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Documentary The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths  

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There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects and behind the scenes crime footage about psychopaths, including criminal profiling of serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, taking an in-depth look at the psychology of a psychopath and looking at historical aspects of what turns a person into a criminal in the first place. What are the Best Documentaries about Psychopaths? Without having information it’s hard to understand what can turn an ordinary person into a criminal mastermind, and how a person can feel no remorse for killing multiple people afterwards. These films take a closer look at these issues, as well as additional aspects of a psychopath.
 
This list discusses the best documentary films discussing psychopaths, including: Most Evil: Up Close, America’s Most Brutal Serial Killers, and Making a KillingVote up those you recommend, and please add any that we missed.
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Most Evil: Up Close is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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Narcissists is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths
Narcissists Jack Hawkins, Kevin Mathurin, Kasey Iliana Sfetsios

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Most Evil: Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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I, Psychopath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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America's Most Brutal Seri... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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Making a Killing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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Most Evil: Revenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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Jofits Brunkabell added Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Arlene Pralle Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer. A hitch-hiking prostitute, she killed seven of her clients, and is now on death row in the State of Florida facing the ...more

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Matter of Heart Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Laurens van der Post

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nicola-mansfield added No Apparent Motive 1984 Based on a true crime story, the film tells the story of Julia, a girl who lives in a small town in the South. One evening she undergoes sexual violence and her life changes completely. Later ...more

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The Nostradamus Effect: Hitler... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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Jofits Brunkabell added Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer Jeb Bush, Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer looks at Aileen's violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in ...more

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Power of the Situation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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A Class Divided is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths

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The Wisdom of the Dream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Psychopaths