Stressful movies

List of the most intense movies selected by visitors to our site: Dunkirk, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, First Man, A Quiet Place, Bird Box, Back Roads, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Lizzie, Escape Room, The Lighthouse.

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

Dunkirk (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Duration02:27
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Friends, Military, Pilots
PlotWar, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, Ships, Sea, France, Beach
StyleBest soundtracks, Tense, Disturbing, Atmospheric

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTerrorists, Killers, FBI
PlotWeapon
StyleGloomy, Tense

FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.

First Man (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30
CharactersPilots, Astronauts, Dogs
PlotCancer, Death, Obsession, On real events
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Party, Moon, Deserts
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, For men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Oscars, Exciting, Unexpected ending

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

A Quiet Place (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters, Family, Fathers
PlotDeath, Survival, Chase, Fear
PlaceForest
TimePost apocalypse
StyleCreepy, Exciting, Gloomy, Tense, Atmospheric, Incredible, Fancy, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Bird Box (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Birds, Blind
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, End of the world, Mental disorders, Chase, Fear
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing, Netflix, By books, Womens in main roles, Atmospheric, Heavy

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Back Roads (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersFamily
StyleGloomy, Heavy, Tense, By books, Disturbing

A young man cares for his younger sisters after their mother is imprisoned for murdering their abusive father. When he strikes up an affair with a married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersHermits, Sisters, Family
PlotRevenge, Fate, Mental disorders
PlaceEstate
StyleTense, Gothic, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

In Shirleyville, Vermont, during the sixties, sisters Merricat and Constance, along with their ailing uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, live isolated in a big mansion located on the hill overlooking the town, tormented by the memories of a family tragedy occurred six years ago. The arrival of cousin Charles will threaten the fragile equilibrium of their minds, haunted by madness, fear and superstition.

Lizzie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersMaids, Lesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds, Photographers
PlotDeath, Investigation, Money, Weapon
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleTense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Escape Room (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration01:39
CharactersQuest rooms, Students
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Survival, Test, Death, Weapon, Snow, Cold
PlaceAircraft
StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Exciting

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

The Lighthouse (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMermaids, Singers
PlotTravel, Death, Dancing, Mystery
PlaceCanada, USA, Islands, Lighthouse
StyleTense, Gothic, Exciting

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

The Best of Enemies (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersPartners, Parents, Teachers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Political, Weapon
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Heavy, Soulful, Makes me think

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Reign of the Supermen (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero
StyleDC, Tense, Exciting, Disturbing

In the wake of The Death of Superman, the world is still mourning the loss of the Man of Steel following his fatal battle with the monster Doomsday. However, no sooner as his body been laid to rest than do four new bearers of the Superman shield come forward to take on the mantle. The Last Son of Krypton, Superboy, Steel, and the Cyborg Superman all attempt to fill the vacuum left by the world's greatest champion. Meanwhile, Superman's death has also signaled to the universe that Earth is vulnerable. Can these new Supermen and the rest of the heroes prove them wrong?

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia, Dogs
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Funeral, Chase, On real events
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

Luce (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Sisters
PlotPolitical, Parenting, Adoption, Computers, Internet, Mental disorders
PlaceSchool, USA, Party
StyleMakes me think, Tense

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

Anna (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersHired assassins, Strong women, CIA, Lesbians, Girlfriends, Models, Spy
PlotSnow, Undercover
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Angel of Mine (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Action, To cry

A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.

The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScouts, Special agents, Spy
PlotOn real events
StyleNetflix, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Sudan, East Africa, 1980. A team of Israeli Mossad agents plans to rescue and transfer thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. To do so, and to avoid raising suspicions from the inquisitive and ruthless authorities, they establish as a cover a fake diving resort by the Red Sea.

Avengement (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, The escape, Prison Break, Rivalry, Death, Martial Arts
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Tense, For men, Fascinating

While on a prison furlough, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old stomping ground to take revenge on the people who turned him into a cold blooded killer.

Saving Leningrad (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:32
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Tense, Disturbing

September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes - but not rescuers - are the first to arrive at the scene.

Cold Pursuit (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Norway, Canada, USA, France
Duration01:59
CharactersCriminals, Mafia
PlotRevenge, Death, Snow, Skirmishes
TimeWinter
StyleTense, Disturbing

The quiet family life of Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver, is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.




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