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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 16 historical films in this list.

  • 1917
  • Silence
  • First Man
  • Z
  • Come and See
  • Casualties of War
  • Hunger
  • Salvador
  • The Killing Fields
  • Mirror
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Detroit
  • The Devils
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • United 93
  • Mark of the Devil