Movies about killers

List of the best killer movies selected by visitors to our site: State of Play, The Running Man, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Elektra, The Punisher, Brother, Smokin' Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, The Last Heist, From Paris with Love.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

State of Play (2009)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersKillers, Journalists, Lovers, Reporters
PlotSkirmishes, Political, Investigation
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Smart

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

The Running Man (1987)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CharactersKillers, Heroes
PlotRivalry, Prison Break, Chase
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men, Cyberpunk

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Spy, Teens, Lifeguards
PlotWeapon, Adventure, Chase, Tracking
PlacePrison, School, USA

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Elektra (2005)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersNinja, Killers, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Supernatural, Revenge, Fate, Superpowers
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Atmospheric, Disturbing, For men

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

The Punisher (2004)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersKillers, Superhero, Tough guys, Heroes, Mafia, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Funeral
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.

Brother (2000)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersKillers, Yakuza, Mafia, Gangsters
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Atmospheric, Exciting, For men, Fancy

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.

Smokin' Aces (2006)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersKillers, FBI, Lawyers, Mafia, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Snipers, Bodyguards
StyleExciting, For men

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersKillers, FBI

Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey, a power-tool wielding psychopath and a deadly master of disguise.

The Last Heist (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Killers
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Survival, Supernatural, Rivalry, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A bank heist descends into violent chaos when one of the hostages turns out to be a serial killer. Trapping the well-organized team of bank robbers in the building, the killer is now picking them off one by one.

From Paris with Love (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, CIA

James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with Charlie Wax. Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job, but when he learns that the same guys they're trying to catch are after him, James realizes that Charlie may be his only hope of survival.

Graveyard of Honor (2002)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersKillers, Yakuza, Gangsters
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, By books

A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

Halloween (1978)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, Dogs, Teens
PlotRevenge, Death, Pursuit
PlaceSmall cities
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Boiling Point (1990)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersKillers, Yakuza, Gay, Gangsters
PlotWeapon, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia

Masaki, a baseball player and gas-station attendant, gets into trouble with the local Yakuza and goes to Okinawa to get a gun to defend himself. There he meets Uehara, a tough gangster, who is in serious debt to the yakuza and planning revenge.

All Hallows' Eve (2013)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersKillers, Aliens, Clowns

While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn't long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth... the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.

My Soul to Take (2010)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, Teens
PlotBody exchange, Supernatural
PlaceSmall cities

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Maniac (2012)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers
PlotLove, Obsession, Mental disorders, Loneliness
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, detective
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, Miners
PlotSurvival, Death
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CharactersKillers, Tough guys, Heroes
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
StyleHeavy, Exciting

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

John Wick (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersKillers, Criminals, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Family, Friends, Bodyguards
PlotSects, Fight, Weapon, Fidelity, Revenge, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Heavy, Exciting, Disturbing

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Untraceable (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersManiacs, Killers, FBI, Serial killers, Special agents, Hackers
PlotInvestigation, Revenge, Technology, False accusations, Internet, Chase
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.