The 2000s was a great decade for serial killer movies, as fans were treated to movies like I saw the devil and Denis Villeneuve prisoners. The decade saw a notable rise in incorporating elements of different genres within a serial killer movie setting, before finally culminating in a hybrid film with the tonal sensibilities of different genres.

However, while a good serial killer movie will entertain you for a few hours, a great serial killer movie will send you into a permanent state of paranoia, wondering about everyone and everything around you. So without further ado, here are some of the greatest serial killer movies of 2010 that will haunt you for days.

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10 Big Bad Wolves (2013)

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This Israeli film is about a series of unspeakable murders that sees a policeman team up with the father of a murdered girl to take revenge on an alleged teacher suspected of being the culprit behind the murders. Directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s film is a clever approach to the serial killer genre, as it intentionally blurs the line between good and evil, commenting on the nature of violence and its effect on the people who dispense it.

9 Cold Fish (2010)

Still image of Coldfish

Known for his mastery of shifting tone and genre, Sion Sono is one of the few filmmakers to deliver harsh realities in even harsher circumstances and leave it up to the audience to read between the lines.

with cold fishAnd Sono takes his time setting up the story, with the opening act filled with angst and unease before thrusting the viewer into a world full of blood and gore, and the plot progresses at a brisk pace. cold fish Not for the faint of heart, as it offers a good portion of blood and sexual exploitation, along with organs and bones.

8 The Snowman (2012)

Michael Shannon in The Snowman
Millennium Entertainment

Based on hitman Richard Kuklinski’s life, AKA The Iceman, Ariel Vromen’s movie chronicles the life of a double hitman as he tries to keep his personal life out of his professional life. Known to have killed more than 100 people over the course of 22 years, the Iceman killed for profit, not pleasure, trading his target’s life for a sum of material gain.

Despite playing a ruthless killer, one can’t help but fall in love with Michael Shannon’s charm as he gives one of his career’s best performances on film.

Related: Michael Shannon’s Best Movies, Ranked

7 The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Screenshot from The Killer Inside Me
IFC Films

Based on the 1952 Jim Thompson novel of the same name, The killer in me It is set against the backdrop of a small community in West Texas in the 1950s. Affected by the brutal murder of the son of a local businessman and sex worker, the town’s small, close-knit residents begin to suspect the man they’ve been assigned to protect.

playing on the metaphor of dual identities, The killer in me He portrays Deputy Sheriff (Casey Affleck) as a law-abiding officer by day and a sociopath by night.

Related: The Best Dirty Cop Movies of All Time, Ranked

6 My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Ross Lynch in My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Rise movie

Arguably one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, My friend Dahmer is a biographical psychological thriller that revolves around the upbringing of Jeffrey Dahmer and attempts to shed light on why Dahmer is the way he is.

Known as the Milwaukee Cannibal and the Milwaukee Monster, Dahmer was responsible for killing and dismembering 17 males between 1978 and 1991, while also being accused of necrophilia and cannibalism.

5 The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Cast of The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Australia screen

Justin Kurzel’s first movie ranks along Henry: Portrait of a Serial KillerAnd Where she succeeded in demolishing the fourth wall of public negativity by unleashing unspeakable violence on him. Based on a dramatic account of a murder that rocked an Australian suburb in the 1990s, Kurzel’s film is a raw, sobering look at the reality and cost of crime.

4 Marshland (2014)

Marchland - Alberto Rodriguez
Warner Bros.

Set deep in the Spanish south in the 1980s, two ideologically opposed detectives must put aside their differences and work together to stop a serial killer from going on a rampage and killing women mercilessly. A slow burning murder mystery of the same lookalike Se7en And real detective marshes It is a hybrid film with shades of investigative thriller, addicted with noir elements.

3 The Clovehitch Killer 2018 movie with subtitles

The Clovehitch Killer by Duncan Skiles
IFC Midnight

Where traditional films delight in blood and gore, Klovich Killer It works on atmospheric tension, using suspicion and family ties as its basis. Instead of working from a POV of an experienced cop trying to solve a case, the mystery falls squarely into the lap of Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer), as he stumbles upon some questionable material that could tear apart his father’s paternalistic facade and reveal him to be a Clovehitch Killer, responsible for the murders of 13 girls, since 10 years.

2 Prisoners (2013)

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Villeneuve prisoners is a chilling thriller that runs at roller-coaster speed, all while retaining an emotionally charged cast of characters and a taut narrative that keeps you guessing until the very end. One of Villeneuve’s most underrated films, prisoners On the surface level it’s about the disappearance of two girls, but upon closer inspection its an examination of the kinds of prisons people find themselves in.

Related: Every Denis Villeneuve movie, ranked

1 I saw the devil (2010)

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Korean masterpiece, Kim Ji-won I saw the devil It is one of the scariest thrillers to come out of Korea in recent times. The film pits a psychopathic, insane killer against an equally sharp and decisive special forces officer before unleashing sparks of revenge. The plot begins on a cold night, when psychopath Kyung-chul kills Officer Kim Soo-hyun’s pregnant fiancé, leading to a terrifying game of cat and mouse, in which the hunter soon finds himself being hunted.


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