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2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 206,126 | Gross: $2.22M
4. The Bone Collector (1999)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.
Votes: 131,749 | Gross: $66.52M
5. Jennifer 8 (1992)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
Votes: 13,223 | Gross: $11.39M
6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,013,052 | Gross: $130.74M
7. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 218,500 | Gross: $93.15M
8. From Hell (2001)
R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.
Votes: 133,350 | Gross: $31.60M
9. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)
R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
10. Suspect Zero (2004)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.
Votes: 17,311 | Gross: $8.73M
11. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 352,636 | Gross: $33.08M
12. Summer of Sam (1999)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 32,715 | Gross: $19.28M
15. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 397,812 | Gross: $15.07M
16. Color of Night (1994)
R | 121 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 20,049 | Gross: $19.72M
17. Striking Distance (1993)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 35,899 | Gross: $23.80M
18. Eye See You (2002)
R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 21,029 | Gross: $0.08M
19. Murder C.O.D. (1990 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
20. Taking Lives (2004)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.
Votes: 70,174 | Gross: $32.68M
22. In the Cut (2003)
R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 19,602 | Gross: $4.75M
23. Faces in the Crowd (2011)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
24. Copycat (1995)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Votes: 45,693 | Gross: $32.05M
25. Knight Moves (1992)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
Votes: 6,518 | Gross: $0.92M
26. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.
Votes: 146,091 | Gross: $117.73M
27. Dressed to Kill (1980)
R | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.
Votes: 27,279 | Gross: $31.90M
28. Blood Work (2002)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 37,076 | Gross: $26.20M
29. Twisted (I) (2004)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 18,164 | Gross: $25.20M
30. Nightwatch (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 17,149 | Gross: $1.20M
31. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 479,824 | Gross: $32.00M
32. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 195,306 | Gross: $52.16M
33. Cruising (1980)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 14,709 | Gross: $19.80M
34. Tightrope (1984)
R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 12,788 | Gross: $48.14M
35. Kalifornia (1993)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 45,108 | Gross: $2.40M
37. Resurrection (1999)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
39. Relentless (1989)
R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,085 | Gross: $6.99M
41. Relentless 3 (1993 Video)
R | 84 min | Action, Thriller
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.
42. Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994 Video)
R | 95 min | Thriller
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.
44. Untraceable (2008)
R | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 43,238 | Gross: $28.69M