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1. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

5.8
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Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Oto Brezina, Joe Coleman, Bob Dunsworth, Harvey Fisher

Votes: 861

2. H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.4
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Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Tony Jay, Harold Schechter, Thomas Cronin, Marian Caporusso

Votes: 1,403

3. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

6.4
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73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 6,467 | Gross: $0.05M

4. 1973 (2005)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.5
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This dark documentary can be seen as three separate stories of people united by two themes: they were born in 1973 in Mexico City, and their lives were, to different extent, destroyed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Antonino Isordia | Stars: Alejandro Cota, Rodolfo Escogido, María Fernanda Ramos Macín

Votes: 43

5. Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

6.0
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A living victim's personal journey through one of the most unique serial killer cases in U.S. History - the BTK murders, as told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levitz | Stars: Charlie Otero, Gary J. Caldwell, Dennis Rader, Frank Axtolis

Votes: 211

6. Bazaar Bizarre (2004)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

3.9
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In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Meade | Stars: James Ellroy, Roger Coleman, Albert Reiderer, Troy Cole

Votes: 203

7. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,244

8. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

Votes: 728

9. Witness to Jonestown (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Terri Buford, Tim Carter, Bob Flick, Hue Fortson Jr.

Votes: 144

10. Pieces of Jonestown (2010)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

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The video is of the empty field in Guyana that used to be Jonestown, where the Peoples Temple massacre occurred in 1978, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. The audio is composed... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Oldenburg | Stars: Carlton Daniels, Wilfred Jupiter

11. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

105 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 574

12. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 712

13. Iconoclast (2010)

233 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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Boyd Rice may well be the only person alive who's been on a first name basis with both Charlie Manson and Marilyn Manson. His career has spanned more than three decades, during which time ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Wessel | Stars: Allison Anders, Margaret Ann, Blanche Barton, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 167

14. Charles Manson Superstar (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolas Schreck | Stars: Charles Manson, Nikolas Schreck, Zeena Schreck, James N. Mason

Votes: 340

15. Cease to Exist (2007)

84 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

7.2
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"Cease To Exist" explores the music motive to the Manson murders and uncovers Charles Manson's relationship with Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson and record producer Terry Melcher.

Director: Ryan Oksenberg | Stars: Colin Moneymaker, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson

Votes: 56

16. Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary

8.0
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Former FBI agent John Douglas, the inventor of criminal profiling, leads a journey into the minds of the 20th Century's most notorious killers, including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer.

Stars: Larry Gene Bell, David Berkowitz, Lee Brown, Jeffrey Dahmer

Votes: 113

17. America's Serial Killers: Portraits in Evil (2009– )

Not Rated | 300 min | Documentary, Crime

6.7
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Wars have terrorized entire populations for thousands of years. The American West was home to ruthless killers who were idolized in fiction and folklore. Evil evolved to a hideous new form ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Kimball, Paula Adler, Len Castor, Reginald Clifford

Votes: 114

18. Murder: No Apparent Motive (1984)

75 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Documentary about serial killers and FBI Behavioral Sciences Profilers. Interviews with Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy as well as crime victims and law enforcement officials. Includes some Dramatic Recreations.

Director: Imre Horvath | Stars: Robb Webb, Imre Horvath, John Brotherton, Joan Ranquet

Votes: 86

19. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles, Nick Broomfield, Cannonball, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,127

20. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 5,291 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.

Director: Sean Buckley | Stars: Richard Morgan, Melanie Porter, Jennifer Franks, Deane Hughes

Votes: 371

22. Serial Killers (1994 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: David Berkowitz, Kenneth Bianchi, Ted Bundy, Angelo Buono

Votes: 86

23. Murder Hotel: The Story of America's First Serial Killer (2005 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about H.H. Holmes who was a famed serial killer in the mid 1800s. He had a whole murder castle built specifically for that purpose. He spent nearly a decade hiring and firing ... See full summary »

Director: David Monaghan | Stars: James Garrett, Joe Kozenczak, David Canter, Brian Williams

Votes: 29

24. The Diary of Jack the Ripper: Beyond Reasonable Doubt? (1993 Video)

79 min | Documentary

7.3
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Directors: Martin Howells, Chris Short | Stars: Tom Baker, Michael Barrett, Paul Begg, Steve Brauner

Votes: 66

25. Jack the Ripper: An On-Going Mystery (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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A new look into the mysterious serial killer: Jack the Ripper.

