Top 10 Best Films on Serial Killers : Movies are the best entertainment for everyone; people get relaxed while watching movies. There are different types of films which can be divided into many categories. Some of them are very interesting which includes suspense and mystery. Most of the film popularize due to its features. There are many films talking about serial killers. The main features of such film are very gloomy, dark, and occasionally gory. These films show a unique cinematic experience. Here are the Top 10 Best Films on Serial Killers.
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror film, and the film was released on October 1, 1974. It is directed by Tobe Hooper and starring Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain. The film is about a group of friends who becomes victims to a family of cannibals while they travel to visit an old homestead. The film got attention from all ver the world just because of the film portraying a realistic picture. The film inspired by a real-life murderer. The film cited as the one of the best films on murderers.
9. American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho (2000) is an American-Canadian black comedy psychological thriller slasher film and is directed by Mary Harron. The film is based on a 1991 novel of the same name by Easton Ellis. The film was released on January 21, 2000, and starring Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe. It is a kind of cult classic film. The film is about a serial killer named Patrick Bateman. The film has got attention from the audiences.
8. Manhunter (1986)
Manhunter (1986) is an American crime thriller film directed by Michel Mann. The film was released on August 15, 1986, and starring William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen. The film is based on a novel of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. The famous villain called Hannibal Lecter was introduced by this movie. The movie is talking about an investigator called Will Graham who want to meet psychopath Hannibal Lector whom he had captured himself for a case revolving the serial killer called Tooth Fairy.
7. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is an American psychological horror film directed by John McNaughton. The film was released on September 24, 1986, and starring Michael Rooker, Tom Towels. The film is talking about a serial killer who have done many murders, and they shoot their acts in a camera. Thus, the film includes dark and complicated scenes, but the film has received attention from the audience.
6. M (1931)
M (1931) is a German drama-thriller movie directed by Fritz Lang. The film was released on May 11, 1931, and starring Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke. The film considered a classic and Fritz Lang’s finest work he had ever done. The film is about a serial killer named Hans Becket who targeting children, and this character goes to the mind of the audience. The movie doesn’t involve violent scenes.
5. Memories of a Murder (2003)
Memories of a Murder is a South Korean crime-drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film was released on May 2, 2003, and starring Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-Kyung. The film is based on a true story of the Korea’s first serial murder in history. The film is talking about the two characters named, Park Doo-Man and Seo Tae-Yoon as they investigate a series of rapes and murders in a rural area of the country. The film was a box office success and also got attention from all over the world. The film has received international recognition.
4. Zodiac (2007)
Zodiac is an American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film was released on March 2, 2007, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey. The film is based on the 1986 non-fiction book of the same title by Robert Graysmith. The film is talking about a story of a notorious serial killer who called himself Zodiac and was killed from San Francisco Bay area during the late 1960s. The film employs a lot of themes with stylish visuals and extraordinary acting performances by the actors.
3. Psycho (1960)
Psycho is an American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was released on June 16, 1960, and starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin. The story is the adaptation of the 1959 novel of the same title by Robert Bloch. The director of this film, Alfred Hitchcock is a genius who have done a great work, and he is the master of suspense. The film Psycho is based on a true story of a real-life killer Ed Gein. The character Marion Crane steals money from her boss and escaping from the town, who is subjected to a gruesome murder in the shower. This scene is very important in this film.
2. Se7en (1995)
Se7en is an American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film was released on September 22, 1995, and starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey. The movie going through the veteran police officer William Somerset (Freeman) and the novice David Mills (Pitt) as they investigate a killer who kills many people by the seven deadly sins. The main feature of this film is that it maintains an attractive visual style that compliments the screenplay.
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1. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs is an American thriller and psychological horror film directed by Jonathan Demme. The film was released on February 14, 1991, and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn. The film is based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. The story of this film is about the FBI agent Clarice Starting who investigate about a serial killer called Baffalo Bill who looking for women to kill and he meets Hannibal Lecter a serial killer as part of her investigation.