Top Serial Killer Movies

List of the best Serial Killer movies Liked by both Critics and Audience. Total 58 Titles and 4325 Views.

1. Se7en(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Andrew Kevin Walker , Daniel Zacapa , Brad Pitt
Tags: Investigation Insanity Good Versus Evil
8.60    80%    95%  

2. The Silence of the Lambs(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster , Lawrence A. Bonney , Kasi Lemmons , Lawrence T. Wrentz
Tags: Based On Book Violence Female Protagonist Cult Film Psycho Thriller Investigation Neo Noir Detective Female Lead Revenge Serial Killer Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Friendship Blockbuster
8.60    95%    95%  

3. Psycho(1960)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins , Vera Miles , John Gavin , Janet Leigh
Tags: National Film Registry Violence Cult Film Based On Novel Breaking The Fourth Wall Family Relationships Afi Insanity Good Versus Evil Voice Over Narration Murder Suspect Missing Person Blockbuster
8.50    97%    94%  

4. American Psycho(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish | Cantonese Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Christian Bale , Justin Theroux , Josh Lucas , Bill Sage
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Multiple Personality Disorder Cult Film Investigation Neo Noir Based On Novel Detective Satire Christmas Revenge Insanity Serial Killer Friendship F Rated Voice Over Narration Missing Person
7.60    68%    85%  

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(2011)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| Sweden| Norway Language:English Rating:R
Description:Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Daniel Craig , Rooney Mara , Christopher Plummer , Stellan Skarsgård
Tags: Investigation Action Heroine Based On Novel Revenge Serial Killer
7.80    86%    86%  

6. Zodiac(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|History|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal , Mark Ruffalo , Anthony Edwards , Robert Downey Jr.
Tags: Based On Book Violence Cult Film Psycho Thriller Investigation Based On True Story Neo Noir Family Relationships Drug Addiction True Crime Christmas Serial Killer Politics
7.70    90%    77%  

7. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Music|Musical Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Italian Rating:R
Description:The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp , Helena Bonham Carter , Alan Rickman , Timothy Spall
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Social Injustice Tragedy Serial Killer
7.40    86%    81%  

8. Death Proof(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Kurt Russell , Zoë Bell , Rosario Dawson , Vanessa Ferlito
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Breaking The Fourth Wall Multiple Perspectives Revenge Psychopathic Killer Friendship F Rated
7.00    65%    71%  

9. Hannibal(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Italian | Japanese Rating:R
Description:Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Anthony Hopkins , Julianne Moore , Gary Oldman , Ray Liotta
Tags: Criminal Mastermind Violence Neo Noir Based On Novel Revenge Serial Killer Tough Girl
6.80    39%    62%  

10. Red Dragon(2002)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Germany| USA Languages:English | French Rating:R
Description:Former FBI agent Will Graham, who was once nearly killed by the savage Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter now has no choice but to face him again. It seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer, Francis Dolarhyde -- but can he be trusted?
Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Anthony Hopkins , Edward Norton , Ralph Fiennes , Harvey Keitel
Tags: Violence Investigation Neo Noir Based On Novel Tragedy Insanity Serial Killer Good Versus Evil
7.20    68%    74%  

11. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Germany| France| Spain| USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.
Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Ben Whishaw , Francesc Albiol , Gonzalo Cunill , Roger Salvany
Tags: Survival Violence Based On Novel Slavery Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Voice Over Narration Period Piece Innocence
7.50    57%    74%  

12. Disturbia(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:PG-13
Description:A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Shia LaBeouf , Sarah Roemer , Carrie-Anne Moss , David Morse
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Courtroom Investigation Neo Noir High School Revenge Betrayal Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Friendship Missing Person
6.90    69%    77%  

13. Natural Born Killers(1994)

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Country: USA Languages:English | Navajo | Japanese Rating:R
Description:Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Woody Harrelson , Juliette Lewis , Tom Sizemore , Rodney Dangerfield
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Tough Guy One Against Many Cult Film Police Brutality Neo Noir Detective Breaking The Fourth Wall Satire Prison Escape Revenge Insanity Psychopathic Killer Tough Girl Road Movie Road Trip Japanese
7.30    47%    81%  

14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(2009)

