Dark Roots: Movies Inspired by Actual Killers

Movies either based on real murderers and serial killers or featuring characters inspired by them.
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1.
Blue Caprice (2013)
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An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. (93 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Moors
“ Based on the Beltway sniper attacks ” - mike_sean
 
2.
The Frozen Ground (2013)
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An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Walker
“ Based on Robert Hansen ” - mike_sean
 
3.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
“ Based on John Bunting ” - mike_sean
 
4.
Appropriate Adult (2011 Mini-Series)
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Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice. (69 mins.)
“ Based on Fred and Rosemary West ” - mike_sean
 
5.
Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010)
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A secret government has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy... (90 mins.)
Director: Ford Austin
“ Inspired by the personas of Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy ” - mike_sean
 
6.
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011 TV Movie)
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The true story of the year-long manhunt for the killer who raped and murdered his way up and down the I-5 corridor through California, Washington, and Oregon for over a year in 1981, leaving 44 victims in his wake. (89 mins.)
Director: Allan Kroeker
“ Based on Randall Woodfield ” - mike_sean
 
7.
Murder Sisters (2011)
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About the murders of three nurses in the Lainz Hospital, Germany. (74 mins.)
Director: Peter Kern
“ Based on the Lainz Angels of Death ” - mike_sean
 
8.
Peter (2011)
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This drama takes you into the mind of one of the UK's most notorious serial killers, while using archive news footage... (84 mins.)
Director: Skip Kite
“ Based on Peter Sutcliffe ” - mike_sean
 
9.
D.C. Sniper (2010 Video)
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A mysterious shooter randomly kills innocent citizens in public; one after the other in broad daylight. All murders happen not far from the White House; not far from the President. (92 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on the Beltway sniper attacks ” - mike_sean
 
10.
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy. (103 mins.)
“ Based on John Wayne Gacy ” - mike_sean
 
11.
Five Daughters (2010 Mini-Series)
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Based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved, Five Daughters recounts the final weeks in the lives of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
“ Based on the Ipswitch serial murders ” - mike_sean
 
12.
Freeway Killer (2010)
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The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer. (85 mins.)
Director: John Murlowski
“ Based on William Bonin ” - mike_sean
 
13.
The Gainesville Ripper (2010)
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Danny Rolling's serial killings of five college students in 1990 forever changes the college-town of Gainseville, FL.
Director: Josh Townsend
“ Based on Danny Rolling ” - mike_sean
 
14.
Berdella (2009)
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Bob Berdella who originated from Ohio, moved to Kansas City in the 1960s to enroll at the KC Art Institute... (80 mins.)
“ Based on Robert Berdella ” - mike_sean
 
15.
The Countess (2009)
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
“ Based on Elizabeth Báthory ” - mike_sean
 
16.
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)
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The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
“ Based on Henry Lee Lucas ” - mike_sean
 
17.
Nightstalker (2009 Video)
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Inspired by the true story of the most publicized and deranged serial killer known to everyone as "The Night Stalker." (80 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on Richard Ramirez ” - mike_sean
 
18.
Normal the Düsseldorf Ripper (2009)
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A poignant look at how a family may look "normal" from the outside but from the inside it's a whole different story. (100 mins.)
Director: Julius Sevcík
“ Based on Peter Kürten ” - mike_sean
 
19.
Polytechnique (2009)
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A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist. (77 mins.)
“ Based on the Montreal massacre ” - mike_sean
 
20.
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)
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A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ Inspired by Peter Sutcliffe ” - mike_sean
 
21.
Slaughter (2009)
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A young woman looks to escape her abusive life by moving to a friend's farm near Atlanta. Unfortunately, she learns her place of supposed comfort offers more terrifying forms of abuse. (96 mins.)
“ Inspired by Belle Guinness ” - mike_sean
 
22.
The Stoneman Murders (2009)
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In 1980s Bombay, a serial killer starts targeting homeless street dwellers, whilst a suspended police officer attempts to solve the case. (95 mins.)
Director: Manish Gupta
“ Based on the Stoneman murders ” - mike_sean
 
