Most Popular "Serial Killer" Titles
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1. American Horror Story (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.
2. Criminal Minds (2005– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.
3. Dexter (2006–2013)
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.
4. True Detective (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
5. Marcella (2016– )
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
6. Don't Breathe (2016)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong.
7. Hannibal (2013–2015)
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
8. Zoolander 2 (2016)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Derek and Hansel are lured into modeling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.
Votes: 33,582 | Gross: $28.84M
10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 883,466 | Gross: $130.73M
11. 31 (2016)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
13. The Lovely Bones (2009)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 124,733 | Gross: $43.98M
14. It (1990 TV Mini-Series)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
15. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
16. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.
Votes: 976,245 | Gross: $205.34M
17. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.
19. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.
Votes: 1,019,006 | Gross: $100.13M
21. 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.
Votes: 609,502 | Gross: $74.27M
22. 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 delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 355,811 | Gross: $15.05M
23. 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.
Votes: 788,715 | Gross: $70.50M
24. 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.
Votes: 420,604 | Gross: $32.00M
25. 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.
Votes: 380,489 | Gross: $249.36M
26. 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.
Votes: 329,163 | Gross: $102.52M
27. 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.
Votes: 654,805 | Gross: $74.10M
29. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Votes: 429,806 | Gross: $67.44M
30. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History
A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.
Votes: 299,736 | Gross: $33.05M
31. Hot Fuzz (2007)
R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery
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.
Votes: 351,330 | Gross: $23.62M
32. The Following (2013–2015)
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.
33. Slasher (2016– )
60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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34. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 218,324 | Gross: $25.75M
35. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 298,115 | Gross: $55.15M
36. 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.
Votes: 127,065 | Gross: $79.10M
37. Crossing Lines (2013– )
43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders, to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice.
38. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.
Votes: 221,351 | Gross: $103.00M
39. Death Proof (2007)
Not Rated | 113 min | 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.
40. 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.
Votes: 475,691 | Gross: $209.02M
41. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 156,497 | Gross: $14.34M
42. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 140,911 | Gross: $41.57M
43. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
R | 107 min | Horror
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.
Votes: 129,306 | Gross: $41.78M
44. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
X | 91 min | Horror
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Votes: 148,643 | Gross: $26.51M
45. Dark Places (2015)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
46. Scary Movie (2000)
R | 88 min | Comedy
A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.
Votes: 186,700 | Gross: $157.00M
47. There's Something About Mary (1998)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.
Votes: 246,812 | Gross: $176.48M
48. 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.
Votes: 377,929 | Gross: $54.70M
49. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
Votes: 248,872 | Gross: $128.58M
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.
Votes: 281,758 | Gross: $52.88M