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, exciting, suspenseful, serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, gun, violence, chase, betrayal, catastrophe, corruption and death plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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intense movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as intense: Money Heist (2017), Dredd (2012), Elite (2018), The Matrix (1999), The Bourne Identity (2002), V for Vendetta (2005), Shooter (2007), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Crank (2006), Patriots Day (2016).

List of intense movies

 8.3
 311K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage situation, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, plot twist, hostage, planning, strategy ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 7.1
 257K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
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: futuristic, intense, neo noir, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, post apocalypse, judge, lone hero, drug lord, fighting crime, cyberpunk, distopia, survival, psychic, corruption, police ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 7.6
 50K
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, twists and turns, emotional, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: teenage sex, classmate, new school, sex scene, school, friendship, jealousy, youth, female nudity, society, love and romance, murder ...
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 8.7
 1.7M
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: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, hacker, chosen one, philosophy, alternate reality, man versus machine, save the world, virtual reality, existentialism ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
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: political thriller, intense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, escape, tough heroes, on the run, black ops, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, switzerland, europe, france, barcelona ...
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 8.1
 1.0M
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, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, anti hero, distopia, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 7.2
 315K
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: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, one man army, corruption, conspiracy, fbi, frame up, sniper rifle, false accusation, cover up, patriotism, swat team, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, kentucky, washington d.c., tennessee ...
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug smuggling, lone hero, female soldier, false accusations, conspiracy, chase, corruption, assassination, military, vigilante, prison escape, hitman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, afghanistan, alabama, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 237K
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: one man army, tough heroes, vengeance, dark humor, hitman, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, gory, race against time, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 95K
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, police chief, manhunt, chief of police, gunfight, tragedy, terrorist, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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 8.2
 804K
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, fbi, storage unit, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, crime, cat and mouse, crimes, fake identity ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, spain, washington d.c., atlanta georgia, europe ...
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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: intense, tense, suspense, disturbing, psychotronic ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, killer shark, science runs amok, survival, female scientist, predator, characters killed one by one, experiment gone awry, research, scientist, husband wife relationship ...
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 7.6
 26K
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, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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Jurassic Park III (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, fantasy world, island, dangerous animal, rescue, tyrannosaurus rex, jungle, survival, pterodactyl, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, state affairs, media, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, bloody, suspense, intense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gunfight, class differences, distopia, fighting the system, survival, murder, violence, politics, death, social decay, female politician, rebellion ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
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 7.0
 136K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, destructive relationship, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, seoul, phoenix arizona, california
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Quantum of Solace (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, vengeance, secret service, espionage, betrayal, secret agents, james bond, spy, interrogation, 007, undercover, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: bolivia, haiti, london, russia, italy ...
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 8.2
 327K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, sparring ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states ...
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 6.4
 114K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman, kidnapping, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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 7.0
 178K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: intense, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, u.s. military, iraq war, anti war, american soldier, boot camp, war, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, 1990s, year 1990 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, sacramento california ...
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 5.6
 254K
Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: intense, serious, exciting, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, chase, experiment gone awry, adventure, dark hero, genetics, mutant, mad scientist, transformation, anger, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, south america, central america
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 7.7
 145K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, tough law enforcer, crimes, psychopath, police, crime, against the rules, ransom, police brutality, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.9
 105K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, hitman, secret agents, family in danger, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, north africa, new england ...
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 7.2
 697K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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: exciting, intense, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, car thief, master criminal, race against time, thief, danger, chase, car, blackmail, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Gatekeeper of the Galaxy (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: What will Moscow look like if it turns off the electricity, stops all production, and the whole world will only watch the alien game? As a result of the galactic war that occurred near the Earth, the Moon collapsed and the poles of the planet ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, intense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien space craft, fate of humanity, football, game, athlete, flash forward, save the world, save the day, heroes, spacecraft, distopia, fantasy world ...
Time: future
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Kengan Ashura (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action
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, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, fight to the death, rivalry, rivals, gladiator, arena, secret organization, warrior, betrayal, politics, master warrior, determination ...
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 8.0
 507K
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, bleak, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, terrorist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, angola ...
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