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85 Best Intense Movies To Watch

Popular + Intense

Popular + Intense

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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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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The Infiltrator (2016)
7.1

A well-told, serious-minded crime thriller bolstered by an incredibly strong cast

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RRR (2022)
7.9

An epic Indian action film that packs a mighty punch

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Mass (2021)
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8.5

A microscopic and unrelenting look at grief and healing

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In the Fade (2017)
7.0

An intense and fantastically-performed film with probing questions that resonate with our times

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Prophet’s Prey (2015)
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8.4

An incisive documentary on Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints cult leader Warren Jeffs

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Elle (2016)
7.1

An always-excellent Isabelle Huppert powers this thrilling French revenge film

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Bad Genius (2017)
7.5

A thrilling Thai caper about bad people getting good grades

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A Sun (2019)
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8.6

A searing but poetic drama about class and family set in modern Taiwan

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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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