Directors: Brian J. Kelly, Virginia Williams | Stars: Martin Kemp, Robert Lindsay, Chris Cardno, Anne Flosnik

Votes: 26

26. Death Diploma (1987)

50 min | Documentary

6.5
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Documentary on notorious US murderers. Includes Charles Manson and his family, Kenneth Bianchi "The Hillside Strangler", Henry Lee Lucas, and Otis Toole. Has some interview footage and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Vieira | Stars: Joseph Campanella, Kenneth Bianchi, Stephen R. Kay, Henry Lee Lucas

Votes: 31

27. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,425

28. Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 1 (1993 Video)

27 min | Crime, Documentary

7.1
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Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Harold Wells, Mark Essex, John Wayne Gacy, James Oliver Huberty

Votes: 9

29. Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 3: Psychos and Mass Murderers (1992 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: David Berkowitz, Dean Corll, Juan Corona, John Wayne Gacy

Votes: 6

30. Murderers, Mobsters and Madmen: The Lady Killers (1992 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Harold Wells, Ted Bundy, Cheryl Crane

Votes: 7

31. Murderers, Mobsters and Madmen: Hollywood Police Blotter (1992 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Crime

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Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Clark Gable, Ted Healy, Sal Mineo, Ramon Novarro

32. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,640

33. The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer (1992 Video)

115 min | Documentary

7.3
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Stars: Jeffrey Dahmer, E. Michael McCann, Gerald P. Boyle, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 59

34. Case Reopened (1999– )
Episode: The Zodiac (1999)

Documentary

8.5
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Director: P.K. MacCarthy | Stars: Lawrence Block, Michael Butterfield, Robert Graysmith, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 21

35. Collectors (2000)

80 min | Documentary

6.7
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America is drawn to the macabre handiwork of the serial killer. From best sellers to movies and television, there is an insatiable appetite for serial killer related material. Enthusiasts ... See full summary »

Director: Julian P. Hobbs | Stars: Tobias Allen, Joe Coleman, Wayne Henley, Harold Schechter

Votes: 47

36. Sobhraj, or How to Be Friends with a Serial Killer (2004)

70 min | Documentary

6.4
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Charles Sobhraj. The most prolific felon, serial killer, conman and Don Juan of the modern age.

Directors: Jan Wellmann, Anil Goel | Stars: Jan Wellmann, Anil Goel, Charles Sobhraj, K.C. Ganesh

Votes: 54

37. Crimes That Shook the World (2006– )

Documentary, Crime

7.8
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Some of the most notorious murderers in recent history are examined. Using dramatic reconstruction and expert testimony, this is a forensic account of the perpetrators and the detectives in the crimes that shook the world.

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Gregg McCrary, Franc Violi, Aldo Innocenti

Votes: 101

38. Moses Sithole: The South African Strangler (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, Crime

5.8
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Stars: Michael Allen, Tamsen DeBeer, Gerard Labuschagne, Irma Labuschagne

Votes: 5

39. Interview mit einem Kannibalen (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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Exclusive Interivew with 'The Cannibal of Rotenburg': Armin Meiwes.

Directors: Jane Cameron, Günter Stampf | Stars: Armin Meiwes, Günter Stampf

Votes: 112

40. Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

6.0
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A living victim's personal journey through one of the most unique serial killer cases in U.S. History - the BTK murders, as told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levitz | Stars: Charlie Otero, Gary J. Caldwell, Dennis Rader, Frank Axtolis

Votes: 211

41. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Acts of Violence (1985)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary

7.0
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America Undercover examines the psychological and sociological aspects of three violent crimes in America's history. It examines the 1984 San Ysidro McDonald's massacre where 41-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Imre Horvath | Stars: Peter Collins, Imre Horvath, Betty Barron, Arthur Bremer

Votes: 17

42. History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders (2001– )

Documentary, Crime

7.6
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Stars: Don Peoples, Emerson St. John, Michael Chapman, Paul Castellano

Votes: 25

43. Great Crimes and Trials (2000– )

Documentary, Crime, History

8.6
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Star: Robert Powell

Votes: 37