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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.

Suggestions welcome!

There are 127 films in this list released in the 2010s.

  • Waves
  • Good Time
  • Climax
  • Midsommar
  • The Lighthouse
  • Raw
  • Uncut Gems
  • Parasite
  • Suspiria
  • Black Swan
  • Hereditary
  • It Comes at Night
  • The Witch
  • Get Out
  • mother!
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Us
  • Prisoners
  • Green Room
  • Monos
  • It Follows
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Under the Skin
  • Eighth Grade
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Krisha
  • Mandy
  • Compliance
  • Annihilation
  • Joker
  • The Revenant
  • Whiplash
  • High Life
  • Wind River
  • Free Fire
  • Birdman
  • Drive
  • Ex Machina
  • The Handmaiden
  • Don't Breathe
  • Shutter Island
  • Spring Breakers
  • Dunkirk
  • Silence
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Sicario
  • Love
  • Revenge
  • First Man
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Nightcrawler
  • Coherence
  • Victoria
  • Gravity
  • Interstellar
  • Hush
  • The Babadook
  • A Quiet Place
  • The Beguiled
  • The Nightingale
  • The Nightmare
  • The Realm
  • Take Me to the River
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Sorry We Missed You
  • Under the Shadow
  • Roma
  • 127 Hours
  • Unsane
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Ingrid Goes West
  • Greener Grass
  • Buried
  • Gone Girl
  • Melancholia
  • Phantom Thread
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Our Children
  • Take Shelter
  • Argo
  • Give Me Liberty
  • Her Smell
  • Kill List
  • Cam
  • A Hard Day
  • Time Share
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Nevrland
  • Possum
  • A Silent Voice
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Cosmos
  • Burning
  • The Invitation
  • Life of Pi
  • SP: Crônicas de uma Cidade Real
  • The Wailing
  • At Eternity's Gate