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Below you will find a list of 100 best movies with the theme of serial and mass killers. In all cases, movies are based on reality (movies about serial killers - fiction, find HERE) . Some of these films are almost the reconstruction of real cases and closely follow known facts, others are inspired by real cases very loosely, and rather they could be said to have been built on the motives of the concrete case. The effort was to sort the films according to the degree of eligibility. However, not all of these films have been seen by author of this blog, and therefore, in such cases, he has held a rating on the IMBd. In case you will miss some movie do not hesitate to send us the message and we will be happy to include it in our list.


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American film about the crimes of the famous American sex serial killer - Ted Bundy. Starring Zack Efron (2019). IMDb 6,6.

American television crime film dealing with the case of serial murders of children that took place in 1979-1981 in Atlanta. Later, the serial killer Wayne Williams was found guilty of some of them. (2000). IMDb 5,9.

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An American movie, faithfully describing the case of a couple of serial killers, Marty Beck and Raymond Fernandez, who in the 1940s. assassinated perhaps 20 women (1969). IMDb 7,1.

A movie about an American serial killer, named Gary Ridgway, who murdered at least 49 women than was captured in 2001. He has escaped for 19 years. (2004). IMDb 6,0.

An American film about a well-known American serial killer, named John Wayne Gacy, who in the 1970's killed 33 young men in his house (2003). IMDb 4,7.

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A British documentary film in which the head of Scotland Yard's murder department tries to use modern criminology and psychology to create a portrait of the best-known assassin serial murderer, Jack the Ripper, who murdered at least 5 women in the streets of London in 1888. (2006).

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An American documentary about bomb attack in 1995 at the Federal Government building in Oklahoma when the mass murderer and terrorist Timothy McVeigh have killed 168 people and hundreds of others were injured. (2017). IMDb 7,4.

A mysterious film starring Tom Hardy on a series of murders committed by the Soviet serial killer, pedophile and cannibal - Andrei Chikatilo (2015). IMDb 6,5.

A British television movie devoted to the guardianship of a British murderous couple who has at least 10 victims - Fred and Rosemary West (2011). IMDb 7,6.

A movie about crimes and  searching for the American serial killer - Dennis Rader, who has escaped an unbelievable 31 years since his first murder. (2005). IMDb 5,8.

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An American two-part crime film that portrays the search for one of the most prolific American serial killers named Gary Ridgway. He murdered dozens of prostitutes in Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s. (2008). IMDb 7,2.

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An American crime drama that portrays the reconstruction of a lawsuit against Charles Manson and his "Family," which was responsible, among other things, for the brutal murder of pregnant actress Charon Tate. The film shows details of one of the most incomprehensible and well-known crimes in history. (1976). IMDb 7,4.

TV movie based on a true story mapping the murders of two serial killers from Los Angeles from 1977-1978 Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono (1989). IMDb 6,1.

A Korean detective film inspired by the real case of at least 10 unresolved murders in South Korea between 1986 and 1991 (2003). IMDb 8,1.

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An American action crime thriller depicting the murders of a pair of serial sniper killers. According to the actual case of John Muhammad and Lee Malva, nicknamed "D. C. Snipers ”who shot or shot dozens of people in 2002. (2010). IMDb 2,0.

An Italian film is free inspired by the case of a Soviet serial killer, pedophile and cannibal who had at least 53 victims - Andrei Chikatilo (2004). IMDb 6,2.

A new biographical movie mapping teenage age American serial killer of 17 men - Jeffrey Dahmer (2017). IMDb 6,3.


An American crime film based on a true story from Nebraska, where 1958-year-old Charles Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend killed 11 people in three months. (2004). IMDb 4,7.

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The American mysterious thriller, which is currently dedicated to perhaps the best-known serial killer nicknamed "Long Island Serial Killer", which investigators assume that over the last nearly 20 years murdered 10-16 victims. (2020). IMDb 6,1.

A documentary movie about one of America's most famous serial killers, who has murdered 17 men - Jeffrey Dahmer (1996). IMDb 6,4

A documentary film detailing the circumstances of individual murders by Jeffrey Dahmer (1992). IMDb 8,1.

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An American television drama about a family mass murder that took place in 1971, when a man named John List murdered his entire family to escape and hide from the police. (1993).   IMDb 6,2.

A bit unconventional documentary about one of the most famous and most perverted serial killer - Albert Fish (2007). IMDb 5,8.

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An American television crime thriller that portrays Charles Manson's fate from his birth to the trial. What caused the young people to surround the charismatic leader and in his name commit abominable and brutal murders? (2004). IMDb 6,4.

