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, serious, rough, realistic and suspense films and TV shows about / with serial murder, murder, serial killer, deadly, violence, blood, crimes, death, psychopath and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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serial murder movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as serial murder: Hostel (2005), High Lane (2009), Friday the 13th (2009), Harper's Island (2009), No One Lives (2012), Scream (1996), Mindhunter (2017), Suspiria (1977), Outpost (2008), The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015).

List of serial murder movies

 5.9
 167K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, deadly, gore, crimes, survival, torment, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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 5.6
 7K
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, danger, psychopath, escapades, deadly, isolation, killing off one by one, friends, stalking, gory, trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: croatia, europe
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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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, in the woods, danger, serial murder, torture, masked killer, serial killer, murder, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, maniac, serial murder, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, necrophilia, escape, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, fear, haunted by the past, friends, gory, multiple suspects, wedding, plan gone awry, serial murder ...
Place: washington state
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 6.0
 18K
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, gang, danger, serial killer, captivity, hostage, deadly, crimes, hunt down, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 279K
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: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, psychopath, violence, teenage life, small town, danger, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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 8.6
 199K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: psycho film, bleak, idiotic
Plot: serial killer, psychology, psychopath, police investigation, criminal psychologist, fbi agent, fbi, killings, murderer, rapist, prison, serial murder ...
Time: 70s
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 7.4
 77K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 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, scary, cult film, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: coven, murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, ballet, mystery, killing off one by one, supernatural, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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 5.8
 16K
Outpost (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, trap, deadly, danger, heroic mission, survival, supernatural, violence, serial murder, blood, occult ...
Place: europe, eastern europe
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The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the dead of winter, Kat and Rose, two very different girls, find themselves spending winter break at their prestigious prep school. What they don't know is that Kat is being stalked by an evil entity, and their lives are about to change ...
Style: bleak, enigmatic, disturbing, scary, non-linear
Plot: possession, boarding school, murder, satanism, serial murder, exorcism, loneliness, demonic possession, female psychopath, teenage girl, girls' boarding school, evil child ...
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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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, serial murder, crimes, crime, profiler, investigation, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.2
 86K
Heathers (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murderous pair, teenage life, suicide, teenage love, sociopath, insanity, deadly, suicide attempt, friendship, social relations, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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 5.6
 31K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, serial killer, hidden identity, manic, abusive stepfather, youth, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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 6.6
 229K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, trap, sadism, mind game, survival, serial murder, child in peril, antidote, gory, heroin, insanity, deathtrap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 6.5
 10K
Hounds of Love (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
Style: psychological thriller, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary
Plot: sexual torture, kidnapping, serial killer, abduction, teenage girl, serial murder, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, murder, violence, crimes, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: australia
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The Invisible Guardian (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing
Plot: investigation, supernatural power, murder, insanity, serial killer, resentment, secret, murder investigation, policewoman, love, serial murder, clinic ...
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House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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 5.7
 28K
Hatchet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, survival, axe, supernatural, tour guide, deadly, crimes, danger, psychopath, trap, manic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Seconds Apart (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telekinesis. Things start to spiral out of control as their classmates die in twisted and bizarre ways. Jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other, leading up to a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, evil twin, twins, supernatural ability, crimes, supernatural, killing off one by one, gory, family relations, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, deadly, crimes, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, criminal ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, killing off one by one, massacre ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
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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, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: attic, slasher, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, estate, danger, crimes, serial murder, brutality, haunted house ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, based on true events, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, loner, sex crime, murder, misfit, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, prostitute, pub, brutality, loser, drunkenness ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1974, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, west germany, central europe
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 8.6
 629K
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: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, double life, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, crime, loner, gory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 6.2
 228K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, not serious, absurd, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: parody, serial killer, youth, stupidity, stabbing, teenage angst, killing off one by one, who done it, media satire, teenage life, small town, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
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 6.8
 69K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, family relations, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1975 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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You're Killing Me (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, 'You're Killing Me', we take a look at ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, homoerotic, romantic, topical humor ...
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, doctor patient relationship, gay lead character, criminal, son murders father, gay protagonist, son murders mother, group of friends, obsessed fan, criminal as protagonist, violence ...
Place: los angeles
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 3.4
 31
Prank Week (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A campus urban legend myth comes true when fraternity brothers start to get killed off one by one by the infamous serial killer who used to live in the fraternity house 25 years ago.
Style: sexy, twist ending, bloody, surprise ending, underground film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: killer, campus, serial killer, serial murder, college, violence, college student, murderer, parody, killing spree, mockery, massacre ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
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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, tense, scary, serious, psycho film ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, mind game, danger, captivity, vengeance, deadly, maniac, murder, insanity, evil man, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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