Most Popular "Serial Killer" Titles
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1. The Following (2013– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.
2. Criminal Minds (2005– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active
The cases of the BAU, an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.
3. American Sniper (2014)
R | 132 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
5. Hannibal (2013– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror | Active
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
6. The Mentalist (2008– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
7. The Voices (2014)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
10. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary steals $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.
11. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.
13. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
14. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
16. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
19. The Returned (2012– )
TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »
20. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
21. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
22. Sin City (2005)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.
23. Alex Cross (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.
24. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
26. The Lovely Bones (2009)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
27. Saw II (2005)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.
29. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
31. 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.
32. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
33. Hot Fuzz (2007)
R | 121 min | Comedy
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
34. Scream 4 (2011)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
35. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
36. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
38. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
40. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
41. Saw III (2006)
R | 108 min | Horror, Mystery
Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test.
43. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
44. Saw IV (2007)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to ... See full summary »
45. The Cell (2000)
R | 107 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An FBI agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim.
46. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
47. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
48. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.
49. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A masked killer begins killing teenagers in the small town of Woodsboro. One young girl and her friends realise that as the number of deaths go up, to survive they must follow the rules or horror movies.
50. Death Proof (2007)
R | 113 min | Action, Thriller
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.