Stressful movies

List of the most intense movies selected by visitors to our site: Body Brokers, Red Dot, The World to Come, Below Zero, The Wolf Hour, Underwater, Gretel & Hansel, Inheritance, Disturbing the Peace, Sputnik
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Body Brokers (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersCriminals
PlotDrug addict, On real events, Money
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. Wood and Vin bring Utah in on their lucrative and illegal dealings, where saving lives comes second to the bottom line.

Red Dot (2021)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersSnipers
PlotHiking trip, Survival, Cold, Snow
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing

On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter.

The World to Come (2021)
Markimdb: 6
CharactersLesbians
PlotDeath
PlaceNature
Time19th century
StyleTense, Fascinating

Two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier.

Below Zero (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersCriminals, Drivers, Police
PlotCold
StyleNetflix, Tense

When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.

The Wolf Hour (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense

Once a known counterculture figure, June E. Leigh now lives in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment during the incendiary '77 Summer of Sam. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weaknesses, her insular universe begins to unravel.

Underwater (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival, Earthquake
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.

Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersWitch, Old man
PlotWitchcraft, Supernatural, Superpowers, Magic
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fairy tales

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Inheritance (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersFathers
PlotFate, Conspiracies
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Unexpected ending

The patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.

Disturbing the Peace (2020)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Sheriffs, Criminals
PlotWeapon, Death, Justice, Money, Bank robbery, Hostage, Skirmishes, Robbery, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

Sputnik (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Fear
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him…

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The Decline (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
PlotApocalypse
PlaceCanada
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

Anticipating a disaster, Antoine, a father, attends a survivalist training given by Alain in his autonomous hideout. In fear of a natural, economic or social crisis, the group trains to face the different possible apocalyptic scenarios. But the disaster they will experience will not be the one they predicted.

Dangerous Lies (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersNurses
PlotMoney, Cheating
PlaceEstate
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her husband Adam are pulled into a complex web of lies, deception, and murder. If she's going to survive, Katie will have to question everyone's motives — even the people she loves.

Blood and Money (2020)
Markimdb: 5
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

A retired veteran hunting in the Allagash backcountry of Maine discovers a dead woman with a duffle bag full of money. He soon finds himself in a web of deceit and murder.

Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersDiggers, Crocodiles, Friends, Tourists, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Killer animals, Adventure, Death, Fear
PlaceCaves, Australia
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions rise as oxygen levels fall and the friends find themselves trapped. Unknown to them, the storm has also brought in a pack of dangerous and hungry crocodiles.

Ghosts of War (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

A group of World War II American soldiers encounter a supernatural enemy as they occupy a French castle previously under Nazi control.

In the Trap (2020)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryItaly
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

Philip, a solitary proof reader, is trapped in his apartment, too afraid to leave and tortured by an unknown evil force that has kept him prisoner for the last two years.

Paydirt (2020)
Markimdb: 7
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

A parolee teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen a decade ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being tracked by a retired Sheriff.

The Vanished (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersParents, Sheriffs
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Love, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.

Intuition (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersDetectives, Police
PlotInvestigation
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Police officer Pipa works on her first big case while simultaneously investigating her boss, who is suspected of murder. The prequel to "Perdida".

Ava (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotChase
StyleTense, Disturbing

A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.

Alone (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Psychopath, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, The escape, Supernatural, Death, Chase, Ghosts, Travel
PlaceForest
StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, Action

A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.

Antebellum (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
PlotSupernatural
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Honest Thief (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove
StyleTense, Disturbing

A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he's falling in love and wants to live an honest life...but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name.

The Jack in the Box (2020)
Markimdb: 4
CharactersDemons, Clowns, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Death, Fear, Mystery
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Creepy

When a vintage Jack-in-the-box is un-earthed and opened, it's new owners soon have reason to believe the creepy clown doll within has a life of it's own.

Cruel Peter (2020)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror
CountryItaly
PlotSupernatural
TimeNight
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

It is Christmas 1908 in Messina, one of the richest merchant cities of the Mediterranean. Peter, the 13 year-old son of a rich English family is notorious for his cruelty to children, animals and servants. One night he is ambushed and wakes up in a coffin underground in the city's Gothic cemetery, buried in retaliation for his callousness by a servant boy from his mother's estate. When a powerful earthquake razes Messina to the ground, Peter is trapped and his whereabouts are forgotten. Until a century later an English archaeologist and his daughter arrive in the city.

Follow Me (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Social Media
PlaceMoscow
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A social media personality travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, they enter a cold world of mystery, excess, and danger. When the lines between real life and social media are blurred, the group must fight to escape, and survive.

Offering to the Storm (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, Germany
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceForest
StyleTense, Disturbing

Inspector Amaia Salazar confronts the origins of her nightmares as she unfolds the darkest secrets of the Baztan valley. Part 3 in the Baztan Trilogy.

Body Cam (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Death
StyleTense, Disturbing

Cops involved with covering up a murder by getting rid of their body cam video footage find themselves haunted by an evil spirit.

