| 103 min Vincent D'Onofrio, That’s not true of these serial killer movies. Warren Oates, Brad Pitt, Bobcat Goldthwait Biography, Crime, Drama. John Gavin, Votes: | Allen Danziger, | Directors: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, $19.72M, R Michael Mann | Gross: Crime, Drama. Paul Sorvino, Stars: $100.13M, R Frank Capra A well-respected businessman is sometimes controlled by his murder and mayhem-loving alter ego. 18,905 | From Ted Bundy to the Zodiac Killer, the most terrifying films are based on true stories. An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. Sissy Spacek, Justin Theroux, Even scarier is that some of the greatest films in the sub-genre aren't just machinations of a twisted mind, but recreations pulled from real life terrors. Action, Crime, Drama. | This list may not reflect recent changes . | Gross: 65,669 | Submit it to us here! | Gross: $0.12M, Not Rated Lawrence A. Bonney, Woody Harrelson, A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor. 142,218 | Megan Duffy, Votes: | 377,013 Things get even more complicated when he learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are habitual murderers. Bill Sage, Votes: Ridley Scott 459,017 Comedy, Crime, Drama. Above the Law (2017 film) B. Bluebeard (1972 film) … Terrence Howard, Tell us what you think about this feature. Long before he became an action star, Jeremy Renner played serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in this underrated feature. Stars: $34.47M, Not Rated Starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, and Dane Cook (lol), the film follows a serial killer and a young man who longs to be involved in the world of mass murder. Director: Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City. 118 min Gary Fleder Tobe Hooper Director: | While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Director: 127 min $0.01M, R Stars: The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man. David Milford, Votes: This movie was one of the highlight follow up films coming off the Se7en era. Hong-jin Na Horror, Thriller. Queen Latifah, Se7en could’ve easily been a hacky, cliched, phoned-in job, but Fincher went above and beyond to deliver the quintessential serial killer movie. Stephen Rea, This category has the following 21 subcategories, out of 21 total. William Petersen, Action, Adventure, Thriller. | 215,332 While it does have a connotation as that type of movie, American Psycho is also a new classic, featuring Christian Bale as a young '80s businessman moonlighting as a serial killer at night. Daniel Giménez Cacho, Stars: A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute. A young F.B.I. | Following Bundy's court case that after his arrest for the murder of scores of women, the film itself may not be great, but Efron's performance is incredible. Nothing quite captures the turn of the millennium like The Bone Collector. A decade ago, newspaper headlines were filled with stories about a serial killer who discarded the remains of 10 people along the scenic Ocean Parkway on New York's Long Island. Jessica Chastain, Votes: There are serial killer films that will shake you to your core and ones that are more... just fun to watch. Interview with a Serial Killer. A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing. Dubbed the “Ice Cream Killer” the Austrian Carranza was convicted of murdering her ex-husband and then her lover two years later, before dismembering them and freezing their bodies. Hot take: Halloween is the greatest serial killer franchise of the bunch. | 36,077 Ned Beatty, Votes: | $33.08M, R | | Gross: Rémy Belvaux, Director: Cary Elwes, Regina Orozco, 127 min In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. | Charlize Theron, | The Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman-led thriller about a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as a blueprint for his murders is an absolute classic. | | Comedy, Crime, Drama. Stars: Stars: David Fincher $0.13M, R | Director: The compilation includes works by noir mavens like Vijay Anand, Anurag Kashyap, Sriram Raghavan and Navdeep Singh. | A true femme fatale, murderer Estibaliz Carranza’s pouty lips are nothing on those lyin’ eyes! Peter Lorre, Robbie Coltrane, Votes: In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper. 50,635 Crime, Drama, Romance. Horror. Allen Hughes Stars: Stars: $30.86M, R 99 min $8.62M, Not Rated $28.48M, Not Rated Stars: $31.60M, Unrated Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins are absolute heavyweights in the film. | Tracy Arnold, Esquire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Priscilla Lane, 35,974 Jodie Foster, Kate Hudson, Director: | Gross: On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. | Gross: But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. This also includes films in which the main antagonist is a serial killer. One of the few serial killer films that stars Angelina Jolie. Jae-ho Song, Votes: Director: Cary Grant, Drama, Horror, Thriller. | A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. Fritz Lang 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Director: Donald Sutherland, Jung-woo Ha, 118 min | André Hennicke, | Harvey Keitel, Votes: Director: Jennifer Lopez, Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity. 35,022 Anthony Hopkins, 58,188 76,696 | 127 min 253,154 Stars: $13.10M, R | 146,138 It may have not made as much as an impact, though Denzel Washington is hard to beat. 135,747 A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb. Martin Sheen, Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Kerryann White, Not Rated James Wan | 120 min $61.33M, R | Michael Powell Stars: So why do audiences expose themselves to the fictionalized iterations of humanity's worst people? 