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, realistic, serious, scary, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with serial murder, murder, serial killer, violence, psychopath, death, deadly, blood, crimes and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as serial murder: Blood Brides (1970), Dexter (2006), The Silent Scream (1979), Ten Little Indians (1974), The Last Showing (2014), Suspiria (2018), Borderland (2007), Child 44 (2015), Along Came a Spider (2001), The Iceman (2012).

List of serial murder movies

 6.4
 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surreal, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, gory, crimes, fashion, family life, criminal, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 8.7
 590K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
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, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, crimes, vigilantism, crime, forensics, corpse, right and wrong, police station, police detective, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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The Silent Scream (1979)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, attic, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, crimes, danger, estate, secret room, serial murder, brutality ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten people are invited to a hotel for a weekend getaway by a Mr. U. N. Owen, who mysteriously isn't in attendance. When the group gets together for their first dinner, a record is played in which Mr. Owen accuses each guest of committing ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, crime, riddles and clues, desert, mystery, danger, who done it, deadly, investigation, isolation, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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The Last Showing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple trapped in a cinema are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, obsession, danger, deadly, mind game, captivity, maniac, violence, murder, evil man, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.8
 36K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: ballet, psychotherapist, dance performance, choreography, mysterious death, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, serial murder, secret, good versus evil, college, dead woman ...
Time: year 1943, year 1977
Place: berlin germany, ohio
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 5.6
 9K
Borderland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, bondage, cult, evil, drinking, human sacrifice, insanity, danger, curses spells and rituals, crime, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, texas, latin america
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 6.5
 57K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, lone hero, uncover truth, stalinism, child murder, crimes, against the rules, investigation, serial murder, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia
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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, suspenseful, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, investigation, serial murder, ransom, manipulation, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 65K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, lone hero, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 2006 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 161
Pantyhose Hero (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sammo plays a detective investigating the murder of homosexual men. In order to apprehend the killer, Sammo and his partner has to dress up in gay fashion, act gay and pretend to be a gay couple. Sammo's character is homophobic, therefore he ...
Plot: martial arts, serial murder, gay, homosexual, kung fu, gay stereotype, police, gay slur, murder, parody, pretending to be gay
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 6.0
 85
She Wolf (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: She Wolf is a serial killer who traps her men in the subway in Buenos Aires. She seduces, has sex with them and kills them. But one of those men is a police officer who is investigating her crimes. Running away from him she meets a dealer with whom ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual murder, serial murder, male objectification, female serial killer, crotch grab, female murderer, erection, blow job, male masturbation, sex scene, male nudity ...
Place: buenos aires argentina
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 7.1
 426
A Is For Acid (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatisation
Plot: acid, serial killer, serial murder, deception, sergeant, murder mystery, hotel, murder, killer, car, debt, money ...
Time: 1940s
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The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, gloomy, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hospital, crimes, criminal heroes, power relations, investigation, mutant, crime gone awry, slasher, obsession, hotel, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
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 5.5
 9K
Hell Fest (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Halloween night at a horror theme park, a costumed killer begins slaying innocent patrons who believe that it's all part of the festivities.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: serial killer, psycho, amusement park, psychopath, masked killer, group of friends, maniac, violence, halloween, slasher, gory violence, panic ...
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 6.4
 67
Hastrman (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Story: A strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman feels closer to animals despite looking like a human.
Plot: collection, fish out of water, jealousy, coffin, water, accident, cemetery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, axe, priest, hibernation, man carrying a woman ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
Place: central europe
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 5.0
 613
Out of Blue (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.
Plot: listening to music, portrait painting, father daughter relationship, song, bar, record player, crying man, hallucination, drink, cane, black hole, female detective ...
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Massage Parlor Murders (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It's up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise!
Plot: woman strangled to death, woman stabbed, dead woman, astrologer, murder of a prostitute, death of girlfriend, acid, dead prostitute, burned to death, naked dead woman, murder of a nude woman, serial murder ...
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 6.5
 275
Black Journal (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".
Style: macabre, based on true events, pre war, dark humor
Plot: female killer, corpse, variety, sacrifice, psychopath, priest, dancer, coffin, jealousy, woman kills woman, interrogation, tied to a chair ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
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Forgive Me For Raping You (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this extreme sexploitation horror shocker, a psychotic priest travels through a seemingly idyllic suburban landscape and uses his collar to secure the trust of a series of beautiful young women before subjecting these poor beauties to ...
Plot: rape, exploitation, priest, serial killer, serial rapist, bondage, catholic priest, serial murder, spanking, strangulation, anal rape, depravity ...
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 4.2
 36
Turbulence (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Philippines
Story: A series of murders takes place in the Metropolis in a span of three weeks, the latest of which happens on the night Junior, a taxi driver, makes love to a prostitute...
Plot: prostitute, murder, shotgun, spider, taxi driver, police investigation, serial killer, serial murder, ex soldier
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Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulations, crime, master and servant, dishonesty, loss of fortune, love affair, deadly, crimes, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: austria, europe, japan, bavaria, central europe ...
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 7.4
 7K
Fear (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, murder, maniac, serial killer, mental illness, knife murder, confined, crime, criminal heroes, violence spree, dehumanization ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 5.2
 471
Silent Madness (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A homicidal maniac is accidentally released from a hospital because of a computer error and heads to the site (a sorority) of his past murders to continue his penchant for mayhem.
Plot: psychiatrist, escaped mental patient, maniac, mental institution, deception, female nudity, police, african american, escape, murder, topless, terror ...
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 6.2
 89K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival horror, slasher, isolation, trapped, one night, estranged couple, hotel, hidden camera, deception, psychological thriller, danger, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cheerleader Camp (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alison follows her friends to a summer camp for cheerleaders. But she is having bad nightmares. Her boyfriend has followed her to the camp but he seems to be more interested in the other girls, girls who sooner or later are found brutally murdered. ...
Style: offbeat, rough, sexual, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, summer camp, serial killer, cheerleader, slasher, rivalry, nightmare, bikini, violence, mascot, summer, gory ...
Time: 80s
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 6.8
 97K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, antisocial behavior, family relations, youth, disappearance, funeral, loss of parent, family problems, estate, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
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Color Me Blood Red (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Gore specialist H.G. Lewis' gruesome tale of an artist who becomes a success after using human blood in his paintings.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, gore, vengeance, zombie, mentally unstable, danger, slasher, gory, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida
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 8.2
 44K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, secret, self harm, hometown, mystery, death in the family, family relations, serial killer, child murder ...
Place: missouri, usa
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 2.8
 287
Carl (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychological horror/thriller depicting a backwoods family with a dark secret.
Style: realistic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, captivity, danger, violence, confined, forceful separation, survival, good versus evil, gory, deadly, rivalry, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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