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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 60 mystery films in this list.

  • Midsommar
  • Raw
  • Hereditary
  • It Comes at Night
  • The Witch
  • Irreversible
  • Get Out
  • mother!
  • Us
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Mandy
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Se7en
  • High Life
  • Wind River
  • Free Fire
  • Shutter Island
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • The Realm
  • High Tension
  • Caché
  • Rear Window
  • Lost Highway
  • Buried
  • Gone Girl
  • Blindness
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Cube
  • Oldboy
  • Cam
  • Time Share
  • The Sentinel
  • The Conversation
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • Psycho II
  • Deep Red
  • The Skin I Live In
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Possession
  • Burning
  • The Wailing
  • Sabotage
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • North by Northwest
  • Greta
  • Knives Out
  • Brick
  • The Gift
  • Incendies
  • Enemy
  • Zodiac
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • The Game
  • Forgotten
  • Chinatown