103 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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I Killed My Mother (2009)

7.0

An unflinchingly honest family drama from a young filmmaker, authentic down to its imperfections

The Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion (2018)

7.0

This slow-burn thriller delivers bloody thrills and twists

Amores Perros (2000)

best

8.0

Love, betrayal, and death await three characters in this uncompromising, layered drama

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

7.7

A chilling Irish tragicomedy from the director of In Bruges

Boiling Point (2021)

best

8.3

A glimpse inside the chaotic life of a head chef

Happening (2021)

best

8.6

Set nearly 60 years ago, this realistically harrowing abortion drama still rings true today

Always (2011)

7.2

An inspiring yet saddening love story

Barbarian (2022)

7.7

A darkly funny and impossible-to-predict midnight thriller with lots of things on its mind

Thirst (2009)

best

8.9

In this vampire film, a priest is forced to leave his ascetic lifestyle in search of a cure for a deadly virus

RRR (2022)

7.9

An epic Indian action film that packs a mighty punch

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

best

8.5

A deliriously entertaining horror-comedy musical with some of the best puppetry put on film

On the Count of Three (2021)

7.1

A darkly comic tale following two best friends on the last day of their lives
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