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The Best Serial Killer Movies and TV Shows on HBO MAX

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 HBO MAX.

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1. Prisoners

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8.1/10
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90/100
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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. True Detective

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. M

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8.3/10
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88/100
Released: 1931Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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4. Misery

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7.8/10
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86/100
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) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Luther

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8.5/10
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86/100
Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Starz & 1 other). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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6. A Nightmare on Elm Street

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7.5/10
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85/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

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

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7. Unbreakable

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

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

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8. Death Note

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9.0/10
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84/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Where to Watch: 37 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll, Tubi & Vudu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, HBO MAX & Hulu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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9. Dirty Harry

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

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

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10. Insomnia

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83/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

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

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11. Sharp Objects

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8.2/10
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82/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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12. Funny Games

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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13. The Alienist

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78/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hoopla). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TNT). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. The Frighteners

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76/100
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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Man Bites Dog

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76/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and arbitrary musings on topics of interest to him, such as music or the conditions of low-income housing, and even goes so far as to introduce the documentary crew to his family. But their reckless indulgences soon get the better of them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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16. Citizen X

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75/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.

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

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17. ERASED

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73/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & Funimation).

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18. The Hitcher

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Released: 1986Rated: R
Thriller, Cult

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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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19. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

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7.3/10
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72/100
Released: 1927
Crime, Drama

What it's about: London. A mysterious serial killer brutally murders young blond women by stalking them in the night fog. One foggy, sinister night, a young man who claims his name is Jonathan Drew arrives at the guest house run by the Bounting family and rents a room…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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20. The Lovely Bones

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Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

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

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21. The Honeymoon Killers

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Released: 1970Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man who seduces lonely single women, kills them and then takes their money. She poses as Ray's sister and joins Ray on a wild killing spree, fueled by her lingering concern that Ray will leave her for one of his marks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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22. Tightrope

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Released: 1984Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened.

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

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23. Ricochet

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66/100
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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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24. Blood Work

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62/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

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

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25. Child's Play 3

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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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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50/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Fantasy, 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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).