A list of serial killer movies

This is a list of all the good serial killer movies in no particular order.
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1.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
2.
Hannibal (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (131 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
3.
Red Dragon (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. (124 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
4.
Hannibal Rising (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
5.
Manhunter (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
6.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
7.
Resurrection (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
8.
Relentless (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
9.
Dead On: Relentless II (1992 Video)
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Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
 
10.
Relentless 3 (1993 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: James Lemmo
 
11.
Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
Director: Oley Sassone
 
12.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective. (115 mins.)
 
13.
Second Chances (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Two years ago reporter Kate Fisher's interview with the man who turned out to be a serial killer sparked public outrage... (90 mins.)
 
14.
Blowback (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture... (91 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
15.
The Glimmer Man (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man". (91 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
16.
P2 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve. (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
 
17.
Kiss the Girls (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
18.
Along Came a Spider (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner. (104 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
19.
Hero and the Terror (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years... (96 mins.)
Director: William Tannen
 
20.
Thr3e (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die. (101 mins.)
Director: Robby Henson
 
21.
Postmortem (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person. (105 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
 
22.
Taking Lives (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
23.
The Bone Collector (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. (118 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
24.
Eye See You (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Jim Gillespie
 
25.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
 
26.
8MM (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not. (123 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
27.
Banshee (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A car thief (Manning) goes on the run after stealing a killer's vehicle. (95 mins.)
Director: Kari Skogland
 
28.
Close Your Eyes (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer. (108 mins.)
Director: Nick Willing
 
29.
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college. (106 mins.)
 
30.
Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders. (97 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
31.
The Lodger (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A couple rents out a room to a mysterious young man, who may or may not be guilty of a series of grisly neighborhood murders. (95 mins.)
Director: David Ondaatje
 
32.
The Lost (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A famous psychiatrist deals with a young girl with multiple personality disorder, but as he delves into her personalities, he realizes that there may be darker forces involved. (95 mins.)
Director: Bryan Goeres
 
33.
Perfect Prey (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A former Texas Ranger (McGillis) is recruited by a Houston police captain (Dern) to assist a homicide detective (Moffett) in the search for an elusive serial killer (David) who collects antique dolls. (99 mins.)
Director: Howard McCain
 
34.
Ricochet (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop. (102 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
35.
Switchback (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An FBI agent tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son. (118 mins.)
Director: Jeb Stuart
 
36.
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession. (120 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
37.
Unforgettable (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing... (117 mins.)
Director: John Dahl