Movies about fear

Movies about fear
List of the best fear movies selected by visitors to our site: Ouija, Sinister, The Shawshank Redemption, Ghostland, Tideland, Insidious, Headgame, Saw II, The Class, Eden Lake.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Sisters
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts, Cheating, Fear, Wiji board
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleTense, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Demons, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Ghosts, Moving, Fear
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:23
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Writers, Captives, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Dolls, Ghosts, Fear
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Tense

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:02
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Fathers, Orphans
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Dolls, Mental disorders, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Psychedelic, Depressive

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleDisturbing

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
PlotSurvival, Gambling, Abduction, Survival, Supernatural
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A group of young people awake, locked inside a warehouse with cameras screwed into their heads. It becomes apparent that they are unwilling competitors in a deadly game, and they will need to murder each other if they hope to survive.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Detectives
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Hostage, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, For men

When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives and now it's time for Matthews to join the game...

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:08
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Teachers
PlotSuccess
PlaceSchool, Paris, France
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Serious

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens, Newlyweds, Lovers
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Fear, Chase, Rest
PlaceForest, Beach, Lake
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:57
CharactersGay, Giants, Clowns, Friends
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Epic, Creepy

27 years after overcoming the malevolent supernatural entity Pennywise, the former members of the Losers' Club, who have grown up and moved away from Derry, are brought back together by a devastating phone call.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryAustralia, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersMonsters, Single mothers
PlotLoneliness, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Depression, Ghosts
PlaceAustralia
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Creepy, Depressive, Serious

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Cannibals, Losers, Blind
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Dolls, Mental disorders, Depression
StyleBlack humor, Gothic, Disturbing

Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryItaly
Duration03:06
CharactersPriests
PlotDancing, Money, Life, Political, Curses
PlaceVillage, School, Italy, Small cities
TimeWinter
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Serious

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotTravel, Death, Mystery, Cheating, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:39
CharactersMutant, Cannibals, Monsters, Girlfriends, Friends
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Friendship, Death, Vacation
PlaceCaves, Closed Space
TimeDark ones
StyleWomens in main roles, Disturbing

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA, China, Japan
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Puzzles, Chase, Fear
PlaceForest, Beach
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense, Fancy, Disturbing

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersKings, Elves, Orcs, Troll, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting, Vivid, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snipers, Family, Friends
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Fear
PlaceForest
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Survival, Loneliness, Depression, Chase
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

The protagonist Vlad is a man of about forty; he lives and works as watchman in an old sanatorium that is due to be demolished. He obviously needs this work to live the life of a hermit. One night a married couple appears at the sanatorium: Vera and Stas. They are on the run. They are pursued by former friends and business partners of Stas. Vlad decides to help them, because he too is hiding from the past. Each character is threatened with the inevitable payment for wrong choices in the past, but helping each other, they try to expiate these faults.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryAustria
Duration01:39
CharactersTwins
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot

In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:15
CharactersZombie, Cannibals, Journalists, Reporters
PlotViruses, Fear, Self-sacrifice
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersWitch, Students, Friends
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Voodoo, Fear
PlaceForest
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Viruses
PlaceEngland, London, Ghost towns
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Numbers in the title, Disturbing

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Psychiatrists, Nurses
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Disturbing

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersParents
PlotPassion, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Ballet
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Serious

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration01:49
CharactersZombie, Nurses
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Viruses
TimePost apocalypse
StyleHeavy

A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersDemons, Family, Students, Clairvoyants
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts, Fear
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals, Millionaires
PlotSplit personality, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StylePsychological problems, Black humor, Creepy, Disturbing, Worth watching

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.





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