Best Intense Movies

  • Cloverfield

    Cloverfield (PG-13, 2008)

    Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel
    Producer J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale ... read moreof a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City, and the four desperate people who put their lives on the line to embark on a perilous rescue mission. Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) is a young American professional who has recently been offered a coveted new job in Japan. Eager to send his older sibling off in style, Rob's younger brother, Jason (Mike Vogel), and his girlfriend, Lily (Jessica Lucas), organize a surprise going-away party to take place the night before Rob boards his Eastern-bound flight. As the party gets underway, Rob's longtime friend and current love interest, Beth (Odette Yustman), shows up with another man as the dejected guest of honor's best-pal Hud (T.J. Miller) encourages partygoer Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) to wish him an on-camera farewell despite the fact that they barely know one another. Moments after Beth storms out following a bitter skirmish with Rob, the entire New York City skyline goes dark. Power is quickly restored, prompting partygoers to turn their attention toward the news, where they learn that a freight tanker has been overturned in New York Harbor. Racing to the rooftop in hopes of getting a better look at the situation, the group is terrified to witness a massive explosion that rains debris across midtown Manhattan, causing mass chaos and unparalleled destruction. But the worst is yet to come, because it soon becomes apparent that this is not the work of a terrorist or an act of war, but a massive creature beyond human comprehension. Now, as the military moves in and the streets of New York City become a virtual war zone, Rob, Lily, Marlena, and Hud race to rescue Beth and get out of the city before the powers that be unleash the ultimate weapon of mass destruction on one of the most populated cities on the planet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb820215461: .Some
      very intense well put together
      action scenes.I loved the subway and central park scenes, when the
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      It is definetly something that you should see in the theaters, very intense.
      But if your the person who likes a story with a nice ending where it explains everything,
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000716838411: . Believe me, when the monster shows up and shit hits the fan, it gets really intense. The shaky cam gives you a more realistic feeling to the whole situation and made the experi
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker (R, 2009)

    Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes
    Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal (who adapted his experiences with ... read morea bomb squad into a fact-based, yet fictional story), director Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War-set action thriller The Hurt Locker presents the conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fighting firsthand -- the soldiers. As an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, they face the constant threat of death from incoming bombs and sharp-shooting snipers. In Baghdad, roadside bombs are a common danger. The Army is working to make the city a safer place for Americans and Iraqis, so when it comes to dismantling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) crew is always on their game. But protecting the public isn't easy when there's no room for error, and every second spent dismantling a bomb is another second spent flirting with death. Now, as three fearless bomb technicians take on the most dangerous job in Baghdad, it's only a matter of time before one of them gets sent to "the hurt locker." Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: The Hurt Locker is an intense, well acted warm film about the conflict in the middle east, but focuses more on the combat,
      Reviewed 22 days days ago
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      fb100001115436804: don't think this movie lives up to its praise due to its lack if a narrative! sure these scenes are intense and interesting, but it didn't go anywhere. like honestly this is just a few guys running ar
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: . It becomes all the more realistic through the intense silence and the great cast in their excellent portrayal of realistic war dynamics, and so th
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men (R, 2007)

    Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald
    When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texa... read mores drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) has just stumbled into the find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet-strewn pickup truck surrounded by the corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers two million dollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in the back of the vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town. Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, and Kelly MacDonald co-star in a distinctly American crime story that explores timeless biblical themes in a contemporary Southwestern setting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • jeffreyutley
      jeffreyutley: . 9.5/10. A. Awesomely awesometastic.

      Funny, smart, original, and intense, No Country For Old Men has an excellent script, fantastic characters, flawless direction, e
      Reviewed 35 days days ago
    • hyperjonbbb
      hyperjonbbb: .A classic movie non the less,and violent gritty movie.One of the most intense scenes evolves the antagonist vs the protagonist.At times it feels like a well made silent f
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • gilbertgumphrey
      gilbertgumphrey: . As if the actual suspense scenes aren't intense enough - the Coens managed to make simple talking-head shots unbearably tense. Now, onto th
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Kingdom

    The Kingdom (R, 2007)

    Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven
    In the aftermath of a deadly attack on American forces in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, diplomats are slow t... read moreo act, but meanwhile, FBI special agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) assembles a secret team of U.S. counter-terrorism investigators to enter the city and find the criminal behind what has quickly become an international incident. The crew, however, finds their attempt to capture the perpetrators stalled by bureaucracy and their presence unwelcome. Desperate to gain the trust they need to accomplish their mission in just five days, the team enlists the aid of a Saudi Arabian police officer (Ashraf Barhoum), but as the agents infiltrate the dark and complex world of the Saudi crime scene, they find that the perpetrator's next target may be them. Directed by Peter Berg, The Kingdom also stars Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, and Jason Bateman. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
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      fb614682813: An excellent thriller that is as emotionally riveting as it is intense.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • DreamExtractor
      DreamExtractor: . The music was really good and made the film intense. The camera was a little shaky but thats a minor problem. The gun fights were really well
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb1165992857: Really intense and insightful...suspenseful and makes you think!
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • I Am Legend

    I Am Legend (PG-13, 2007)

    Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith
    Adapted from acclaimed author Richard Matheson's influential novelette of the same name, Constantine... read more director Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend follows the last man on Earth as he struggles to survive while fending off the infected survivors of a devastating vampiric plague. A brilliant scientist who raced to discover a cure for the man-made virus as humanity came crumbling down all around him, Robert Neville (Will Smith) was inexplicably immune to the highly contagious superbug. Now the entire population of New York City -- and perhaps the world -- has been transformed into carnivorous bloodsuckers that fear the light and live solely to spread their contagion to any remaining living creature that crosses their path. It's been three years since civilization came to an end, and the loneliness has taken a devastating toll on Neville. By day he scours the city for food and supplies while sending out desperate radio messages in hopes that someone might respond, and by night he attempts to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus by experimenting with his own blood. But time is running out for Neville as the legions of infected watch his every move from the safety of the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. They, too, long to learn the secret that lurks in Neville's blood, though they will have to take caution while attempting to procure it because Neville will sooner die attempting to slay every last one of them than willingly giving up a single drop. Previously adapted for the screen in the 1964 Vincent Price frightener The Last Man on Earth and the 1971 Charlton Heston action film The Omega Man, Matheson's novelette also served as the inspiration for George A. Romero's groundbreaking zombie classic Night of the Living Dead. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb722446392: INTENSE thriller. One of the best I've seen in a long time. Suspend your disbelief and you will be
      Reviewed 34 days days ago
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      fb52707685: Good, most intense movie I have ever seen. Unlike any movie I have ever seen. Go see it, I will see it again.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb100000012808682: What an intense and sad movie. I get believe it took me so long to watch it.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood (R, 2007)

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier
    Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson steps outside his contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos... read more to explore a very different dysfunctional man -- an oil pioneer whose trailblazing spirit is equaled only by his murderous ambition. There Will Be Blood is Anderson's loose adaptation of the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair, and it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a miner who happens upon black gold during a disastrous excavation that ends in a broken leg. Pulling himself up from the bowels of the earth, both literally and metaphorically, Plainview embarks on a systematic and steadfast approach to mastering the oil business. Using plain-spoken and straightforward language, Plainview launches a campaign to convince small-town property owners they should let him drill their land. Without him, they won't have the equipment to access the profit beneath their feet. He builds an empire this way -- and gradually becomes obsessed with the intrinsic value of power, growing increasingly irascible and paranoid in the process. Plainview meets his match in Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a teenage preacher in the small California town of Little Boston, whose brother tipped Plainview off to the town's plentiful supply of untapped oil. To fully reap the benefits of the land, Plainview must suffer the opposing whims of this "prophet," whose legitimacy is questionable at best. And it's unclear if either man is prepared to pay the humiliating price the other wants to exact. There Will Be Blood features an anachronistic soundtrack by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and it was shot in the same town where the James Dean epic Giant was filmed. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
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      fb100000212260585: ty of the machinery give a sense of man's vulnerability in the world, with the lingering pacing and intense score further highlighting this feeling.

