Sadistic psychopath movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sadistic psychopath movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, slasher and psychological films and TV shows about / with sadistic psychopath, psychopath, murder, blood, violence, psycho killer, crimes, serial murder, psycho and death plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sadistic psychopath: The House That Jack Built (2018), Chikatilo (2021), It (2017), Call Center (2020), High Tension (2003), The Dentist (1996), Scream (2022), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Mindhunters (2004), Identity (2003).

List of sadistic psychopath movies

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, cruelty, murder, sadistic psychopath, kidnapping, psychopath as protagonist, extreme violence, animal cruelty, obsessive compulsive disorder, disturbed individual ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.8
 1K
Chikatilo (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The history of the hunt for the worst serial killer in the USSR
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sadistic psychopath, serial killer, serial murder, maniac, sex maniac, murder of a woman, pedophile, homicidal maniac, murder investigation, cannibalism, cruelty, brutality ...
Place: ussr
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 7.3
 548K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: scary, suspense, epic, slasher, psychotronic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: monster, killer clown, small town, evil clown, clown, fear, missing person, child, death of brother, good versus evil, supernatural horror, school ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: maine
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 6.9
 690
Call Center (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Moscow. High rise. Here, on the 12th floor, is the office of the call center "Online Store for Adults". One morning, twelve people who are in the office suddenly find out that there is a bomb in the room. The voices of the unknowns who ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, sadistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: psychological abuse, trapped in a building, sadistic psychopath, call center, fear, sadist, sexual humiliation, sexual torture, sexual abuse, terror, revelation, race against time ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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 6.7
 73K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, survival, home invasion, kidnapping, sadistic horror, insanity, psycho killer, killing spree, split personality, disturbed individual, torture, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, south of france
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 5.3
 10K
The Dentist (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, slasher ...
Plot: dentist, sadistic psychopath, murder, infidelity, serial killer, voyeurism, mentally unstable, victim, medical, vengeance, obsession, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, beverly hills
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 6.3
 112K
Scream (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Style: slasher, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder mystery, sister sister relationship, whodunit, homicidal maniac, killing spree, threatening telephone call, sadistic psychopath, murder investigation, gory violence, masked villain ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, california
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
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 6.3
 62K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, twists and turns, investigation, mind game, survival, island, profiler, fbi, trap, psycho killer, fbi agent, killing spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.3
 250K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, mental disorder, investigation, murder mystery, stranded, split personality, psychology, murder, characters killed one by one, rainstorm, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (2021)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mona Lisa, a young woman with psychokinetic powers, breaks out of a Louisiana asylum and makes her way to New Orleans, where she slips easily into the city’s netherworld of misfits and miscreants.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: sadistic psychopath, super strength, female protagonist, mentally unstable, female psychopath, lifestyle, social problems, psycho, supernatural ability, mental illness, on the lam, supernatural power ...
Place: new orleans
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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 5.9
 182K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, crimes, captivity, sadistic horror, dismemberment, torment, surgery, violent, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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 7.7
 282K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, psychopath, murder, masked killer, death, babysitting, violence, small town, psychiatrist, high school, evil ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 80s, year 1963, 20th century ...
Place: california, illinois, midwest
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 7.0
 31K
Border (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Style: art house, rough, surreal, disturbing, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: troll, customs officer, border guard, sadistic psychopath, female nudity, father daughter relationship, baby, sex scene, sexuality, child molestation, child abuse, body horror ...
Place: sweden, finland, eastern europe, scandinavia
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 6.0
 11K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspense, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, chainsaw, college, psychopath, stalking, exploitation, sadistic psychopath, investigation, woman in danger, childhood trauma, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, year 1942, year 1982
Place: boston, usa
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, art, hallucination, murder, surrealism, policewoman, vengeance, obsession, memory loss, mental illness, rape, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, florence
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 6.0
 124K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, masked killer, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, sadistic psychopath, teenage life, dysfunctional family, monster, manhunt, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
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My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, valentine's day, miner, masked killer, killing spree, murder, love triangle, sadistic psychopath, brutality, violence, chase ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
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 5.4
 126K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, group of friends, small town, torture, violence, wax museum, murder, psychopath, survival, masked killer, ghost town, museum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, florida, paris france, louisiana, new york
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 6.5
 93K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, hospital, murder, masked villain, male nudity, stalking, sadistic psychopath, injection, tv news, adopted daughter, paramedic ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: midwest, usa, illinois
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 5.2
 6K
Dr. Giggles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, small town, serial killer, insanity, violence, murder, brutality, medical, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: portland oregon
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 7.4
 345K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, teenager, masked killer, small town, twists and turns, woman in danger, teenage life, psychopath, violent, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, scary, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, psycho, mystery killer, psychopath, psycho killer, unknown killer, masked killer, mutilation, murderer, disturbed individual, killer ...
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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: macabre, disturbing, scary, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: halloween, supernatural, killer clown, murder, disturbed individual, urban legend, violent, hitchhiker, insanity, brutality, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 10K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, sadism, rape victim, murder, sexual perversion, crimes, life is a bitch, perversion, teenage rape, psycho killer, rape ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 90s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, dark, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, brutality, violence against women, torture, massacre, fondling, unknown killer, sex, police investigation, erotica, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: slasher, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, whodunit, serial killer, architect, voyeurism, stalking, murder, twists and turns, crimes, investigation, stalker, nude model ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.
Style: slasher, bloody, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: stripper, torture, exploitation, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, extreme violence, bloody violence, evil man, mysterious villain, murder, strong violent content, violent ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 18K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, psycho killer, obsession, masked villain, nude girl, voyeur, evil man, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, twists and turns, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
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