Serial killer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant serial killer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with serial killer, deadly, violence, murder, blood, crimes, death, psychopath, brutality and police investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as serial killer: Copycat (1995), Hannibal (2013), Blitz (2011), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Halloween (1978), Scream (1996), Zodiac (2007), The Cell (2000), Dexter (2006), The Collector (2009).
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The Silence of the Lambs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 8.6
Dexter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
53 min.
 8.7
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The Alienist
Drama, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 7.8

List of serial killer movies

 6.6
 48K
Copycat
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, mind game, violence, murder mystery, twists & turns, psychiatrist, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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 8.6
 193K
Hannibal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, cannibal, mind game, mental patient, special agents, psychopath, doctor, psychiatrist, deadly, death, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 75K
Blitz
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, revenge, cop as target, law enforcer killer, murder, tough law enforcer, vigilante, fight scenes, crimes, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans
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The Silence of the Lambs
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, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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 7.8
 185K
Halloween
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, violence, masked killer, murder, death, small town, psychopath, violent, gory, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, 1960s ...
Place: california, midwest
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 7.2
 250K
Scream
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, teenager, mystery, masked killer, high school, murder, violence, blood, brutality, halloween, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, murder, police, murder mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, obsession, violence, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 6.3
 87K
The Cell
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, colourful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, schizophrenia, crime, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, psychiatrist, dreams, imagination, mind game, brutality, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
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 8.7
 576K
Dexter
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, bloody, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, crime, gory, crimes, double life, vigilante, blood, dark secret, secret life, crime investigation, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 6.4
 50K
The Collector
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, torture, brutality, gory, violence, masked man, trap, held captive, danger, extreme violence, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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Freddy vs. Jason
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: scary, brutal, bloody, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, brutality, monster, gory, blood, violence, two killers, danger, teenagers, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: ohio, new jersey, midwest
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Friday the 13th
Genre: Horror
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, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, vengeance, brutality, torture, masked killer, death, violence, in the woods, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.9
 24K
Freeway
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, cynical, bloody, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, brutality, life is a bitch, disfigurement, crime, prison, sexual abuse, runaway, dysfunctional family, censorship, teenager, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
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House of 1000 Corpses
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, rough, bloody, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, cannibalism, murder, violence, torture, insanity, urban legend, evil doctor, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
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 5.6
 38K
The Hitcher
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, chase, mind game, survival, murder, on the road, torture, hitchhiker, road trip, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
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 6.6
 67K
Hush
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deaf, survival, murder, home invasion, masked killer, slasher, disability, brutality, writers, blood, violent ...
Place: california
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I Know What You Did Last Summer
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, mystery, revenge, secret, buried truth, characters killed one by one, who done it, fisherman, catastrophe, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: north carolina
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 6.7
 101K
The Call
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, chase, murder, control room, guilt, twists & turns, woman in danger, surveillance, investigation, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.4
 11K
2001 Maniacs
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a ...
Style: rough, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, violence spree, psychopath, animal cruelty, slasher, small town, crimes, violence, cannibalism, death, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa, georgia
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.9
 38K
Gone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, woman in danger, twists & turns, crimes, survival, danger, sisters, haunted by the past, police investigation, justice, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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 3.9
 31K
Prom Night
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, hotel, serial killer, prom, obsession, death, teacher, stalking, haunted by the past, characters killed one by one, best friends, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 22K
The Alienist
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, crime, murder investigation, violence, psychologist, reporter, police, blood, teenagers, ritual, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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Urban Legends: Final Cut
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, urban legend, college, masked killer, gory, who done it, rivalry, brutality, halloween ...
Time: 90s
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American Psycho II: All American Girl
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rachel is a criminology student hoping to land a position as a teacher's assistant for professor Robert Starkman. She's sure this position will pave the way to an FBI career, and she's willing to do anything to obtain it -- including ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, college, slasher, obsession, teachers and students, fbi, mind game, student life, rivalry, hidden identity, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
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My Soul to Take
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, slasher, urban legend, gory, small town, murder, psychopath, danger, deadly, supernatural, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Black Christmas
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: christmas, psychopath, murder, serial killer, holiday, slasher, gory, danger, violence, brutality, dysfunctional family, sorority ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Awakening the Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, death, crimes, danger, police, police investigation, life is a bitch, obsession, reward
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 7.6
 16K
The Bridge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, corruption, mystery, mind game, murder, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, drug cartel, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
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 7.6
 340K
Saw
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: torture, survival, serial killer, gory, mind game, insanity, violence, slasher, murder, game of death, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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4.6
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6.6
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slasher
slasher movies
The Collector 2009
6.4
I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997
5.7
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010
5.2
High Tension 2003
6.8
Freddy vs. Jason 2003
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scary
scary movies
The Conjuring 2013
7.5
The Blair Witch Project 1999
6.4
Silent Hill 2006
6.6
American Horror Story 2011
8.1
Castle Freak 1995
5.9
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gory
gory movies
Evil Dead 2013
6.5
Wrong Turn 2003
6.1
Resident Evil 2002
6.7
Eden Lake 2008
6.8
Piranha 3D 2010
5.5
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deadly
deadly movies
CSI: Miami 2002
6.4
CSI: NY 2004
7.0
Jersey Shore Shark Attack 2012
3.0
The Strain 2014
7.4
Pandemic 2007
5.3
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murder
murder movies
A Serbian Film 2010
5.1
Bride of Chucky 1998
5.4
True Detective 2014
9.0
Black Christmas 2006
4.6
Freddy vs. Jason 2003
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investigation
investigation movies
Deja Vu 2006
7.1
Sherlock 2010
9.2
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Nice Guys 2016
7.4
The Silence of the Lambs 1991
8.6
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gore
gore movies
Parasyte: The Maxim 2014
8.4
The Void 2016
5.8
Hostel 2005
5.9
Dawn of the Dead 1978
8.0
City of the Living Dead 1980
6.3
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