Stressful movies

List of the most intense movies selected by visitors to our site: First Man, Bird Box, A Quiet Place, Saving Leningrad, Cold Pursuit, Avengement, 15 Minutes of War, Don't Let Go, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Rabid
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
First Man (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30
CharactersPilots
PlaceSpace
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, For men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Oscars

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.

Bird Box (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleTense, Disturbing, Netflix, By books, Womens in main roles, Atmospheric

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.

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

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

Saving Leningrad (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, military
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
Duration01:59
CharactersCriminals
PlotRevenge, Death, Snow
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.

Avengement (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:35
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, The escape, Prison Break
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Tense, For men

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.

15 Minutes of War (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
Duration01:38
CharactersSnipers, Lifeguards, Terrorists
PlotHostage, On real events
StyleTense, Disturbing

February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out a newly formed elite squad to rescue the hostages. Within a few hours, the highly trained team arrives to the crisis area, where the Somalian National Army has taken position behind the barbed wire on the border. The French unit is left with very few options to rescue the hostages. As the volatile situation unravels, the French men quickly come up with a daring plan: carry out a simultaneous 5 men sniper attack to get the children and the teacher out safely. A true story.

Don't Let Go (2019)
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense

After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she’s a ghost or if he's going mad - but as it turns out, he's not. Instead, her calls help him rewrite history.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror
Duration01:57
CharactersGirlfriends, Sharks
PlotSurvival, Diving
PlaceSea, Caves
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A group of backpackers diving in a ruined underwater city discover that they have stumbled into the territory of the ocean's deadliest shark species.

Rabid (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic
Duration02:36
CharactersDoctors
StyleDepressive, Tense, Creepy

When a young woman is left scarred beyond recognition following an accident, she undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. And while the procedure turns her into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price...

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We Die Young (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genredrama
Duration01:59
CharactersVeterans, Criminals
StyleMakes me think, Heavy, Depressive, Tense, For men

Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

Countdown (2019)
PlotFear, Cheating, Supernatural, Technology
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

A young nurse downloads an app that tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Miss Bala (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
Duration01:43
CharactersModels
PlotAbduction, Rivalry
StyleFor girls, Exciting, Fascinating, Tense

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.

In the Tall Grass (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
Duration02:30
PlaceCanada, Nature
StyleTense, Disturbing

After hearing a child screaming for help from the green depths of a vast field of tall grass, Becky, a pregnant woman, and Cal, her brother, park their car near a mysterious abandoned church and recklessly enter the field, discovering that they are not alone and because of some reason they are unable of escaping a completely inextricable vegetable labyrinth.

The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
Duration02:27
CharactersScouts, Special agents
StyleNetflix, Heavy, Tense

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.

Mercy Black (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersFamily, Psychologists
PlotMental disorders, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Fifteen years after conjuring an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and young nephew. But as Mercy continues to haunt her and the death count rises, she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth of her past before Mercy Black claims her nephew. Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Miles Emmons, Lee Eddy, and Janeane Garofalo star in this terrifying story of regret, redemption, and the dark side of belief.

The Lighthouse (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
Duration01:37
PlotTravel, Death
PlaceCanada, USA, Islands, Lighthouse
StyleTense, Gothic

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

Escape Room (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller
Duration01:39
CharactersQuest rooms
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Survival, Test, Death
StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Exciting

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

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
Duration01:51
CharactersHermits, Sisters, Family
PlaceEstate
StyleTense, Gothic

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.

Back Roads (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
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.

The Best of Enemies (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography, history
Duration02:43
CharactersPartners, Parents
PlotOn real events, Political
StyleDisturbing, Tense

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
CharactersSuperhero
StyleDC, Tense, Exciting

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?

Angel of Mine (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense

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

Anna (2019)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller
Duration02:05
CharactersHired assassins, Strong women, CIA, Lesbians
StyleTense

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.

Luce (2019)
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents
PlotPolitical, Parenting, Adoption
PlaceSchool, USA
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.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotRevenge
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense

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.

Rattlesnake (2019)
Mark10
CharactersWitch
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts
StyleDepressive, Tense

After a mysterious woman saves her daughter from a deadly snakebite, a single mother must repay the debt by killing a stranger before sundown.

