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, serious, realistic, scary, rough and psychological films and TV shows about / with serial murder, murder, serial killer, violence, deadly, psychopath, crimes, death, police investigation and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as serial murder: Borderland (2007), The Iceman (2012), Blood Brides (1970), Dexter (2006), The Silent Scream (1979), Suspiria (2018), The Last Showing (2014), Child 44 (2015), Along Came a Spider (2001), B.T.K. Killer (2005).

List of serial murder movies

 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, human sacrifice, serial murder, insanity, drinking, evil, cult, murder, bondage, religions or cults, extreme violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, organized crime, arrest, crime family, psychopath, mafia, poisoning, notoriety, serial murder, hidden identity, criminal heroes, merciless ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 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, surreal, psychological, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, gory, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, whodunit, homicidal maniac, serial murder, criminal ...
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, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, crimes, crime, vigilantism, right and wrong, police station, corpse, forensics, killings, 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, attic, murder, psychopath, college student, mystery, crimes, estate, danger, serial murder, secret room, brutality ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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 6.9
 28K
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, dance performance, choreography, psychotherapist, good versus evil, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, serial murder, mysterious death, secret, dead woman, curse ...
Place: berlin germany
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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, scary, tense, psycho film ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, vengeance, obsession, captivity, danger, deadly, evil man, maniac, insanity, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, stalinism, uncover truth, child murder, against the rules, crimes, investigation, serial murder, murder investigation, politics ...
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, crime, police investigation, crimes, investigation, serial murder, manipulation, lone hero, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, psychopath, master criminal, gory, slasher, special agents, mind game, police investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
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Where The Dead Go to Die (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled group of children living on the same block are haunted by a talking dog named Labby who brings them on surreal hell-rides between different dimensions and time periods.
Plot: surrealism, gun, violence, grave, nightmare, demon, serial murder, evil spirit, hell, gore, rape, child abuse ...
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 3.3
 1K
Unspeakable (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A flawed attempt to map the mind of a brutal serial killer leads to a horrifying battle for survival in director Thomas Wright's visceral thriller. Despite vocal objections from Warden Blakely (Dennis Hopper), prison psychologist Diana Purlow ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: electric chair, prison, serial killer, autopsy, mind reading, statutory rape, serial murder, border guard, psychologist, prison warden, gory, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, texas
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 5.7
 271
Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, suspicion, therapist, serial murder, murder, psychopath, slasher, gory, family life, crimes, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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 4.8
 2K
Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Style: psycho film, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, college, serial murder, school, prank, psychopath, knife murder, chase, murder, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: campus
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I Start Counting (1970)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jenny Agutter plays Wynne, an adopted 14-year-old girl who has a crush on her 32-year-old stepbrother, George, played by Bryan Marshall. While spying on George in the bathroom, Wynne notices George has several scratches on his back, and finds a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, voyeur, stalker, crying, killer, serial murder, stalking, friendship, murder, psychopath, strong sexual content, countryside ...
Time: 60s
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M - A City Hunts a Murderer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria, Germany
Story: Winter in Vienna. Children disappear. For now without a trace, then their bodies are found. A gift for the tabloid press. For the police a series of defeats. Politically a problem. And at the same time the long-awaited opportunity for the ambitious ...
Plot: missing child, serial murder, male nudity, german, based on movie
Place: germany
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 8.4
 51
Bakerman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jens has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: killer, superhero, violence, love, race, forbidden love, serial murder, redemption, isolation, serial killer, urban decay, sexual repression ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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Madison County (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, deadly, in the woods, serial murder, uncover truth, danger, white panties, girl in panties, panties
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Weekend Murders (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A large family meet at the family estate for the reading of their father's will. Each expects to be the recipient of a tidy sum, but apart from the local constable and a few other small awards to the help, the entire estate goes to the favorite ...
Plot: whodunit, english countryside, serial murder, butler, police investigation, murder, bicycle, heiress, telescope, golf course, golf, murder mystery
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 6.3
 715
Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: investigation, psychopath, slasher, crimes, mystery, stalker, serial murder, deadly, law enforcement, crime, serial killer, obsession ...
Time: 80s
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 7.5
 37K
Frenzy (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, rape, police, truck, necktie, false accusation, psychopath, strangulation, secretary, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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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, kung fu, homosexual, pretending to be gay, gay slur, parody, police, murder, gay stereotype
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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, snake, mental illness, supernatural, sacrifice, kidnapping, insanity, transformation, hospital, demons, mother daughter relationship, surveillance footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
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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, erection, female serial killer, sex scene, female murderer, male objectification, blow job, male masturbation, crotch grab, pubic hair ...
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, money, sergeant, murder mystery, murder, hotel, deception, car, debt, killer ...
Time: 1940s
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 4.2
 2K
Undefeatable (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) who, along with her gang, take part in Mafia-run street fights to earn money for her sister's college education. Kristi's sister hopes to become a doctor and pay for Kristi's education.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, murder, gory, crimes, deadly, streetfighting, mental illness, serial murder, obsession, psychologist, waiting ...
Time: 90s
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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, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hospital, slasher, investigation, serial murder, crime, hotel, obsession, bar, rich and poor, mutant, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
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Night Must Fall (1964)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.
Plot: killer, stalker, serial murder, old woman, severed head, crying woman, widow, axe, lake, older woman younger man relationship, disposing of a dead body, garden ...
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 6.5
 2K
Villain (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: ADGP Mathew Manjooran, returns to work after a seven-month sabbatical, only to take voluntary retirement. His last day has him investigating a case involving triple murder, including a police officer. Soon a pattern emerges and each clue also links ...
Plot: ex-cop, serial murder, murder investigation, serial killer, police investigation, malayalam
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Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, gory, crime, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
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