Dreamkatcher (2020)
Markimdb: 3.8
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural
StyleTense, Disturbing

Gail is forced to come to terms with Josh, her new stepson, at a remote country home. After stealing an evil talisman from a mysterious neighbor, Josh has sinister dreams of his dead mother, who commands Josh to murder Gail. When Josh's dad returns, he and Gail suspect that their son has been possessed by an ancient, bloodthirsty spirit. Is it too late to save Josh's life — or their own?

The Beach House (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersStudents
PlotFog, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Ghosts, Mystery
PlaceBeach, College
StyleTense, Disturbing

A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.

Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
Markimdb: 4.6
CharactersSharks
PlotSurvival
StyleTense, Disturbing

Dr. Emma Collins and her team are spending their third summer on the island of Little Happy studying the effect of climate change on the great white sharks who come to the nearby nursery every year to give birth. Along with the last two inhabitants of this former fishing village, their peaceful life is disrupted when a "scientific" team led by her ex-boyfriend and marine biologist Richard show up looking for three bull sharks who we soon learn aren't just any bull sharks.

The Wretched (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUSA
CharactersWitch, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Obsession, Superpowers, Witchcraft
PlaceUSA, Forest
StyleDepressive, Tense, Fascinating

A rebellious teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, encounters a terrifying evil after his next-door neighbor becomes possessed by an ancient witch that feasts on children.

Greenland (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Parents
PlotApocalypse, Survival, End of the world, Disasters, Travel, Abduction
StyleDisturbing, Tense

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

The Mortuary Collection (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersDemons, Thieves, Cannibals
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSmall cities
StyleDepressive, Tense, Creepy, Unexpected ending

In the phantasmagorical town of Raven's End, a misguided young girl takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary. The eccentric undertaker chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last, but the young girl's world is unhinged when she discovers that the final story... is her own.

Rebecca (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleTense, Disturbing

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersParents, Demons
PlotPursuit, Ghosts, Supernatural
StyleAction, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.

Free Country (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersJournalists, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Former East Germany, 1992. Patrick Stein and Markus Bach, two very different police officers, are commissioned to investigate the disappearance of two female teenagers in a remote area of the country. Did they run away from home or did something more terrible happen to them?

Alone (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
PlotDeath
StyleTense, Disturbing

When an outbreak hits, Aidan barricades himself inside his apartment and starts rationing food. His complex is overrun by infected Screamers, and with the world falling apart into chaos, he is left completely alone fighting for his life.

Evil Eye (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
PlotSupernatural, Death
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

A seemingly perfect romance turns dark when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a sinister connection to her own past.

Uncorked (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
PlotRivalry, Intrigue, Dreams
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Fascinating, To cry

Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations that he carry on the family's Memphis BBQ joint.

Siberia (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
PlotDeath
StyleTense, Disturbing

Clint is a dead man who lives alone in a frozen tundra. However, this isolation cannot bring either evasion or peace. One night, he begins a journey where he must confront his dreams, memories, and visions, crossing the darkness into the light.

Shugaley (2020)
Mark
PlotOn real events, Survival
StyleTense, Atmospheric

This story is not a figment of the scriptwriters’ imagination; these are real living facts. New Russian action movie Shugaley is a story about the war that is going on today. The film is based on real events taking place in Libya today. Two Russian social scientists, Maxim Shugaley and Samir Seifan, are invited to the conflict-torn country to carry out a public opinion research. In the course of their work, they come over the information, that would be damaging to the puppet government if made public. Russians are kidnapped and tortured in a private prison for more than a year. The situation cannot be resolved peacefully, so the Russian side is preparing a rescue operation. Premiere date - end of april 2020

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa
PlotPolitical, Freedom, Prison Break, On real events
PlacePrison, Australia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, By books

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

The Hunt (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersHunters, Hitler
PlotWeapon, Death, Survival, Love triangle, Pursuit
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are—or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted turns the tables on her pursuers.

Come Play (2020)
Duration01:36
CharactersChildrens, Autistic, Family, Parents
PlotTechnology, Supernatural, Death
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

A lonely young boy feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.

Lost Girls (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, For single girls, By books

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

The Cleansing Hour (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUSA
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural
StyleTense, Disturbing

Two millennial entrepreneurs stage elaborate fake exorcisms on social media until one of their girlfriends becomes possessed by a demon.

The Postcard Killings (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSerial killers, Reporters
PlaceHospitals, London
StyleTense, Disturbing

After suffering a personal tragedy, and desperate for justice, Jacob Kanon, a veteran New York City police detective, embarks on the search for a twisted killer who is leaving a bloody trail of elaborate murders across Europe.

The Night Clerk (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Hairdressers
PlotLove
PlaceHotels
StyleTense, Disturbing, For men

Hotel night clerk Bart Bromley is a highly intelligent young man on the Autism spectrum. When a woman is murdered during his shift, Bart becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, Bart makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest named Andrea, but soon realises he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.

LX 2048 (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Lithuania
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Terminally ill
PlotVirtual Reality, Technology, Death, Relationship, Artificial Intelligence, Love
TimeFuture
StyleTouching, Exciting, Tense, Makes me think

In the near future, the sun has become so toxic people can no longer leave their houses in daytime, and normal life is conducted mostly inside the virtual realm. Against this dystopian backdrop, a dying man seeks to ensure the future well-being of his family, while coping with what it means to be human in this new reality.

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