Serial murder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant serial murder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense, slasher, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with serial murder, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, deadly, murder, violence, blood, death and gory plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as serial murder: Mindhunter (2017), Harper's Island (2009), Friday the 13th (2009), Chikatilo (2021), No One Lives (2012), Hostel (2005), My Bloody Valentine (2009), Scream 4 (2011), Saw II (2005), Along Came a Spider (2001).

List of serial murder movies

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, maniac, prison, police investigation, murder, violence, prisoner, male female relationship, escape, necrophilia, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1989, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, seattle
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 8.6
 267K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspense, psycho film, idiotic ...
Plot: psychology, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, fbi, criminal psychologist, serial murder, murderer, fbi agent, killings, profiler, police ...
Time: 70s
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, serial murder, multiple suspects, murderer, murder, fear, friends, threat, wedding, plan gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Place: washington state
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 5.5
 106K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, torture, death, serial killer, murder, forest, human monster, vengeance, violence spree, back from the dead ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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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 5.9
 21K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, massacre, woman in danger, serial killer, torture, gang, murder, hostage, hunt down, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.9
 178K
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, psychopath, captivity, strong violent content, crimes, dismemberment, serial murder, tourist, survival, torment, sadistic horror, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial murder, mine, miner, strong violent content, serial killer, characters killed one by one, survival, psychopath, small town, death, haunted by the past, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.2
 146K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, masked killer, mystery killer, serial murder, psychopath, murder, rescue, characters killed one by one, mystery, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 248K
Saw II (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: trap, serial killer, torture, serial murder, mind game, sadism, hostage, sadistic horror, antidote, survival, psychopath, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, serial murder, police investigation, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, crimes, investigation, ransom, police, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.6
 8K
High Lane (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone. The adventure turns into a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: survival, serial murder, mountain, trap, psychopath, climbing, friends, escapades, isolation, stalking, nudity (full frontal - brief), disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe
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 7.7
 20K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, profiler, haunted by the past, serial killer, expert, repressed memory, criminal psychologist, police, serial murder, crimes, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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Unknown Origins (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Madrid, Spain, a mysterious serial killer ruthlessly murders his victims by recreating the first appearance of several comic book superheroes. Cosme, a veteran police inspector who is about to retire, works on the case along with the tormented ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, semi serious, whimsical
Plot: serial murder, masked superhero, serial killer, father son relationship, cosplay, police detective, superhero, police protagonist, police investigation, comic hero, partners, super villain ...
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 6.1
 49K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, escape, survival horror, sadistic horror, masked killer, serial murder, mercenary, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, crazy, psycho, psycho killer, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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 5.6
 66K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gas station, hanging, dead teenager, dark and stormy night, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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 4.8
 54K
Halloween II (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Micheal's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Style: slasher, sadistic, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, serial murder, murderer, murder, insanity, psychopath, chase, rage, mental institution, urban legend, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 331K
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, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, masked killer, serial killer, high school, psychopath, who done it, murder, small town, mystery, violent, heroine, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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 8.7
 710K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, crimes, hidden identity, vigilantism, loner, forensics, corpse, police detective, crime investigation, right and wrong, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 7.7
 265K
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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, psychopath, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1978, 60s ...
Place: illinois, midwest, california
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 5.5
 34K
The Stepfather (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, manic, hidden identity, serial killer, crimes, youth, uncover truth, serial murder, family problems, family relations, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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 5.6
 9K
Hatchet III (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: swamp, psychopath, urban legend, supernatural, survival, curses spells and rituals, crimes, ghost, serial murder, graphic violence, violence, paramedic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 5.4
 14K
Hatchet II (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Picking up right where the original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: swamp, psychopath, urban legend, supernatural, graphic violence, survival, serial murder, serial killer, ghost, vengeance, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 6.0
 110K
Saw VI (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, slasher, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: trap, torture, game of death, characters murdered one by one, mind game, sadism, serial killer, serial murder, captivity, police investigation, police detective, terrorizing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: nightmare comes true, sleeping, death, serial killer, serial murder, youth, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture, burned alive, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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 5.6
 140K
Scream 3 (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, mystery killer, hollywood, murder, serial murder, filmmaking, isolation, wannabe, psychopath, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.3
 91K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: coven, murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, boarding school, ballet, mystery, supernatural, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 5K
Mouse (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: A psychopath’s ruthless serial murders have left the entire nation gripped with fear and chaos. A honest and justice-seeking rookie police officer and a veteran detective with tragic past, face against the killer. After the encounter with the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: serial murder, investigation, psychopath, crime scene, murder investigation, psycho killer, murderer, police officer, serial killer, murder, crime solving, murder mystery ...
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 17K
Outpost (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, scientist and businessman Hunt hires mercenary and former Royal Marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man's land. Their mission is to scope out ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, trap, heroic mission, supernatural, survival, serial murder, occult, violence, crimes, bunker, ghost ...
Place: europe, eastern europe
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