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, serious, scary, realistic and rough films and TV shows about / with psychopathic killer, psycho killer, murder, serial killer, blood, psychopath, violence, death, crimes and deadly plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychopathic killer: Basic Instinct (1992), American Horror Story (2011), The Hunted (2003), Hell Night (1981), A Stranger Is Watching (1982), The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972), The Last Stop (2000), The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971), Terrifier (2016), The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982).

List of psychopathic killer movies

 7.0
 170K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, hot and sexy, sexual relations, obsession, seduction, sex, sex addict, sexual tension, sexualized violence, dangerous attraction, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, death, witch, danger, mental institution, insanity, nun, evil, couple relations, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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 6.1
 43K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, swat team, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, fbi, combat, dark past, ex soldier, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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 5.8
 6K
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, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, college, slasher, abandoned house, gory, deadly, student life, college life, stalking, serial killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
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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: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hostage, psychopath, investigation, psycho killer, psychopathic killer, rape, subway, confined, danger, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
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The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Denmark
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: suspenseful, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, danger, psycho killer, cat, psychopathic killer, mannequin, razor, couples, gory, fashion ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany ...
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 5.2
 574
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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, slasher, confined, danger, deadly, isolation, gory, road accident, crime scene, blizzard, psycho killer ...
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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, miscarriage of justice, whodunit, psycho killer, male female relationship, mental illness, unknown killer, opera house, cruelty, murder witness, death penalty, female victim ...
Place: milan italy
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 5.6
 13K
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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: killer clown, evil clown, maniac, slasher, clown, halloween, massacre, murder, kidnapping, stranded, disfigurement, characters killed one by one ...
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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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, college life, school, crimes, supernatural, slasher, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
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 4.9
 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, grudge, killer, stalking, serial killer, deadly, danger, rivalry, woman in danger, haunted by the past, little girl, evil clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.4
 12K
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, violence, investigation, chase, drugs, police detective, psychopath, murder, psychopathic killer, psycho killer ...
Time: year 2013, year 2015, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, india
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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.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: pantyhose, police officer, serial killer, switchblade, sexploitation, bounty hunter, psychopathic killer, reporter, child murder, psycho killer, legs, female reporter ...
Place: south africa
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The Shadowed Mind (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa, Australia
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: surreal, suspense
Plot: sexual dysfunction, serial killer, psychopathic killer, sexploitation, profanity, mental institution, sexual murder, psycho killer, gore, sex scene, shower, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: south africa
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 2.6
 108
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: on the run, desert, murder, hitchhiker, chases and races, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada
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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: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, heist, farce, cons and scams, femme fatale, dishonesty, crime, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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 3.7
 147
Island Fury (1983)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenage girls are kidnapped and brought to a remote island, which is inhabited by a family of crazed killers.
Plot: murder, maniac, psychopath, kidnapping, desert island, deserted island, psychopathic killer, teenage girl, teenager, psycho killer, breasts, topless woman ...
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 7.2
 2K
Born to Kill (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A seemingly ordinary, well behaved teenager's latent psychopathic desires rise to the surface when a new girl arrives in town.
Style: psychological thriller, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, murder, psychopath, teenage boy, single mother, mystery, danger, teenage life, brutality, murder investigation, teenage 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: dark humor, cult film
Plot: killing spree, ear, strangulation, anonymous letter, police investigation, carnation, serial killer, blood, rock concert, telepathy, dominant woman, metropolis ...
Time: 80s
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, balkan, belgrade, europe ...
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 2.4
 103
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, mystery, love hate, psycho killer, love hate relationship, supernatural horror, psychopathic killer
Place: usa
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The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, prank, ritual, sorority, fraternity, violence, psycho killer, serial killer, supernatural, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
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I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, scary, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, serial killer, mistaken identity, sadism, profanity, small town, mind game, missing person, family relations, disorder, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, stalker, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, slasher, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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 7.0
 4K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, woman in danger, danger, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, virginia, usa
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 5.8
 105K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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 3.8
 1K
The Forest (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.
Style: sadistic, psycho film, suspense, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, forest, slasher, psychopath, sadism, violence, terror, stalking, adultery, camping, rage ...
Place: california
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 5.2
 6K
Dr. Giggles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, mental institution, mind game, deadly, crimes, investigation, small town, doctors and patients, transplant, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: portland oregon
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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, cult film, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, vengeance, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, revenge, brutality, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, connecticut, new york
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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, investigation, mental illness, supernatural, kidnapping, demons, insanity, transformation, serial killer, hospital, memory loss, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
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Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, insanity, self mutilation, racial slur, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
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