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1. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 62,826 | Gross: $25.19M

2. Saw V (2008)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

5.8
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20 Metascore

Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.

Director: David Hackl | Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell

Votes: 95,517 | Gross: $56.75M

3. 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: 44,967 | Gross: $32.05M

4. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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24 Metascore

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 55,765 | Gross: $10.27M

5. 88 Minutes (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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17 Metascore

On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Ben McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 68,423 | Gross: $16.93M

6. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,397 | Gross: $4.61M

7. Anamorph (2007)

R | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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43 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

Director: Henry Miller | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Don Harvey, James Rebhorn

Votes: 8,346 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Good Neighbors (2010)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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60 Metascore

Victor is new to Montreal and attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer and the cat-loving Louise, but everybody is on edge with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Diane D'Aquila, Xavier Dolan

Votes: 4,563 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 1,962 | Gross: $0.49M

10. The Lodger (2009)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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17 Metascore

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.

Director: David Ondaatje | Stars: Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West, Donal Logue

Votes: 4,194

11. Thr3e (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.1
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34 Metascore

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.

Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Max Ryan

Votes: 4,163 | Gross: $1.01M

12. Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward, Stephen Boxer

Votes: 1,537

13. Letters from a Killer (1998)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally ... See full summary »

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kim Myers, Gia Carides, Olivia Birkelund

Votes: 1,895

14. The Murder Room (2004– )

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond, Kerry Fox

Votes: 353

15. Winter Kill (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Andy Griffith, John Larch, Tim O'Connor, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 208

16. The Inflicted (2012)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a ... See full summary »

Director: Matthan Harris | Stars: Matthan Harris, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley

Votes: 121

17. Pauline détective (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.4
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After being dumped by her boyfriend, Pauline lets herself be dragged along by her sister to a luxurious hotel on the Italian riviera. Instead of indulging in the pleasures of loungeing ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fitoussi | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Audrey Lamy, Claudio Santamaria, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 309

18. Teddy Bear (2008 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Ben Corisky has a warm, boyish face and an infectious charm. He works, visits his son and pays his child support when he can. He is also a serial killer and he's on a search for answers in the mind of a monster... himself.

Director: Yuval Daniel | Stars: David Sparrow, Tracey Hway, Marie Ward, Sonya Jezebel Cote

Votes: 6

19. Deadly Women (2008– )
Episode: Bad Medicine (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Deadly Women examines cases where women use medicine to kill including nurse Beverley Allitt who kills multiple infants with medical overdoses, Stella Nickell who poisoned medicine capsules... See full summary »

Director: John Mavety | Stars: Janis Amatuzio, Matthew Benns, Candice DeLong, Mike Dunbar

Votes: 16

20. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
Episode: Boston Strangler Redux (2010)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler...or could it be the Boston Strangler himself? Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss... See full summary »

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Lee Thompson Young

Votes: 328

21. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman's Incredible Gift (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.6
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Cartman mistakenly believes he is a psychic, and is recruited by the police to help them with investigations.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, April Stewart

Votes: 1,504

22. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Dex, Lies, and Videotape (2007)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The Bay Harbor Butcher now has a copycat, and Dexter must stop him before Agent Lundy puts the Butcher case entirely into the hands of the FBI.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 2,850

23. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Disciple (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A confessed killer claims he is innocent of the murder he is about to be executed for, and more doubt is soon cast on the situation when a copycat killer begins to strike.

Director: Christine Moore | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Saffron Burrows, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ryan O'Nan

Votes: 88

24. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Doubt (2007)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The team tries to identify a serial killer based on a shaky profile with devastating consequences.

Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore

Votes: 1,134

25. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Echoes of the Dead (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The drowning of a woman in a bathtub becomes the first murder in a series of copycat murders imitating infamous murders from the past.

Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Jason Hughes, Barry Jackson, Fiona Dolman

Votes: 287

26. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Flowers for Your Grave (2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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After a serial killer starts targeting people the way in Richard "Rick" Castle's books he teams up with Detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He then starts to shadow her for his new book.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Monet Mazur

Votes: 1,604

27. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Life Sentence: Part 2 (2002)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The Team plays cat-and-mouse with Rice trying to learn the identity of his former accomplice and the perpetrator of the current copycat crime.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 75

28. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Listen, Listen.....! (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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No one will listen to a mild-mannered man's theory about a string of local murders.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Edgar Stehli, Adam Williams, Dayton Lummis

Votes: 167

29. Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Episode: Midnight Man (2004)

Drama, Crime

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Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Joel Keller, Kari Matchett, Benz Antoine, Tracy Waterhouse

30. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
Episode: No One Mourns the Wicked (2013)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When someone begins to stage copycat murders presented at a symposium on serial killers, detectives believe the suspect is one of the meeting participants.

Director: Steve Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges

Votes: 198

31. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Nor'easter (2012)

TV-MA | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.4
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A group of patients plan an escape from the asylum during a violent storm.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,765

32. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: One to Go (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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Grissom gets Dr. Langston's help to find the man who is carrying on the serial killer's work before the next victim is killed. The case will prove to be Grissom's last with the crime lab.

Director: Alec Smight | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 605

33. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Pilot (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A double murder seems to be the work of a notorious serial killer named Red John, but CBI consultant Patrick Jane thinks it's the work of a copycat.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 1,399

34. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: See No Evil (1992)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A friend of Tessa's is assaulted and nearly killed by a serial killer who scalps his victims. Duncan believes him to be a copycat killer who is basing his crimes on those of an immortal whom Duncan confronted years ago.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot, Stan Kirsch, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 111

35. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Strangler's Wood (1999)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The nude body of a Brazilian woman is found strangled in the woods, which suggests that a serial killer from nine years before has begun killing again.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 433

36. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Straw Dog: Part 1 (2005)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Thirty years after Grace Foley helped send Tony Green to prison for the murder of young men, a copycat tries to force her to recant her stand on the case.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 82

37. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Temptation Eyes - February 1, 1985 (1992)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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As a television reporter Sam protects a psychic, who can tell who Sam Beckett really is, from a serial killer.

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Tamlyn Tomita, Kent Williams

Votes: 160

38. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: The Angel Maker (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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On the anniversary of a serial killer's execution, a murder spree which appears to be connected to him begins and the team must try and understand his mind in order to stop it.

Director: Glenn Kershaw | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,354

39. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: The Fifth Victim (I) (1989)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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When Hunter & McCall investigate a string of homosexual murders, a local painter confesses to committing all but one of them.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, William Smith

Votes: 14

40. Durham County (2007– )
Episode: What Lies Beneath (2007)

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Detective Mike Sweeney moves his family to Durham County after his partner is murdered. The quiet life he'd envisioned is soon disrupted by the murders of two teenage girls and a dark rival from his past - his neighbor, Ray Pragar.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Helene Joy, Sonya Salomaa, Laurence Leboeuf

Votes: 55

41. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Year's End (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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Oliver Queen attempts to track down a mysterious copycat vigilante who is killing people on the list.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey

Votes: 3,314