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The Best Serial Killer Movies on Cinemax

Finding a good Serial Killer movie 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 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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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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Natural Born Killers

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo47%
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77/100
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 $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft & 2 others). Coming soon to Hulu on February 29th, 2020 (PST).

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3. Mr. Brooks

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo55%
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74/100
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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Frighteners

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
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73/100
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 $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Hitcher

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo61%
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73/100
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) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax).

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6. The Pledge

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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70/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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7. The Stepfather

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
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70/100
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 & Tubi), 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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8. The Hills Have Eyes

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6.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon realizes the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family...and they are the prey.

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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Ricochet

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
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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) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax).

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10. Child's Play 3

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5.1/10
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57/100
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 $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others). Coming soon to HBO on February 29th, 2020 (PST).

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11. 10 to Midnight

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6.3/10
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55/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders. After his bizarre behavior results in rejection from countless women, Warren Stacy begins murdering women, always while he is naked, which minimizes any physical evidence left behind. Detective Leo Kessler is convinced of Stacy’s guilt and, over the objections of his partner, plants evidence to get him behind bars. When Stacy is released on a technicality, he threatens to go after Kessler and his family, leaving Kessler to defend himself with little help from the police.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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12. See No Evil

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5.1/10
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53/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago -- band together to survive against the brutal killer.

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

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13. Suspect Zero

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5.8/10
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51/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.

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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).