The Dig (2019)
CharactersKillers, Fathers, Old man
PlotDeath
StyleDisturbing, Tense

After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim’s father, searching for the body. With no memory of the murder, Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of Sean is to help him dig.

Searching (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersParents
PlotMissing people, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

Lizzie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
Duration01:00
CharactersMaids, Lesbians, Gay, Lawyers
PlotDeath, Investigation, Money
PlacePrison
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.

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.

Girl on the Third Floor (2019)
PlotMystery, Moving, Death
StyleCreepy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.

Constantine: City of Demons - The Movie (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon
CharactersDemons, Captives, Lifeguards
PlotMagic, Supernatural
StyleTense, Gothic

A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal – all while battling his own inner demons!

Mirage (2018)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily
PlotTime travel
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense

During a mysterious thunderstorm, Vera, a young mother, manages to save a life in danger, but her good deed causes a disturbing chain of unexpected consequences.

Bumblebee (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Teens, Robots
PlotCars, UFO, Technology
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

Widows (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
Duration02:04
CharactersStrong women, Widows
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Death
StyleWomens in main roles, Tense

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to pull off a heist.

Greyzone (2018)
CharactersTerrorists, Mothers
PlotInvestigation
StyleExciting, Tense

When a brilliant drone engineer, Victoria, is taken hostage in her own home, a series of dangerous events are set into motion in this high octane thriller.

Blindspotting (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice, Criminals
PlotDancing
StyleMakes me think, Disturbing, Tense

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

State Like Sleep (2019)
StyleTense

Following the death of her husband, Katherine travels to Brussels, where a few loose ends become a whole web of secrets as she untangles her late spouse’s mysterious last days alive.

Body at Brighton Rock (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrethriller
Duration01:23
PlotSurvival
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense

When an inexperienced park ranger finds a dead body under mysterious circumstances on a remote mountain trail, she must guard it overnight until authorities can arrive, forcing her to confront some of her deepest, darkest fears.

The Nightshifter (2019)
PlotDeath
StyleDepressive, Tense, Creepy, Disturbing

Stênio, the nightshifter of a morgue, has the ability to communicate with the cadavers that are brought to him every night.

A Score to Settle (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 4.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
Duration01:14
CharactersFathers
PlotRevenge
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Secret Obsession (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
Duration01:55
CharactersManiacs, Detectives
PlotObsession, Lost memory, Mystery, Investigation
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Action

Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he reintroduces her to their secluded mountain estate, Detective Page pursues Jennifer’s assailant — his own daughter went missing and was never found. The same fate now awaits Jennifer, unless someone realizes that her loving caretaker is actually her captor.

The Wolf Hour (2020)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
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.

An Affair to Die For (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrethriller
Duration01:15
PlotTreason, Revenge
StyleTense, Disturbing, Exciting, Action

A weekend get-away for two lovers turns into a nightmare of psychological mind games when their infidelity is discovered.

Bloodline (2019)
CharactersFamily, Psychologists
PlaceSchool
StyleTense

Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Wounds (2019)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
Duration01:56
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Exciting, Fascinating

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

Rust Creek (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
Duration02:16
CharactersStrong women
PlotSurvival
PlaceForest, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense, Action

When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.

Hero (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
Duration02:19
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceRussia
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

The story is centered on the story of Andrei, who was trained in the special school of the Foreign Intelligence Service 15 years ago, where teenagers were trained from adolescents. In the early 2000s, the project was closed, and the main character has long settled in one of the European cities and no longer recalls Russia. One day he picks up the phone and hears the voice of his father, who was presumed dead. He tells Andrei that the hunt is open for him. He is trying to destroy unknown forces, and he can only run. Andrei is now driven by a desire not only to survive, but also to find his father again. To help the protagonist comes his first love, Masha, who in everything that happens also has her own interest. Andrei is getting deeper into the spy game, not realizing its true scale.

Play or Die (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrehorror
Duration01:18
PlotMystery, Survival, Survival
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Welcome to Paranoia, the ultimate escape game. Rule #1: Nothing is real. Rule #2: One of you will die. Lucas and Chloe, two passionate gamers, decide to participate to Paranoia, a very exclusive escape game. After solving a first riddle, they make it to the location of the finale in an abandoned mental hospital, lost in a frightening forest. There, four other participants are waiting on them. They soon realize that only one of them will get out of there alive.

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