The Top 100 Serial Killer Films of All Time

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1931    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Police Detective Film    Psychological Thriller

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Se7en

1995    David Fincher    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Police Detective Film

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Psycho

1960    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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Shadow of a Doubt

1943    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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Dirty Harry

1971    Don Siegel    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Peeping Tom

1960    Michael Powell    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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American Psycho

2000    Mary Harron    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Satire

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Memories of Murder

2003    Joon-ho Bong    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Manhunter

1986    Michael Mann    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Monsieur Verdoux

1947    Charles Chaplin    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Con Artist / Hustler

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Frenzy

1972    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Dressed to Kill

1980    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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Zodiac

2007    David Fincher    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Docudrama

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I Saw the Devil

2010    Jee-woon Kim    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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Time After Time

1979    Nicholas Meyer    Rated PG

Adventure    Chase Movie    Fantasy

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Natural Born Killers

1994    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Hitcher

1986    Robert Harmon    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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Funny Games

1997    Michael Haneke    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999    Anthony Minghella    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Trick 'r Treat

2008    Michael Dougherty    Rated R

Anthology Film    Black Comedy    Ensemble Film

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25

Sea of Love

1989    Harold Becker    Rated R

Detective Film    Erotic Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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Kalifornia

1993    Dominic Sena    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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The Devil's Rejects

2005    Rob Zombie    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Horror

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The Chaser

2008    Hong-jin Na    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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The Dead Pool

1988    Buddy Van Horn    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Police Detective Film

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Hannibal

2001    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Cannibal Film    Crime    Crime Drama

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Monster

2003    Patty Jenkins    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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Serial Mom

1994    John Waters    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Media Satire

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The Stepfather

1987    Joseph Ruben    Rated R

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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Copycat

1995    Jon Amiel    Rated R

Mystery    Police Detective Film    Psychological Thriller

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Summer of Sam

1999    Spike Lee    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Maniac

1980    William Lustig    Rated R

Exploitation Film    Horror    Serial Killer Film

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Funny Games

2007    Michael Haneke    Rated R

Crime Thriller    Mindbender    Psychological Thriller

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Red Dragon

2002    Brett Ratner    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film    Thriller

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Kiss the Girls

1997    Gary Fleder    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Vengeance is Mine

1979    Shôhei Imamura    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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House of 1000 Corpses

2003    Rob Zombie    Rated R

Exploitation Film    Horror    Sadistic Horror

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Disturbia

2007    D.J. Caruso    Rated PG13

Paranoid Thriller    Serial Killer Film    Teen Movie

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Nightwatch

1997    Ole Bornedal    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Horror

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10 Rillington Place

1971    Richard Fleischer    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Docudrama

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The Boston Strangler

1968    Richard Fleischer    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Cell

2000    Tarsem Singh    Rated R

Mindbender    Psychological Thriller    Science Fiction

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Jennifer Eight

1992    Bruce Robinson    Rated R

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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Eyes of Laura Mars

1978    Irvin Kershner    Rated R

Mystery    Serial Killer Film    Supernatural Thriller

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Citizen X

1995    Chris Gerolmo    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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10 to Midnight

1983    J. Lee Thompson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Police Detective Film

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59

Hatchet for the Honeymoon

1970    Mario Bava    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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Hannibal Rising

2007    Peter Webber    Rated R

Cannibal Film    Horror    Psychological Thriller

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Sightseers

2012    Ben Wheatley    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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In Dreams

1999    Neil Jordan    Rated R

Drama    Horror    Psychological Horror

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In the Cut

2003    Jane Campion    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Feminist Film    Psychological Thriller

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Maniac

2012    Franck Khalfoun    Not Rated

Horror    Psychological Horror    Serial Killer Film

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Cop

1988    James B. Harris    Rated R

Mystery    Police Detective Film    Psychological Thriller

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The Bat

1926    Roland West    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Horror    Mystery

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Body Bags

1993    John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper    Rated R

Anthology Film    Black Comedy    Body Horror

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Hangover Square

1945    John Brahm    Not Rated

Film Noir    Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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Sleepless

2001    Dario Argento    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Police Detective Film

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Dahmer

2002    David Jacobson    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Cannibal Film

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The Driller Killer

1979    Abel Ferrara    Not Rated

Drama    Exploitation Film    Horror

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Snowtown

2011    Justin Kurzel    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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Stepfather II

1989    Jeff Burr    Rated R

Horror    Serial Killer Film    Thriller

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88 Minutes

2007    Jon Avnet    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film    Thriller

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Untraceable

2008    Gregory Hoblit    Rated R

Police Detective Film    Serial Killer Film    Thriller

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Amsterdamned

1988    Dick Maas    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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Don't Answer the Phone

1980    Robert Hammer    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Horror

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Follow Me Quietly

1949    Richard Fleischer    Not Rated

Film Noir    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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Cold Fish

2010    Shion Sono    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Mardi Gras Massacre

1978    Jack Weis    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Horror    Prostitution Film

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1951    Joseph Losey    Not Rated

Film Noir    Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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Night Call Nurses

1972    Jonathan Kaplan    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Exploitation Film

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The Hour of 13

1952    Harold French    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Period Film

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Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons

1960    W. Lee Wilder    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Devil Strikes at Night

1957    Robert Siodmak    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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Sweeney Todd

2006    David Moore    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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The Brighton Strangler

1945    Max Nosseck    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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The Zodiac

2005    Alexander Bulkley    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Docudrama

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The Centerfold Girls

1974    John Peyser    Rated R

Exploitation Film    Serial Killer Film    Thriller

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Burke and Hare

2010    John Landis    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Black Comedy    Buddy Film

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The Raven

2012    James McTeigue    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gothic Film

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Impulse

1974    William Grefe    Rated PG

Con Artist / Hustler    Crime    Crime Thriller

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To Catch a Killer

1992    Eric Till    Not Rated

Crime    Docudrama    Drama

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