Psychiatry professor Samuel Leistedt watched 400 movies, identified 126 psychopathic characters, and sorted them into four broad clinical categories:
Apart from these types, a psychopath can be primary (no known cause) or secondary (psychopathy as a product of environment).
Filter the 126 characters by date of movie release, type of psychopathy, primary or secondary origin, or gender. Roll over the images to see more details of each one. Click here to see how this appeared in print.