Is Shutter Island on Netflix? Here’s How to Watch in USA

If you are a huge fan of psychological thriller mysteries like me, Shutter Island is a must-see for you. Fans have been wondering if the movie is available to stream on Netflix. Let’s find out.

The sensational movie is based on Dennis Lehane novel

Shutter Island is available to watch on Netflix, but only if you are located in a few specific countries. You can watch it on Netflix in Australia, Canada, France, India, etc. It is not available in the US, Germany, and other countries.

To watch Shutter Island in the US and elsewhere, you need a VPN. A VPN will help you mask your IP address and assign you a new one from a country where the movie is available, like Canada.

This way, you can easily change your Netflix region and unblock your favorite content and this thriller from anywhere in the world. Here’s everything you need to know.

How to Watch Shutter Island on Netflix in USA [Quick Guide]

Follow these steps to watch Shutter Island (2010) on Netflix:

  1. Choose a VPN and subscribe to it. I highly recommend ExpressVPN (30-day money-back guarantee).
  2. Download the VPN application on your device.
  3. Log in and connect to a Canada server.
  4. Go to Netflix and sign in.
  5. Search for the movie and enjoy streaming.


What countries is Shutter Island is available on Netflix?

Shutter Island is only available to stream on Netflix in a few regions like:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • India
  • Hong Kong
  • Belgium
  • Turkey
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Netherlands
  • Mexico

Why do you need a VPN to watch Shutter Island on US Netflix 

Shutter Island is available to watch on Netflix but only in a few countries. It is not available on Netflix in the USA, Germany, etc. To watch the movie from these countries, you need a VPN.

You can watch Shutter Island on Netflix in countries like Australia, Canada, Japan, and a few other locations. It is geo-restricted due to licensing agreements and content distribution rights.

Due to geo-blocks, you will not be able to find the movie in your library, if you are located in a country where it is not officially available to watch. I searched for the movie in the United States, and could not find it.

To unblock the movie on Netflix, and stream it from anywhere in the world, you need a VPN. Using a VPN, you can connect to a server located in Canada to change your IP address and unblock the Canadian Netflix library where the thriller is available to stream.

So, even if you are located in a country where the movie is not available, like the US, Netflix will think you are in another location, thus unblocking a different content library for you, allowing you to watch Shutter Islands on Netflix.

Using a VPN like ExpressVPN or Surfshark with Netflix, you can also watch other movies on Netflix that are geo-blocked such as The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Aquaman, and more.

List of devices you can watch Shutter Island on Netflix with a VPN

You can watch Shutter Island and other content on Netflix with a VPN on the following devices:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • LG WebOS TV
  • Amazon Fire TV, Firestick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

Trouble watching the movie on Netflix with a VPN?

If you are using a VPN, and still cannot find the movie in your library, chances are the VPN is not working. Here are a few things that will help you fix the issue:

  • Connect to a different VPN server to get a fresh IP address, in case your old IP was blocked by Netflix.
  • If you are streaming on your browser, clear cookies and cache from Settings because they usually store information regarding your location.
  • Make sure the VPN is not leaking your true IP address because it could be why Netflix can see your location and you cannot change your Netflix library. 
  • Contact VPN customer support and ask them for a server that is working with the Netflix Canada library.

Shutter Island (2010) Trailer 

In 1954, US Marshall Edward Daniels and his partner Chuck Aule visit the Aschecliffe Hospital for criminally insane people on the Shutter Island, while on an ongoing investigation. They are tasked to investigate the sudden disappearance of a patient, Rachel Solando, who was imprisoned for drowning her three children.

The only clue they have is a cryptic note found in Solando’s room. With no leads and the hospital staff being hostile and uncooperative, Edward starts getting migraines, leading to weird visions and disturbing dreams about his past.

To make matters more confusing, everyone on the island has a different story about the patients and the disappearance of Solando. Some believe the doctors are experimenting on patients, while others warn Edward that it’s all an elaborate game.

Will Edward succeed at solving this puzzle before the island eats him alive?

The thriller is sure to keep you on your toes till the end. You can watch the trailer of Shutter Island here:

Shutter Island Review & Ratings 

Shutter Island has an audience score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has mixed reviews from critics and fans as most consider it “not the best work of Martin Scorsese.”

The interesting thing about Shutter Island is that the final is right in front of your eyes the whole time, but you just weren’t looking close enough. Even then, it hits you so bad, that you just cannot accept it.

It is an interesting phycological thriller movie with a great performance from DiCaprio along with a supporting cast. Even if you have watched the movie a couple of times now, Shutter Island still manages to leave you enthralled.

Shutter Island Cast 

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Edward Daniels (Inception)
  • Mark Ruffalo as Chuch Aule
  • Ben Kingsley as Dr. John Cawley
  • Michelle Williams as Dolores Chanal
  • Emily Mortimer as The Nurse
  • Max von Sydow as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring
  • Jackie Earle Haley as George Noyce
  • Joseph Sikora as Glen Miga
  • Elias Koteas as Andrew Laeddis
  • Robin Bartlett as Bridget Kearns
  • Curtiss Cook as Trey Washington
  • Christopher Denham as Peter Breene


Does Netflix have Shutter Island?

Yes, Shutter Island is available to stream on Netflix. It is currently available on Netflix in Australia, Canada, France, and a few other countries. To watch the movie, all you need is a VPN.

Where can you watch Shutter Island?

You can watch Shutter Island online on Netflix. The movie is streaming on Netflix in Canada, Australia, India, and a few other countries.

Can I watch Shutter Island for free?

You can watch Shutter Island for free with a VPN on Netflix if you already have an account. If you don’t have an account, you will not be able to watch the movie for free because Netflix does not offer a free trial anymore.

There is a limited free version available in Kenya only that you can access with a VPN and try watching the movie.

What are some other movies like Shutter Island on Netflix?

Here are a few similar movies to watch if you love Shutter Island and psychological thrillers:

  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • Memento (2000)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Nocturnal Animals (2016)
  • Identity (2003)
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)


If you are all done preparing for a night full of thrills and psychological crime drama, you will be happy to know that you can watch Shutter Island on Netflix. However, it is only available in a few countries.

To get past Netflix’s geographical restrictions, all you need is a VPN and unblock the movie today. A VPN masks your identity, and while you connect to a server in the UK, you can unblock the library where the movie is available to watch.

Shutter Island is one of the few movies that I can guarantee you will enjoy. Happy bingeing and have fun.

Jack Foster is a tech geek and a binge-watcher with a major interest in streaming. He loves to blog about the latest movies, TV series, all events, and happenings in the steaming and entertainment industry.

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