Sadistic killer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sadistic killer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, tense and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with sadistic killer, murder, violence, serial killer, psychopath, psycho killer, sadistic psychopath, murderer, homicidal maniac and death plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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sadistic killer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sadistic killer: High Tension (2003), Misery (1990), Wolf Creek (2005), The Green Mile (1999), Kill Game (2018), Chikatilo (2021), Butchers (2020), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), He Knows You're Alone (1980), Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014).

List of sadistic killer movies

 6.7
 72K
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, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, evil man, kidnapping, massacre, brutality, insanity, sadism, serial rapist, sadistic horror, sadistic killer, psycho killer, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france, europe
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 7.8
 203K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, tense ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, female psychopath, captivity, mentally unstable, isolation, psychopath, obsessed fan, snow, kidnapping, blizzard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.2
 72K
Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sadistic horror, sadistic killer, outback, psychopath, massacre, on the road, psycho killer, tourist, torture, mercilessness, friendship, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
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 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 4.0
 750
Kill Game (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the fictional town of Grace Arbor the answers are never clear.Who is underneath the mask?PRANK is the story of a group of high school kids who amuse themselves by pulling pranks on unsuspecting students and teachers. They are all popular, good ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Plot: sadistic killer, maniac, serial killer, prank, psychopath, murder, mutilation, psycho killer, homicidal maniac, violence, murderer, masked killer ...
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 6.8
 910
Chikatilo (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, 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, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: maniac, serial killer, serial murder, sex maniac, pedophile, homicidal maniac, murder investigation, sadistic psychopath, cannibalism, sadistic killer, psycho killer, manhunt ...
Place: ussr
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 4.6
 2K
Butchers (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A family of sadistic butchers lives deep inside the backcountry. From the dead of winter to the dog days of summer, anyone who crosses their path is dead meat.
Style: brutal, suspenseful, suspense, sadistic, slasher
Plot: sadistic horror, sadistic killer, strong violent content, survival horror, sadistic violence, serial killer, sadism, sadist, violence, butcher, sadistic cruelty, murder ...
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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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, maniac, psychology, profiler, brutality, fbi, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
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He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, police detective, woman in danger, stalker, sadistic killer, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn - and this time it's with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil wins, truck driver, psychopath, psycho killer, mentally unstable, graphic violence, sadistic horror, on the run, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), characters murdered one by one, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In February 1999, a string of murders has Shiki Ryougi and Mikiya Kokutou on edge. These crimes share a disturbing resemblance to a similar set of homicides from 1995, when Shiki and Mikiya first met, and awaken a dark, murderous desire that has ...
Style: adult animation, dark, suspense, neo noir, biting ...
Plot: supernatural, violence, paranormal phenomena, sadistic killer, insanity, serial killer, investigation, fear, human monster, crazy, cannibal, showdown ...
Time: 90s
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 7.5
 37K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, manic, crimes, intrigue, mysterious character, haunted by the past, pianist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, canary islands ...
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: macabre, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: serial killer, sex crime, mentally unstable, misfit, murder, murder of a prostitute, brutality, loner, prostitute, worm, murderer, loser ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century, year 1974
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, central europe, west germany
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 7.8
 126K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, serious, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, extreme violence, brutality, psychopath, cat and mouse, strong violent content, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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 5.6
 9K
Highwaymen (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's death. He drives across the country looking for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: car chase, serial killer, hit and run, murder, revenge, graphic violence, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, obsession, death of wife, sadistic killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.2
 1K
Serialized (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After getting dropped by her publisher, celebrated novelist Hannah Ryan uses the negative forces in her life to inspire the creation of a pulp crime serial that posts new chapters to subscriber's devices every week. The initial release is a ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: insanity, serial killer, homicidal maniac, psychopath, rage, fame, violence, fan, psycho terror, writer's life, obsessed fan, sadistic killer ...
Place: usa
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Halloween at Aunt Ethel's (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone in town knows the story of Old Aunt Ethel. It's said she makes Halloween candy and pumpkin pie out of the kids that trick-or-treat at her house. This Halloween, the neighborhood teens are going to find out the truth.
Style: suspense, sexy, scary, teen sex comedy, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween, urban legend, teenage girl, halloween party, female psychopath, cannibalism, group of friends, gross out humor, old woman, dark humor, rescue, party ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 5.9
 2K
End Trip (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a calm night in an average city a hardworking URYDE driver, Brandon, picks up just another fare, Judd. Using interactions that blur the lines between the technological world and the physical one, Judd explains a messy breakup. Brandon offers an ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, stolen identity, psychology, sadistic psychopath, murderer, brutality, mystery killer, vengeance, sadistic killer, serial murder, psycho killer, maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Bloody Mistress (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: 18th century, The Russian Empire. The series tells the life story of Darya Saltykova, who was called Saltychikha by serfs. The landowner brutally tortured about one and half hundreds peasants, for which "Russian Elizabeth Bathory" was ...
