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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.

The Best Serial Killer Movies Films
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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris

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    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick 1995

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    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, Danielle Panabaker

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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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    Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

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    Gong Li, Kevin McKidd, Rhys Ifans Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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    Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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    Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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    Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter

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    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans 2013 

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    Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    Tom Savini, Tracey Walter, Diana Kauffman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg

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    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Dion Basco

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    Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

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    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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