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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 Beyond
  • Salvador
  • The Killing Fields
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Nevrland
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Possum
  • Miracle Mile
  • A Silent Voice
  • Happiness
  • The Holy Mountain
  • El Topo
  • Wavelength
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Possession
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Cosmos
  • The Devil
  • Burning
  • Eden Lake
  • The Invitation
  • Life of Pi
  • SP: Crônicas de uma Cidade Real
  • The Wailing
  • Sabotage
  • Strangers on a Train
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • North by Northwest
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • Dracula
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Open Water
  • Open Water 2: Adrift
  • American Psycho
  • Jaws
  • Snowtown
  • Greta
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes
  • Bird Box
  • Knives Out
  • Aniara
  • Blue Valentine
  • Brick
  • The Gift
  • Incendies
  • Enemy
  • Zodiac
  • Memories of Murder
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • The Hunt
  • Let the Right One In
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Marriage Story
  • The Celebration
  • Panic Room
  • The Game
  • The Social Network
  • The Abyss
  • Joint Security Area
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Queen & Slim
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Forgotten
  • The Salesman
  • Mirror
  • Brazil
  • House of Sand and Fog
  • Mean Creek
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • No Escape
  • Killing Ground
  • Inception
  • The Act of Killing
  • Snowpiercer
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • It
  • Blindspotting
  • Chinatown
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Wild Tales
  • In Bruges
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • Nightingale
  • Kotoko
  • Boogie Nights
  • Heavenly Creatures