Korean movies about serial killers

List of the best Korean movies about serial killers selected by visitors to our site: Midnight, Missing You, Memoir of a Murderer, Manhole, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Blind, Red Dragon, No Mercy, Mr. Brooks, The Chaser.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers
PlotLove, Pursuit
StyleDorama, Womens in main roles

Kyung-mi, a girl with hearing impairment lives with her mother. Working at the customer call center, one day she storms out of an unpleasant dinner with the client and drives home after she picks up her mother. Meanwhile, the murderer Do-sik spots Kyung-mi's mother waiting for her daughter who went to park her car but changes his target when another girl So-jung passes him by talking on the phone. So-jung gets stabbed by Do-sik in the back alley and is found by Kyung-mi, who ends up becoming Do-sik’s new prey.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:26
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Fathers, Detectives
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Justice, Freedom
PlacePrison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A girl who lost her father to a serial killer, a detective and a killer are intertwined in a chaotic relationship and are met with an unprecedented series of events.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Fathers
PlotFight, Death, Snow, Hatred, Confrontation
PlacePrison, Forest, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when a series of murders occur near his town, he worries whether the killings are his doings. Then, he comes across Tae-ju and realizes that he’s the killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find evidence against Tae-ju, only to raise the young killer’s interest on him and his dear daughter.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:41
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Sisters
PlotObsession, Missing people
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A young girl is kidnapped by a serial killer. The serial killer uses manholes to kidnap and kill his victims. The young girl's older sister tries to save her before it's too late.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDogs, Serial killers
PlotChase
PlaceCollege, Office, Asia, Korea
StyleFancy, Black humor

An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:51
CharactersSerial killers, Blind, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Pursuit, Missing people, Lost memory
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A blind witness and a runaway help the police find the suspect in a Hit and Run until the culprit realizes that they are close on his trail. The killer tracks her down and Soo-ah realizes that in order to save Gi-sub she would have to risk her life.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersSerial killers, Dragons, Killers, Doctors, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation, Split personality, Cheating
PlaceGermany, USA
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:04

Forensic pathologist Kang is assigned to examine the dismembered corpse of a female murder victim. Detective Min points to a fanatic environmentalist, Lee Sung-ho, as the primary suspect. But when Kang’s daughter is kidnapped, a manipulative game begins between Kang and Lee, who holds secrets about the homicide case.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSerial killers, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation, Split personality, Death, Mystery, Cheating
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Serial killers
PlotOn real events, Chase, Debts
PlaceAsia
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, FBI
PlotInvestigation

Based on real life transcripts culled from conversations between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Ted Bundy that took place between 1984 and 1989, No Man of God details the complicated relationship that formed between the two men during Bundy’s final years on death row.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Judge, Investigators
PlotLove, On real events, Chase
PlacePrison, USA
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, For men

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Mafia, Serial killers, Gangsters
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Motorcycles, Chase, Funeral
PlaceHospitals, Korea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor

On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok publishes a book titled "I am the Murderer" claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:42
CharactersSerial killers
PlaceKorea


Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Hired assassins, Police
PlotRevenge, Investigation
PlaceKorea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo Tak to form a team consisting of criminals. He is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. He then gathers team members: Park Woong Chul who is a gangster, Lee Jung Moon who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae Soo who is a contract killer. Police Inspector Yoo Mi Young also joins the team and she tries to have these guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:37
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Criminals, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlacePrison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:52
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers
PlotRevenge, Justice
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:11
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotOn real events, Investigation
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Depressive

1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:44
CharactersSerial killers
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceKorea
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A web-comic artist finds that a series of murders are occurring that have a disturbing resemblance to the images in her work.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Ghosts, Mirrors
PlaceParallel worlds, Asia, Korea
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Woo Yeong-min retired from the police force after trying to save his partner and causing his death. After a series of mysterious deaths in the shopping mall in which his uncle has allowed him to work as a security guard prior to its reopening, he must face both his own fear of mirrors and the mystery surrounding the fire that closed down the mall.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Shamans, Orphans
PlotPursuit, Intrigue, Curses, Ghosts, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, Swimming
PlaceSchool, Korea
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Se-hee is haunted by her step sister Tae-yeon who used to be a promising swimmer but suddenly killed herself in a swimming pool 2 years ago. During the summer vacation, she joins the study camp at school for upcoming college entrance exam with other 30 elite students. On the first night, when Se-hee finds a riddling passage scribbled in the desk, she soon sees a dead girl’s body hung upside down. Then the TV monitors are on and the students watch another friend crushed by his bike in the corridor. Since then, the succession of cruel killings occurs whenever they fail to answer the given questions in time. Meanwhile, the hidden truth behind Tae-yeon’s suicide is slowly revealed and terrified students struggle to death to undo the puzzle before they become the next victim.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:52
CharactersSerial killers, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A somber paranormal thriller that offers an original, exciting variation of the tale of two men with supernatural abilities, locked in a duel to the death. A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive?

Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
CharactersBrownies
StyleFor children

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn't seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on «his people» and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick's tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryCanada, Germany, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersMutant, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Chase, Snow
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Follows a group of friends that decide to go snowmobiling during their winter break. They make a "wrong turn", getting lost in a storm.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Police, Brides
PlotRevenge
PlaceKorea

Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPolice
PlotTime travel

Connected by phone in the same home but 20 years apart, a serial killer puts another woman’s past — and life — on the line to change her own fate.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Killers
PlotMulti-part
TimeHalloween

The nightmare isn't over as unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode's trap to continue his ritual bloodbath. Injured and taken to the hospital, Laurie fights through the pain as she inspires residents of Haddonfield, to rise up against Myers. Taking matters into their own hands, the Strode women and other survivors form a vigilante mob to hunt down Michael and end his reign of terror once and for all.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Writers, Journalists
PlotLove, War, On real events, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.





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