23.
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
“ Based on the Alphabet murders ” - mike_sean
 
24.
Baseline Killer (2008 Video)
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Inspired by the streak of murders committed along Baseline Ave in Arizona during 2006 amd 2007. A vicious serial killer stalks and kills women along Baseline Avenue, a 2-mile stretch in East Phoenix, AZ. (78 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on Mark Goudeau ” - mike_sean
 
25.
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
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Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind... (141 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
“ Based on Elizabeth Báthory ” - mike_sean
 
26.
Blood Countess (2008 Video)
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Countess Bathory sends her young cousin Nora to locate for her sexual pleasures noble maidens and pays her handsomely... (86 mins.)
“ Based on Elizabeth Báthory ” - mike_sean
 
27.
“ Based on Elizabeth Báthory ” - mike_sean
 
28.
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008 Video)
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
“ Based on Albert DeSalvo ” - mike_sean
 
29.
B.T.K. (2008 Video)
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Inspired by the real-life serial killer, B.T.K is the gruesome story of Dennis L. Rader, a murderer... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
“ Based on Dennis Rader ” - mike_sean
 
30.
Bundy: An American Icon (2008 Video)
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Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
“ Based on Ted Bundy ” - mike_sean
 
31.
The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008 Mini-Series)
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A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer... (89 mins.)
Director: Norma Bailey
“ Based on Gary Ridgway ” - mike_sean
 
32.
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ The plot incorporates the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders ” - mike_sean
 
33.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ Inspired by Yoo Young-chul ” - mike_sean
 
34.
Kemper (2008 Video)
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A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies. (88 mins.)
“ Based on Edmund Kemper ” - mike_sean
 
35.
Killer Nurse (2008 Video)
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He called himself the Angel of Death. But when the police discovered that he was involved with over 40 deaths... (80 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on Charles Cullen ” - mike_sean
 
36.
Son of Sam (2008 Video)
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This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc... (80 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on David Berkowitz ” - mike_sean
 
37.
Borderland (2007)
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On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult. (105 mins.)
Director: Zev Berman
“ Inspired by Adolfo Constanzo ” - mike_sean
 
38.
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007 Video)
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A film based on the notorious mass killer Richard Speck, who systematically tortured, raped and murdered a group of student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
“ Based on Richard Speck ” - mike_sean
 
39.
Curse of the Zodiac (2007 Video)
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Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of the identity of the Zodiac killer has never been solved. (82 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on the Zodiac Killer ” - mike_sean
 
40.
Dark Matter (2007)
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Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics. (88 mins.)
Director: Shi-Zheng Chen
“ Inspired by the University of Iowa shooting ” - mike_sean
 
41.
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007 Video)
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Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
“ Based on Ed Gein ” - mike_sean
 
42.
The Gray Man (2007)
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Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Scott L. Flynn
“ Based on Albert Fish ” - mike_sean
 
43.
The Mudboy (2007)
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Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires. (103 mins.)
Director: Jorge Algora
“ Based on Cayetano Santos Godino ” - mike_sean
 
44.
Naked Fear (2007)
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Wayward young lass Diana Kelper arrives in a small town in New Mexico looking to start a new life for herself... (104 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
“ Inspired by Robert Hansen ” - mike_sean
 
45.
Zodiac (2007)
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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. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Based on the Zodiac Killer ” - mike_sean
 
46.
The Boston Strangler (2006 Video)
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Boston, Mass. 1962: Thirteen innocent women were brutally slaughtered by a faceless monster. Now, through the eyes of the killer himself... (86 mins.)
Director: Keith Walley
“ Based on Albert DeSalvo ” - mike_sean
 
47.
Infamous (2006)
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While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. (110 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
“ Incorporates the Clutter Family murder ” - mike_sean
 
48.
Karla (2006)
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls. (99 mins.)
Director: Joel Bender
“ Based on Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka ” - mike_sean
 
49.
Lonely Hearts (2006)
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Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals. (108 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
“ Based on Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck ” - mike_sean
 