A Korean movie inspired by the case of South Korean serial killer and cannibal - Young-chul Yoo, who killed at least 20 people in 2003 and 2004 - mainly prostitutes (2008). IMDb 7,9.

TV film inspired by American serial killer Randall Woodfield, who between 1979 and 1981 killed up to 18 or more people (2011). IMDb 6,0.

A movie inspired by the case of the often-described US serial killer and necrophil Ed Gein (2000). IMDb 5,6.


An American television crime film about the search for the so-called "Umabomber", the serial killer of Theodor Kaczinsky who murdered those people and injured dozens of others in 1978–1995 using homemade bombs. (1996). IMDb 5,9.

A co-production historical film drama directed by Juraj Jakubisko, describing the life of a sadistic noblewoman and one of the worst serial murders in history - Countess Elizabeth Bathory. She at the turn of the 16th and 17 century tortured and murdered on her estate an unknown number of young women. (2008). IMDb 5,9.

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The American thriller, which is a free sequel to the 1986 film. The film is dedicated to one of the most controversial serial killers of American history - Henry Lee Lucas. He murdered at least 11 people, but himself confessed to murdering up to 100 people. (1996). IMDb 4,8.

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A British television, biographical, crime film depicting the real case of the American serial killer Aileen Wuornos. The prostitutes who murdered seven men between 1989 and 1990 were sentenced to death (1992). IMDb 5,2.

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Canadian crime drama. The story of the American sex serial killer Ted Bundy through the eyes of a woman who had an unusual, eighteen-year-old relationship with him. What is it like to meet a man who is a brutal serial killer? (2003). IMDb 6,1.

A Czech movie inspired by the murders of the late taxi drivers in 2014, led by Czech serial killer of three people - David Virgulák (2016). IMDb 3,0.

A movie inspired by the life of the often-described American serial killer and necrophil Ed Gein (2007). IMDb 3,7.

An American movie inspired by American serial killer and cannibal 17 men - Jeffrey Dahmer (1993). IMDb 5,8.

A biographical movie on the subject of growing up and teasing the famous American serial killer of 17 men - Jeffrey Dahmer (2006). IMDb 4,2.

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An American crime thriller in which a police detective tries to catch the so-called "Green River Killer" by consulting with another serial killer - Ted Bundy. The film was inspired by the real case of Gary Ridgway, who murdered dozens of prostitutes during the 1980s and 1990s. (2019). IMDb 3,7.

An episode of the documentary cycle about well-known criminal cases. In this case about the American serial killer - Richard Ramirez (1998). IMDb 7,6.

A Czech film freely inspired crime of the so-called "heparin killer" - Petr Zelenka, who killed at least 7 people (2009). IMDb 6,4.

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An American crime drama that depicts the true story of one of the women who worked at the Federal Government building in Oklahoma when attacked by a mass murderer and terrorist Timothy McVeigh. The bombing occurred in 1995. It killed 168 people and hundreds of others were injured. (1998). IMDb 4,8.

A documentary film about the dark history of mankind. Among other things, he describes the cases of Andrei Chikatilo, Charles Manson and others (2008). ČSFD 65%

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American crime thriller about the case Boston Strangler ”. An American serial killer who strangled up 13 women in Boston in the first half of the 1960s. Was Albert DeSalvo responsible for all the murders? (2006). IMDb 3,2.

A movie based on the real case of the American serial killer, which has murdered at least 21 boys and young men in 1979-1980 - William Bonin (2010). IMDb 5,5.

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An American horror movie that depicts the true story of an American serial killer named Dennis Rader, who for nearly thirty years scared the small town of Wichita with his brutal murders. What led a man who infamoused himself in history by tying-torture-killings to commit such abominable acts? (2008). IMDb 4,0.

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An American film about a thrilling crime story based on a real event that moved America in the 1960s. Is Albert DeSalvo responsible for the whole series of murders of 13 women in Boston? (2008). IMDb 3,8.

An American mysterious horror on the motive of the American serial killer of 33 young men - John Wayne Gacy (2010). IMDb 3,2.

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An American thriller about the case of known serial killers - Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, captured in 1983 (2009). IMDb 4,1.

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An American horror movie based on the case of the well-known American serial killer Richard Ramirez who brutally murdered at least 14 people between 1984-1985. According to responses, this is a very below average film, which did not take the real case into consideration. (2002). IMDb 3,3.

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An American movie. According to reviews and comments, it is probably a nice "waste" that "exploits" the names of the killers (2010). IMDb 2,5.

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The upcoming film about the Czech serial killer Viktor Kalivoda, who shot three people in 2005 (2020). In cinemas in the first half of 2021.

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