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The Best Serial Killer Movies and TV Shows on Cinemax

Finding a good Serial Killer movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Serial Killer movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Cinemax.

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1. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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4.2/10
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61/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is that he could be anywhere, or anybody. In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason's carnage-ridden reign of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Child 44

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6.5/10
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71/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Rellik

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6.4/10
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56/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A serial killer thriller told in reverse, unravelling the truth behind a series of murders as DCI Gabriel Markham hunts down a brutal killer.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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4. Misery

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7.8/10
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81/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Hot Fuzz

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7.8/10
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83/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Unleashed

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7.0/10
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70/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Deerskin

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2019
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A man's obsession with owning the designer deerskin jacket of his dreams leads him to turn his back on his humdrum life in the suburbs, blow his life savings, and even turn him to crime.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Shadows and Fog

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62/100
Released: 1991Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Dressed to Kill

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Released: 1980Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A mysterious blonde woman murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Ricochet

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62/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax).

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11. Capote

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Cry Wolf

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5.8/10
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62/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Horsemen

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5.6/10
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56/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. The Hitcher

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7.2/10
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70/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall asleep. He will have enough time to deeply regret such an unmeditated decision.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax).

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