10 Intense Movies That Will Keep You Glued to the Screen

There are movies that draw you in so completely that you sink into them until the very end, and even after that you think of what you've seen for a long time.

This list is about such movies. Bright Side hopes you have a good time watching them!

The Lives of Others

Das Leben der Anderen

Starring: Ulrich Müe, Sebastian Koch, Martina Gedeck

Popular writer and playwright Georg Dreyman would have spent his whole life in fame and without troubles if not for his love affair with a famous actress. Too famous to pass unnoticed by a powerful secret police agent. And that's how Dreyman's bohemian life comes to an end.

  • IMDb rating - 8.5

Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Olwen Fouere

A retired and bored rock singer sets out to find a former Nazi war criminal hiding in the USA who is the man responsible for the humiliation of his recently deceased father. This is an even-paced story about inner strength and hidden predestination and about how important it is to be someone rather than give the impression of someone. The image created by Sean Penn leaves a trace in your memory for a long time.

  • IMDb rating - 6.7

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Jürgen Prochnow

Zev's life is closing in on the end. He bides his time in a retirement home, but he still has one important mission to fulfill: he must find the Nazi officer who killed his whole family in Auschwitz during WWII. Yet this mission isn't an easy one...

  • IMDb rating - 7.4

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon

Adam rents a movie and is surprised to see his exact lookalike in one of its episodes. His desire to find the doppelganger becomes an all-out obsession. But is that man really a double?

  • IMDb rating - 6.9

Perfect Blue

Pafekuto buru

Young singer Mima Kirigoe dreams of becoming an actress and tries to change the world of music to that of cinema. However, her fans seem to have overreacted to this news: there are strange calls, faxes, even an exploding envelope. And now her online diary has come up...only is it hers?

  • IMDb rating - 7.9

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman

The naked body of a young woman is found in the hotel room of comedians Lenny and Vince. They had a solid alibi, but the killer has never been found. It was a sensational story, and that's why Karen, a young journalist, gets the task of obtaining an interview from Vince even after many years. She accidentally meets Lenny too, but here begin assumptions and conjectures: what happened between them and who the killer was remains veiled.

  • IMDb rating - 6.5

Starring: Toni Collette, Rose Byrne, Brittany Murphy

Arden finds the body of a woman named Christa. Arden's own investigation leads her to Leah, a law school fellow whose sister has gone missing.

At the same time, a woman named Ruth finds herself in a complicated situation when she learns that her husband has something to do with Christa's death.

And finally, Melora - a mother seeking answers to the questions posed by her wild daughter Christa's troubled life.

  • IMDb rating - 6.7

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

A story about two double agents trying to identify each other. A really captivating plot that keeps you tense from the very beginning until the end titles.

  • IMDb rating - 8.5

Starring: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tikku

The movie is based on the real story of brave flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed herself to protect 359 passengers onboard Flight 73 of Pan Am airlines in 1986 when it was hijacked by terrorists.

  • IMDb rating - 7.8

Starring: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

The action takes place in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Christine calls the police to report her son missing, but when the boy is finally found she doesn't admit he's her child, despite his looks. And instead of help, the grieving mother only receives a ward in a mental care facility...

  • IMDb rating - 7.8
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