Movies and Documanteries about real Serial killersby MovieKay | created - 24 Sep 2012 | updated - 28 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. Dahmer (2002)
R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present.
Votes: 8,194 | Gross: $0.14M
2. Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
3. Bundy: An American Icon (2008 Video)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers.
4. The Countess (2009)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.
5. Savage Messiah (2002)
R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson's findings ... See full summary »
6. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 14,968 | Gross: $0.01M
7. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)
R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.
8. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 360,207 | Gross: $33.08M
9. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.
Votes: 26,312 | Gross: $0.61M
10. To Catch a Killer (1992 TV Movie)
Unrated | 182 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »
11. Helter Skelter (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
12. Monster (2003)
R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
Votes: 117,819 | Gross: $34.47M
13. Summer of Sam (1999)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 32,939 | Gross: $19.28M
14. The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)
99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.
15. The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie)
R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.
16. The Gray Man (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Thriller
Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer.
17. The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
This film is based on a true story about a British teenager who allegedly poisoned family, friends, and co-workers. Graham is highly intelligent, but completely amoral. He becomes ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,208 | Gross: $0.75M
18. Karla (2006)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
19. Not Our Son (1995 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.
20. Wolf Creek (2005)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.
Votes: 60,741 | Gross: $16.19M
21. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,936 | Gross: $0.07M
22. The Gainesville Ripper (2010)
90 min | Horror
Danny Rolling's serial killings of five college students in 1990 forever changes the college-town of Gainseville, FL.
23. The Stoneman Murders (2009)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 1980s Bombay, a serial killer starts targeting homeless street dwellers, whilst a suspended police officer attempts to solve the case.
24. No One Could Protect Her (1996)
TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
While her husband is away, Jessica Rayner is attacked by a rapist/killer in her own home. The police seem clueless, and the assaults continue in the Rayner family's neighbourhood. Jessica ... See full summary »
25. Cyrus (II) (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An independent TV reporter and her cameraman interview a man in regards to a serial killer the man knew by the name of Cyrus. The man traces back through the story of the serial killer and why he became the monster he is.
The character of Cyrus is loosely based on real life serial killer Fritz Haarmann http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Haarmann
26. Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama
The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.
27. From Hell (2001)
R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.
Votes: 134,484 | Gross: $31.60M
28. Starkweather (2004)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
29. Evilenko (2004)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to ... See full summary »
30. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.
Votes: 5,418 | Gross: $0.10M
31. The Manson Family (1997)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History
A dramatization of the horrific and notorious Manson Family Murders, in the form of super 8 home movies.
Votes: 2,812 | Gross: $0.02M
32. Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
R | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to his capture.
33. Gacy (2003 Video)
R | 88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
34. Kemper (2008 Video)
R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
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.
R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime
1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.
36. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 190,786 | Gross: $50.28M
37. Speck (2002)
R | 79 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
38. Freeway Killer (2010)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer.
39. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.
40. The Diary of Jack the Ripper: Beyond Reasonable Doubt? (1993 Video)
79 min | Documentary
Step by painstaking step, the diary is analyzed, verified, and questioned; experts pit their knowledge against the information in the diary; gradually and remorselessly the evidence against... See full summary »
41. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »
42. Summer of Terror: The Real Son of Sam Story (2001 TV Movie)
49 min | Documentary
90 min | Documentary | Post-production
The authorized, official documentary of the world's most famous serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, and the man who dared to defend him.
70 min | Documentary
Charles Sobhraj. The most prolific felon, serial killer, conman and Don Juan of the modern age.
45. Green River Killer (2005 Video)
R | 83 min | Crime, Horror
Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.