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77 Best Intense Movies to Watch

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Find the best intense movies to watch, from our mood category. Like everything on agoodmovietowatch, these intense movies are highly-rated by both viewers and critics.

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The Tribe (2014)
8.0

No subtitles, no translation, just Ukranian sign language and a downward spiral into violence

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Bad Genius (2017)
7.5

A thrilling Thai caper about bad people getting good grades

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Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021)
6.9

An artful, subversive ode to 1980s action films

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Running on Empty (1988)
7.6

A provocative feature about a family on the run

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Thelma (2017)
7.2

A psychosexual thriller from acclaimed director Joachim Trier

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The Fallout (2021)
7.1

An empathetic look at the aftermath of a school shooting

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Quo Vadis Aida? (2020)
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8.2

A difficult and alarmingly timely portrayal of the Srebrenica massacre

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The Guilty (2018)
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9.0

A minimalist, razor-sharp thriller that will have you gasping for air.

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System Crasher (2019)
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9.0

A tale of trauma and one of the most talked about movies on Netflix in 2020.

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Lady Vengeance (2005)
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8.1

Truth-seeking and revenge fuel this Korean classic

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Just Another Love Story (2007)
7.1

A Danish thriller about a mid-life crisis that goes wrong

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Tape (2001)
7.8

Big stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman go small in this intriguing drama

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