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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 Innocents
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Fellini Satyricon
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • La Strada
  • Salome's Last Dance
  • The Tenant
  • Hi, Mom!
  • 3 Women
  • Badlands
  • The Fisher King
  • 21 Grams
  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead
  • Walkabout
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Breathe
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • Diabolique
  • The Fly
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • United 93
  • Captain Phillips
  • The Chaser
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Red White & Blue
  • 12 and Holding
  • Christine
  • Hungry Hearts
  • Brimstone
  • A Snake of June
  • The Player
  • Blue Velvet
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Inside
  • Godzilla
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Knife in the Water
  • The Birds
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Repulsion
  • The Stepford Wives
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Kuroneko
  • American Animals
  • The Vanishing
  • Long Weekend
  • Tommy
  • 30 Days of Night