Great Serial Killer Hunting Films

It is not new that many films about mysterious murders circulate in world productions. Usually navigating between thriller and suspense (yes, there’s a difference between these two terms!), the first with events happening quickly and the second looking for more elaborate lines of tension, these films grab our attention precisely because of the eternal human curiosity to know the truths of each case. Some even adopt the Plot twist feature in their narrative, generating even more surprises (or not) for the viewer.

Exploring this universe where we seek together with the characters to discover who are the crazy minds behind terrible crimes, we’ve separated below a list with some good movies about hunting Serial killers:

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The Silence of the Lambs

One of the greatest cinema classics and without a doubt one of the greatest films of the 90’s, in The Silence of the Lambs We accompany an FBI agent who needs to seek information from a psychopathic psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to be able to capture another murderer. One of the great films in Foster’s career.

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The Bone Collector

In the late 90’s, a suspense film would hit theaters around the world, full of twists and starring Denzel Washington e Angelina Jolie, The Bone Collector. In the plot, we follow the saga of a young policewoman and an expert in forensic criminologist who pursue a cruel Serial Killer through enigmatic clues.

Copycat – Life Imitates Death

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Directed by Jon amiel and carried out by Sigourney Weaver e Holly Hunter, Copycat is a mid-90s thriller and tells the story of a crime psychologist who is agoraphobic from many traumas from her past but needs to help the police identify a serial killer whose crimes mimic those of famous killers of the past.

The Invisible Guardian

Doubts about our past clean up our future. Based on the author’s homonymous work Dolores Round, The Invisible Guardian, available in the great catalog of Netflix, is a drama with immersive moments of suspense even though it has a script that fails in some arcs. It works the characters’ psychology in an intriguing way and has inspired performances, mainly from its protagonist, the inspector Amaia Salazar, played by the great Spanish actress Marta Etura (two excellent This 211 e While you sleep). The photography, the highlight of the film, is impeccable, with a dynamic and very efficient structure of planes.

May god forgive us

Reason and inconsistency. The inconsistency and the reason. Nominated in important categories at the Goya award, May god forgive us is thought-provoking, investigative, and detailing the characters’ emotional wounds captured through the intelligent lenses of Rodrigo Sorogoyen, director of the feature. Over a little over two hours of projection, we are involved in a mind-blowing thriller with great performances where each piece of the puzzle gradually appears amidst the moral and psychological conflicts of the investigators of interconnected murder cases.

Omens of a Crime


Everyone is capable of mastering a pain, except the one who feels it. In his first work in Hollywood, the Brazilian filmmaker Alfonso Poyart (two rabbits) exercises in the genre of suspense/drama without losing its aesthetic characteristics of direction in the peculiar Omens of a Crime. Starred by the master Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish e Colin Farrell, the feature film, which cost close to 30 million dollars, speaks of the unconscious, almost a Nolanian exercise. The exploration of this theme certainly makes the film more interesting, especially when we realize we are in a duel of psychic mediums.

secret origins

When the hero can be in the unimaginable places of our perception. released on Netflix not end of August 2020, secret origins, spanish film, written by David Galán Galindo e Fernando Navarro (directed by the first), is a suspense full of nerd references that should please an audience that increasingly seeks in nostalgia the experience of good times watching a movie. The counterpoints of the characters fill the few flaws in the script that is far from being profound or at least camouflaged in the charisma of the protagonists. A funny film with analogies to well-known superheroes and unusual situations (sometimes exaggerated) but that complete the arcs of the script with great strength.

Seven – The Seven Capital Crimes

In 1995, David Fincher he would begin to make his name in cinema history with the story of two detectives investigating a psychopathic killer who leaves clues through the deadly sins. With a sensational cast (Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, between others), Seven was a great public and critical success raising the director to the next level.


The sixth feature film in the career of David Fincher is based on an actual investigation into a serial killer who acted in the US during the late 1960s. Fincher directed good names in American cinema in this film, such as: Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal e Mark Ruffalo. It is one of the most praised films in Fincher’s filmography, by moviegoers.

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