10 Best Serial Killer Movies

A Listmania! list by Nicole "rockinrenee" (Steubenville, Ohio United States)
The list author says: "I have always been a great fan of thrillers that feature the crimes, psychology, and, sometimes, catching of serial killers. Mostly because I have always had an interest in abnormal psychology and once considered going to school to become a behavioral analysis, but decided I didn't have the stomach to deal with real crime scenes. So here's my opinion of the best of the movies that deal with the special crimes committed by the worst of the world's psycho-paths."
The Silence of the Lambs (Full Screen Edition)
1.  The Silence of the Lambs (Full Screen Edition) DVD ~ Jodie Foster
The list author says:
  "Hannibal Lector is the most interesting serial killer in movie history and his give and take with Clarice Starling makes for riveting stuff."
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Mr. Brooks
2.  Mr. Brooks DVD ~ Kevin Costner
The list author says:
  "This is an interesting look into the mind of a psychopathic killer.  Watching Costner fight with his impulses, represented by his alter-ego (William Hurt) is riveting.  Who knew Kevin Costner could be so creepy."
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Phone Booth
3.  Phone Booth DVD ~ Colin Farrell
The list author says:
  "This isn't your typical serial killer movie, in that it only showcases one victim and tells one very little about the killer.  Watching Colin Farrell deal with the person threatening his life will keep you on the edge of your seat."
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Seven (New Line Platinum Series)
4.  Seven (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Brad Pitt
The list author says:
  "Interesting motive and a creative way of killing combined with a unconventional cop (played by Morgan Freeman) is what made this movie a hit.  Also, a surprise ending."
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Taking Lives (Full Screen Edition)
5.  Taking Lives (Full Screen Edition) DVD ~ Angelina Jolie
The list author says:
  "Interesting profile and a complex relationship make this movie interesting.  Will keep you on the edge of your seat, plus, there is a surprise ending."
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The Watcher [HD DVD]
6.  The Watcher [HD DVD] DVD ~ James Spader
The list author says:
  "Keanu Reeves as a bad guy, a what a bad guy he is.  Exciting game of cat and mouse and the relationship between Reeves and the  cop set to catch him (James Spader)is almost as riveting as that between Hannibal and Clarice."
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From Hell (Widescreen Edition)
7.  From Hell (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Johnny Depp
The list author says:
  "Deals with the crimes of a real serial killer, Jack the Ripper.  Great performances by both the spectacular Johnny Depp (one of the best actors of our time) and Heather Graham.  Also, excellent plot twist."
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Hannibal Rising (Full Screen Edition)
8.  Hannibal Rising (Full Screen Edition) DVD ~ Gaspard Ulliel
The list author says:
  "Not the best Hannibal movie, but interesting.  Tries to show the making of a psychopath.  You feel great pain and sorrow for Hannibal.  More of a tragedy than a thriller, but plenty of thrills along the way."
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Halloween (Divimax 25th Anniversary Edition)
9.  Halloween (Divimax 25th Anniversary Edition) DVD ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
The list author says:
  "The original Halloween.  Not strictly a serial killer movie but Michael Myers is basically a psycho-path who kills a lot of people.  This movie is packed with suspense and will definitely give one the creepy crawlies."
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Scream (Dimension Collector's Series)
10.  Scream (Dimension Collector's Series) DVD ~ Neve Campbell
The list author says:
  "Another horror movie.  This one isn't as sophisticated; however, the movie does keep you guessing as to who the killer is and when he/she is revealed, the actor puts on a great performance:  very intense, angry, and completely out of his/her mind."
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Criminal Minds: Season 1
11.  Criminal Minds: Season 1 DVD ~ Shemar Moore
The list author says:
  "For serial killer bonus, I would very much recommend that one watch the TV series Criminal Minds.  This show gives one a front row seat to the work that behavioral analysts do to help catch a serial killer or serial rapist. I highly recommend it.  It is on CBS, Wednesdays usually at 9PM"
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