The Best Movies Based on True Events – Ranked

49. The Search for a Killer – Zodiac



The 2007 thriller film Zodiac was directed by David Fincher and starred an excellent cast featuring Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Robert Downey Jr. This film follows the harrowing true-life story of the Zodiac Killer, who became infamous in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 60s and 70s, and the detective trying to discover his identity. A modern-day Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac killed several people and left clues and codes to taunt the cops. Zodiac was a big critical success, featuring on many critics’ Top 10 lists, and made a $20 million profit at the box office.

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