Sociopath movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sociopath movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with sociopath, murder, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, violence, brutality, blood, obsession and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sociopath: Nightcrawler (2014), My Friend Dahmer (2017), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), American Psycho (2000), Glass (2019), Murder by Numbers (2002), Hard Candy (2005), Do You Like My Basement (2012), Heathers (2018), The Boy Next Door (2015).

List of sociopath movies

 7.8
 523K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: sociopath, journalism, character study, journalist, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, satire, life is a bitch, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: sociopath, socially awkward, high school, coming of age, social outcast, social awkwardness, teenage protagonist, father son relationship, roommate, awkwardness, fear, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1991, year 1978
Place: ohio, minnesota, pittsburgh, germany, washington d.c.
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, sociopath, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, massacre, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 7.6
 566K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, brutal, surreal, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, nihilism, sex maniac, sociopath, psycho, millionaire, killings, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, yale university ...
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 6.6
 235K
Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an ...
Style: twist ending, bad ending, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, sociopath, psychic, psychology, villain, super powers, mental institution, superhero, psychopath, crime fighter, mental patient ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
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Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, intellectual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, strong female lead, police investigation, sociopath, fbi, mind game, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 7.0
 160K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophile, dangerous attraction, age difference, deception, pedophilia, torture, vengeance, manipulation, seduction, castration, child abuse, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Do You Like My Basement (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Do You Like My Basement? tracks how one man's creative frustration bore a need to make the perfect horror film. Stanley Farmer was rejected universally by the film world. His frustration provoked a darker side and soon cunning, guile, devilish ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, scary ...
Plot: sociopath, serial killer, psychopath, actor's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, showbiz, missing child, filmmaking, voyeurism, reality, gory
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.6
 3K
Heathers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.
Style: ironic, dark, cynical
Plot: suicide, high school, teenager, social misfits, violence, sociopath, bullying, dark humor, adolescence, apathy, teenage love, satire ...
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, stalking, blackmail, seduction, obsessive love, older woman younger man sex, psychopath, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.4
 41K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, problem child, children, parents and children, sociopath, disbelieving adult, manipulation, crimes, deception, sadism, child protagonist, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, japan, asia, new england
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 7.8
 203K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, tense ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, female psychopath, captivity, mentally unstable, isolation, psychopath, obsessed fan, snow, kidnapping, blizzard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.2
 101K
Heathers (1988)
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: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dark humor, murderous pair, high school, suicide, teenage life, teenage love, murder, suicide attempt, insanity, sociopath, poisoning, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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 8.3
 795K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, cerebral, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: loner, lone wolves, social decay, character study, paranoia, depression, antisocial behavior, obsession, vigilante, taxi driver, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, vietnam
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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Psychotic Angela is itching to do what she does best: slaughter dozens of teenage campers. As luck would have it, the previous site of her murders has been renamed and converted into an experimental summer camp meant to bring together privileged and ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sociopath, psychopath, summer camp, camp, rich and poor, serial killer, police officer killed, murder, cheerleader, vengeance, wilderness, who done it ...
Time: 80s
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Summer's Blood (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A demented handyman comes to the rescue of a young woman (Ashley Greene), then imprisons her in his basement.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sociopath, serial killer, torture, murder, sheriff, survival, psychopath, parents and children, kidnapping, family relations, teenage life, search for father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, romantic, cynical, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: seduction, manipulation, bet, incest, femme fatale, virgin, sex, virginity, brother sister relationship, teenage life, loss of virginity, bad girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Love Me If You Dare (2015)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon Bo, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals. He’s a professor at The University of Maryland and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: maniac, love, investigation, whodunit, sociopath, cruelty, serial killer, psychopath, psychological manipulation, crime solving, justice, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai
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 5.0
 23K
Leatherface (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, slasher, brutal, bleak ...
Plot: psycho killer, panic, mutilation, chainsaw, chainsaw murder, sociopath, cannibalism, murder, escape, violence, sadist, insanity ...
Time: year 1955, year 1965, 50s
Place: texas, southern usa
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 5.6
 607
Hardkor Disko (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A sociopath begins a relationship with the daughter of a couple he intends to murder.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: voyeur, sociopath, mysterious stranger, plan, sex scene, infidelity, family relations, crimes, cheating wife, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, psychopath, mass murder, sadism, serial killer, murderous pair, criminal heroes, violence spree, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, london, tokyo ...
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 5.6
 21K
No Good Deed (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed ...
Style: sadistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, hostage, killer, family in danger, sociopath, serial killer, confined, crimes, maniac, villain, family relations, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, tennessee
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 7.4
 14K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, investigation, haunted by the past, killings, police, sociopath, prison, strong female character, psychopath, maniac, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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 3.6
 837
Sociopathia (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Introverted and peculiar, Mara spends her days fabricating props for movies. But her reclusive persona conceals an internal wrath. Terrified of being alone, Mara refuses to let her lovers leave, sadistically murdering them and keeping their corpses ...
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: sociopath, maniac, murder, gay, mentally unstable, obsession, puppet, loneliness, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female assassin, psycho ...
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The Lost Village (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor. Heading deep into the mountains, ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological thriller
Plot: supernatural, sociopath, disappearance, child in peril, supernatural power, old man, childhood trauma, paranoia, father son relationship, surrealism, imaginary friend, missing person ...
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 6.9
 56K
Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, romantic, realistic, non-linear, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love at first sight, love triangle, unrequited love, dating, fall in love, love and romance, love story, track down, romance, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
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A Kiss and a Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a quiet Ontario town, a small Bed and Breakfast dwells with a perverse secret. David Beck, a closet sociopath, but seemingly normal man, runs the B & B with his wife Samantha, a fiery woman with masochistic tendencies. The harmony of the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, couple relations, under the surface, sociopath, masochist, double life, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He chooses Camille Bliss as his subject of study and begins to visit her in prison for interviews. Camille became acquainted with trouble at a young age and justifies ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: sociopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), dark humor, femme fatale, prison, serial killer, criminal, sociology, romancing a criminal, power relations, poisoning, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 6.6
 16K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abusive mother, adoption, mansion, family relations, family problems, rebelliousness, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychotronic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psycho killer, murderer, supernatural, psychopath, stalking, sociopath, teenager, adolescence, fear, serial murder ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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