Movies about serial killers

Movies about serial killers
List of the best movies about serial killers selected by visitors to our site: Zodiac, The Golden Glove, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Saw, No Man of God, Bad Samaritan, Midnight, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Halloween.

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

Genre
Country
Zodiac (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

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.

The Golden Glove (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, crime, biography
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:04

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

Saw (2004)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:43

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

No Man of God (2021)

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.

Bad Samaritan (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39

A thief makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are no longer how he expected.

Midnight (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

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.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Halloween (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:42

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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No One Lives (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:26

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

The Collector (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryCanada, Germany, USA
Duration01:33

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

Red Dragon (2002)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04

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.

Fear (1996)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32

A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.

Halloween Kills (2021)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA

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.

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryDenmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration02:43

Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.

Gone (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. Returning home from work one morning, Jill discovers that Molly has vanished, and she is certain that the same man who previously abducted her has returned for revenge.

2001 Maniacs (2005)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a taste of them!

The Postcard Killings (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

After suffering a personal tragedy, and desperate for justice, Jacob Kanon, a veteran New York City police detective, embarks on the search for a twisted killer who is leaving a bloody trail of elaborate murders across Europe.

Se7en (1995)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Cut Off (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration02:06

Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.

Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA

FBI Agent Karl Helter and his partner Rebecca Lombardo are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the infamous 'Truck Stop Killer'.

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:41

Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, tortured and kidnapped to a foreign country, Jessica is buried alive and left to die. Against all odds, she manages to escape. Severely injured, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive, but to exact her revenge…

Freaky (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA

A mystical, ancient dagger causes a notorious serial killer to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl.

Antibodies (2005)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration02:07

When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he searches for the answers to a murder that has shaken his tight-knit community.

Night Hunter (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA

A Minnesota police officer crosses paths with a committed and tireless vigilante as he follows the trail of a ruthless predator responsible for several abductions and murders.

The Stepfather (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?

Kiss the Girls (1997)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:56

Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where the duo discovers that the psychopath may not be working alone.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada

Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.




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