Highest-Rated Movies about 'Murder', Sort by Popularity


The Wailing (2016), Le Doulos (1961), The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004), Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014), Kuroneko (1968), Stray Dog (1949), Crazy, Not Insane (2020), Hard-Boiled (1992) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Murder movies.


The Wailing (2016)

Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun).

villager, stranger, murderer, serial killer, suspenseful, thrilling, tense

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Le Doulos (1961)

A former convict (Serge Reggiani) suspects his best friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a burglar with police contacts, of being a stool pigeon.

friend, jewel thief, informant, ex-convict, gangster, superintendent, suspenseful

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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp examines the 1955 Mississippi murder of a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman.

mother, civil rights activist, family member, sheriff, teenager, al sharpton, raw

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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.

ex-cop, serial killer, chilling, thrilling, ice skating rink, murder, violence

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Kuroneko (1968)

In this ghost story based on a folk tale of feudal Japan, a group of samurai mercenaries led by Raiko Minamoto (Kei Satô) storm the home of Yone (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter, Shigei (Kiwako Taichi), pillaging their food before raping and murdering the pair and finally burning the house down. When the samurai are set upon by vengeful vampire-like ghosts, it falls to the warrior Gintoki (Kichiemon Nakamura) to slay the malicious spirits, but his connection to the victims leads to conflict.

samurai, mother, daughter-in-law, commanding officer, ghost, cat, creepy

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Stray Dog (1949)

Two detectives (Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura) track one's stolen revolver into the underworld of late-1940s Tokyo.

police officer, criminal, stripper, mentor, brooding, dark, tokyo

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Crazy, Not Insane (2020)

Psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis stirs controversy for her views on serial killers and the death penalty.

psychiatrist, serial killer, murder, discovery, 2020s

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Hard-Boiled (1992)

A police officer and an undercover colleague embark on a blood-splattered quest to crush a gun smuggling ring.

detective, undercover cop, mobster, smuggler, crew member, hit man, suspenseful

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Spider Baby (1964)

A servant (Lon Chaney Jr.) watches over family members who, by the age of 10, begin devolving into primitive, cannibalistic creatures.

chauffeur, child, lawyer, relative, sister, cousin, eerie

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Number 37 (2018)

A recent paraplegic is given binoculars by his girlfriend. When he witnesses a mob killing, he tries to blackmail the killer.

paraplegic, loan shark, blackmailer, girlfriend, detective, chilling, confident

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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Following the end of apartheid in South Africa during the 1990s, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to pursue social justice, and this acclaimed documentary focuses on some of the stories that emerged from the organization's cases. Although renowned leader Bishop Desmond Tutu appears, the film focuses primarily on everyday people, both white and black, who committed appalling crimes during apartheid and came to the commission seeking forgiveness.

leader, racist, criminal, murderer, emotional, intense, sad

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne creates a filmed tribute to a murdered friend, and chronicles efforts by the man's parents to gain custody of their grandson.

filmmaker, friend, ex-girlfriend, son, victim, parent, emotional

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

innocent man, prisoner, warden, guard, banker, friend, powerful

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Don't Kill It (2016)

A grizzled demon hunter (Dolph Lundgren) joins forces with a reluctant FBI agent (Kristina Klebe) to battle an ancient evil that can possess whoever kills it.

murderer, bounty hunter, demon, priest, police chief, fbi agent, brutal

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The Laramie Project (2002)

Two young men face murder charges for the beating of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual student at the University of Wyoming.

gay/lesbian, murderer, reporter, police detective, police officer, judge, emotional

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

A man with no name (Clint Eastwood) and a man with a mission (Lee Van Cleef) hunt a Mexican bandit (Gian Maria Volonte) for different reasons.

bounty hunter, rival, colonel, outlaw, woman, adult, gritty

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Cure (1997)

A Tokyo detective (Koji Yakusho) investigates a series of murders committed in exactly the same way by people who seem to have no connection.

detective, killer, police officer, victim, creepy, chilling, frightening

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Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)

Two out of three cowboys (Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson) run for their lives after meeting up with outlaws and a lynch-law posse.

outlaw, cattleman, rancher, robber, cowboy, sheriff, bleak

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A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019)

A self-help addict takes a road trip with a life coach who happens to be a deranged serial killer.

addict, young woman, serial killer, brash, engaging, gripping, gutsy

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Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Augusto (Marino Mase) is the oldest son in a dysfunctional Italian family that includes a blind mother (Liliana Gerace), a selfish sister, Giulia (Paola Pitagora), and two epileptic brothers, Alessandro (Lou Castel) and Leone (Pier Luigi Troglio). Augusto is planning to marry Lucia (Jennie MacNeil) despite Giulia's repeated attempts to drive them apart, but cannot do so while taking care of the clan. An angry and unstable Alessandro decides to help Augusto by killing their mother and siblings.

mother, sister, epileptic, brother, fiancé, son, dark

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

A good London doctor (John Barrymore) develops a potion to prove a theory, tests it on himself, and turns evil.

scientist, friend, dancer, colleague, mr. hyde, dr. jekyll, dark

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Licensed to Kill (1997)

Filmmaker Arthur Dong interviews men who were imprisoned for slaying gays. Dong, who was physically attacked because of his own sexuality in the 1970s, tries to ascertain the convicts' motives and learn why they would commit such heinous crimes.

prisoner, military officer, christian, thief, homosexual, documentarian, disheartening

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A Short Film About Killing (1988)

A young lawyer (Krzysztof Globisz) in Warsaw represents a drifter (Mirosław Baka) who killed a malicious cabdriver (Jan Tesarz).

troubled youth, taxi driver, defense attorney, girl, wife, judge, brutal

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Cal (1984)

A young IRA recruit (John Lynch) has an affair with the widow (Helen Mirren) of a slain Ulster policeman.

catholic, ira agent, husband, protestant, police officer, father, rousing

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Panic (2000)

Wanting to leave the family business, a hit man (William H. Macy) sees a therapist (John Ritter) and falls for a fellow patient (Neve Campbell).

businessman, love interest, hit man, police officer, psychiatrist, dark, intricate

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Cold Hell (2017)

A woman witnesses a murder and is stalked by the killer who wants to silence her.

taxi driver, young woman, turkish woman, killer, murder victim, investigator, engaging

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Terror at the Opera (1987)

A hooded figure forces a young diva (Cristina Marsillach) to watch as he murders performers in a production of Verdi's opera "Macbeth."

actress, opera singer, opera director, murderer, macbeth, detective, bleak

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Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 (2000)

Filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky chronicle the appeals process of three men indicted for the murders of three children in Robin Hood Hills.

murder suspect, arkansas, murder, investigation, prejudice, justice, 1990s

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Martin (1978)

A radio talk show host balances his professional and personal lives.

vampire, cousin, housewife, criminal, victim, love interest, dark

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