Netflix has a lot of good serial killer shows that tell true crime stories and shed some pieces of truth about infamous criminals. Whether real or fictional, it has an abundant selection of shows you can choose from. Many of these murder mystery shows are inspired by real-life killers.
Although fascinating and intriguing, these serial killer shows should be taken seriously, especially the real ones. There are a lot of inappropriate and gory scenes, and viewers’ discretion is advised. This is one of Netflix’s most binged genres so we have created a list of the highly-rated shows based on IMDb:
Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes – 7.7
This is a special documentary based on the serial killer Ted Bundy and interview footages from family, friends, and survivors. It presents Bundy’s personal life, including his crimes. Even though he is quite popular, there are a lot of unrevealed secrets that the show uncovered.
You – 7.8
This binge-worthy show will get you obsessed with Joe Goldberg and his penchant for killing and kidnapping people. His deal is so twisted because he believes that he is a good person, and he is only driven to commit crimes by the people he murders. His monologues will catch you off-guard because he will keep on justifying his actions.
Obsession is plastered all over the show, and when Joe finds something he likes, he will stop at nothing to claim it, by all means. He gets worse as the story goes on, and the fact that he stays charming throughout the show is just insane.
The End Of The F***Ing World – 8.1
This dark comedy show offers a different perspective on serial killer shows. The story revolves around a high school psychopath, James, and his newfound victim, Alyssa. Both want to find an escape from their miserable lives, and this meeting might not be what they were expecting.
It is an out-of-the-box show that broke lots of rules when it comes to portraying serial killer shows. As the story progresses, the plot gets more absurd, and the audience loves that they don’t take everything seriously.
Hannibal – 8.5
Hannibal is a psychological horror-thriller based on the novel by Thomas Harris. Will Graham is an FBI special investigator who consults a psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to help him become aware of his subjects’ thought processes, that is, serial killers. Little did he know that the person he is speaking to is a murderer himself.
The story is filled with intense interactions between Graham and Dr. Lecter, with lots of manipulation happening. The style and aesthetic of the show are incredible that it looks like a fever dream to some audiences.
Mindhunter – 8.6
Mindhunter is the fictionalized story of real-life serial killers such as Edmund Kemper and Charles Manson, to name a few. The show is loosely based on the work of John E. Douglas, the author of Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.
The actors were praised by fans for their performance, especially the serial killers, as if they were seeing the real ones. Indeed, they had rigorous training on internalizing the thought process and behaviors of these criminals.