Hangman most commonly refers to:
  • Hangman, an executioner who carries out a death sentence by hanging
  • Hangman (game), a game of guessing a word or phrase one letter at a time

    Hangman may also refer to:

    Arts and entertainment

  • The Hangman (1928 film), a German silent film
  • The Hangman (1959 film), an American western directed by Michael Curtiz

  • Hangman (2001 film), a 2001 television film featuring Mädchen Amick and Lou Diamond Phillips
  • The Hangman (2010 film), an Indian film starring Om Puri and Shreyas Talpade
  • Hangman (2015 film), a British found footage film starring Jeremy Sisto
  • Hangman (2017 film), an American crime thriller film starring Al Pacino
  • Hangman (play), a 2015 play by Martin McDonagh
  • Hangman (DC Comics), an enemy of Batman
  • Hangman (Marvel Comics), the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Universe
  • The Hangman, originally a hero, later a villain in Red Circle Comics publications
  • "The Hangman" (poem), a children’s poem by Maurice Ogden, also a 1964 animated short based on the poem
  • Hangman, a 2000 novel by Michael Slade
  • "The Maid Freed from the Gallows", a folk song sometimes given the title "Hangman"
  • "Hangman", an unreleased song by English rock band Queen
  • "Hangman", a song by Krokus from Hellraiser
  • The Hangman (roller coaster), a roller coaster located at the now-defunct Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Hangman (video game), a game for the Atari 2600 based on the guessing game


  • Hangman Books, a British independent small press
  • Hangman Records, an associated record label


  • Hangman cliffs, on the north coast of Devon, England
  • Hangman Island, in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States
  • Hangman Creek, a variant name for Latah Creek, in Washington and Idaho, United States of America


  • "Hangman" Adam Page (born 1991), American professional wrestler
  • "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers (1948–2012), American professional wrestler
  • Hangman Hughes (born 1974), Canadian professional wrestler
  • "Hangman Hawley", nickname of Henry Hawley (c. 1679–1759), British Army lieutenant general
  • "The Hangman", nickname of Reinhard Heydrich (1904–1942), German Nazi, one of the main architects of the Holocaust