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The Best Classic Movies on Shudder

Finding a good Classic 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 Classic movies of all time streaming on Shudder.

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1. Nosferatu

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7.9/10
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73/100
Released: 1922
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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

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2. Halloween

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7.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital – until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighbourhood to relive his grisly murder again…and again…and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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8.1/10
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72/100
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), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Kanopy & 2 others) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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4. The Invisible Man

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67/100
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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5. Night of the Living Dead

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74/100
Released: 1968Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, fuboTV & 7 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz, Epix & Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Viy

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7.4/10
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60/100
Released: 1967
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Microsoft).

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7. Cat People

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63/100
Released: 1942
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.

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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8. The Old Dark House

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Released: 1932
Horror, Thriller

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 $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. The Body Snatcher

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7.3/10
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58/100
Released: 1945
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Edinburgh, 1831. Among those who undertake the illegal trade of grave robbery is Gray, ostensibly a cab driver. Formerly a medical student convicted of grave robbery, Gray holds a grudge against Dr. MacFarlane who had escaped detection and punishment.

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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10. Re-Animator

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69/100
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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