10 best movies like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986
Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
List of the best movies like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986): Child of God, Freeway Killer, Dahmer, The Hillside Strangler, The Stepfather, Mr. Brooks, Just Cause, Switchback, Anamorph, The River Murders.

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Child of God (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, he descends to the level of a cave dweller and falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Freeway Killer (2010)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer easily avoided police at first. But as police closed in and the killer’s pattern grew more erratic, the only question was how many more will die?

Dahmer (2002)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his life. Certain characters and events are fictional.

The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the cousins decide to start an escort agency. After violently killing a prostitute they thought had betrayed them, Kenneth and Angelo begin committing a series of crimes that become a media sensation.

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?

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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

Just Cause (1995)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer.

Switchback (1997)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.

Anamorph (2007)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

The River Murders (2011)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all his former girlfriends. Suspected by the FBI agent who’s taken over the case and suspended by his captain, Jack must work outside the law if he’s to find the killer, save his future and protect what’s left of his past.

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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at the hands of a volatile car dealer, Will returns to London to discover the cause of his brother's death and administer justice to those responsible.

The Boston Strangler (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Marked Woman (1937)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

In the underworld of Manhattan, a woman dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters.

Summer of Sam (1999)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

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.

Double Jeopardy (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:45

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Resurrection (1999)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:48

A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.

Borderland (2007)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryMexico, USA
Duration01:45

Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group of new ones to prepare for a sacrifice.

Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

Pathology (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Medical student Ted Grey graduates at the top of his class and quickly joins an elite pathology program, whose top students invite him into their circle. There he uncovers a gruesome secret: They play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect, undetectable murder, then the others compete to determine the victim's cause of death.

Blitz (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:37

A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada
Duration01:43

A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Alex Cross (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:41

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Confession of Murder (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00

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.

A Score to Settle (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:14

A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Surveillance (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada

An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.

The Silence (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany

13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

The Bone Collector (1999)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:58

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.

The Sniper (1952)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Eddie Miller struggles with his hatred of women, he's especially bothered by seeing women with their lovers. He starts a killing spree as a sniper by shooting women from far distances. In an attempt to get caught, he writes an anonymous letter to the police begging them to stop him.

Killing Emmett Young (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA

In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar (he's allowed a few days' grace before his murder), he pursues a final case, the serial killing of young women. Emmett develops a profile of the assailant. Meanwhile, his fixer hires an ex-cop to kill Emmett, a lonely security guard whom the fixer taunts and belittles. In this limited time, can Emmett sort out what's important? Written by

Mea Culpa (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration01:30

Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger.




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