Movies about killers

Movies about killers
List of the best killer movies selected by visitors to our site: Leon: The Professional, The Old Guard, Possessor Uncut, Nobody, Lucky Number Slevin, Halloween, The Protégé, American Psycho, Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs.

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

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Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersSnipers, Mafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotLove, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA, New York
StylePopular, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersKillers, Superhero, Hired assassins, Strong women, Snipers
StyleWomens in main roles

Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
CharactersKillers
PlotTechnology, Body exchange
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Cyberpunk

Tasya Vos, an elite corporate assassin, uses brain-implant technology to take control of other people’s bodies to terminate high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersKillers, Mafia, Gangsters, Thieves, Tough guys
PlotSkirmishes, Fight, Martial Arts, Revenge
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Dynamic, Worth watching

Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark secrets he fought to leave behind.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Fight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Smart, Intellectual, For men

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Teens, Serial killers, Killers
PlotRevenge, Death, Pursuit
PlaceSmall cities
TimeHalloween
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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Partners
PlotRevenge, Skirmishes, Fight
StyleFascinating, Womens in main roles

Rembrandt and Anna, two world premier assassins who share a mysterious past from Vietnam, traverse the globe competing for high-profile contracts. When Anna's mentor is murdered, she and Rembrandt must form an uneasy alliance and return to Vietnam to track down his killer.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals, Millionaires
PlotSplit personality, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StylePsychological problems, Black humor, Creepy, Disturbing, Worth watching

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Duration01:49
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotMoney, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Mystery
PlaceHotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation
StyleBy books

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Brothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, St. Petersburg, Kazakhstan
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotPads, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, Laboratory
StyleBlack humor, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie stars in the film, but you will not be able to recognize them immediately since they are all in disguise.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, China
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Heroes, Family
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Weapon, Chase
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Best soundtracks

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:49
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Serial killers, Killers, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Revenge
PlaceCourt
StyleDepressive

Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Cannibals, Heroes, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge
TimeDark ones
StyleBy comics, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Gothic

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Punks, Friends
PlotOn real events, Obsession
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Hostage
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSnipers, Dogs, Hired assassins, Killers, Criminals
PlotSnow, Cold
PlaceForest
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A lonesome stranger with nerves of steel must track down and kill a rogue hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry. No name. No description. Nothing.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSpecial agents, Hired assassins, Strong women, Former Special Agent
PlotSkirmishes, Special services, Chase, Pads
StyleTense, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersJudge
PlotRevenge, Death, Justice
PlacePrison, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action, Serious

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers
StyleAtmospheric, Black humor

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersKillers, Criminals
PlotMental disorders, Experiments, Freedom
PlacePrison
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian, By books, Atmospheric, Depressive

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotHostage
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:46
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotOn real events
PlaceEngland, London

The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.

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: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Cars, Fight, Relationship
PlaceVillage, Russia, Moscow, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Serious, For men

Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of Russia to another are about to face in the wasteland of small-town Russia. A critique of the policies of Boris Yeltsin, it depicted the economic crisis that followed Russia's transition towards a free market economy, and with it, a lost generation, with no job security, who are pushed into a world of crime and rebellion. Despite a modest budget of US$700,000, and a limited cinematic release, it became a national hit in Russia as well its soundtrack, popularized by 'Seryoga's' (Серёга) music video "Чёрный Бумер" ("Black Bummer"). Both the film and its soundtrack have won awards, including the prestigious Golden Aries from the Russian Guild of Film critics.

Duration02:02
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Surgeons
PlotOn real events
PlaceEngland
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Killers
PlotObsession, Fear
PlaceParty, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Disturbing

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotOn real events, Chase
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy

Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryAustralia
Duration02:00
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Family, Mothers
PlotRelationship, Mystery
PlaceAustralia

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.





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