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MOVIES ABOUT SERIAL KILLERS AND MASS MURDERS
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.
MOVIES ABOUT SERIAL KILLERS AND MASS MURDERS
German noir drama, which was nominated for an Oscar. The film is set in the Second World War and is inspired by the crimes of a German serial killer named Bruno Lüdke, who killed dozens of people between 1928 and 1942. (1957). IMDb 7,2.
American film-noir, which today is an absolute classic. It is one of the most cited film works and plays one of the most breathtaking villains in film history. The film is based on the real case of the American serial killer Harry F. Powers, who murdered 5 people in 1931. (1955). IMDb 8,0.
A British television drama that is another variation on the case of the best-known assassin of history - Jack the Ripper, who murdered at least 5 women in the streets of London in 1888. (1988). IMDb 7,6.
A French crime drama inspired by the life of the famous French serial killer Joseph Vacher, nicknamed the "Southeast Ripper" in France, who murdered over 10 people at the end of the 19th century. (1976). IMDb 7,4.
A hilarious German thriller that depicts the life and actions of the German serial killer Fritz Honky in a raw and sometimes disgusting way. He murdered at least four women in Hamburg between 1970 and 1975 and stored the decomposing bodies in his apartment. A film that both inspires and disgusts at the same time. (2019). IMDb 6,7.
The American prison thriller, starring James Woods, dealing with the case of the ruthless American serial killer from the early 20th century, Carl Panzram, who murdered perhaps as many as twenty people. (1995). IMDb 6,3.
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British television film. A remake of the famous 1955 film, which is a film adaptation of the case of the American serial killer Harry F. Powers, who murdered 5 people in 1931. (1991). IMDb 3,8
A German low-cost film that was made according to real events taking place in Germany between 1918 and 1924, when Fritz Haarmann murdered at least 27 boys and young men to eventually sell their meat on the market. (1995). IMDb 7,6.
An American crime drama based on a true story that tells the story of two detectives trying to track down and kill the infamous criminals Bonnie and Clyde. They killed at least nine police officers in the first half of the 1930s and were responsible for several civilian murders. (2019). IMDb 6,9.
A German crime thriller dealing with the case of the German serial killer and robber, the so-called "hammer killer", Hans Poehlk, who murdered at least 6 people in 1985-1985 for property gains. (1990). IMDb 7,7.
An American crime drama about Ted Bundy, a charismatic and intelligent rapist and murderer who has demonstrably committed thirty sexual murders between 1974 and 1978, with the actual death toll still unknown, but certainly much higher. (1986). IMDb 7,4.
An American television thriller based on a true 1966 event, when mass murderer Charles Whitman first killed his loved ones, then barricaded himself on top of a high-rise building near the university and fired people. (1975). IMDb 6,7.
An American crime drama that tells about the worst and most famous gangster mass murder in US history on February 14, 1929, without tinsel and romance. The film was made by famous director Roger Corman. (1967). IMDb 6,7.
An American television crime film depicting the murders of a pair of serial killers and their impact on society. According to the actual case of John Muhammad and Lee Malva, nicknamed "D. C. Snipers ”who shot or shot dozens of people in 2002. (2003). IMDb 6,0.
A French criminal drama, inspired by the crimes of French serial killer and physician Marcel Potiot, who murdered at least 27 people in a miserable way during the Second World War for property gains. (1990). IMDb 7,1.
The American mysterious crime thriller is inspired by the incredible but real story of an Alaskan police officer (Nicolas Cage) who tries to stop the murdering beast of Robert Hansen (John Cusack). A serial killer who killed up to 21 women and girls in Alaska in 1971–1983. (2013). IMDb 6,4.
A French thriller inspired by the case of a serial killer named Francis Heaulme, who murdered up to several dozen people across France, many of whom were children. (2004). IMDb 7,0.
The Swedish crime film tells the story of the biggest legal scandal in Swedish history. Will the reporter manage to challenge the entire legal system by proving the innocence of Thomas Quick convicted in life imprisonment? Or Thomas Quick is truly a cannibal and the worst Swedish serial killer. (2019). IMDb 6,8.
An American biographical drama that tells the true story of Richard Kuklinski - a notorious bounty hunter and a loving father of a family who killed perhaps several dozen victims in his life. (2012). IMDb 6,8.
An American psychological thriller that tells the true story of a 16-year-old girl kidnapped by a serial killer named Christopher Bernard Wilder, nicknamed Beauty Queen Killer, because he focused on beautiful girls who long for a career as a model. (1986). IMDb 6,6.
A successful Czechoslovak crime drama, inspired by the real case of the double sex murderer Miroslav Somora, who in 1979 murdered two young women, whose bodies were then disposed of in a landfill. (1979). IMDb 6,4.
An Australian crime thriller based on a real murder case uncovered in Snowtown, Australia in 1999. Three perpetrators murdered at least 12 people between 1992 and 1999. The case has become one of the most watched criminal cases of Australian history. (2011). IMDb 6,6.
A Czech movie about the most infamous Czechoslovak female mass murderer, Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 deliberately carried the truck to people - 8 people died and another 12 were injured (2016). IMDb 6,6.
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