films The Best Serial Killer Movies

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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 Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins Chris Isaak

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Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow Morgan Freeman

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Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh Anthony Perkins

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American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale Willem Dafoe

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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman Anthony Hopkins

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter Shawnee Smith

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Zodiac Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal Mark Ruffalo

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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards Donald Pleasence

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns Edwin Neal

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Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd Tommy Lee Jones

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No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones Woody Harrelson

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The Bone Collector Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington Queen Latifah

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Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci Rose Byrne

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes Edward Norton

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund Heather Langenkamp

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Kiss the Girls Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd Mena Suvari

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Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas Jeanne Tripplehorn

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan Courteney Cox

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Halloween (2007) Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo Danielle Harris

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Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton Powers Boothe

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Copycat Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter Harry Connick - 1995

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Mr. Brooks Demi Moore, Kevin Costner Danielle Panabaker

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The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer C. Thomas Howell

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The Collector Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima Andrea Roth

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini Betsy Palmer

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Hannibal Rising Gong Li, Kevin McKidd Rhys Ifans

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It Tim Curry, Seth Green John Ritter

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House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick Karen Black

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke Steven Berkoff

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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette Brian Cox

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Murder by Numbers Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling Nick Offerman

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Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis Carrie-Anne Moss

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Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel Andrew Robinson

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates James Caan

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8mm Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix James Gandolfini

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Manhunter Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais Joan Allen

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The Cell Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn Vincent D'Onofrio

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Panic Room Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman Jodie Foster

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Saw III Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer Donnie Wahlberg

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The Talented Mr. Ripley Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett Matt Damon

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Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack Alfred Molina

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Michael Rooker, Tom Towles Tracy Arnold

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Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams Hilary Swank

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Death Proof Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson Kurt Russell

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Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson Dennis Franz

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen Tom Skerritt

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In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich Rene Russo

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder Chris Evans - 2013 

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Seven Psychopaths Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko Christopher Walken

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Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich Steve Buscemi