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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 31 science fiction films in this list.

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Under the Skin
  • Annihilation
  • High Life
  • Children of Men
  • Ex Machina
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Coherence
  • Gravity
  • Interstellar
  • A Quiet Place
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • 28 Days Later
  • Melancholia
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Blindness
  • Cube
  • Pitch Black
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Alien
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Miracle Mile
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Aniara
  • The Abyss
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Brazil
  • Inception
  • Snowpiercer