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 Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    added by BobbyMoore Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    added by stubb Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    added by wiabux Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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    added by Clark Benson Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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    Malcolm McDowell, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo

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    added by beernbugs Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    added by wiabux Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    often listed & added by wiabux Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, Dane Cook

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    added by StacyWolfe Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    often listed & added by willyboymcoy Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick, Jr. 1995

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    added by wiabux Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Woody Harrelson

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    added by beernbugs Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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    often listed & added by wiabux Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    ranked low on reranks Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gong Li, Kevin McKidd, Rhys Ifans

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    added by jenkinsmo2718 Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

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    added by shaydie Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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    often listed & added by Bootsdad Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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    added by StacyWolfe Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

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    added by StacyWolfe Shia LaBeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss, Viola Davis

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    added by StacyWolfe Insidious: Chapter 2

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    added by BobbyMoore Rob Zombie, Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    added by JuanSiphoHabdadBotha James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans 2013 

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    added by StacyWolfe Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Jodie Foster

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    often listed & added by patjamgallagher Song Kang-Ho, Park Hae-il, Kim Roi-ha

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    often listed & added by JayDee Michael Rooker, Mercy Malick, James Babson

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    added by StacyWolfe Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

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    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    ranked high on reranks Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Rex Everhart

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    ranked high on reranks & added by JayDee Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Sean Blakemore

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Ewa Fröling

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    added by JayDee Garcelle Beauvais, Brian Cox, Joan Allen

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    added by StacyWolfe Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    added by StacyWolfe Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    added by StacyWolfe Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg

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    added by StacyWolfe Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    added by JayDee Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

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    added by kgibs1973 Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Juliette Lewis

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