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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!

  • The Lovely Bones
  • 127 Hours
  • 28 Days Later
  • Wake in Fright
  • High Tension
  • Funny Games
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Dogville
  • Unsane
  • Magnolia
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Come and See
  • Caché
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • After Hours
  • Rear Window
  • Ingrid Goes West
  • Greener Grass
  • Lost Highway
  • Buried
  • Gone Girl
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • About Elly
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Melancholia
  • Run Lola Run
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Bug
  • Blindness
  • Carrie
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Phantom Thread
  • Cube
  • Pitch Black
  • Sorcerer
  • The Exorcist
  • Halloween
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Pet Sematary
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • The King of Comedy
  • Our Children
  • The King
  • High Anxiety
  • Threads
  • Take Shelter
  • Argo
  • Give Me Liberty
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Oldboy
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Her Smell
  • Kill List
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Martyrs
  • Cam
  • A Hard Day
  • Marathon Man
  • Time Share
  • Alien
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Only God Forgives
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Scum
  • The Seventh Continent
  • Manhunter
  • No Way Home
  • The Sentinel
  • Falling Down
  • Time of the Wolf
  • The Conversation
  • The Beguiled
  • At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • The Fan
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Casualties of War
  • Thirst
  • 10 Rillington Place
  • Hunger
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Martha
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Report to the Commissioner
  • Nosferatu
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • The Youth Killer
  • Benny's Video
  • Psycho II
  • Psycho III
  • Fearless
  • The Shout
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Deep Red