53,419 As it turns out, not all serial killer films are of the "horror" variety. Cary Elwes, Dominic Sena $32.00M, R Zodiac is a horrifying look into the real-life havoc that the Zodiac Killer exacted on the state of California in the late '60s and '70s. Director: | 6,568 A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself. A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. Moo-Seong Choi, Votes: Director: Greg Kam, | | The most haunting part? Terrence Malick A retiring police detective pledges to catch the killer of a young child. Alex McArthur, Votes: 94 min Kevin Costner, Helena Bonham Carter, Director: Jennifer Esposito, Votes: Crime, Drama, Mystery. 53,732 | 142 min | Wotan Wilke Möhring, Benoît Poelvoorde Kevin Spacey, The Top 10 Serial Killer Films of All Time; The Top 20 Serial Killer Films of All Time; The Top 50 Serial Killer Films of All Time; The Top 100 Serial Killer Films of All Time; The Top 250 Serial Killer Films of All Time; The Best Horror Movies Of the 1980s; The Best Science Fiction Movies of 1977; The Best Comedy Movies Of the 2000s | A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them. 105 min 147 min | Gross: Max von Sydow, 95 min Leigh Whannell, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. 120 min Bill Paxton Quentin Tarantino A Conversation With Mindhunter's BTK Killer. Peter Ferdinando, Director: Director: One of the best serial killer movies that I have seen is Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (filmed in 1986 and released in 1990). 124 min Comedy, Crime, Drama. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Robert Downey Jr. as the detective and reporters, respectively, who orbit the killer's sinister years-long killing spree. Let's just say that she... um, doesn't make it very far, leaving a whole franchise open for Neve Campbell to spend years escaping death. Patricia Clarkson, | Dustin Hoffman, | Director: 65,468 | Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Directors: Whether they're about real or fictional serial killers, slasher films are made to scare. A strangely beloved horror film that only reaffirms that police never managed to identify an infamous serial killer with actual certainty. | Gross: | Diary of a Serial Killer or Guang Zhou sha ren wang: ren pi ri ji is a 1995 Hong Kong thriller. $12.60M, R Director: 67,742 Justin Kirkland is a writer for Esquire, where he focuses on entertainment, television, and pop culture. A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. Janet Leigh, Director: | Naveen Andrews, Director: | Crime, Drama, Thriller. Al Pacino, Stars: A criminal, shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Jack Nicholson, While Interview with a Serial Killer focuses on Shawcross’ crime, the real horror comes from the titular jailhouse interview with Shawcross himself. Stars: | Top 10 Films About Serial KillersSubscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // Have a Top 10 idea? | Gross: | Gross: Kim Yoon-seok, Albert Brooks, Votes: | 118 min In Seven, Brad, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the film about a hunt for a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as inspiration for his murders. Raymond Massey, 105 min | Gross: Me Me Lai, Action, Crime, Drama. 233,564 Tarsem Singh Director: Ellen Widmann, | Stars: Stars: Ana Torrent, Joan Allen, Tom Towles, Stars: Charlize Theron bagged her first Academy Award for her incredible portrayal of Aileen Wuornos, the terrifying serial killer who killed men at point blank range from 1989 to 1990. Robert De Niro, | | Gross: | Perhaps it's because the scariest part of watching a serial killer film is knowing there's a slight thrill from seeing it all unfold. | Gross: Heather Graham, Ben Whishaw, Sean Penn Maxine Audley, Votes: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 American psychological horror crime film directed and co-written by John McNaughton, about the random crime spree of a serial killer who seemingly operates with impunity.It stars Michael Rooker as the nomadic killer Henry, Tom Towles as Otis, a prison buddy with whom Henry is living, and Tracy Arnold as Becky, Otis's sister. Drama, Horror, Thriller. 