Original Title: Män som hatar kvinnor
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Sweden| Denmark| Germany| Norway Languages:English | Swedish Rating:R
Description:A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Stars: Michael Nyqvist , Noomi Rapace , Lena Endre , Sven-Bertil Taube
Tags: Courtroom Investigation Action Heroine Based On Novel Racism Revenge Serial Killer F Rated
7.80    86%    87%  

15. Halloween(1978)

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Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence , Jamie Lee Curtis , Nancy Kyes , P.J. Soles
Tags: National Film Registry Violence Psycho Thriller High School Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Good Versus Evil F Rated
7.80    93%    89%  

16. A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984)

Runtime: Genre:Horror Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: John Saxon , Ronee Blakley , Heather Langenkamp , Amanda Wyss
Tags: Violence Cult Film Monster High School Survival Horror Teen Movie Revenge Insanity Psychopathic Killer Good Versus Evil Reference To William Shakespeare
7.50    94%    83%  

17. Grindhouse(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:R
Description:Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
Directors: Robert Rodriguez , Eli Roth , Quentin Tarantino , Edgar Wright , Rob Zombie
Stars: Kurt Russell , Zoë Bell , Rosario Dawson , Vanessa Ferlito
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Revenge Blood And Gore Serial Killer Good Versus Evil Friendship F Rated
7.60    83%    87%  

18. The Hills Have Eyes(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.
Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Aaron Stanford , Kathleen Quinlan , Vinessa Shaw , Emilie de Ravin
Tags: Violence Family Relationships Revenge
6.40    50%    58%  

19. The Lovely Bones(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK| New Zealand Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg , Rachel Weisz , Susan Sarandon , Stanley Tucci
Tags: Investigation Family Relationships
6.70    32%    52%  

20. From Hell(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Directors: Albert Hughes , Allen Hughes
Stars: Johnny Depp , Heather Graham , Ian Holm , Robbie Coltrane
Tags: Violence Detective Drug Addiction Revenge Insanity Serial Killer Good Versus Evil Based On Comic Book Reference To William Shakespeare Voice Over Narration
6.80    57%    66%  

21. The Bone Collector(1999)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| Canada Language:English Rating:R
Description:A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Denzel Washington , Angelina Jolie Pitt , Queen Latifah , Michael Rooker
Tags: Black Comedy Based On Book Violence Cult Film Investigation Neo Noir Detective Christmas Revenge Betrayal Serial Killer
6.70    28%    63%  

22. Mr. Brooks(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Director: Bruce A. Evans
Stars: Kevin Costner , Demi Moore , Dane Cook , William Hurt
Tags: Violence Cult Film Investigation Detective Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Friendship
7.30    54%    76%  

23. Dirty Harry(1971)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood , Harry Guardino , Reni Santoni , John Vernon
Tags: Investigation Mixed Martial Arts Serial Killer Good Versus Evil
7.80    95%    90%  

24. M(1931)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Germany Language:German Rating:NR
Description:When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Peter Lorre , Ellen Widmann , Inge Landgut , Otto Wernicke
Tags: Investigation Organized Crime
8.40    100%    95%  

25. Monster(2003)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Language:English Rating:R
Description: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. The film, based on a true story, centers more on the surrounding circumstances than on the murders.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Charlize Theron , Christina Ricci , Bruce Dern , Lee Tergesen
Tags: Violence Courtroom Female Protagonist Based On True Story True Crime Tragedy Serial Killer F Rated Voice Over Narration Prosecution
7.30    81%    81%  

26. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre(1974)

Runtime: Genres:Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Marilyn Burns , Allen Danziger , Paul A. Partain , William Vail
Tags: Survival Violence Survival Horror Family Relationships Tragedy Insanity Psychopathic Killer Friendship Road Movie Road Trip
7.50    88%    81%  

27. Barton Fink(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Directors: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
Stars: John Turturro , John Goodman , Judy Davis , Michael Lerner
Tags: Creativity Cult Film Neo Noir Serial Killer
7.70    89%    89%  

28. The Call(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Halle Berry , Abigail Breslin , Morris Chestnut , Michael Eklund
Tags: Female Protagonist Revenge F Rated
6.70    45%    65%  

29. Stoker(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Mia Wasikowska , Nicole Kidman , David Alford , Matthew Goode
Tags: Nonlinear Timeline High School Voice Over Narration
6.80    70%    60%  

