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

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

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    Malcolm McDowell, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo

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    added by StacyWolfe Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    added by wiabux Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    added by beernbugs Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Woody Harrelson

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

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

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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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    added by jenkinsmo2718 Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

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    Gong Li, Kevin McKidd, Rhys Ifans

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    added by Bootsdad Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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

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    ranked low on reranks & added by shaydie Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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

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    ranked low on reranks 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 srjthnk Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko

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    added by StacyWolfe Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Jodie Foster

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

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    added by srjthnk 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 JayDee Garcelle Beauvais, Brian Cox, Joan Allen

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

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    added by ChrisRobarchek Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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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 ChrisRobarchek Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom

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    added by ChrisRobarchek Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

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    added by JayDee Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Sean Blakemore

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    added by ChrisRobarchek Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    added by StacyWolfe Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    added by ReneeButler Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    added by kgibs1973 Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini

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    added by GeorgieBGood Seth Green, Tim Curry, John Ritter

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    added by StacyWolfe Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg

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