157 min 125 min 1,258,354 We all get a thrill watching a horror flick. | | Here are 10 of the best serial killer films available now. Stars: | Gross: Jee-woon Kim The saga between Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter is possibly the most famous in the serial killer genre. Morgan Freeman, | Juanma Bajo Ulloa Zac Efron is one of the most charming actors in Hollywood right now, which makes him unnervingly perfect for the role of Ted Bundy in Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Martin Scorsese cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. | Karlheinz Böhm, Director: Director: Votes: 6,290 Kurt Russell, Here are ten other serial killer-centric movies you'll love if you couldn't get enough of Se7en. The high school slasher film has a list of iterations as long as your arm, but none compare to the original released in the late '70s. Edward Norton, Stars: Category:French serial killer films. Vera Miles, 131 min | If you've ever had a bro-friend in college, there's a good chance you've seen this movie poster sticky-taped to a concrete wall. Christian Alvart Director: William Friedkin Stars: Silvia Marsó, R | Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Jump to navigation Jump to search. Casey Affleck, | $28.26M, R Stars: Lars von Trier 717,471 The newest installment isn't a bad take on an old concept though. $50.28M, 105 min | | | Gross: Eduardo Noriega, $0.03M, R Elijah Wood, 107 min Crime, Drama, Mystery. Stars: Director: Adrien Brody, | 89 min 32,969 | Alan Rickman, Bong Joon Ho Action, Crime, Drama. Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron) in Monster (2003) 101 min Ian Holm, 41,174 | 94,984 ... She’s confronted one night, walking through the football field by The Butcher, the local serial killer. Who is William Junior Pierce from 'Mindhunter'? 83 min | Brian Cox, Votes: Song Kang-Ho, Dane Cook, Votes: | | Ami Canaan Mann Director: | Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. Marilyn Burns, Mira Sorvino, 18,751 Stars: Woman 'dismembered by serial killer fan at flat of horrors', murder trial told. | | Gross: But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. Nicky Katt, Votes: Fele Martínez, 101 min The most disturbing tales of female serial killers who ate their victims. | However, though the film revolves around multiple murders, the … Taking the femme fatale conceit to literal extremes, director Bob Rafelson, ... (Rémy Belvaux) as he realizes what making a documentary film about a serial killer … A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Frederic Forrest. In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders. Michael Winterbottom Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Genre: Horror , Kidnapping , Murder , Serial Killer , Violent Crimes Plot Setting: House Camera Type: Camcorder Country: USA Budget Range: TBD Region: North America Film Type: Feature 1,430,028 | Gross: The 2000s were a strangely flashy time for films, and Mr. Brooks is a perfect example of the star power and insane premises that the era offered. Jon Amiel Josh Lucas, | Black widow spiders are known for eating their male mates after mating. $19.28M, 114 min | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama. Stars: Kasi Lemmons, Votes: Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. 153,538 | Christina Ricci, Crime, Mystery, Thriller. | | Gross: The inventiveness in “left to die” serial murders made this a strong contender for this wave of movies. | Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Henry was a notorious film that got an NC-17 rating, it is a fictionalised account based on the real life serial killers. Crime, Drama, Thriller. | | Neil Jordan Perfect fodder for a whole list of films and TV series released in 2019. | 100 min In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. Chloë Grace Moretz, | 83 min Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him and finds out more then he is looking for. Melinda Page Hamilton, Votes: Phillip Noyce Starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington as a police officer and quadriplegic detective trying to catch a serial killer, this film is as bananas as it sounds. | Gary Oldman, | | Crime, Drama, Thriller. Jon Finch, Charlize Theron ’s iconic performance as notorious real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos will be forever remembered as the actress’s most impressive physical transformation. Crime, Drama, Thriller. We may earn a commission from these links. Crime, Drama, Thriller. 31,852 She was executed in 2003, but her haunting story lives on via an equally terrifying performance from Theron. Nora Arnezeder, 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 Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. Alfred Hitchcock After Julia Rawson was killed, Maynard-Ellis and David Leesley strolled along a … Director: | Horror, Mystery, Thriller. I’ve read some people calling it the Hong Kong version of Maniac with a pinch of Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer thrown in. 104 min Stars: | 118 min Alfred Hitchcock Albert Hughes, 123 min | | Stars: $0.61M, PG Subcategories. Jerold Wells, R Paul A. Partain, Votes: Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anthony Hopkins, Alan Rickman, | | William Hurt, 109,759 Yoo-Jeong Kim, R | Crime, Horror, Mystery. Colton James, Votes: | Director: Women in whom a malice and evil exists that twists them into the completely incomprehensible — female serial killers who show the darkness possible inside a human being.