50.
Longford (2006 TV Movie)
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A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Based on Moors murderer Myra Hindley ” - mike_sean
 
51.
The Lost (2006)
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Hanging out at some campgrounds one nice summer day, 19-year-old Ray Pye decides to murder two young women... (119 mins.)
Director: Chris Sivertson
“ Inspired by Charles Schmid ” - mike_sean
 
52.
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
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Based on the true story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to his capture. (100 mins.)
Director: Rich Ambler
“ Based on Jeffrey Dahmer ” - mike_sean
 
53.
“ Based on Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono ” - mike_sean
 
54.
See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006 Mini-Series)
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. (180 mins.)
“ Based on the Moors murders ” - mike_sean
 
55.
Unnatural & Accidental (2006)
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Returning to her hometown of Vancouver on the news that her Caucasian father is on his deathbed, Rebecca... (90 mins.)
Director: Carl Bessai
“ Based on the Alcohol murders ” - mike_sean
 
56.
“ Based on Beverley Allitt ” - mike_sean
 
57.
B.T.K. Killer (2005 Video)
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The B.T.K. killer harasses a news reporter with threatening letters as he ponders about the murders he committed 30 years ago. (82 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on Dennis Rader ” - mike_sean
 
58.
Capote (2005)
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In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. (114 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Incorporates the Clutter Family murder ” - mike_sean
 
59.
Désiré Landru (2005 TV Movie)
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"THE FRENCH BLUEBEARD" - The plot summary is a real story, so... Henri-Désiré Landru (1869-1922) was a French swindler and deserter who... (96 mins.)
Director: Pierre Boutron
“ Based on Henri Désiré Landru ” - mike_sean
 
60.
Green River Killer (2005 Video)
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Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River. (83 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on Gary Ridgway ” - mike_sean
 
61.
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie)
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After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kay
“ Based on Dennis Rader ” - mike_sean
 
62.
Killer Pickton (2006 Video)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on Robert Pickton ” - mike_sean
 
63.
The Zodiac (2005)
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An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story. (92 mins.)
“ Based on the Zodiac Killer ” - mike_sean
 
64.
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005 Video)
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A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives. (83 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ Based on the Zodiac Killer ” - mike_sean
 
65.
Evilenko (2004)
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In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student... (111 mins.)
Director: David Grieco
“ Inspired by Andrei Chikatilo ” - mike_sean
 
66.
Helter Skelter (2004 TV Movie)
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A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself. (180 mins.)
Director: John Gray
“ Based on Charles Manson and the Manson Family ” - mike_sean
 
67.
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
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In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force... (97 mins.)
Director: Chuck Parello
“ Based on Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono ” - mike_sean
 
68.
Method (2004)
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A celebrity actress who gets her dream role playing real-life 19th century serial killer Belle Gunness in a feature film, starts to take on the characteristics of the character both on-screen and off. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Roy
“ Inspired by Belle Guinness ” - mike_sean
 
69.
The Riverman (2004 TV Movie)
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A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle. (91 mins.)
Director: Bill Eagles
“ Based on Ted Bundy ” - mike_sean
 
70.
Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
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An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz"... (90 mins.)
Director: Paco Plaza
“ Based on Manuel Blanco Romasanta ” - mike_sean
 
71.
Starkweather (2004)
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In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing. (92 mins.)
Director: Byron Werner
“ Based on Charles Starkweather ” - mike_sean
 
72.
Zee-Oui (2004)
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In 1946 a young man from China named Zee-Oui immigrated to Thailand in hope of a better life. His only... (86 mins.)
“ Based on Li Hui Huang ” - mike_sean
 
73.
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003 TV Movie)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
“ Based on the Beltway sniper attacks ” - mike_sean
 
74.
Elephant (2003)
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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Inspired by the Columbine High School massacre ” - mike_sean
 
75.
Gacy (2003 Video)
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Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story. (88 mins.)
Director: Clive Saunders
“ Based on John Wayne Gacy ” - mike_sean
 
