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Anxiety-Induced Cinema

Films that leave you visibly shaken; masterclasses in building tension that make you truly feel anxious for whatever is happening on screen.

Suggestions welcome!

There are 18 films in this list released in the 1960s.

  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Psycho
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Z
  • At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • Wavelength
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Winter Light
  • The Innocents
  • Fellini Satyricon
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Knife in the Water
  • The Birds
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Repulsion
  • Kuroneko