film The Most Stressful Movies to Watch  

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List Rules Any movie (from any genre) that gave you anxiety while you watched it.

What makes for the most stressful movies ever? Imagine that a total psychopath has wired a Los Angeles city bus to explode if the speedometer drops below 50 MPH. Now imagine that the bus driver is not a bus driver at all, but just an inexperienced passenger pressed into duty. Speed may be just a popcorn flick, but the taut thriller is so well-paced and exhilarating, that it’s one of the most stressful films to watch unfold. Don’t think Speed is all that agita-inducing, there’s more where that came from. Here are the most stressful movies ever.

Suspenseful movies are a dime a dozen in Hollywood. Most filmmakers want to do everything possible to hook an audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. But is there anything quite like a film that is so stressful that it causes your heart to beat fast enough that it actually causes panic and sweat?

Some of the suspenseful films on this list are from the horror genre - a category of movies that is specifically designed to make a spectator jump from their seat and become so petrified of the monster, that they have to cover their eyes.

Of course, several of these movies are actual suspense films. A genre of film rooted entirely upon the premise of making a spectator feel anxious and uncertain, because they don’t know what is about to happen, and there’s nothing that they can do to help. What’s in the box that John Doe has sent to Detective Mills (Seven)? What do the scary ghosts want with Cole (The Sixth Sense)? Will the undercover cop be discovered and killed by the brutal Irish Gang (The Departed)?

But suspense comes in all genres (you've seen The Polar Express, right?). It’s often the root of drama and provides white-knuckle conflict within the story. Who knows for sure why, but there’s a piece in all of us that feels pleasure when we watch unpredictable, nerve-wracking movies.

Be sure to vote up the movies that stressed you out the most, and not in a good way.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Sophie's Choice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
The Polar Express Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
127 Hours James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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Happiness is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
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Speed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Argo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Stressful Movies to Watch
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial