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On this list of the best serial killer biopics, you’ll find chilling films detailing gruesome murders and desperate manhunts. Many of the most famous serial killers of all time have had their stories told on the silver screen: Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and more.


One of the greatest serial killer biopics is
Zodiac, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the San Francisco cartoonist involved in the manhunt for the infamous Zodiac killer. Directed by David Fincher, the film garnered positive reviews and kept audiences on the edge of their seats. The actual case of the Zodiac killer remains one of the most notorious unsolved cases in America.


For those that think serial killing is a man’s game, Charlize Theron is here to prove you wrong. In the 2003 blockbuster
Monster, Theron portrays real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, tried and convicted for the murders of six men. For her performance, Theron won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Actress. Vote up the best serial killer biopics below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Dahmer Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Dion Basco

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Helter Skelter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Helter Skelter Alan Oppenheimer, Jon Gries, Steve Railsback - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Gacy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Gacy Adam Baldwin, Allison Lange, Charlie Weber

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Summer of Sam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Summer of Sam Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Ki... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Ted Bundy Tom Savini, Tracey Walter, Diana Kauffman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Manson Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
The Manson Family Sage Stallone, Jim Van Bebber, Marc Pitman

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Badlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Badlands Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek

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Jeffrey Dahmer: The Secret Lif... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Jeffrey Dahmer: The Secret Life Laura Tesone, Donna Stewart Bowen, Keith Gearhart

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The Snowtown Murders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics

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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainf... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield Priscilla Barnes, Kane Hodder, Michael Berryman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Hunt for the BTK Killer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
The Hunt for the BTK Killer Michael Michele, Maury Chaykin, Robert Forster

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The Boston Strangler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
The Boston Strangler Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Hillside Strangler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
The Hillside Strangler C. Thomas Howell, Lin Shaye, Nicholas Turturro

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Helter Skelter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Helter Skelter Eric Dane, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clea DuVall

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Nightstalker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Nightstalker Roselyn Sánchez, Danny Trejo, Bret Roberts

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Deranged is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Deranged John Ratzenberger, Rory Calhoun, Roberts Blossom

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Karla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Karla Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Brandon Routh

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10 Rillington Place is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
10 Rillington Place John Hurt, Richard Attenborough, Robert Hardy

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Starkweather is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Starkweather Lance Henriksen, Shannon Lucio, Keir O'Donnell

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Speck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Serial Killer Biopics
Speck Debra Mayer, Stacy Cunningham, Flynn Beck