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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 18 romance films in this list.

  • Waves
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Titanic
  • The Handmaiden
  • Love
  • Victoria
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Phantom Thread
  • Miracle Mile
  • A Silent Voice
  • Dracula
  • Blue Valentine
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • Marriage Story
  • Queen & Slim
  • Vanilla Sky
  • The Piano Teacher