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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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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

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

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    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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    Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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

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    Malcolm McDowell, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo

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    Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick, Jr. 1995

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    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Woody Harrelson

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe
    Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    added by beernbugs
    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    added by wiabux
    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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    Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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    Gong Li, Kevin McKidd, Rhys Ifans

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

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

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

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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye

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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 StacyWolfe
    Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Jodie Foster

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    Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko

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    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans 2013 

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    Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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    added by srjthnk
    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisRobarchek
    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JayDee
    Garcelle Beauvais, Brian Cox, Joan Allen

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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 StacyWolfe
    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

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    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

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

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    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom

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    added by JayDee
    Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Sean Blakemore

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ReneeButler
    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    added by StacyWolfe
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini

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    Seth Green, Tim Curry, John Ritter

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    Tom Savini, Tracey Walter, Tiffany Shepis

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    added by StacyWolfe
    Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg

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