The Best Serial Killer Movies Films
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The Best Serial Killer Movies

List Criteria: Films about or featuring a serial murderer

List of the best serial killers movies. These movies center around infamous serial killers. This list may not be a complete catalogue of all the films about serial killers, but they are the greatest serial killer movies voted on by fans. Some of the best thrillers, horror and scary movies usually have a tormentor who scares the living wits out of the main characters and some times even kill them. These antagonists are the characters who make these serial killer movies so memorable.

Who can forget The Silence of the Lambs? That 1990 classic featured two of the most notorious movie serial killers in history with Buffalo Bill and of course, Hannibal Lecter who was so popular that he managed to spawn two more movies. Other infamous serial killer movies include Seven, which featured Kevin Spacey as John Doe, American Psycho, which introduced Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, and Basic Instinct where Sharon Stone played the unforgettable Catherine Tramell. The common thread between these complex serial killers is that their respective movies were beyond memorable and considered some of the popular, not of just of serial killers, but movies period.

What is the best serial killer movie? It's up to you to vote on what should be considered The Best Serial Killer Movie of all time. Pick the movies you think should be ranked high on this Ultimate List of the Best Serial Killer Movies.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Chris Isaak, Dan Butler, Kasi Lemmons

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  2. 2
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    Reg E. Cathey, Kevin Spacey, Richard Schiff

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  3. 3
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    Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Ted Knight

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    Jared Leto, Reg E. Cathey, Guinevere Turner

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  5. 5
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    Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta

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    Benito Martinez, Dina Meyer, Ken Leung

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dorothy Malone, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

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    added by stubb
    Sandy Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles

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    Robert Downey Jr., Clea DuVall, Anthony Edwards

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    Gunnar Hansen, William Vail, John Henry Faulk

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    Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Demi Moore

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald

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    Brad Dourif, Sybil Danning, Daniel Roebuck

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    Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Luis Guzmán

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    Christina Ricci, Charlize Theron, Bruce Dern

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    Holly Hunter, Harry Connick, Jr. 1995

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    Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Dave Power

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Downey Jr., Adrien Brody

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    Ralph Fiennes, Ellen Burstyn, Emily Watson

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    added by beernbugs
    Courteney Cox, Linda Blair, Henry Winkler

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    Mena Suvari, Jay O. Sanders, Brian Cox

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    Jabari Thomas, Joe Conger, Todd Haberkorn

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    Rhys Ifans, Gaspard Ulliel, Paul Ritter

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    Michael Pitt, Ben Chaplin, Sandra Bullock

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn, C. Thomas Howell

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    Carrie-Anne Moss, Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Vincent D'Onofrio, Vince Vaughn, Kamar de los Reyes

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    Jack Shea, Lin Shaye, Johnny Depp

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    added by BobbyMoore
    Karen Black, Rainn Wilson, Judith Drake

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe
    Daveigh Chase, Naomi Watts, Brian Cox

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    Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker

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    Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Michael Pitt

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    David Schwimmer, Ray Liotta, Stephen Dorff 2013 

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    David Margulies, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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    Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisRobarchek
    John Savident, Patrick Magee, Margaret Tyzack

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JayDee
    Dan Butler, Brian Cox, Tom Noonan

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    often listed & added by patjamgallagher
    Park Hae-il, Song Jae-ho, Seo Young-hwa

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    Clint Eastwood, Kristoffer Tabori, Joe Finnegan

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    Luis Contreras, David Patrick Kelly, Ola Ray

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    Michael Rooker, James Babson, Tyler Neitzel

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    Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt

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    Bruce Davison, Jeremy Renner, Tom'ya Bowden

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    Laurie Bartram, Walt Gorney, Tom Savini

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    Matt Damon, Jack Davenport, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    John Ritter, Tim Reid, Tim Curry

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    Nicolas Cage, Myra Carter, Chris Bauer

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    Tiffany Shepis, Matt Hoffman, Tom Savini

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    Niamh Wilson, Debra Lynne McCabe, Dina Meyer

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