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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 25 action films in this list.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mandy
  • The Dark Knight
  • Children of Men
  • Free Fire
  • Drive
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Dunkirk
  • Sicario
  • Revenge
  • Run Lola Run
  • Pitch Black
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Oldboy
  • A Hard Day
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • El Topo
  • Life of Pi
  • SP: Crônicas de uma Cidade Real
  • The Abyss
  • Joint Security Area
  • Mission: Impossible
  • No Escape
  • Inception
  • Snowpiercer