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Anxiety-Induced Cinema

Films that leave you visibly shaken; masterclasses in building tension that make you truly feel anxious for whatever is happening on screen.

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  • Waves
  • Good Time
  • Climax
  • Midsommar
  • The Lighthouse
  • Raw
  • Uncut Gems
  • Parasite
  • Suspiria
  • Black Swan
  • Hereditary
  • It Comes at Night
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Witch
  • Irreversible
  • Safe
  • Get Out
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • mother!
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Us
  • Prisoners
  • Eraserhead
  • Green Room
  • Monos
  • It Follows
  • Funny Games
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Under the Skin
  • Eighth Grade
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Krisha
  • Mandy
  • Compliance
  • Annihilation
  • The Shining
  • La Haine
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Joker
  • The Dark Knight
  • Psycho
  • The Revenant
  • Whiplash
  • Se7en
  • High Life
  • Wind River
  • Children of Men
  • Free Fire
  • Birdman
  • Drive
  • Titanic
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Ex Machina
  • The Handmaiden
  • Don't Breathe
  • Shutter Island
  • Spring Breakers
  • Dunkirk
  • Silence
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Sicario
  • Love
  • Enter the Void
  • Revenge
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • First Man
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Nightcrawler
  • Angst
  • The Descent
  • Coherence
  • Victoria
  • Gravity
  • Interstellar
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Hush
  • Suspiria
  • The Babadook
  • A Quiet Place
  • Dogtooth
  • The Beguiled
  • The Nightingale
  • The Nightmare
  • The Realm
  • Junebug
  • Take Me to the River
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Misery
  • Sorry We Missed You
  • Under the Shadow
  • Roma
  • Perfect Blue
  • Z