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The Best Serial Killer Movies on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Sherlock Holmes

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo70%
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86/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
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85/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

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

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3. Scream

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
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83/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Hush

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
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80/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.

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

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5. Panic Room

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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79/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo57%
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75/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

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

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7. Creep 2

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
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74/100
Released: 2017
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After finding an ad online for “video work,” Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men, thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer. Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on, she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole from which she can’t escape.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Angels & Demons

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo37%
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74/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is recruited by the Vatican to investigate the apparent return of the Illuminati - a secret, underground organization - after four cardinals are kidnapped on the night of the papal conclave.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. Copycat

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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71/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

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

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10. Scream 4

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6.1/10
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69/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. The Cell

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo45%
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69/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.

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

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12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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6.2/10
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69/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

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

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13. Raman Raghav 2.0

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo82%
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67/100
Released: 2016
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Mumbai, 2015. Raghav, a drug addict policeman who maintains a turbulent relationship with his girlfriend Simmy, and Raman, a serial killer obsessed with Raman Rhagav's heinous crimes, a notorious psychopath convicted in 1969, get caught in a ruthless cat-and-mouse game, a dark path with no return for both of them.

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

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14. Scream 3

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5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo39%
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64/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Anon

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6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo39%
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62/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as 'The Girl', Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.

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

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16. Taking Lives

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6.2/10
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62/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.

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

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17. Righteous Kill

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6.0/10
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58/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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18. Killing Ground

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5.8/10
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56/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: When young urbanites Ian and Sam decide to go camping, they arrive at their isolated destination to discover another tent already set up, but no sign of its owners. With the other campers at large, Ian and Sam's discovery of a child wandering alone sets off a terrifying chain of events that will push them to their limits – and beyond.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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19. Shelter

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6.1/10
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56/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

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

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20. Memoir of a Murderer

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7.0/10
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55/100
Released: 2017
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when a series of murders occur near his town, he worries whether the killings are his doings. Then, he comes across Tae-ju and realizes that he’s the killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find evidence against Tae-ju, only to raise the young killer’s interest on him and his dear daughter.

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

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21. Blind Detective

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo50%
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53/100
Released: 2013
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: A blind detective, former cop, teams up with a policewoman who admires him to solve the disappearance of a girl friend of hers, years ago. Besides, he helps her to improve her skills as an investigator.

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

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22. Havenhurst

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4.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo27%
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47/100
Released: 2016
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A troubled young woman takes up residence in a gothic apartment building where she must confront a terrifying evil.

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

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23. The Basement

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3.8/10
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41/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to switch roles with him so that he can enact his own capture, torture and murder.

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

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24. Interview with a Serial Killer

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5.8/10
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39/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Documentary interview with serial killer Arthur Shawcross

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

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25. The Cell 2

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2.8/10
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28/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim! Now the Cusp Killer is back and Maya has little time to do what she has never done before: go into the mind of a killer unprotected and save his latest victim.

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