ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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A lot of us are ghoulishly fascinated with serial killers — more on the scientific reasons for this here — and Netflix has got us covered. The serial killer movie is sometimes horror, sometimes thriller, but always an interesting focus for a good movie. Check out 11 of the best serial killer movies Netflix has to offer.

11. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

'Big Bad Wolves' [Credit: Magnet Releasing]
'Big Bad Wolves' [Credit: Magnet Releasing]
  • Runtime: 1h49m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Brutal



    Netflix says:

Most dads have hobbies. This dad's grieving and hungry for revenge. Bloody eye-for-an-eye justice should hit the spot.

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10. The Pact (2012)

'The Pact' [Credit: IFC Midnight]
'The Pact' [Credit: IFC Midnight]
  • Runtime: 1h29m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Freaky

Netflix says:

She wants nothing to do with the creepy house she grew up in. But something in the house doesn't like her either.

9. Evidence (2013)

'Evidence' [Credit: Image Entertainment]
'Evidence' [Credit: Image Entertainment]
  • Runtime: 1h33m
  • Watch if you like your movies... With a twist

Netflix says:

A deranged freak seems to have inflicted searing pain at a gas station massacre. But a larger truth lies in the footage.

8. The Sitter (AKA While The Children Sleep, 2007)

'The Sitter' [Credit: Lifetime Television]
'The Sitter' [Credit: Lifetime Television]
  • Runtime: 1hr28m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Retro

Netflix says:

They're overjoyed to welcome a sweet-natured nanny into their home. Until the neighbors begin turning up dead.

7. I Am Not A Serial Killer (2016)

'I Am Not A Serial Killer' [Credit: IFC Midnight]
'I Am Not A Serial Killer' [Credit: IFC Midnight]
  • Runtime: 1h44m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Eerie

Netflix says:

Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

6. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer (1992)

'Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer' [Credit: Strand Releasing]
'Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer' [Credit: Strand Releasing]
  • Runtime: 1h27m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Pure real life horror

Netflix says:

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993) is a documentary film about Aileen Wuornos, made by Nick Broomfield. It documents Broomfield's attempts to interview Wuornos, which involves a long process of mediation through her adopted mother Arlene Pralle and lawyer, Steve Glazer.

5. The Factory (2012)

'The Factory' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'The Factory' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • Runtime: 1h44m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Fast-paced

Netflix says:

This cop's consumed with capturing a vicious serial killer. Then his daughter goes missing. And so do the rules.

4. Snowtown (2011)

'Snowtown' [Credit: Madman Films]
'Snowtown' [Credit: Madman Films]
  • Runtime: 1h59m
  • Watch if you like your movies... '90s!



    Netflix says:

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

3. (2015)

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  • Runtime: 1h37m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Slick

Netflix says:

A bunch of cyberbullying mean girls in a house deep in the woods. Easy pickings for a deranged killer.

2. Curve (2016)

'Curve' [Credit: Blumhouse]
'Curve' [Credit: Blumhouse]
  • Runtime: 1h25m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Tense

Netflix says:

She's on her way to start a new life until a twisted stranger and a desperate act leave her trapped in a nightmare.

1. Para Elisa (2012)

'Para Elisa' [Credit: Produccions del Primer Cinquena]
'Para Elisa' [Credit: Produccions del Primer Cinquena]
  • Runtime: 1h14m
  • Watch if you like your movies... Batshit crazy

Netflix says:

A recent graduate tries to earn money babysitting, but gets hired by a strange old lady to care for a deranged woman who sees her as a toy.

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