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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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BobbyMoore added Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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wiabux added The Bone Collector Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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beernbugs added Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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

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StacyWolfe added Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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wiabux added 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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beernbugs added Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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wiabux added Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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Halloween (2007) Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris

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wiabux added Mr. Brooks Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, Danielle Panabaker

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willyboymcoy added Copycat Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick - 1995

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

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jenkinsmo2718 added The Collector Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

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GeorgieBGood added It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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ReneeButler added 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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BobbyMoore added House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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ChrisRobarchek added A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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StacyWolfe added The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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Bootsdad added Murder by Numbers Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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ChrisRobarchek added Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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

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AkshayRavindran added Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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StacyWolfe added Saw III Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg

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kgibs1973 added 8mm Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini

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JayDee added Manhunter Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen

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The Cell Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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StacyWolfe added Panic Room Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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kgibs1973 added Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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

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srjthnk added Death Proof Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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srjthnk added Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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ChrisRobarchek added The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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JuanSiphoHabdadBotha added The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans - 2013  

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

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booklover-gee added Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

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srjthnk added Seven Psychopaths Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken