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The Best Psychology Movies on Shudder

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

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1. A Tale of Two Sisters

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7.2/10
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84/100
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 watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a subscription service (Shudder, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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2. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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7.0/10
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66/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. In a Glass Cage

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6.8/10
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70/100
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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4. Audition

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7.2/10
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71/100
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 & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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5. Coherence

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7.2/10
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76/100
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 & 3 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, fuboTV & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. The Woman

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6.0/10
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63/100
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 subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Hagazussa

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5.9/10
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58/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Horror

What it's about: In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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8. Castle Freak

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4.3/10
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50/100
Released: 2020
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) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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9. Tourist Trap

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63/100
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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10. Ghostland

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6.4/10
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71/100
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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11. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

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7.4/10
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57/100
Released: 2019
Documentary, LGBTQ

What it's about: Scream, Queen! examines the infamous homoerotic subtext and the special place the film holds in the Nightmare franchise as well as the gay film canon. Partly in thanks to evolving social mores, Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – which was considered controversial at the time of its release – is now being looked back upon with a new appreciation and fondness by horror aficionados and fans of the series.

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. 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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13. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

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52/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly extinct tribe of cannibals is still very much alive.

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

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14. Shrew's Nest

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6.7/10
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75/100
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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15. Ringu

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7.2/10
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69/100
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. Dogs Don't Wear Pants

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6.9/10
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56/100
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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17. Turkey Shoot

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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 (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Kanopy & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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18. Mortuary

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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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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19. Satan's Little Helper

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47/100
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 stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. One Dark Night

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51/100
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 (PlutoTV), 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 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 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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22. Bloodsucking Freaks

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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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23. Pod

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48/100
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), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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24. The Fifth Cord

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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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25. The Noonday Witch

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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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26. Game Over

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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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27. The Spiral

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42/100
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.

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

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