Style: artsy, twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, sadistic ...
Plot: peasant, mystery, torture, life sentence, death of husband, loveless marriage, convent, death sentence, crime investigation, adultery, pardon, forced marriage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: moscow russia
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The Evil Within (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
Style: mystical, sadistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: demon, mirror, supernatural serial murderer, psycho killer, sadistic psychopath, mysticism, serial killer, magical mirror, sadist, psychopath, sadistic killer, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary
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 3.8
 532
Blackburn (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A forest fire and rock-slide trap five bickering college friends in a small Alaskan ghost town with a horrifying history. When they seek refuge inside the torched ruins of Blackburn Asylum they must fight to survive as the angry inhabitants ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, bleak, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: ghost town, college, race against time, friendship, captivity, sadist, sadism, deathtrap, maniac, fear, trapped, game of death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.2
 13K
Villains (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When their car breaks down, a couple on the run headed southbound for a fresh start in the Sunshine State break into a nearby house looking for a new set of wheels. What they find instead is a dark secret, and a sweet-as-pie pair of homeowners who ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tragic ending, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: home invasion, captivity, eccentric family, secret, heist gone wrong, young couple, abused child, dark secret, captive, sadist, heist, criminal ...
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 4.6
 676
One Way Trip (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eight young people drive to the Swiss Jura region, food and tents in the trunk. It's autumn and high season for a magic mushroom that grows there - the reason for their trip. After a few problems they arrive at the desired location deep in the ...
Style: slasher, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: torture, characters killed one by one, road trip, mushroom, backwoods, hallucination, group of friends, sadism, murder, psycho killer, struggle for survival, sadistic psychopath ...
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Kill That Bitch (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A methodical killer is systematically slaughtering a group of women who are connected and bound by the same dark secret.
Style: twist ending, suspense, psychotronic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: psycho, murder, murderer, forest, victim, killer, stalker, torture, death, revenge, fear, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.5
 241
Sacrament (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Leaving the city behind for a weekend of booze, bud and bonding at the coast, seven friends find themselves stranded en route to South Padre Island when a big storm interferes with their plans. The town of Middle Spring is more than happy to welcome ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, disturbing, bleak, scary ...
Plot: cannibalism, gay slur, gay couple, revenge, murder, torture, brutality, psychopath, chase, violence, death, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Day of a Thousand Screams (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: TV reporter Natasha McGrath is sent to a remote area. Along with her small crew and a couple of campers, they encounter a man who watches, taunts and kills them one by one: repeatedly.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: chase, massacre, lost, stranded, possessed human, car trouble, revenge, psychopath, vengeance, death, violence, torture ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.6
 24
Joker Game (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: All seniors at a high school stay together at a camp, including student Chinatsu. On their first day, the home room teacher announces that all the students must play the card game "Old Maid". In order to reverse the declining academic ...
Style: bleak, suspense, psychotronic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: school, japanese schoolgirl, card playing, cold blooded murder, murderer, chase, murder mystery, serial murder, criminal, revenge, murder investigation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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 7.3
 19
Tomato Man (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a small quite city in Indiana Lora comes up missing. Someone starts stalking women in the city in an attempt to calm his desires for the local news anchor Ann Marie. What starts as stalking soon becomes kidnapping which leads to the news ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psycho, pervert, small town, homicidal maniac, crimes, heroes, sadistic psychopath, police detective, who done it, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.2
 379
Purgatory Road (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Helpless to stop a thief from stealing his father’s modest nest egg, Travis grows up blaming himself for his parents’ suicide. Becoming a priest who operates a highway confessional with his ambivalent brother, Michael, he offers sage advice to ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, religion, serial killer, murderer, brother brother relationship, sacrifice, priest, salvation, sin, redemption, confession, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: southern usa
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 4.1
 219
Joel (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The shocking story of Joel Rifkin, a troubled young man whose hidden fantasies of power and control combined with his obsessive dedication to prostitutes led him to embark on one of the New York area’s most notorious murder sprees, claiming ...
Style: unusual plot structure, bleak, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, true crime, prostitute, murderer, prostitution, homicidal maniac, cold blooded killer, double life, brutality, manhunt, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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