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13 Pretty Good Serial Killer Movies On Netflix 

Jacob Shelton
Updated March 30, 2020 2.9k votes 1.1k voters 229.9k views 13 items

List Rules Vote up the serial killer movies that aren't half-bad.

There are a lot of pretty good movies on Netflix right now, especially if you’re a horror fan. But out of all the horror subgenres, the serial killer movies on Netflix are pretty solid. Whether you like your serial killer movies campy or so intense that you never want to leave your house again, there’s something streaming for you right now. Movies about serial killers are some of the most interesting films because they aren’t tethered to one basic narrative structure. They can be more cerebral, kitschy, and/or based on true stories. You really never know what you’re going to get when you’re dealing with a serial killer. Each one of these movies about serial killers on Netflix right now will lead you down a different path that promises to bring on the heebie jeebies.

You know how it is when you’re browsing Netflix. You stare at a bunch of movies for about an hour; you wonder about whether or not they’re worth your time; and then you end up bingewatching something that you’ve seen a million times because it’s a known quantity. Stop doing that! The movies about serial killers on this list are worth your time, and you’ll be a better person for having watched them. Okay, you might not be a better person, but you’ll be a person who has watched some new horror movies, and that’s always cool. Once you burn through these serial killer movies, you can move on to watching all of the good movies about demons that Netflix has to offer. And then you’ll have a clean queue - won’t that be nice?

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Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 13 Pretty Good Serial Killer Movies On Netflix
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You've probably been up late and scrolling through Netflix and wondered about whether or not you should watch Would You Rather. Well, would you rather watch a really fun movie that plays out in the most nightmarish way possible even though you can totally see the ending coming from a mile away, or would you rather always wonder about what could have been had you watched an intense movie that makes the first Saw seem like E.T.

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Creep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 13 Pretty Good Serial Killer Movies On Netflix
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Creep adds a new layer to the definition of a slow-burn horror film. Every scene betrays the last until you're questioning whether anything you're seeing is real or imagined. The film's POV-style camera work does a wonderful job of making the viewer afraid of everything that's out of the frame until the final, genuinely shocking, moments of the film. 

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Extremely Wicked, Shocki... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 13 Pretty Good Serial Killer Movies On Netflix
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A drama based on a true story, single mother Liz falls for Ted Bundy and refuses to believe the truth about his crimes for years.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 13 Pretty Good Serial Killer Movies On Netflix
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After being falsely imprisoned, a vengeful murderer covers his tracks by enlisting the help of a baker whose meat pies become the toast of London.

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