76.
The Manson Family (1997)
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A dramatization of the horrific and notorious Manson Family Murders, in the form of super 8 home movies. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim Van Bebber
“ Based on Charles Manson and the Manson Family ” - mike_sean
 
77.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ Based on the Hwaseong serial murders ” - mike_sean
 
78.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
“ Based on Aileen Wuornos ” - mike_sean
 
79.
The Shark Net (2003 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ Based on Eric Edgar Cooke ” - mike_sean
 
80.
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy. (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Shapiro
“ Based on Ted Bundy ” - mike_sean
 
81.
Zero Day (2003)
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Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school. (92 mins.)
Director: Ben Coccio
“ Inspired by the Columbine High School massacre ” - mike_sean
 
82.
A Is for Acid (2002 TV Movie)
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John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization. (99 mins.)
Director: Harry Bradbeer
“ Based on John George Haigh ” - mike_sean
 
83.
The Child I Never Was (2002)
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Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction... (83 mins.)
Director: Kai S. Pieck
“ Based on Jürgen Bartsch ” - mike_sean
 
84.
Dahmer (2002)
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Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present. (101 mins.)
Director: David Jacobson
“ Based on Jeffrey Dahmer ” - mike_sean
 
85.
Heart of America (2002)
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School shooting drama in a suburban high school, believed to have been inspired by i.a. the Columbine High School Massacre. (87 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
“ Inspired by the Columbine High School massacre ” - mike_sean
 
86.
Home Room (2002)
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A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students. (133 mins.)
Director: Paul F. Ryan
“ Inspired by the Columbine High School massacre ” - mike_sean
 
87.
The Investigation (2002 TV Movie)
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This TV drama tells the true story of a bungled and obstructed police manhunt for a serial killer who... (91 mins.)
Director: Anne Wheeler
“ Based on Clifford Olson ” - mike_sean
 
88.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
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Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective. (115 mins.)
“ Inspired by Leopold and Loeb ” - mike_sean
 
89.
Nightstalker (2002)
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A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s. (95 mins.)
Director: Chris Fisher
“ Based on Richard Ramirez ” - mike_sean
 
90.
Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2002 TV Movie)
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Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde... (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Bamford
“ Based on Harold Shipman ” - mike_sean
 
91.
Speck (2002)
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Gruesome true story of murderer Richard Speck who killed eight nursing students in one night in Chicago during the late sixties. The story also follows him to his prison fate and uncovers more of his strange behavoir before his death. (79 mins.)
Director: Keith Walley
“ Based on Richard Speck ” - mike_sean
 
92.
Ted Bundy (2002)
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The story of serial killer Ted Bundy. (99 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
“ Based on Ted Bundy ” - mike_sean
 
93.
From Hell (2001)
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In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
“ Inspired by Jack the Ripper ” - mike_sean
 
94.
Roberto Succo (2001)
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In the 80's Roberto Succo an Italian serial killer met a young girl in France. He's running away from his country because he killed his parents during an argument and the "carabinieri" are chasing him. (124 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
“ Based on Roberto Succo ” - mike_sean
 
95.
Witness of Truth: The Railway Murders (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Dramatised documentary which describes the police investigation that led to the conviction of David...
Director: Bren Simson
“ Based on John Duffy and David Mulcahy ” - mike_sean
 
96.
Ed Gein (2000)
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The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides. (89 mins.)
Director: Chuck Parello
“ Based on Ed Gein ” - mike_sean
 
97.
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000 Mini-Series)
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This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s... (120 mins.)
Director: David Richards
“ Based on Peter Sutcliffe ” - mike_sean
 
98.
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000 TV Movie)
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In the early 1980's there was someone killing the children of Atlanta. Eventually a single man was caught... (105 mins.)
“ Based on the Atlanta child murders ” - mike_sean
 
99.
Happy Face Murders (1999 TV Movie)
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An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young intellectually disabled girl... (98 mins.)
“ Based on Keith Hunter Jesperson ” - mike_sean
 
100.
Summer of Sam (1999)
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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. (142 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Based on David Berkowitz ” - mike_sean