7 Sadistic Killer Movies Like Zodiac - Endless Popcorn

Movies Like Zodiac

Sometimes you need a dark and gritty murder mystery movie in your life and that exactly what Zodiac gave us. Zodiac is loosely based on the real Zodiac killer, which makes it all the more terrifying to watch, knowing that there was someone out there even more evil that the killer in the movie. That along with the incredible cast made for an incredible movie which left us wanting more like it.

Which brings us to why you are here. Just like us, you must’ve enjoyed the film and are now on the search for the best movies like Zodiac that can keep your thirst for murder at bay. If that’s the case then you have come to the right place. Though not all the movies on this list are based on true events, they all provide that dark feeling that Zodiac had to it. One thing is for sure, if you liked Zodiac then you’ll like these! So just keep on scrolling to see what amazing movies we have in store for you today!

If you enjoy any of these movies, you’ll also enjoy our list of the Best Murder Mystery Movies You Can’t Miss.

1. Se7en

Kicking off our list of movies like Zodiac, we have one where the killer uses his victims to portray the seven deadly sins. The movie is dark, gritty and horrifying! It has everything you could want.

Se7en Movie Description

Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) has taken on one last case before his retirement. Alongside of him he has David Mills (Brad Pitt) his newly transferred partner. After uncovering a slew of dark and heinous murders, it isn’t long before they realize they are dealing with a serial killer. Every victim the killer chooses represents one of the seven deadly sins. It isn’t long before the killer begins to play games with the detectives, possibly pushing one of them over the edge.

We’ve made a list of the Best Brad Pitt Movies You Can’t Miss if you enjoy watching him!

2. Zero Dark Thirty

Is it really a list of movies similar to Zodiac if it doesn’t have the largest manhunt ever orchestrated for one of the most well-known killers ever!? Take a dive into the tense story for the hunt of Osama Bin Laden!

Zero Dark Thirty Movie Description

Osama bin Laden has become the most wanted man on the planet after his attack on the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Follow the work of a female operative (Jessica Chastain) who proved to be an important piece in finally tracking down bin Landen before finally sending in the Seals and killing him in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

3. Gone Baby Gone

There’s nothing like a good missing person movie! And that exactly what this is! If you haven’t seen this one, we highly recommend you give it a watch.

Gone Baby Gone Movie Description

Private detective Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) takes on a new case and must track down Helene McCready’s (Amy Ryan) missing daughter. Because of the girl having already been missing for 76 hours, the police chief Doyle (Morgan Freeman) doesn’t believe Patrick has any chance of finding her. Patrick has come across some obvious threats, but he begins to believe that the danger is actually located closer to home.

4. Prisoners

How far would you go to find your missing daughter!? There’s no limit to how far this man will go. If you want a movie, that’ll keep you enthralled and sitting on the edge of your seat then this is the one.

Prisoners Movie Description

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) must face his worse nightmare when his young daughter Anna (Erin Gerasimovich) and her friend go missing. So far, the only lead anyone has is an old motorhome that was parked on their street when the incident happened. The driver of the home is arrested by Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), who heads the investigation. However, because of the lack of evidence, they must release back into the streets. Dover has become unhappy and impatient with the progress that the police have made and takes action into his own hands.

If you enjoyed this film then heres our list of the Best Movies Like Prisoners.

Check out our list of the Best Hugh Jackman Movies if you’re a fan of his!

5. Primal Fear

If you not only want a good murder mystery but want your brain to feel like it’s going down a whirlpool, then go ahead and give this a watch. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it change that now!

Primal Fear Movie Description

Working as a defense attorney,  Martin Vail (Richard Gere) doesn’t care for the greater good and instead takes on jobs for the money and recognition. His newest case revolves around an alter boy accused of murdering the archbishop of Chicago. During the case, Vail must go up against his old pupil and ex-lover. As he digs deeper into the case, dark secrets the church has kept come to light. Though at first the case seemed simple, it has proven to be much more complicated and dangerous than expected.

Check out our list of the Best Lawyer Movies if you enjoyed this one!

6. The Silence Of The Lambs

This is an absolute must watch! If you want goose bumps riddling your body and want to feel uncomfortable, then you must throw this one on the big screen!

The Silence Of The Lambs Movie Description

Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a top student in the FBI’s training academy, to interview the notorious Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Who will spend life behind bars on multiple accounts of murder and canibalism. Crawford has a hunch that Lecter may know something on a current case and that Clarice will server as perfect bait to draw the answers out of Lecter.

7. Nightcrawler

To wrap up this list of movies like Zodiac, we have one that’s probably the most different from all the others on the list. It still shares plenty of similarities just from a unique perspective. Just think wrong place wrong time!

Nightcrawler Movie Description

Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) makes a living through petty theft and scavenging whatever he can. But when he stumbles into a new career as a cameraman, everything changes. With a camera and police scanner, he roams the city at night to capture dark crimes and sell the footage to the highest bidding news source. As he makes more money, Louis goes to even bigger extremes to try to capture the ‘money shot’.

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