Highest-Rated Movies about 'Intense', Sort by Popularity


Ash Is Purest White (2018), Tower (2016), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Home of the Brave (1949), Burden (2016), The Long Good Friday (1980), Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017), Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Intense movies.


Ash Is Purest White (2018)

In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years.

gang leader, girlfriend, gang members, boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, bleak, cool

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Tower (2016)

On Aug. 1st, 1966, a sniper rides the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opens fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunfire ends, the toll includes 16 dead, 36 wounded and a shaken nation.

college student, professor, police officer, doctor, nurse, chilling, eerie

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Sergio Leone's classic about a mysterious drifter's involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

mercenary, sheriff, criminal, brother, soldier, hostage, cool

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Home of the Brave (1949)

A World War II psychiatrist (Jeff Corey) treats a black soldier paralyzed from the hips down from years of mental anguish and prejudice.

psychiatrist, soldier, veteran, emotional, intense, south pacific, doctor's office

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Burden (2016)

The life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later works.

artist, expert, curator, critic, friend, narrator, fascinating

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The Long Good Friday (1980)

A Cockney crime czar (Bob Hoskins) and his mistress (Helen Mirren) answer a threat on the eve of his big deal with a U.S. mobster (Eddie Constantine).

crime boss, girlfriend, mobster, intense, suspenseful, london, car

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Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017)

In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

young woman, mother, dead person, witch, child, friend, suspenseful

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

Power-mad Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) leads an ill-fated raft party from Pizarro's 16th-century Amazon expedition.

conquistador, daughter, soldier, native, intense, brutal, gripping

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Sister (2012)

A poor boy (Kacey Mottet Klein) steals from wealthy patrons at a posh ski resort to support himself and his irresponsible older sister (Léa Seydoux).

young boy, sister, thief, mother, restaurant manager, emotional, melodramatic

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Amanda (2018)

When 20-year-old David's elder sister is brutally killed in an attack, he takes charge of his 7-year-old niece, Amanda.

brother, sister, niece, mother, murder victim, friend, brooding

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Betrayed (2018)

Russian gangsters kidnap a corrupt politician's daughter when they learn he's been cooperating with a rival cartel.

mayor, russian mobster, daughter, detective, brutal, confident, creative

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Up the Yangtze (2007)

This documentary examine China's rapidly changing economy by focusing on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. For the government, the dam stands as a symbol of progress; but it displaces hundreds of families during its creation. Following local teenagers Chen Bo Yu and Yu Shi, who work on one of the Western cruise lines that sails up the Yangtze near the dam, the film details the friction in Chinese society as its citizens struggle with the realities of its new consumer capitalism.

cruise employee, tourist, mother, father, teenager, intense, emotional

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The Mermaid (2016)

A beautiful mermaid (Jelly Lin) falls for a developer (Deng Chao) who threatens the ecosystem of her species.

real estate agent, mermaid, sea creature, beautiful woman, airy, emotional, heartwarming

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My Father My Lord (2007)

The leader of a small ultra-orthodox community in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Abraham Edelman (Assi Dayan) is absolutely inflexible about doctrine. It's a trait that has won him no shortage of respect from his peers, but it's beginning to cause conflict with his son (Ilan Griff). Little Menahem has a growing fascination with the natural world, and simply can't understand why his father must shoo a mother bird from her nest, or insist that dogs have no souls.

rabbi, wife, son, student, emotional, intense, sad

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The Innocents (1961)

A Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) fears a boy (Martin Stephens) and girl (Pamela Franklin) have been possessed by a dead couple.

governess, orphan, ghost, young boy, sister, dark, intense

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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

Filmmaker Avi Belkin examines the life and career of journalist Mike Wallace, presenting never-before-seen footage that showcases the often confrontational interview methods he used on "60 Minutes."

reporter, interviewee, interviewer, politician, celebrity, athlete, engaging

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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" opened in November 1981 to scathing reviews and closed after just 16 performances. Archival footage of the rehearsals, along with interviews with the cast, tell the tale of this infamous production.

actor, actress, musician, director, critic, casting director, brooding

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Paragraph 175 (2000)

Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman chronicle the persecution of homosexuals under the Third Reich. Narrated by Rupert Everett.

resistance fighter, jew, hitler youth, survivor, bleak, dark, intense

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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Following the end of apartheid in South Africa during the 1990s, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to pursue social justice, and this acclaimed documentary focuses on some of the stories that emerged from the organization's cases. Although renowned leader Bishop Desmond Tutu appears, the film focuses primarily on everyday people, both white and black, who committed appalling crimes during apartheid and came to the commission seeking forgiveness.

leader, racist, criminal, murderer, emotional, intense, sad

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Godzilla (1954)

A fire-breathing behemoth terrorizes Japan after an atomic bomb awakens it from its centuries-old sleep.

godzilla, japanese man, japanese woman, japanese soldier, child, scientist, brooding

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Saint Maud (2019)

Maud, an unstable, newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient's soul -- but sinister forces and her own sinful past threaten her holy calling.

nurse, patient, dense, intense, intricate, hospice, doctor's office

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Last Breath (2018)

Stranded at the bottom of the North Sea with only five minutes of oxygen remaining and no chance of rescue, a diver struggles to survive.

diver, historian, archivist, engaging, gripping, intense, tense

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Pusher 3 (2005)

While preparing for his daughter's 25th birthday, a drug lord (Zlatko Buric) copes with a deal gone bad.

drug lord, drug dealer, daughter, prostitute, henchman, intense, dark

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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016)

Cameras follow investigative journalists as they expose corporate and government deception, following in the footsteps of American journalist I.F. Stone.

journalist, filmmaker, government official, president, corporate stooge, narrator, brash

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Under the Sand (2000)

For many years, Marie and Jean have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband goes swimming and vanishes without a trace. Tenaciously and disquietingly, Marie keeps the memory of her husband alive, often speaking of him as if he never disappeared. An offbeat study of the grieving process that will ring true for anyone who has gone through a similar personal loss.

husband, mother, professor, widow, friend, love interest, disheartening

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

A man with no name (Clint Eastwood) and a man with a mission (Lee Van Cleef) hunt a Mexican bandit (Gian Maria Volonte) for different reasons.

bounty hunter, rival, colonel, outlaw, woman, adult, gritty

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We Are Together (2006)

This U.K.-produced HBO documentary covers the spread of AIDS in South Africa, focusing on an orphanage called Agape, founded by one "Grandma" Zodwa Mqadi. The story centers on the local children's choir as they rehearse for a trip to England, and follows the Moya family as they struggle with the disease, which has plagued the region. Notable names such as Lorraine Bracco, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon and Kanye West appear as themselves to help carry the narrative along.

orphan, choir director, uplifting, emotional, intense, africa, south africa

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Demon (2015)

A man (Andrzej Grabowski) tries to save his daughter's (Agnieszka Zulewska) wedding party when her new husband (Itay Tiran) becomes possessed by a restless spirit.

man, wife, demon, priest, family member, friend, creepy

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Wreckers (2011)

A man moves back to his childhood town with his wife to start a family, but a surprise visit from his brother exposes lies from the couple's past.

wife, husband, brother, soldier, intense, emotional, suspenseful

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Angel Baby (1995)

The definitive documentary on the Sleepaway Camp series.

schizophrenic, lover, psychiatrist, brother, sister-in-law, patient, sad

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