30. Memories of Murder(2003)

Original Title: Salinui chueok
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: South Korea Languages:Korean | English Rating:UR
Description:In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho...
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Kang-ho Song , Sang-kyung Kim , Roe-ha Kim , Jae-ho Song
Tags: Violence Dark Humor Based On True Story Based On Play True Crime Serial Killer Murder Suspect
8.10    89%    93%  

31. Frequency(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Dennis Quaid , Jim Caviezel , Shawn Doyle , Elizabeth Mitchell
Tags: Alternate History Time Travel Investigation Detective Family Relationships Revenge Serial Killer Compassion Blockbuster
7.40    70%    81%  

32. I Saw the Devil(2010)

Original Title: Ak-ma-leul Bo-ass-da
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: South Korea Language:Korean Rating:NR
Description:A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Director: Jee-woon Kim
Stars: Byung-hun Lee , Min-sik Choi , In-seo Kim , Ho-jin Chun
Tags: Violence Revenge Betrayal Insanity
7.80    80%    87%  

33. The Devil's Rejects(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Languages:English | Spanish Rating:R
Description:The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.
Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sid Haig , Bill Moseley , Sheri Moon Zombie , William Forsythe
Tags: Black Comedy Survival Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Psycho Thriller Police Brutality Family Relationships Revenge Betrayal Insanity Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Friendship Road Trip
6.90    53%    78%  

34. The Last House on the Left(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Last House on the Left follows a group of teenage girls heading into the city when they hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge.
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Stars: Garret Dillahunt , Michael Bowen , Josh Coxx , Riki Lindhome
Tags: Violence Revenge Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Friendship
6.60    41%    52%  

35. Scoop(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Jim Dunk , Robert Bathurst , Geoff Bell , Christopher Fulford
Tags: Plot Twist Investigation Serial Killer
6.70    40%    55%  

36. The Night of the Hunter(1955)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Film-Noir|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money. As the children escape down the river, events build to a battle between good and evil.
Directors: Charles Laughton , Robert Mitchum , Terry Sanders
Stars: Robert Mitchum , Shelley Winters , Lillian Gish , James Gleason
Tags: National Film Registry Courtroom Great Depression Based On Novel Family Relationships Christmas Serial Killer Good Versus Evil Friendship Innocence
8.00    98%    90%  

37. Trick 'r Treat(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.
Director: Michael Dougherty
Stars: Dylan Baker , Rochelle Aytes , Quinn Lord , Lauren Lee Smith
Tags: Black Comedy Cult Film Monster Nonlinear Timeline Serial Killer Friendship
6.80    83%    71%  

38. Angel Heart(1987)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: UK| Canada| USA Languages:French | English Rating:X
Description:The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spur with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his soul.
Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Mickey Rourke , Robert De Niro , Lisa Bonet , Charlotte Rampling
Tags: Self Discovery Cult Film Investigation Neo Noir Based On Novel Detective Jazz Serial Killer Psychological Missing Person
7.30    79%    81%  

39. Frailty(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Language:English Rating:R
Description:A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Director: Bill Paxton
Stars: Bill Paxton , Matthew McConaughey , Powers Boothe , Matt O'Leary
Tags: Plot Twist Insanity Serial Killer
7.30    73%    78%  

40. High Tension(2003)

Original Title: Haute tension
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: France| Italy| Romania Languages:English | Italian | French Rating:UR
Description:Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Cécile De France , Maïwenn , Philippe Nahon , Franck Khalfoun
Tags: Plot Twist Survival Violence Multiple Personality Disorder Family Relationships Minimal Cast Insanity Serial Killer Friendship Road Trip F Rated
6.80    40%    67%  

41. Halloween II(1981)

Runtime: Genres:Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis , Donald Pleasence , Charles Cyphers , Jeffrey Kramer
Tags: Violence Cult Film Psycho Thriller Detective Insanity Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Good Versus Evil
6.60    31%    63%  

42. Kiss the Girls(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Mandarin Rating:R
Description:Police hunting for a serial killer are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.
Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Ashley Judd , Cary Elwes , Alex McArthur
Tags: Based On Book Violence Neo Noir Detective Boxing Serial Killer
6.60    29%    62%  

43. Manhunter(1986)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer. This film is based on the novel "Red Dragon" and predates all the later films with Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.
Director: Michael Mann
Stars: William Petersen , Kim Greist , Joan Allen , Brian Cox
Tags: Criminal Mastermind Violence Cult Film Investigation Neo Noir Based On Novel Detective Insanity Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer Good Versus Evil
7.20    94%    77%  

