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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. Prisoners

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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89/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Natural Born Killers

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo47%
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78/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Mr. Brooks

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo55%
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76/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Frighteners

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
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75/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. The Hitcher

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Thriller, Cult

What it's about: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax).

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6. The Stepfather

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
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71/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a grip on reality.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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7. Ricochet

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
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67/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

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) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax).

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8. Child's Play 3

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5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo29%
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58/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. The Star Chamber

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6.3/10
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56/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Steve Hardin, a young judge, must grapple with his conscience as vicious criminals in his court are going free as a result of slick lawyers finding obscure loopholes in the law. Hardin feels utterly powerless until he discovers The Star Chamber, a small group of powerful men bent on their own kind of vigilante justice. Meeting behind closed doors in the utmost secrecy, they decree their own punishment for the guilty who have slipped through the system without paying for their crimes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Rellik

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo50%
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55/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

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 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. My Soul to Take

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4.8/10
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47/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).