The Best Movies Based On Real Serial Killers
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?
In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) and reporters (Jake Gyllenhaal, ...more
- Released: 2007
- Directed by: David Fincher
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
- Released: 2019
- Directed by: Joe Berlinger
Shortly after moving to Florida, longtime prostitute Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron) meets young and reserved Selby Wall (Christina Ricci) and a romance blossoms. When a john (Lee Tergesen) attempts ...more
- Released: 2003
- Directed by: Patty Jenkins
The true, haunting story of young Jeffrey Dahmer -- the shy adolescent in high school who becomes a notorious serial killer years later.
- Released: 2017
- Directed by: Marc Meyers
In this adaptation of Truman Capote's seminal true-crime novel, ex-convicts Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Richard "Dick" Hickock (Scott Wilson) hatch a plan to rob a wealthy Kansas family, the ...more
- Released: 1967
- Directed by: Richard Brooks
- The Deliberate Stranger is a book and television film about American serial killer Ted Bundy.