44. Badlands(1973)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Martin Sheen , Sissy Spacek , Warren Oates , Ramon Bieri
Tags: National Film Registry Violence Cult Film Based On True Story True Crime Serial Killer Road Movie Voice Over Narration
7.90    98%    91%  

45. Funny Games(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Austria Languages:German | French | Italian Rating:UR
Description:Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Susanne Lothar , Ulrich Mühe , Arno Frisch , Frank Giering
Tags: Violence Breaking The Fourth Wall Family Relationships Serial Killer
7.60    64%    83%  

46. Shadow of a Doubt(1943)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Teresa Wright , Joseph Cotten , Macdonald Carey , Henry Travers
Tags: National Film Registry Coming Of Age Female Protagonist Investigation Detective Family Relationships Serial Killer Murder Suspect
7.90    100%    90%  

47. The Chaser(2008)

Original Title: Chugyeogja
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: South Korea Language:Korean Rating:NR
Description:Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.
Director: Hong-jin Na
Stars: Yun-seok Kim , Jung-woo Ha , Yeong-hie Seo , Yoo-Jeong Kim
Tags: Violence Investigation Based On True Story Detective Revenge
7.90    83%    89%  

48. Tell No One(2006)

Original Title: Ne le dis à personne
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:UR
Description:A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Cluzet , Marie-Josée Croze , André Dussollier , Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags: Violence Investigation Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Based On Novel Detective Family Relationships Serial Killer Friendship Politics Innocence Missing Person
7.50    94%    87%  

49. Don't Look Now(1973)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: UK| Italy Languages:English | Italian Rating:R
Description:After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it seems too good to be true. Perhaps it is...
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Julie Christie , Donald Sutherland , Hilary Mason , Clelia Matania
Tags: Family Relationships Serial Killer
7.30    96%    77%  

50. The Hitcher(1986)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Rutger Hauer , C. Thomas Howell , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Jeffrey DeMunn
Tags: Violence Cult Film Police Brutality Serial Killer Road Movie
7.30    61%    74%  

51. Frenzy(1972)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:Frenzy is the penultimate film from Hitchcock and at the same time the first film that brought his emigration to the USA back to Great Britain.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Jon Finch , Alec McCowen , Barry Foster , Billie Whitelaw
Tags: Prison Escape Serial Killer
7.50    87%    78%  

52. -1(-1)

Original Title: Halloween
Runtime: Genres:Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: -1 Language:-1 Rating:NA
Description: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.
Director: -1
7.30    NR    NR  

53. Man Bites Dog(1992)

Original Title: C'est arrivé près de chez vous
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Country: Belgium Language:French Rating:NC-17
Description:A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Directors: Rémy Belvaux , André Bonzel , Benoît Poelvoorde
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde , Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert , Nelly Pappaert , Hector Pappaert
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Dark Humor Family Relationships Satire Christmas Boxing Insanity Serial Killer
7.60    76%    90%  

54. Sea of Love(1989)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.
Director: Harold Becker
Stars: Al Pacino , Ellen Barkin , John Goodman , Michael Rooker
6.80    77%    66%  

55. Peeping Tom(1960)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:NR
Description:A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Karlheinz Böhm , Moira Shearer , Anna Massey , Maxine Audley
Tags: Violence Psycho Thriller Investigation Psychopath Family Relationships Insanity Serial Killer Psychopathic Killer
7.70    96%    86%  

56. Deep Red(1975)

Original Title: Profondo rosso
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Drama|Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Italy Language:Italian Rating:X
Description:A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: David Hemmings , Daria Nicolodi , Gabriele Lavia , Macha Méril
Tags: Survival Violence Cult Film Investigation Christmas Insanity
7.70    95%    86%  

57. Santa Sangre(1989)

Original Title: Santa sangre
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Horror|Sci-Fi|Mystery Release Date:
Countries: Mexico| Italy Language:English Rating:NC-17
Description:A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the ...
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Axel Jodorowsky , Blanca Guerra , Guy Stockwell , Thelma Tixou
Tags: Experimental Film Violence Cult Film Serial Killer
7.70    85%    87%  

58. Vengeance is Mine(1979)

Original Title: Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.
Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Ken Ogata , Rentarô Mikuni , Chôchô Miyako , Mitsuko Baishô
Tags: Violence Investigation Based On True Story Based On Novel Serial Killer
7.90    100%    89%  

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