      I also noticed quite a bit more complexity to Dan
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb244148315784310: . There Will Be Blood is a very intense character portrait of a man becoming obsessive over power. Daniel-Day gives his best perform
      Reviewed 36 days days ago
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      fb1008742212: . Day-Lewis' devotion to his characterisation of Daniel Plainview is so incredible and intense that its a disbelief that he isn't a real person. Daniel Day-Lewis turns a character that th
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream (R, 2000)

    Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald
    Based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr., this gritty drama concerns four people trapped by their addi... read morections. Harry (Jared Leto), and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY, while Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry dreams of scoring a pound of smack, from which he could make enough money to open a clothing boutique with Marion, but so far he and his friends can barely scrape by supporting their own habits. Meanwhile, Harry's mother Sara (Ellen Burstyn), who spends her days watching television, is told she has the opportunity to appear on her favorite game show; wanting to lose enough weight to fit into her favorite red dress, she visits a sleazy doctor who gives her a prescription for amphetamines. Soon Sara has a drug habit of her own that is spiraling out of control. Requiem for a Dream was directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Selby; it was Aronofsky's second feature, following his acclaimed independent film Pi. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb100002877745181: . Overall an intense, gritty and life changing experience of a movie.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb700438696: Chaos in the world of those who are addicted to drugs, gaze into the abyss and you will never go ba
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb100001387630158: So Intense! I love the soundtrack it goes perfectly with the film
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • American History X

    American History X (R, 1998)

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks
    Tony Kaye made his feature directorial debut with this dramatic exploration into the roots of race h... read moreatred in America. In a shocking opening scene, teen Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong) races to tell his older brother, neo-Nazi Derek (Edward Norton), about the young blacks breaking into his car in front of the house, whereupon Derek gets his gun and with no forethought shoots the youths in their tracks. Tried and convicted, Derek is sent away for three years in prison, where he acquires a different outlook as he contrasts white-power prisoners with black Lamont (Guy Torry), his prison laundry co-worker and eventual pal. Meanwhile, Danny, with a shaved head and a rebellious attitude, seems destined to follow in his big brother's footsteps. After Danny writes a favorable review of Hitler's Mein Kampf, black high-school principal Sweeney (Avery Brooks) puts Danny in his private "American History X" course and assigns him to do a paper about his older brother, who was a former student of Sweeney's. This serves to introduce flashbacks, with the film backtracking to illustrate Danny's account of Derek's life prior to the night of the shooting. Monochrome sequences of Derek leading a Venice, California gang are intercut with color footage of the mature Derek ending his past neo-Nazi associations and attempting to detour Danny away from the group led by white supremacist, Cameron (Stacy Keach), who once influenced Derek. Director Tony Kaye, with a background in TV commercials and music videos, filmed in L.A. beach communities. Rated R "for graphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality and nudity." ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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      fb36407375: . The movie overall was amazing with intense scenes that make you wanna cringe. The good kinda cringe of course :)
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • juliantoepfer
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      Edward Norton delivers one of the most intense and impressive performances in a career full of intense and impressive performances. Of cour
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • 54adam
      54adam: Very intense film about racism in America. Edward Norton is truly an incredible actor, and did a good job
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Hard Candy

    Hard Candy (R, 2006)

    Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Holmes, John Gilbert
    A teenage girl agrees to meet a thirtysomething fashion photographer in person after becoming acquai... read morented with him in an online chat room, and the resulting encounter finds the line between predator and prey slipping slowly out of focus in director David Slade's provocative and topical thriller. Hayley (Ellen Page) is a 14-year-old teen whose emotional maturity seems to betray her tender age. Jeff (Patrick Wilson) is a potential child predator whose intentions toward his young chat buddy seem less than honorable. After meeting in a coffeehouse and getting to know each other briefly in person, Jeff invites Haley back to his place, and it's not long before Jeff's underage guest is pouring drinks and posing provocatively for an impromptu photo shoot. As the evening's questionable activities take a decidedly sordid slant and the raptorial Jeff appears poised to strike, a sudden turn of events finds that his apparent victim has had a plan of her own from the very beginning. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • tmannamt
      tmannamt: Intense. Intense. Intense. Great acting by both and great work from David Slade.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • doglover000000
      doglover000000: c, pyshcological trilller that touches on a difficult topic but intelligently delivers an engaging, intense and disturbing film. Brilliant performances and one to watch!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000011594768: This movie was so intense, thrilling, provocative, chilling, disturbing, and a little confusing. The acting, to me, wa
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond (R, 2006)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen
    Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story... read more of Danny Archer--a South African mercenary--and Solomon Vandy--a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon--who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields--has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen, an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.
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      fb681546476: This is a hard-hitting action-drama with a compelling story, intense violence, beautiful scenery, interesting characters and brilliant acting. Leo impresses me o
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • allenlee49
      allenlee49: An intense, sad, and horrifying movie to watch. This film shows what happened in Africa in the 90s
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb1409127015: . Action packed intense adventure. One of the best movies this year. A piece of history and based on a true story.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago