Serial killers (fictional and real)

by sybdebruin | created - 09 Nov 2012 | updated - 19 Dec 2016 | Public

A list of movies about real and fictional serial killers. Movies , for cinema, dvd and/or television. SO: no tv series, video games, just movies about serial killers. Also no slasher movies light friday the thirteenth or halloween (though the difference between slashers and serial killers is sometimes hard to see.

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1. Dahmer (2002)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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63 Metascore

Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present.

Director: David Jacobson | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Artel Great, Matt Newton

Votes: 8,068 | Gross: $0.14M

2. Gone (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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36 Metascore

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Daniel Sunjata

Votes: 37,183 | Gross: $11.65M

3. Chained (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond

Votes: 14,013

4. The Raven (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 77,021 | Gross: $16.01M

5. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,161,227 | Gross: $100.13M

6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,014,887 | Gross: $130.74M

7. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 398,345 | Gross: $15.07M

8. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 480,644 | Gross: $32.00M

9. The Brave One (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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56 Metascore

Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt

Votes: 53,397 | Gross: $36.79M

10. Mr. Brooks (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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45 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

Votes: 131,190 | Gross: $28.48M

11. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 53,407

12. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 353,278 | Gross: $33.08M

13. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 188,550 | Gross: $50.28M

14. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas

Votes: 25,952 | Gross: $0.61M

15. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 46,281 | Gross: $19.72M

16. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 218,709 | Gross: $93.15M

17. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

7.5
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 34,307

18. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 116,298 | Gross: $34.47M

19. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 13,978

20. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 112,619 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 228,598

22. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 239,354 | Gross: $67.36M

23. Hannibal (2001)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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57 Metascore

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 224,326 | Gross: $165.09M

24. Tesis (1996)

R | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga

Votes: 30,684

25. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 206,359 | Gross: $2.22M

26. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 45,148 | Gross: $2.40M

27. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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53 Metascore

A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

Votes: 30,352 | Gross: $0.21M

28. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 32,732 | Gross: $19.28M

29. The Countess (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca

Votes: 6,793

30. Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Anna Friel, Karel Roden, Vincent Regan, Hans Matheson

Votes: 3,737

31. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 52,720 | Gross: $4.48M

32. Untraceable (2008)

R | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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32 Metascore

FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Billy Burke

Votes: 43,266 | Gross: $28.69M

33. Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)

R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., John Burke, Kelly Curran, Kostas Sommer

Votes: 532

34. A Is for Acid (2002 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.

Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Richard Hope, Celia Imrie

Votes: 411

35. 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

36. Appropriate Adult (2011– )

69 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.

Stars: Emily Watson, Dominic West, Robert Glenister, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Votes: 1,997

37. Bundy: An American Icon (2008 Video)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3.9
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Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Corin Nemec, Kane Hodder, Jen Nikolaisen, Shannon Pierce Wilkins

Votes: 726

38. Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007 Video)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3.7
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Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Kane Hodder, Adrienne Frantz, Michael Berryman, Priscilla Barnes

Votes: 1,710

39. Ed Gein (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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42 Metascore

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin

Votes: 4,619 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Evilenko (2004)

111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to ... See full summary »

Director: David Grieco | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,760

41. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 133,428 | Gross: $31.60M

42. Gacy (2003 Video)

R | 88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

4.7
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Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story.

Director: Clive Saunders | Stars: Mark Holton, Adam Baldwin, Tom Waldman, Charlie Weber

Votes: 3,272

43. The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie)

R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.8
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After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Maury Chaykin, Mimi Kuzyk

Votes: 1,104

44. B.T.K. (2008 Video)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

4.2
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Inspired by the real-life serial killer, B.T.K is the gruesome story of Dennis L. Rader, a murderer who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades while evading the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Kane Hodder, Amy Lyndon, Odessa Rae, Cara Sigmund

Votes: 986

45. Karla (2006)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

Director: Joel Bender | Stars: Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Emilie Jacobs

Votes: 5,175

46. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 55,008 | Gross: $25.79M

47. Kemper (2008 Video)

R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

3.5
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A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

Director: Rick Bitzelberger | Stars: Christopher Stapleton, Robert Sisko, Sean Thomas, Jordan Blanchard

Votes: 383

48. Nightstalker (2002)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

3.4
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A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Bret Roberts, Joseph McKelheer, Roxanne Day, Julian Garcia

Votes: 1,019

49. Crimes That Shook the World (2006– )
Episode: Chessboard Killer (2009)

44 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Jeremy Turner | Stars: Denis Adamenko, Alexander Pichushkin, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 15

50. Starkweather (2004)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.

Director: Byron Werner | Stars: Brent Taylor, Shannon Lucio, Jerry Kroll, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 759

51. Green River Killer (2005 Video)

R | 83 min | Crime, Horror

1.9
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Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: George Kiseleff, Jacquelyn Aurora, Georgie Donovan, Shannon Leade

Votes: 835

52. The Alphabet Killer (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy

Votes: 7,149 | Gross: $0.03M

53. The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters

Votes: 1,799

54. This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerard Horan, Stephen Moore, Claire Webzell, Paul Angelis

Votes: 202

55. To Catch a Killer (1992 TV Movie)

Unrated | 182 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Michael Riley, Margot Kidder, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,860

56. An Officer and a Murderer (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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The riveting film is based on the true story of a powerful and respected military officer who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Gary Cole, Laura Harris, Rossif Sutherland, Nahanni Johnstone

Votes: 547

57. 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

58. Ted Bundy (2002)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Julianna McCarthy, Jennifer Tisdale

Votes: 6,302 | Gross: $0.01M

59. The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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This film is based on a true story about a British teenager who allegedly poisoned family, friends, and co-workers. Graham is highly intelligent, but completely amoral. He becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Hugh O'Conor, Antony Sher, Tobias Arnold, Ruth Sheen

Votes: 3,185 | Gross: $0.75M

60. 88 Minutes (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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17 Metascore

On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Ben McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 69,274 | Gross: $16.93M

61. The Riverman (2004 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Sam Jaeger, Sarah Manninen, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,128

62. Strangeland (1998)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A detective pursues a sadist specializing in body modification rituals who lures teenagers through the internet.

Director: John Pieplow | Stars: Kevin Gage, Elizabeth Peña, Dee Snider, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 5,980 | Gross: $0.63M

63. The Pact (II) (2012)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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54 Metascore

As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Mark Steger, Agnes Bruckner

Votes: 21,267

64. Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)

R | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's... See full summary »

Director: Mark Blair | Stars: Robert A. Burns, Dennis Hill, Berkley Garrett, Sidney Brammer

Votes: 442

65. Hannibal Rising (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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35 Metascore

After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Li Gong, Aaran Thomas

Votes: 92,970 | Gross: $27.67M

66. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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78 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 55,008 | Gross: $8.62M

67. Method (2004)

R | 93 min | Romance, Thriller

4.5
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A celebrity actress who gets her dream role playing real-life 19th century serial killer Belle Gunness in a feature film, starts to take on the characteristics of the character both on-screen and off.

Director: Duncan Roy | Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Jeremy Sisto, Oliver Tobias, Carmen Du Sautoy

Votes: 817

68. Sea of Love (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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66 Metascore

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker

Votes: 32,559 | Gross: $58.57M

69. The Factory (V) (2012)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.

Director: Morgan O'Neill | Stars: John Cusack, Dallas Roberts, Vincent Messina, Jennifer Carpenter

Votes: 9,263

70. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 135,532 | Gross: $43.82M

71. The Bone Collector (1999)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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45 Metascore

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker

Votes: 131,905 | Gross: $66.52M

72. The Tall Man (2012)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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52 Metascore

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, William B. Davis, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 33,989

73. The Collector (1965)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 7,761

74. The Watcher (I) (2000)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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22 Metascore

David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Charbanic | Stars: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 23,332 | Gross: $28.93M

75. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 55,364 | Gross: $60.53M

76. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror

6.3
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54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 60,177 | Gross: $16.19M

77. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 62,987 | Gross: $0.09M

78. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Votes: 45,736 | Gross: $32.05M

79. The Collector (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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29 Metascore

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, William Prael

Votes: 48,297 | Gross: $7.71M

80. Death of a Soldier (1986)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.3
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Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: James Coburn, Bill Hunter, Reb Brown, Maurie Fields

Votes: 157

81. Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Director: Svetozar Ristovski | Stars: William Forsythe, Jesse Moss, Emma Lahana, Cole Heppell

Votes: 2,717

82. He Knows You're Alone (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape?

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing

Votes: 2,474

83. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 65,530 | Gross: $12.63M

84. Ripper (2001)

R | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

Director: John Eyres | Stars: A.J. Cook, Bruce Payne, Ryan Northcott, Claire Keim

Votes: 2,513

85. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 3,703

86. Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005 Video)

R | 83 min | Crime

2.8
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A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Katja Rupé, Kornelia Boje, Isabella Jantz

Votes: 4,579

87. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Votes: 18,179 | Gross: $25.20M

88. Taking Lives (2004)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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38 Metascore

An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 70,243 | Gross: $32.68M

89. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman | Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts

Votes: 3,513

90. Lonely Hearts (2006)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, James Gandolfini

Votes: 18,642 | Gross: $0.19M

91. 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

92. Black Widow (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 7,224 | Gross: $25.21M

93. Black Widow (2005)

50 min | Crime, Musical, Mystery

6.5
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A film noir-style musical telling the story of how a man met his end by getting sucked into a web of lies and deceit by a beautiful, dark-haired singer.

Director: David Mortin | Stars: Martin Tielli, Sarah Slean, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Jan Filips

Votes: 45

94. Bad Karma (II) (2001)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Patrick Muldoon, Amy Locane, Amy Huberman

Votes: 568

95. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006– )

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 868

96. Saw II (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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40 Metascore

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 205,780 | Gross: $87.04M

97. Saw III (2006)

R | 108 min | Horror

6.2
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48 Metascore

Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor named to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh

Votes: 156,420 | Gross: $80.24M

98. Saw IV (2007)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

5.9
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36 Metascore

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Louis Ferreira, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 122,784 | Gross: $63.30M

99. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 110,263 | Gross: $30.86M

100. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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41 Metascore

A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 146,279 | Gross: $117.73M