9 Chilling Serial Killer Movies to Stream on Netflix

"Zodiac" (2007)

Directed by David Fincher, this film follows the true story of the hunt for the notorious Zodiac Killer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

This iconic thriller directed by Jonathan Demme features the brilliant but insane Dr. Hannibal Lecter assisting in the pursuit of another serial killer.

"American Psycho" (2000)

Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, this film follows a wealthy New York investment banker with a secret life as a violent serial killer.

"The Snowman" (2017)

In this crime thriller, a detective investigates a series of murders around the time of winter when a snowman is left at each crime scene.

"Fractured" (2019)

A man's reality unravels after his wife and daughter vanish at a hospital, leading him to question if he's being targeted by a sinister plot.

"In the Shadow of the Moon" (2019)

A Philadelphia detective becomes obsessed with tracking down a serial killer who resurfaces every nine years, seemingly defying the laws of time.

"Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" (2020)

While not a traditional serial killer film, this documentary explores the troubled life and crimes of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez.


This psychological thriller series follows two FBI agents who interview serial killers in order to develop a profile for catching future killers.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011)

Based on the best-selling novel, this film follows a journalist and a hacker as they investigate a decades-old disappearance that leads to a series of disturbing revelations.