100
Released: 2019
Comedy, Drama

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 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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13. The Beast Must Die

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5.8/10
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50/100
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 popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. The Fifth Cord

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6.6/10
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50/100
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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15. Full Circle

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6.3/10
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48/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

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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16. Better Watch Out

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6.5/10
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69/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

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 (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV, Shudder & 1 other) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Cannibal Holocaust

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5.9/10
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63/100
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 & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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