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1. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,159,366 | Gross: $100.13M

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

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 206,126 | Gross: $2.22M

3. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 55,303 | Gross: $60.53M

4. The Bone Collector (1999)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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45 Metascore

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, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker

Votes: 131,749 | Gross: $66.52M

5. Jennifer 8 (1992)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A big-city cop from L.A. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman, Lance Henriksen, Graham Beckel

Votes: 13,223 | Gross: $11.39M

6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,013,052 | Gross: $130.74M

7. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 218,500 | Gross: $93.15M

8. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 133,350 | Gross: $31.60M

9. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 13,953

10. Suspect Zero (2004)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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37 Metascore

A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix

Votes: 17,311 | Gross: $8.73M

11. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 352,636 | Gross: $33.08M

12. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 32,715 | Gross: $19.28M

13. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas

Votes: 25,911 | Gross: $0.61M

14. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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53 Metascore

A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

Votes: 30,327 | Gross: $0.21M

15. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York 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.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 397,812 | Gross: $15.07M

16. Color of Night (1994)

R | 121 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

5.1
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A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubén Blades, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 20,049 | Gross: $19.72M

17. Striking Distance (1993)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 35,899 | Gross: $23.80M

18. Eye See You (2002)

R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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When a serial killer turns his attention on the lead detective he is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who cant face their jobs. As the patients begin being murdered they restart doing what they do best.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Charles S. Dutton, Polly Walker, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 21,029 | Gross: $0.08M

19. Murder C.O.D. (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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Someone is killing people in Portland, Oregon, and later blackmails the relatives, who profit most from the death, to pay him for this "service". Captain Murtaugh leads the police ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Patrick Duffy, Chelsea Field, Alex Hyde-White, Harris Laskawy

Votes: 89

20. Taking Lives (2004)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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38 Metascore

An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 70,174 | Gross: $32.68M

21. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 116,162 | Gross: $34.47M

22. In the Cut (2003)

R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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46 Metascore

New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Nuccio

Votes: 19,602 | Gross: $4.75M

23. Faces in the Crowd (2011)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with "face-blindness" after surviving a serial killer's attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.

Director: Julien Magnat | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, David Atrakchi, Michael Shanks

Votes: 16,803

24. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Votes: 45,693 | Gross: $32.05M

25. Knight Moves (1992)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Tom Skerritt, Diane Lane, Daniel Baldwin

Votes: 6,518 | Gross: $0.92M

26. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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41 Metascore

A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 146,091 | Gross: $117.73M

27. Dressed to Kill (1980)

R | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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74 Metascore

A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 27,279 | Gross: $31.90M

28. Blood Work (2002)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus

Votes: 37,076 | Gross: $26.20M

29. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Votes: 18,164 | Gross: $25.20M

30. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,149 | Gross: $1.20M

31. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 479,824 | Gross: $32.00M

32. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 195,306 | Gross: $52.16M

33. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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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.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

Votes: 14,709 | Gross: $19.80M

34. Tightrope (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block goes after a serial rapist-killer but when he gets too close to the target the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.

Director: Richard Tuggle | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood

Votes: 12,788 | Gross: $48.14M

35. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 45,108 | Gross: $2.40M

36. The Crimson Rivers (2000)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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49 Metascore

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sanda

Votes: 51,898 | Gross: $0.63M

37. Resurrection (1999)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Chicago homicide detectives John Prudhome and Andrew "Andy" Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a gruesome murder, and both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Leland Orser, Robert Joy, Barbara Tyson

Votes: 7,720

38. Mr. Brooks (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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45 Metascore

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, William Hurt, Dane Cook

Votes: 131,102 | Gross: $28.48M

39. Relentless (1989)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,085 | Gross: $6.99M

40. Dead On: Relentless II (1992 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Marc Poppel

Votes: 270

41. Relentless 3 (1993 Video)

R | 84 min | Action, Thriller

5.2
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Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.

Director: James Lemmo | Stars: Leo Rossi, William Forsythe, Robert Costanzo, Edward Wiley

Votes: 264

42. Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994 Video)

R | 95 min | Thriller

4.9
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Sam Dietz is back and must find and stop another serial killer before he kills again. Detective work for Dietz is tough having to juggle two gorgeous women - one his partner, and the other his shrink, who holds the key to the case.

Director: Oley Sassone | Stars: Leo Rossi, Famke Janssen, Colleen Coffey, John Scott Clough

Votes: 210

43. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 46,221 | Gross: $19.72M

44. Untraceable (2008)

R | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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32 Metascore

FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Billy Burke

Votes: 43,238 | Gross: $28.69M