Intense movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant intense movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out intense, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting and entertaining films and TV shows about / with violence, gun, betrayal, chase, mentor, storytelling, death, dialogue, danger and fight plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
intense movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as intense: Crank (2006), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Matrix (1999), Money Heist (2017), Die Hard (1988), Dredd (2012), I Am Legend (2007), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Elite (2018), Shooter (2007).

List of intense movies

Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: intense, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, tough heroes, hitman, dark humor, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, race against time, crimes, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, one against many, secret agents, tough heroes, on the run, amnesia, assassin, black ops, cia, uncover truth, agent as target ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, switzerland, france, europe ...
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The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, alternate reality, chosen one, existentialism, future dystopia, philosophy, virtual reality, hacker, man versus machine, mentor ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 22nd century
Place: los angeles
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Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: suspense, intense, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage, strategy, hostage situation, thief, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, planning ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, courage, save the day, marital problem, race against time, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: intense, futuristic, neo noir, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: judge, post apocalypse, distopia, lone hero, tough law enforcer, cyberpunk, drug lord, trapped, fighting crime, one man army, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, heroes, isolation, deadly creature, survivor, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Style: intense, exciting, suspense, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lone hero, prison escape, drug smuggling, chase, vigilante, false accusation of murder, one against many, female soldier, conspiracy, false accusation, corruption, assassination ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, alabama, afghanistan, washington d.c.
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Elite (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.
Style: captivating, emotional, sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: school, classmate, teenage sex, new school, friendship, jealousy, sex scene, youth, murder, female nudity, seduction, infidelity ...
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Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, conspiracy, one man army, corruption, fbi, frame up, false accusation, patriotism, cover up, u.s. president, swat team, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, baltimore, ethiopia, langley virginia ...
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Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, tense, suspense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, chief of police, gunfight, tragedy, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, brutality, police ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, con artists, gunrunner, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, weapons, heist, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, year 2008
Place: iraq, baghdad iraq, miami, jordan, pentagon ...
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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Compilation film of the first half of the TV series.
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, mutation, extinction, courage, murder, chase, death, monster, brutality, fight scenes, steampunk, fictional war ...
Place: japan
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 34-year-old virgin loser is kicked out of his home by his family and realized that his life is completely over. As he regrets wasting his life, a truck runs him over and he died. When he wakes up... He’s in a world of sword and sorcery! Reborn as ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, intense, tense, seinen ...
Plot: reincarnation, magic, harem, new life, peril, starting over, fantasy world, second chance, impersonation, unlikely partners, romance, obsessive quest ...
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, philosophical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, distopia, vengeance, freedom, rebellion, vigilantism, society, future dystopia, mysterious character, revenge, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, car chase, car thief, car, chase, master criminal, race against time, thief, blackmail, organized crime, theft, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, kidnapping, psychology, villain, crimes, hitman, stewardess, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, dallas texas, texas, miami
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Kengan Ashura (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Since the Edo periods of Japan, gladiator arenas exist in certain areas. In these arenas, wealthy business owners and merchants hire gladiators to fight in unarmed combat where winner takes all. Toki Taouma, nicknamed "Ashura," joins these ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, arena, fight, fight to the death, rivalry, rivals, warrior, gladiator, secret organization, master warrior, determination, politics ...
Place: japan
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Max Steel (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Style: captivating, tense, intense, suspense, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, teenager, transformation, creature, secret, superhero, teenage boy, alien technology, martial arts, super strength, scientist, half human ...
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, suspense, intense, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, class differences, gunfight, fighting the system, survival, murder, violence, politics, death, social decay, rebellion, election ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: intense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, navy seal, war, courage, gunfight, swat team, cia agent, cia, tough guy, embassy, heroism ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Emma Collins and her team are spending their third summer on the island of Little Happy studying the effect of climate change on the great white sharks who come to the nearby nursery every year to give birth. Along with the last two inhabitants ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, predator, characters killed one by one, killer shark, science runs amok, scientist, experiment gone awry, research, female scientist, experiment, mutation ...
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, marseille, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s, year 1999
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london ...
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Devilman Crybaby (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Akira Fudo learns from his best friend Ryo Asuka that demons will revive and reclaim the world from humans. With humans hopeless against this threat, Ryo suggests combining with a demon. With this, Akira becomes Devilman, a being with the power of ...
Style: apocalyptic, psychological, captivating, intense, bleak ...
Plot: demon, eroticism, alternate reality, satan, chaos and mayhem, save the world, friendship, contests and competitions, super powers, love, monster, good versus evil ...
Time: 2010s
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Green Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Plot: brutality, murder, skinhead, violence, friendship, survival, escape, punk band, heroin, self defense, punk, killer dog ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, dangerous animal, island, fantasy world, survival, research, animal attack, team, child in peril, tyrannosaurus rex, amusement park ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: costa rica, central america, dominican republic
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, surreal ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, life philosophy, fantasy world, teamwork, existentialism, fictional reality, manipulation, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, sydney australia ...
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You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, deathtrap, murder, survival, crimes, massacre, trap, confined, parents and children, family in danger, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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