Psychopathic killer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychopathic killer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with psychopathic killer, murder, crimes, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, blood, death, violence and gory plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres shot in USA, Italy, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychopathic killer: The Hunted (2003), Amusement (2008), Basic Instinct (1992), Hell Night (1981), Don't Torture a Duckling (1972), Alice Sweet Alice (1976), Dementia (2015), A Stranger Is Watching (1982), The Prowler (1981), Halloween (1978).

List of psychopathic killer movies

 6.1
 40K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, psychopathic killer, fbi, ex soldier, dark past, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, british columbia, yugoslavia ...
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 5.0
 11K
Amusement (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While being interrogated by a police psychiatrist, the near-catatonic Tabitha tries to explain why she and two of her childhood friends are being hunted by a serial killer. The truth that's dying to come out weaves together three tragic secrets ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: vengeance, grudge, killer, stalking, serial killer, rivalry, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, woman in danger, psychopathic killer, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.9
 155K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, sexual relations, sex, sex addict, obsession, seduction, sexualized violence, sexual tension, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 5.8
 5K
Hell Night (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, haunted house, college, ghost, gory, abandoned house, deadly, student life, college life, stalking, serial killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, amateur detective, small town, obsession, village, serial killer, police investigation, journalism, violence, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern italy
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: psycho film, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, psychopathic killer, gory, creep, mystery killer, investigation, mystery, crimes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.2
 1K
Dementia (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Dementia, an elderly war veteran is forced by his estranged family to hire a live-in nurse, only to find she harbors a sinister secret.
Plot: vietnam veteran, nurse, psychopathic killer, music, grandparent grandchild relationship, stabbing, dementia, murder, revenge, borderline personality disorder, grandfather grandson relationship
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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below ...
Style: mind bending, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, investigation, murder, rape, psychopathic killer, subway, captivity, urban, danger, intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 8K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, soldier, small town, maniac, psychopathic killer, pitchfork, slasher killer, knife murder, deadly, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: campus
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 7.8
 203K
Halloween (1978)
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, violence, psychopath, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, small town, teenage life, mental patient, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s, year 1978 ...
Place: midwest, california
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 6.3
 16K
Cold Prey (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eirik and his girlfriend, Jannicke, join newly coupled Mikael and Ingunn, along with single wisecracker Morten, on a snowboarding excursion to a remote mountainous region in Norway. When Morten breaks his leg, however, and requires medical ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, dark, light ...
Plot: slasher, hotel, danger, psychopath, isolation, skiing, shotgun, photograph, pickaxe, violence, snowboarding, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, norway
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 7.2
 54K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, destiny, dark hero, coma, supernatural, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, tragedy, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
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The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its caws dipped in curare.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, murder, psychopathic killer, mannequin, razor, cat, law enforcement, woman in danger, intrigue, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, denmark, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, couple relations, nun, witch, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, new orleans, north carolina ...
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Reason to Die (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop sets up his girlfriend as a target in order to trap a serial killer.
Plot: pantyhose, serial killer, sex, reporter, sexploitation, psychopathic killer, switchblade, psychological thriller, child murder, bounty hunter, police officer, loss of son
Place: south africa
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 6.3
 670
Game Over (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to ...
Style: rough, exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, home alone, deadly, when the parents are away, family relations, crimes, parents and children, computers and web, crime, danger, isolation, christmas eve ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Strangler vs Strangler (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A popular, but very disturbed rock star soon becomes ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: strangulation, anonymous letter, telepathy, rock concert, serial killer, police investigation, carnation, ear, blood, radio station, metropolis, psychopathic killer ...
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia
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 7.2
 34K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, stylized, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, brutality, stabbing, convict, judge, murder, nightclub, criminal, prostitute, drug use, tattoo, trial ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
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 7.3
 10K
Psycho Raman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young Cop keeps growing as he closely follows him ...
Plot: serial killer, drug addiction, psychopathic killer, murder investigation, elevator, blood, chase, money, flashlight, sex scene, notebook, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bombay india
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The Shadowed Mind (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Has echoes of Jans Rautenbach's controversial "Jannie Totsiens" and was only unabanned in South Africa in 1990. This is is a superior sex/psychological thriller set an strange asylum for the super rich. The eerie music, sound effects ...
Style: suspense
Plot: psychopathic killer, sexual murder, sexploitation, sexual dysfunction, serial killer, gore, stabbing
Place: south africa
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 2.3
 103
The Arrogant (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Arrogant is a 1987 action-thriller directed, written, and produced by Philippe Blot. This film stars Gary Graham and Sylvia Kristel, Giovanni and Julie, as two strangers who meet on a desert highway. As they travel together, they encounter many ...
Style: rough, sexy, realistic, serious, road movie
Plot: murder, desert, on the run, love and romance, siblings relations, crime, parents and children, deadly, love affair, chases and races, lovers on the run, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada
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 5.2
 530
The Last Stop (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of quircky, snow bound, strangers discover there are killers amongst them.
Style: rough, mind bending, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, danger, beach, deadly, gory, slasher, investigation, crimes, chases and races, isolation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.5
 1K
Evil Words (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One day, for no apparent reason, a cop kills 11 children. The same day, horror novelist Thomas Roy tries to commit suicide after cutting his fingers. At first glance, nothing seems to link the two events – until Dr. Paul Lacasse, a disillusioned ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: supernatural, gory, power relations, doctors and patients, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, urban, psychopathic killer, murder, paranormal, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Stepfather II (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, wedding, maniac, dentist, violence, crimes, hidden identity, hospital, deadly, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, california
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 5.6
 486
Rings of Fear (1978)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."
Plot: serial killer, murder, girls' boarding school, psychopathic killer, kleptomania, murder investigation, fear, flashback, school, dog, chase, darkness ...
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Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, witty, cynical ...
Plot: gangsters, partners, dishonesty, couples, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
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 5.3
 7K
Laid to Rest (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer and in an isolated rural town she must survive the night and ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crimes, danger, memory loss, stalking, survival, vengeance, one man army, gory, deadly, woman in danger, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, florida
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 6.4
 96
An Obsession (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Obsession is Aoyama's remake for the 1990s of Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog ("Nora inu," 1949). The basic plot situation is the same: a cop, after losing his gun to a killer, sets out on a search for the criminal who in the end ...
Style: suspense
Plot: gun, psychopathic killer, gunshot wound, neo noir, heroin addict, shooting, fistfight, murder
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Flight of Black Angel (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he's a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a family hostage to help him, he works on ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, religious fanatic, chases and races, escapades, confined, save the day, daring rescue, hostages, adventure, crimes, officers and cadets, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.1
 2K
Macabre (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.
Style: realistic, psychological, mind bending, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, perversion, accident, dead child, disembodied head, blindness, necrophilia, refrigerator, couples, hotel, voyeurism ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
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