I assume you enjoy a good thriller as well, especially if it involves a scary serial killer. If so, well we give you a list of Top 10 movies about serial killers that you might like.

This is not a ranker, so you can start watching any of them in any order.

Here it goes:

1. Monster

The movie is based on the real life of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. You can read about her in this post.

2. Silence Of The Lambs

The movie is about a young F.B.I. cadet that is on the trails of a vicious serial killer. But for her to succeed catching him, she must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to catch the madman who skins his victims.

3. Se7en

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.


4. Mr. Brooks

Starring Kevin Kostner as the serial killer and Demi Moore as the agent investigating his crimes, this movie is a psychological thriller about a serial killer who is sometimes controlled by his murderer alter ego.


5. The Bone Collector

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and a young agent partner up to try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.


6. Kiss The Girls

If you missed Morgan Freeman in Se7en as a detective, well here is again in Kiss The Girls. He plays a detective hunting for a serial kidnapper and help arrives when a victim manages to escape for the first time.


7. Zodiac

By this time you probably heard about the serial killer Zodiac who was never caught. This movie is about an amateur detective obsessed with catching the Zodiac serial killer.


8. The Snowtown Murders

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 dangerous relationship that ends up in a spree of murders.


9. Dahmer

Based on the real life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. You can read more about him on this post.


10. Taking Lives

An FBI profiler played by Angelina Jolie, is called in by French Canadian police to help catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim he murders.



The last movie we’ll be adding here, is not technically about a serial killer, but boy oh boy it is even darker than that.

The movie is titled The Treatment (original title ‘De Behandeling’) and it is made in Belgium, so you’ll have to find a dubbed version or one with subtitles. It is a dark movie meant to linger in your mind after you watch it. The story is about a detective hunting for a child murderer, but he gets taken back in time, while investigating the case, to his brother’s disappearance. Thy story unfolds very dramatically and the end will blow you away.


If you want a longer list with movies about serial killers, IMDB has a pretty long one http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000047280/