The Best Movies Based On Real Serial Killers

Over 500 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Movies Based On Real Serial Killers
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Only movies about real-live serial murderers.

Over 500 movie fans have come together to shape this list of the best movies about real serial killers. Whether you're a fan of true crime movies or just intrigued by these terrifying figures, there's something for everyone here. From thrilling biopics to chilling reenactments, these films offer an in-depth look into the lives (and deaths) of some of history’s most notorious serial killers.

For those looking to get the full story on their favorite killer, films like Monster and Zodiac provide an insightful window into their twisted motivations and gruesome crimes. Others like The Silence Of The Lambs and Manhunt: Unabomber explore how law enforcement teams were able to bring them down despite all odds.

Whatever your preference may be, this ranking has something for every fan of cinema with a morbid curiosity about real serial killers. So why not take a look at the list and vote up your favorites?

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