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1. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Oto Brezina, Joe Coleman, Bob Dunsworth, Albert Fish

Votes: 951

2. H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Tony Jay, Harold Schechter, Thomas Cronin, Marian Caporusso

Votes: 1,580

3. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 7,249 | Gross: $0.05M

4. 1973 (2005)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, History

This dark documentary can be seen as three separate stories of people united by two themes: they were born in 1973 in Mexico City, and their lives were, to different extent, destroyed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Antonino Isordia Llamazares | Stars: Alejandro Cota, Rodolfo Escogido, María Fernanda Ramos Macín

Votes: 44

5. Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

A living victim's personal journey through one of the most unique serial killer cases in U.S. History - the BTK murders, as told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levitz | Stars: Charlie Otero, Gary J. Caldwell, Dennis Rader, Frank Axtolis

Votes: 216

6. Bazaar Bizarre (2004)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Meade | Stars: James Ellroy, Roger Coleman, Albert Reiderer, Troy Cole

Votes: 209

7. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,752

8. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, History

Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

Votes: 904

10. Pieces of Jonestown (2010)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

The video is of the empty field in Guyana that used to be Jonestown, where the Peoples Temple massacre occurred in 1978, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. The audio is composed... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Oldenburg | Stars: Carlton Daniels, Wilfred Jupiter

11. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 609

12. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 844

13. Iconoclast (2010)

233 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Boyd Rice may well be the only person alive who's been on a first name basis with both Charlie Manson and Marilyn Manson. His career has spanned more than three decades, during which time ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Wessel | Stars: Allison Anders, Margaret Ann, Blanche Barton, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 180

14. Charles Manson Superstar (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolas Schreck | Stars: Charles Manson, Nikolas Schreck, Zeena Schreck, James N. Mason

Votes: 382

15. Cease to Exist (2007)

84 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

"Cease To Exist" explores the music motive to the Manson murders and uncovers Charles Manson's relationship with Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson and record producer Terry Melcher.

Director: Ryan Oksenberg | Stars: Colin Moneymaker, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson

Votes: 61

16. Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary, Crime

Former FBI agent John Douglas, the inventor of criminal profiling, leads a journey into the minds of the 20th Century's most notorious killers, including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer.

Stars: Larry Gene Bell, David Berkowitz, Lee Brown, Jeffrey Dahmer

Votes: 124

17. America's Serial Killers: Portraits in Evil (2009– )

Not Rated | 300 min | Documentary, Crime

Wars have terrorized entire populations for thousands of years. The American West was home to ruthless killers who were idolized in fiction and folklore. Evil evolved to a hideous new form ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Kimball, Paula Adler, Len Castor, Reginald Clifford

Votes: 135

18. Murder: No Apparent Motive (1984)

75 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary about serial killers and FBI Behavioral Sciences Profilers. Interviews with Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy as well as crime victims and law enforcement officials. Includes some Dramatic Recreations.

Director: Imre Horvath | Stars: Robb Webb, Imre Horvath, Frank Salerno, Robert K. Ressler

Votes: 105

19. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles, Nick Broomfield, Cannonball, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,539

20. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, focusing on her mental state on death row.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 6,062 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.

Director: Sean Buckley | Stars: Richard Morgan, Melanie Porter, Jennifer Franks, Deane Hughes

Votes: 383

22. Serial Killers (1994 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Crime

A post clinical style of commentary and re-cap by the judges, lawyers, psychologists, forensic scientists and serial killers themselves, who were engaged in the criminal prosecution of some of the most famous serial killers.

Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: David Berkowitz, Kenneth Bianchi, Ted Bundy, Angelo Buono

Votes: 101

23. Slaughtered at the Murder Hotel (2005 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

A documentary about H.H. Holmes who was a famed serial killer in the mid 1800s. He had a whole murder castle built specifically for that purpose. He spent nearly a decade hiring and firing ... See full summary »

Director: David Monaghan | Stars: James Garrett, Joe Kozenczak, David Canter, Brian Williams

Votes: 48

24. The Diary of Jack the Ripper: Beyond Reasonable Doubt? (1993 Video)

79 min | Documentary

Step by painstaking step, the diary is analyzed, verified, and questioned; experts pit their knowledge against the information in the diary; gradually and remorselessly the evidence against... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Howells, Chris Short | Stars: Tom Baker, Michael Barrett, Paul Begg, Steve Brauner

Votes: 68

25. Jack the Ripper: An On-Going Mystery (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A new look into the mysterious serial killer: Jack the Ripper.

Directors: Brian J. Kelly, Virginia Williams | Stars: Martin Kemp, Robert Lindsay, Chris Cardno, Anne Flosnik

Votes: 26

26. Death Diploma (1987)

50 min | Documentary

Documentary on notorious US murderers. Includes Charles Manson and his family, Kenneth Bianchi "The Hillside Strangler", Henry Lee Lucas, and Otis Toole. Has some interview footage and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Vieira | Stars: Joseph Campanella, Kenneth Bianchi, Stephen R. Kay, Henry Lee Lucas

Votes: 33

27. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,639

28. Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 1 (1993 Video)

27 min | Crime, Documentary

In this episode of Murderers,Mobsters & Madmen the notorious headlining crimes that took place in Hollywood that involved the famous and ordinary is told.

Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Harold Wells, Mark Essex, John Wayne Gacy, James Oliver Huberty

Votes: 10

32. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,774

33. The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer (1992 Video)

115 min | Documentary

This video is the real life courtroom trial with associated interviews. Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 - November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeffrey Dahmer, E. Michael McCann, Gerald P. Boyle, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 62

35. Collectors (2000)

80 min | Documentary

America is drawn to the macabre handiwork of the serial killer. From best sellers to movies and television, there is an insatiable appetite for serial killer related material. Enthusiasts ... See full summary »

Director: Julian P. Hobbs | Stars: Tobias Allen, Joe Coleman, Wayne Henley, Harold Schechter

Votes: 48

36. Sobhraj, or How to Be Friends with a Serial Killer (2004)

70 min | Documentary

Charles Sobhraj. The most prolific felon, serial killer, conman and Don Juan of the modern age.

Directors: Jan Wellmann, Anil Goel | Stars: Jan Wellmann, Anil Goel, Charles Sobhraj, K.C. Ganesh

Votes: 52

37. Serial Killers (2006– )

Documentary, Crime

Some of the most notorious murderers in recent history are examined. Using dramatic reconstruction and expert testimony, this is a forensic account of the perpetrators and the detectives in the crimes that shook the world.

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Gregg McCrary, Franc Violi, Aldo Innocenti

Votes: 117

39. Interview with a Cannibal (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, Crime

Exclusive Interivew with 'The Cannibal of Rotenburg': Armin Meiwes.

Directors: Jane Cameron, Günter Stampf | Stars: Armin Meiwes, Günter Stampf

Votes: 125

40. Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

A living victim's personal journey through one of the most unique serial killer cases in U.S. History - the BTK murders, as told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levitz | Stars: Charlie Otero, Gary J. Caldwell, Dennis Rader, Frank Axtolis

Votes: 216

41. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Acts of Violence (1985)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary

America Undercover examines the psychological and sociological aspects of three violent crimes in America's history. It examines the 1984 San Ysidro McDonald's massacre where 41-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Imre Horvath | Stars: Peter Collins, Imre Horvath, Betty Barron, Arthur Bremer

Votes: 20

43. Great Crimes and Trials (2000– )

Documentary, Crime, History

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Star: Robert Powell

Votes: 40

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