Movies about fear

List of the best fear melodrama movies selected by our site visitors: Daybreak, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, I Still See You, Newness, The Hero, Band Aid, The Villainess, Rodin, On the Milky Road, Knight of Cups
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Daybreak (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, melodrama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gangsters
PlotLove, Fight, Death, Fear, Confrontation

Living his best life in post-apocalyptic LA, a slacker strives to find the girl of his dreams while outwitting mindless ghouls and cliquish gangs.

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Girlfriends, Actors, Sisters, Singers
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Betrayal, Love, Fate, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles, Party
TimeNew Year

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

I Still See You (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
PlotMystery, Ghosts, Investigation, Supernatural, Death, Apocalypse, Fear
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleCreepy, Tense

A spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

Newness (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Internet, Fear, Loneliness

In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media–driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.

The Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersSingers, Heroes, Actors, Comedians, Lesbians, Cowboys, Photographers, Old man
PlotFear, Loneliness, Cancer, Weapon, Money, Computers, Fate, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Beach

Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.

Band Aid (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Writers
PlotFear, Loneliness, Music

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

The Villainess (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersCIA, Criminals
PlotDeath, Chase, Fear
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men.

Rodin (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 4.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Singers
PlotLove, Betrayal, Dancing, Obsession, Death, Jealousy, Art, Fear, On real events
PlaceFrance, Japan

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersSoldier, Dogs, Snake, Cats, Bears
PlotLove, War, Survival, Fear, Skirmishes, Dancing, Weapon
PlaceMountains, Lake, Helicopters

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

Knight of Cups (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Fear, Obsession, Money, Love triangle
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Deserts
StyleTouching, Makes me think

Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily pain, and every encounter brings him closer to finding his place in the world.

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October Gale (2014)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
PlotWeapon, Survival, Pursuit, Chase, Fear
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Tense

A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.

The Normal Heart (2014)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CharactersGay, Terminally ill
PlotSeduction, Fear
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Highway (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
PlotFreedom, Abduction, Fear
PlaceIndia, Mountains, Asia

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Detour (2013)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles, Nature
StyleAction, Disturbing, Heavy, Depressive, Tense

Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.

Safe Haven (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersGood people
PlotLove, Obsession, Love triangle, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Disturbing, To cry

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

The Sessions (2012)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CharactersCats, Losers, Disabled people, Poets, Nurses
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CharactersPoets, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Fear, Wedding
StyleTo cry

Mumbai-based Kabir Dhiman, who comes from a wealthy building construction family, proposes to his long-time girlfriend, Natasha, much to the delight of both their respective families. He then gets together with one of two of his close friends, Imran Habib, a writer by profession, and they contact their London-based financial broker friend, Arjun, to remind him of a pact of traveling to Spain. The trio commence their long overdue trip not fully realizing that Arjun has still not forgiven Imran for his break-up with Sunani, while he himself regrets being dumped by Rohini, and must also compete with Imran for the affections of gorgeous Deep Sea Diving Instructor, Laila; Kabir struggles to accept life as Natasha's husband; and Imran must ready himself to meet his biological father, Salman, who had abandoned him at birth.

Water for Elephants (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Adventure, Love triangle, Fear
PlaceCircus, USA, Trains

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

Longhorns (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersGay, Friends, Partners

Back in 1982, a Texas University student who is curious about the male sex fantasies he's been having, decides he needs to hook up with an out gay student on campus.

Yes or No (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersStudents, Lesbians
PlotLove, Fear
StyleLight, Cute

Pie is a sweet girl who moves into a new college dorm room where she finds out that her new roommate Kim, is a tomboy who looks and dress like a boy. As their friendship develops, Pie and Kim begin to wonder if the feeling they feel for one another is just an ordinary friendship or true love.

Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters
PlotRevenge, Chase, Fear
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Action, For men

While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiance Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. Nik convinces her to take a secondary road under the protest of Bobby but the car breaks down. They find a house in the middle of nowhere and decide to take the car parked in the house's garage to the next city...

Let the Right One In (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CharactersVampire, Losers, Teachers
PlotSupernatural, Snow, Fear, Loneliness
StyleGothic, Atmospheric, Depressive, Fascinating

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon (2007)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Photographers, Surgeons
PlotGhosts, Fear
StyleTense, Disturbing

A woman who has psychic visions returns to her hometown to exorcise her demons. Once there she finds both danger and love.

Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon
CharactersRobots, Zombie, Heroes, Partners, Hackers, Presidential
PlotTime travel, Fate, Fear
TimeFuture, New Year
StyleSmart, Exciting, Fancy

The Planet Express crew return from cancellation, only to be robbed blind by hideous "sprunging" scam artists. Things go from bad to worse when the scammers hack Bender, start traveling through time, and take Earth over entirely! Will the crew be able to save the day, or will Bender's larcenous tendencies and their general incompetence doom them all?

Cursed (2005)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersWerewolf, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Chase, Cheating, Fear
PlaceParty, Los Angeles
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Fascinating

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.

Corpse Bride (2005)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersBrides, Zombie
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death, Fear, Loneliness, Wedding
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Fancy

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

The Village (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, melodrama
CharactersMonsters, Blind
PlotMystery, Fear
PlaceForest, USA, Village, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Disturbing, Smart

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Darr (1993)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotLove, Obsession, Fear, Cheating

A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?