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The list contains the best, new and most relevant intense movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out intense, entertaining, suspense, realistic, exciting and clever films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, storytelling, chase, catastrophe, destiny, betrayal, danger, murder and redemption plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as intense: The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Jurassic Park (1993), The Call (2013), Everest (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), The Jungle Book (2016), The Matrix (1999), Inception (2010), The Game (1997), Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
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Inception
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, UK
148 min.
 8.8
The Matrix
Action, Sci-Fi
USA
136 min.
 8.7
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
Black Panther
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA
134 min.
 7.5

List of intense movies

The Adventures of Tintin
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: exciting, stylized, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, amateur detective, comics, chase, fantasy world, danger, escapades, investigation, map, artifact ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1949, 1940s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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 8.1
 736K
Jurassic Park
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: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: dinosaur, island, adventure, survival, theme park, chase, genetics, natural disaster, fantasy world, science, animal attack, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica
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 6.7
 100K
The Call
Genre: Crime, 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: suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, chase, murder, control room, guilt, twists & turns, woman in danger, surveillance, investigation, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 172K
Everest
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport, 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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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Spider-Man: Homecoming
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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: entertaining, intense, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, dark hero, arms dealer, school, teenage protagonist, fight scenes, costumed hero, teenage life, supernatural power, rescue, good versus evil, battle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, berlin germany, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 227K
The Jungle Book
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: intense, serious, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, friendship, orphan, animals, family, unlikely friendships, feral child, courage, talking animals, good versus evil, survival ...
Place: india
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 8.7
 1.4M
The Matrix
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: stylized, philosophical, cerebral, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, existentialism, artificial intelligence, mentor, man versus machine, philosophy, fighting the system, save the world, heroic mission, alternate reality, postmodernism, distopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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 7.8
 298K
The Game
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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Silver Linings Playbook
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: realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, romance, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, social misfits, love, male female friendship, mentor, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, philadelphia
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Slumdog Millionaire
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: realistic, touching, serious, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, rags to riches, life is a bitch, television show, destiny, street life, child abuse, poverty, true love, brutality, childhood, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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 7.7
 310K
Baby Driver
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: car chase, twists & turns, romance, bank robbery, music, chase, heist, cars, crime, gunfight, violence, dark hero ...
Time: year 1998, 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa
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 7.5
 424K
Wonder Woman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, UK, Italy, Canada, New Zealand
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: intense, suspense, entertaining, surprise ending, interesting ...
Plot: wartime, superheroine, justice, courage, good versus evil, fight scenes, war, comics, plot twist, adventure, island, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 2010s
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, big ben london, belgium
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Captain America: Civil War
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: epic, intense, exciting, comic, humorous ...
Plot: superhero, comics, revenge, brainwashing, ex soldier, costumed hero, teenage hero, flying man, female warrior, supernatural power, teamwork, prison ...
Time: year 1991, 1990s, 2010s
Place: bucharest, siberia, romania, vienna, eastern europe ...
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 7.8
 218K
Atonement
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, heartbreaking, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, prejudice, false accusation, love story, siblings relations, wartime, storytelling, sexualized violence, unfulfilled love, love, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, survival, propaganda, reality tv, future dystopia, female protagonist, teenagers, fantasy world, game, revolution, adventure, brainwashing ...
Time: future
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Catch Me If You Can
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, exciting, suspense, captivating, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, runaway, crime, adventure, manhunt, chase, special agents, con artists, unlikely criminals, fake identity, creativity, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1967
Place: usa, boston, atlanta georgia, egypt, europe ...
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 7.9
 211K
Boogie Nights
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: stylized, captivating, intense, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: pornography, rise and fall, drug abuse, porn industry, addiction, drugs, loneliness, drug addiction, showbiz, sex, life philosophy, rags to riches ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, intense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, terminator, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, chase, assassin, nuclear war, robot, murder, killer robot, cyborgs, technology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, near future ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Fifth Element
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, stylized, breathtaking, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, alien, future dystopia, heroic mission, supernatural ability, space travel, humanity in peril, save the world, dystopic future, fight scenes, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.4
 33K
Before I Fall
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: teens, teen drama
Plot: time loop, death, female protagonist, redemption, teenagers, school, bullying, friendship, dying repeatedly, female friendship, saving a life, unlikely friendships ...
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Ouija: Origin of Evil
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, suspense, intense, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ouija board, demons, ghosts, possession, dialogue, death, storytelling, devil, teenagers, survival, murder ...
Time: 1960s
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 38K
Trespass
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, home invasion, betrayal, hostages, crime, estate, twists & turns, confined, couple relations, brutality, robbery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.1
 283K
Pearl Harbor
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, factual, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, wartime, childhood friend, destiny, love and romance, friends, love, u.s. navy, world war two, missing in action, tragic event, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, 1920s ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, asia, england, europe ...
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Love Me If You Dare
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, dark humor, sexy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prank, friendship, romance, best friends, best friends in love, competition, destiny, love hate, obsession, love, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 268K
Salt
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, double agent, assassination, cold war, secret service, betrayal, chase, cia, female spy, revenge, russian spy, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, united states ...
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: exciting, sexy, intense, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: secret service, hitman, secret agents, marriage, secret life, spy, secret identity, married couple, agent as target, cia, fight scenes, guns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, french riviera, atlanta georgia ...
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Jurassic Park III
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, suspense, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, adventure, survival, jungle, dinosaur, chase, fantasy world, family, tyrannosaurus rex, danger, rescue, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: costa rica
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, robin hood, vengeance, folk hero, sword fight, greed, courage, romance, period piece, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
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Quantum of Solace
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: 007, espionage, james bond, secret service, vengeance, betrayal, chase, secrets, explosions, interrogation, bond girl, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, bolivia, haiti, russia, caribbean ...
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