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
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    100
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    Psycho

    1960 More
    92
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    1995 More
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    Basic Instinct

    1992 More
    64
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    1999 More
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    Mr. Brooks

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    Kiss the Girls

    1997 More
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    Copycat

    1995 More
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    added by: willyboymcoy
    1995
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    Hannibal Rising

    2007 More
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    No Country for Old Men

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    added by: StacyWolfe
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    1986 More
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    Insidious: Chapter 2

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984 More
    40
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    1979 More
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    Memories of Murder

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    often listed
    48 Hrs.

    1982 More
    36
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    Freeway Killer

    2010 More
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    Predator

    1987 More
    36
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    Cujo

    1983 More
    35
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    1992 More
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