5.3/10
1,782
16 user 5 critic

The Craigslist Killer (2011)

"The Craigslist Killer" follows the dark, mysterious life Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman) conducted online while preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,838 ( 94)

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hunt for the I-5 Killer (TV Movie 2011)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Allan Kroeker
Stars: John Corbett, Sara Canning, Tygh Runyan
Blue-Eyed Butcher (TV Movie 2012)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Texas beauty Susan Wright appeared to have a fairytale life with an adoring husband, Jeff, two beautiful kids, and close family and friends. But in 2003, six years into their marriage, the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening, W. Earl Brown
The Assault (2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sam Gleason lives in a town where high school football is the backbone of the community. When she accuses a member of the team of committing heinous acts against her on a night she can't even remember, will anyone believe her?

Director: Jason Winn
Stars: Makenzie Vega, Gary Weeks, Khandi Alexander
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.

Director: Norma Bailey
Stars: Eric McCormack, Matt Barr, Lolita Davidovich
Kamp Holland (2016)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

About young Dutch soldiers in Uruzgan, Afghanistan and the dilemmas they are confronted with in a war zone.

Director: Boris Paval Conen
Stars: Matin Dadfar, Yannick van de Velde, Bart Harder
And Baby Will Fall (TV Movie 2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Expectant parents become prime suspects in the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was last seen at their garage sale.

Director: Bradley Walsh
Stars: Anastasia Griffith, Brendan Fehr, Clea DuVall
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A high school student whose father and sister were recently murdered begins her own investigation after two of her fellow cheerleaders are kidnapped. She sets out on a rescue mission, but the killer may already be hot on her trail.

Director: David Jackson
Stars: Samantha Boscarino, Irene Chiang, Devin Crittenden
Happy Face Killer (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Serial killer Keith Jesperson murders at least eight women over a five-year span and taunts authorities with disturbing letters and scribbled confessions signed with a happy face.

Director: Rick Bota
Stars: David Arquette, Gloria Reuben, Daryl Shuttleworth
The Tenth Circle (TV Movie 2008)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A family's well-kept secrets are exposed when the daughter accuses her ex-boyfriend of rape.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Kelly Preston, Ron Eldard, Jamie Johnston
Stalked by My Doctor (TV Movie 2015)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A doctor's obsession with a teenage patient turns violent and dangerous.

Director: Doug Campbell
Stars: Eric Roberts, Brianna Joy Chomer, Deborah Zoe
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

What starts out as a harmless prank blog takes a dark turn for 17-year-old Avery when her friends, Mandy and Kaley, create a fake profile for an international dating site and begin to ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Conradt
Stars: Anne Winters, Travis Hammer, Annalisa Cochrane
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Following the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife, a man is accused of the murder of his third.

Director: Mikael Salomon
Stars: Rob Lowe, Kaley Cuoco, Catherine Dent
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Philip Markoff
...
Megan McAllister
...
Detective Frye (as Josh Close)
...
Susan McAllister
...
David McAllister
...
Dr. Janeway
...
Patricia Banks
...
Kate
Leela Savasta ...
Julissa Brisman
...
Trisha Leffler (as Trieste Dunn)
...
Detective Bennett
...
Janet
...
Tom Wilson
...
Amber
...
Michael McAllister
Edit

Storyline

"The Craigslist Killer" follows the dark, mysterious life Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman) conducted online while preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his fiancée, Megan McAllister (Agnes Bruckner). Seemingly destined for greatness as one of Boston University's brightest med students, Markoff could do no wrong in the eyes of Megan, his friends, fellow students and professors. But hidden from those close to him was the violent wrath only he and his victims knew - beginning with his alleged April 14, 2009, first-degree murder of a masseuse who advertised her services on Craigslist. When police discover that the brutal killing and a number of other attacks on women were all connected to advertisements placed on Craigslist, their investigation ultimately leads them to Markoff. Written by Xenos

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Be careful what you search for.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anúncio Para a Morte  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Kilner, who plays Megan's dad, played Jake McDorman's dad in Greek. See more »

Goofs

Philip tells the police he's getting married in a month. His wedding was scheduled for August, so it actually would've been about four months away. See more »

Connections

Features From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Takes a Little
(uncredited)
Performed by Amy Stroup
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The Ultimate Movie Review! - http://tss5078.blogspot.com - @tss5078
27 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a story that deserves a film adaptation, however the Lifetime network felt differently and produced a movie based on this very benign story, that captivated the nation. For those who are unaware, this is a true story that happened in Boston, five years ago. A Boston medical student, on the verge of getting married, spends his nights cruising Craigslist's exotic services page, in order to find woman he can humiliate, but the story takes a tragic turn when he accidentally kills one of them. The story made national headlines and people became obsessed with why such a smart, successful man, would do these terrible things. Usually, films that are based on real life events are the most compelling, but the Craigslist Killer is different, for the fact that he wasn't active for very long. Much of this movie is focused on the killer's normal life and relationship with his fiancée. It's a lot of romantic garbage and stuff about their relationship and in fact we don't see his dark side revealed until much later in the movie. There wasn't even an interesting police angle or manhunt for this guy, as the police simply traced his IP address and got his picture from security cameras. The acting was the only thing I enjoyed about this film as Jake McDorman is fantastic playing a man with two personas. His fiancée is played by the beautiful, Agnes Bruckner, who was also very good, if not a bit naive and obsessive. The true story may have captivated the nation, but the film about the Craigslist Killer has no bite and was just plain boring.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
annoying, bratty, fiancee. angellckes
Two questions whatthefrak
contradiction xlisamariex
PLEASE help with the end! melbeatles05
Song 17 minutes in..... missparker10
the fellow resident / med student DinahtheCat
Discuss The Craigslist Killer (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?