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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with sociopath, murder, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, brutality, violence, blood, obsession and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sociopath: Nightcrawler (2014), My Friend Dahmer (2017), The Boy Next Door (2015), Hard Candy (2005), The Good Son (1993), Cruel Intentions (1999), Heathers (2018), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Glass (2019), Taxi Driver (1976).

List of sociopath movies

 7.9
 450K
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: disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, morality, satire, graphic violence, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, 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, sentimental, melancholic, captivating
Plot: sociopath, high school, coming of age, socially awkward, social outcast, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, fear, doctor patient relationship, friendship, roommate, divorce ...
Time: 70s, year 1991, year 1978
Place: ohio, washington d.c.
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Horror, 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, dangerous attraction, stalking, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, seduction, fatal attraction, blackmail, stalker, erotic thriller, neighbor, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.1
 152K
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, rough, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, deception, sociopath, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.4
 36K
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, children, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, usa, maine, new england
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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, cynical, romantic, clever, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, incest, manipulation, bet, femme fatale, virgin, virginity, teenage life, loss of virginity, defloration, ego clash, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 2K
Heathers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: dark, ironic, dark humor, cynical
Plot: suicide, sociopath, adolescence, high school, teenager, teenage love, violence, social misfits, apathy, teenagers, brutality, bullying ...
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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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, antisocial behavior, school shooting, sociopath, evil child, depression, parents and children, family relations, massacre, adolescence, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 6.7
 198K
Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, 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, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, plot twist, psychic, sociopath, super powers, superhero, mental institution, psychology, villain, psychopath, invulnerability ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
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 8.3
 704K
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, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, vigilante, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, alienation, taxi, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, united states ...
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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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 7.0
 52K
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, realistic, non-linear, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love at first sight, love triangle, manipulations, sociopath, friendship, betrayal, dating, love and romance, dishonesty, manipulation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: sociopath, psychopath, summer camp, camp, slasher, anti heroes, murder, police officer killed, axe murder, anti hero, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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Love Me If You Dare (2015)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: psychological manipulation, sociopath, psychopath, love, serial killer, investigation, justice, maniac, cruelty, crime solving, police, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai
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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, serious, humorous
Plot: sociopath, serial killer, showbiz, missing child, down on your luck, voyeurism, gory, psychopath, filmmaking, actor's life, artists and showbiz, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Summer's Moon (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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, sociopath, murder, sheriff, survival, kidnapping, parents and children, psychopath, secret, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.6
 18K
No Good Deed (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, psycho film, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: home invasion, killer, hostage, blood, family in danger, sociopath, deadly, serial killer, confined, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, tennessee, atlanta georgia
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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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, sociopath, teenager, adolescence, profiler, gps, embalming, thanksgiving, winter, hunt down, supernatural ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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 3.6
 578
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Plot: sociopath, maniac, murder, gay, mentally unstable, obsession, crime, puppets, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loneliness, puppet, crimes ...
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The Lost Village (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, enigmatic, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: supernatural, sociopath, child in peril, disappearance, hallucination, haunted by the past, father son relationship, paranoia, dark past, imaginary friend, supernatural power, old man ...
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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, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mind game, murder, police investigation, female detective, perfect crime, psychopath, fbi, haunted by the past, high school, crimes, crime, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 5.6
 538
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: sociopath, mysterious stranger, voyeur, plan, sex scene, infidelity, cheating wife, family relations, danger, crimes, murder, deep cleavage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
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 7.5
 353K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crime, driving at night, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, anti heroes, victim, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, gloomy, tense
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, police investigation, couple relations, under the surface, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, sociopath, secret, masochist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: sociopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), femme fatale, prison, serial killer, criminal, interview, sociology, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 6.7
 14K
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: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, life is a bitch, single parent, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, parents and children, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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 9.1
 777K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, mind game, prodigy, mastermind, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, british, partners, friendship, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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Room for Rent (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak, suspense, dark humor
Plot: rape, age difference, female psychopath, widow, sexual abuse, sociopath, mental illness, obsession, rapist, socially awkward, loneliness, violence ...
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 7.1
 8K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, rape victim, sadism, sexual torture, teenage rape, hostage, rape, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, ussr
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 7.8
 179K
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, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, isolation, mentally unstable, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, snow, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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