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 suspenseful, suspense, slasher, serious, scary and tense films and TV shows about / with psycho killer, murder, psychopath, serial killer, blood, maniac, violence, deadly, death and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychopathic killer: Hell Night (1981), Basic Instinct (1992), American Horror Story (2011), The Hunted (2003), The Last Stop (2000), The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971), Terrifier (2016), The Shining (1980), The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982), Amusement (2008).

List of psychopathic killer movies

 5.6
 7K
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, slasher, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, college, psycho killer, abandoned house, student life, stalking, college life, serial killer, psychopath, prank, brutality ...
Time: 80s
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 7.0
 196K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, hot and sexy, sexual relations, murder, sex, dangerous attraction, seduction, strong sexual content, sexual tension, police investigation, obsession, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, death, ghost, witch, insanity, nightmare, evil, evil force, nun, coven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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 6.0
 47K
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: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, homicidal maniac, commando, swat team, chase, forest, murder, special agents, survivalist, haunted by the past, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, former yugoslavia ...
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 5.1
 613
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: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, mystery, confined, isolation, road accident, crime scene, psycho killer, group of friends, characters killed one by one, crimes, investigation, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
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The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is murdered in a park. The man is tried and convicted for the crime but the killings suddenly continue.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: murder investigation, miscarriage of justice, whodunit, mental illness, male female relationship, psycho killer, unknown killer, murder witness, female victim, cruelty, death sentence, mother son relationship ...
Place: milan italy
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 5.6
 18K
Terrifier (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A maniacal clown named Art, terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.
Style: slasher, macabre, suspense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: maniac, killer clown, evil clown, halloween, clown, murder, massacre, psychopath, masked killer, stranded, kidnapping, serial killer ...
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 8.4
 983K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, ghost, supernatural, psychopath, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychic, a vision, caretaker, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, montana, oregon ...
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, stalking, crimes, supernatural, college life, school, law enforcement, isolation, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
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 4.9
 12K
Amusement (2008)
Genre: 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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, grudge, killer clown, serial killer, stalking, psycho killer, rivalry, woman in danger, haunted by the past, killer, evil clown, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.3
 15K
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, drug addiction, investigation, chase, violence, murder, psychopath, police detective, drugs, psycho killer, sex scene ...
Time: 2010s, year 2015, year 2013
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, india
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The Silent Scream (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: attic, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, crimes, serial murder, brutality, secret room, estate, beach, haunted house ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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 7.2
 2K
Born to Kill (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A seemingly ordinary, well behaved teenager's latent psychopathic desires rise to the surface when a new girl arrives in town.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, psychological thriller
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, murder, single mother, teenage boy, teenage murderer, mystery, teenage life, murder investigation, brutality, murderer, teenager ...
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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: parody, cult film
Plot: killing spree, telepathy, strangulation, police investigation, opera, rock concert, serial killer, anonymous letter, dominant woman, rock singer, metropolis, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: belgrade, balkan, eastern europe, former yugoslavia, serbia ...
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 2.6
 149
Pulled to Hell (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charles, and Kyle are three private investigators that specialize in missing persons cases. Mickey and her team get in way over there heads when they cross a serial killer who has three very nasty pets that have a taste for human flesh. The team ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tense
Plot: murder, homicidal maniac, psycho killer, love hate relationship, mystery, supernatural horror, serial killer, supernatural serial murderer
Place: usa
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 5.1
 1K
Funeral Home (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.
Style: slasher, mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, funeral, grandmother, maniac, basement, grandfather, vengeance, afterlife, mental illness, teenage life, mystery ...
Time: 70s
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 5.1
 2K
The Ranger (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority—an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: punk, ranger, on the run, forest, murder, psychopath, brutality, death, group of friends, cruelty, insanity, police ...
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 6.5
 193K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 5.8
 72K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, resistance, tough heroes, prosecution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Scum of the Earth (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Newlyweds Helen and Paul go to a backwoods cabin on vacation. When Paul goes back to the car for some cigarettes he's not given a chance to ponder the carcinogenic ramifications as an axe blade makes the point moot. Panic stricken, Helen runs ...
Style: suspense, sadistic, slasher, psychotronic, awful ...
Plot: forest, exploitation, vacation, assassin, white trash, massacre, newlyweds, psycho killer, slaughtered, crazy, slaughterhouse, insane ...
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 7.3
 10K
Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, psychopath, filmmaking, movie star, killing spree, murder, aging, parents and children, crimes, investigation, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, texas, usa, asia, vietnam ...
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White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, murder, dangerous attraction, police investigation, police detective, woman in danger, mistaken identity, crimes, mind game, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
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Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, police, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
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The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.
Style: slasher, tense, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, private detective, reporter, sadism, torture, stripper, serial killer, wizards and magicians, police detective, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: 70s
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 5.8
 2K
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, tense, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, clergy, mystery, zombie, suffering, child murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
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 7.0
 27K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, basketball, ambition, rivalry, graphic violence, rap ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, new jersey
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary (2014)
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals in Tobe Hooper's masterpiece of subversive horror, now featuring a 4k digital transfer and all-new surround sound mix supervised by the director.
Style: suspense, slasher, macabre, scary, bleak ...
Plot: dead teenager, hitchhiker, paranoia, fear, psycho killer, massacre, chase, friendship, brother brother relationship, death of brother, killing spree, family relations ...
Time: year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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Drive-In Horrorshow (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A low-budget horror anthology made of 5 short films, each belonging to a different horror sub-genre. These segments are introduced by a ghoulish host of the sort that used to present late-night horror movies on TV. The five films are Pig, The ...
Style: slasher, anthology, cult film
Plot: death, psycho killer, flesh eating, anthropophagus, murder, human monster, unknown killer, torture, maniac, zombie, ghoul, violence ...
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The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In February 1999, a string of murders has Shiki Ryougi and Mikiya Kokutou on edge. These crimes share a disturbing resemblance to a similar set of homicides from 1995, when Shiki and Mikiya first met, and awaken a dark, murderous desire that has ...
Style: adult animation, dark, suspense, neo noir, biting ...
Plot: supernatural, violence, paranormal phenomena, sadistic killer, insanity, serial killer, investigation, fear, human monster, crazy, cannibal, showdown ...
Time: 90s
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The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Denmark
Duration: 96 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: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cat, mannequin, rivalry, crimes, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, law enforcement, intrigue, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, copenhagen, denmark, hamburg germany
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