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, interesting, realistic, entertaining and exciting films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, chase, betrayal, violence, catastrophe, redemption, vengeance and destiny plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as intense: I Saw the Devil (2010), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Jurassic Park (1993), The Call (2013), Transformers (2007), Nightcrawler (2014), Man on Fire (2004), Everest (2015), X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

List of intense movies

I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, vengeance, revenge, mercilessness, extreme violence, violence, crime and punishment, track down, cat and mouse, law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, amateur detective, treasure, adventurer, adventure, danger, escapades, riddles and clues, reporter, chase, dog, map ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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 8.1
 744K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: 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, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, island, survival, adventure, team, theme park, dangerous animal, tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, scientist, chase, research ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica
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 6.7
 101K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, danger, woman in danger, fear, psycho, murder, cell phone, lifesaver, control room, underground, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 556K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, alien invasion, robot, transformation, artifact, good versus evil, alien, danger, save the world, military, killer robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., pentagon
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 7.9
 379K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, suspense, intense ...
Plot: journalism, neo noir, sociopath, ambition, obsession, anti-hero, losing-it hero, cynicism, journalist, deception, character study, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.1
 176K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, forces of nature, death, adventure, climbing, against the odds, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, freeze to death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the ...
Style: intense, entertaining, exciting, comic
Plot: mutant, superhero, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, supervillain, supernatural power, superhero team, entity
Time: 1990s
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego ...
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, intense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, teenage life, moral dilemma, mentor, arms dealer, school, teenage protagonist, costumed hero, good versus evil, battle, rescue, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, washington d.c., berlin germany
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 7.4
 232K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, intense, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, adventure, dangerous animal, friendship, family, greed, feral child, animals, mischievous children, courage, good versus evil ...
Place: india
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 8.7
 1.4M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: thought provoking, exciting, serious, mind bending, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, chosen one, virtual reality, philosophy, hacker ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century, 90s
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 8.8
 1.7M
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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 7.8
 302K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, offbeat, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, depression, supportive parent, mental illness, fall in love, obsession, parents and children, passionate interest, romance, love and romance, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal
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 8.2
 918K
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: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.6
 338K
Baby Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Style: stylized, suspense, entertaining, intense, tense ...
Plot: bank robbery, car chase, heist, romance, music, chase, twists & turns, cars, crime, getaway driver, waitress, sign language ...
Time: 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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 7.5
 453K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, intense, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: courage, island, justice, adventure, good versus evil, chosen one, superhero, superheroine, war, princess, immortality, wartime ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, belgium, big ben london
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: intense, exciting, comic, humorous, sinister ...
Plot: superhero, disagreement, revenge, brainwashing, ex soldier, costumed hero, supernatural power, female warrior, flying man, teamwork, teenage hero, escape ...
Time: year 1991, 1990s, 2010s
Place: bucharest, siberia, romania, vienna, africa ...
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 7.8
 576K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, british secret service, secret agent, 007, secret agents, secret service, chases and races, james bond, explosion, secret service agent, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, china, istanbul turkey, asia, europe ...
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 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.8
 220K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, innocence lost, nurse, letter, prejudice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, danger, adventure, heroes, society, social decay, youth, life is a bitch, female protagonist ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, clever, suspense, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, crime, prodigy, adventure, special agents, fbi, justice, rise and fall, forgery, cat and mouse, manhunt, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, egypt, atlanta georgia, paris france, florida ...
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 6.7
 129K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, intense, twist ending, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, fbi, gangsters, disguise, violence spree, group of criminals, assassins, gunfight, brutality, multiple storylines, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, israel
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 5.8
 14K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, scary, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, father daughter relationship, post apocalyptic, epidemic, survival, loneliness, end of the world, virus, cannibalism, parenthood, wilderness, family drama ...
Time: future, 80s
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 7.9
 213K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: sexual, captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, strong sexual content, rise and fall, porn industry, innocence lost, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, manhunt, chase, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, terminator, chaos, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, assassin ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, near future ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.4
 36K
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, touching, suspense, intense, meditative ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, teenagers, redemption, teenager, female protagonist, suicide, death, friendship, school, bullying, loneliness, dying repeatedly ...
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