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)
- Runtime: 1h49m
- Watch if you like your movies... Brutal
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)
- Runtime: 1h29m
- Watch if you like your movies... Freaky
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)
- Runtime: 1h33m
- Watch if you like your movies... With a twist
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)
- Runtime: 1hr28m
- Watch if you like your movies... Retro
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)
- Runtime: 1h44m
- Watch if you like your movies... Eerie
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)
- Runtime: 1h27m
- Watch if you like your movies... Pure real life horror
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)
- Runtime: 1h44m
- Watch if you like your movies... Fast-paced
This cop's consumed with capturing a vicious serial killer. Then his daughter goes missing. And so do the rules.
4. Snowtown (2011)
- Runtime: 1h59m
- Watch if you like your movies... '90s!
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. #Horror (2015)
- Runtime: 1h37m
- Watch if you like your movies... Slick
A bunch of cyberbullying mean girls in a house deep in the woods. Easy pickings for a deranged killer.
2. Curve (2016)
- Runtime: 1h25m
- Watch if you like your movies... Tense
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)
- Runtime: 1h14m
- Watch if you like your movies... Batshit crazy
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.