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Top 10 Real Murder Movies

Top 10 Real Murder Movies

Movies based on true events often capture the attention of the public, especially when they deal with real crimes. When it comes to movies about famous murderers and serial killers, the interest of the public is usually even greater.

With this in mind, we decided to list the ten best movies that tell the stories of assassins and serial killers, based on or inspired by real events.

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Based on the nonfiction book “The Killer Department,” “Citizen X” tells the true story of Andrei Chikatilo, a Soviet serial killer convicted of murdering 52 women and children.

The plot follows Soviet investigators trying to catch the killer in the 1980s. The cast includes names like Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland and Max Von Sydow.

Based on the book of the same name by Charles Graeber, “The Night Nurse” is a thriller about serial killer Charles Cullen, who murdered dozens of patients over a 16-year period at several hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The film focuses on Cullen (Eddie Redmayne) and Amy Loughren (Jessica Chastain), the fellow nurse who becomes suspicious of his actions.

Monster (2003) / Credits: Newmarket Films (advertising)

Directed by Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman 1984”), “Monster” is based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute turned serial killer.

Charlize Theron plays Aileen and her performance was widely praised, earning her an Oscar for Best Actress. The cast also includes Christina Ricci.

From Hell (2001) / Credits: 20th Century Fox (advertising)

This film is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Eddie Campbell. The graphic novel deals with the Jack the Ripper murders, which took place in London at the end of the 19th century, mixing historical facts with elements of fantasy.

The film stars Johnny Depp as Frederick Abberline, the lead investigator of the murders, and Heather Graham as Mary Kelly, a prostitute targeted by the Ripper. Both characters are real figures.

Zodiac (2007) / Credits: Warner Bros. Pictures (disclosure)

Directed by David Fincher (“Fight Club,” “Gone Girl”), “Zodiac” is based on two nonfiction books by Robert Graysmith about the Zodiac Killer.

Graysmith is a writer and comic book artist directly linked to the case, and in the film he was played by Jake Gyllenhaal. The cast also includes Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo.

The film’s plot follows the real-life hunt for the Zodiac serial killer, who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s.

No Man of God (2021) / Credit: RLJE Films (disclosure)

This psychological drama explores the relationship between FBI Agent Bill Hagmaier and infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.

The film is based on actual recorded conversations between the two during Bundy’s final days in prison. Elijah Wood plays Bill Hagmaier, while Luke Kirby plays Ted Bundy.

Lost Girls (2020) / Credit: Netflix (disclosure)

The mystery drama, “Lost Girls,” tells the true story of Mari Gilbert, a mother who tries to find her missing daughter.

However, his research ends up uncovering a series of unsolved murders of young prostitutes in the Long Island area, committed by a serial killer.

Amy Ryan plays Mari Gilbert. The cast also includes Thomasin McKenzie.

Sam’s Summer (1999) / Credits: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (advertising)

Directed by Spike Lee (“Do the Right Thing,” “Klansman”), “The Summer of Sam” is a thriller about serial killer David Berkowitz, known as “Son of Sam.”

The plot takes place in the summer of 1977, in New York, during the murders committed by the criminal.

The film focuses on a group of fictional characters from the Bronx and explores the effects of these events on them. The cast includes names such as John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody and Mira Sorvino.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) / Credits: Greycat Films (advertising)

Directed by John McNaughton (“Wild Girls”), “Henry” is a horror film loosely based on real-life serial killers Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole.

The film follows the murders committed by Henry (Michael Rooker) and his relationship with Otis (Tom Towles), his friend and former cellmate, and Becky (Tracy Arnold).

The Boston Strangler (1968) / Credits: 20th Century Fox (advertising)

Directed by cult filmmaker Richard Fleischer (“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”), “The Man with the Dragon Tattoo” is loosely based on the true story of Albert DeSalvo, aka “The Boston Strangler.”

Tony Curtis plays Albert DeSalvo and received praise for his performance. The cast also includes Henry Fonda.

The Boston Strangler (1968) / Credits: 20th Century Fox (advertising)

Richard Fleischer later directed another film about a real-life murderer: . This film follows the case of British serial killer John Christie.

Unfortunately, the film is not available on streaming services in Brazil.

10 Rillington Place (1971) / Credit: Columbia Pictures (advertising)

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