80+ of the Scariest Non-Horror Films I've Ever Seen

80+ films that I find to be scary, outside of the traditional horror genre. Haven't updated this list -- aside from adding one film on Nov. 28th, 2017, a second on Dec. 3rd, 2017, two more on Mar. 27th, 2018, and two, today, on April 1st, 2018 -- in a very long time. It's in desperate need of an update.

  • Threads

    1

  • Come and See

    2

  • Zero Day

    3

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    4

  • Lilya 4-ever

    5

  • Irreversible

    6

  • Men Behind the Sun

    7

  • United 93

    8

  • Dancer in the Dark

    9

  • A Hole in My Heart

    10

  • In a Glass Cage

    11

  • The Reflecting Skin

    12

  • Mysterious Skin

    13

  • The Piano Teacher

    14

  • The Hunt

    15

  • Elephant

    16

  • Christiane F.

    17

  • Life Is Beautiful

    18

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    19

  • Requiem for a Dream

    20

  • Snowtown

    21

  • The Girl Next Door

    22

  • The Devils

    23

  • When the Wind Blows

    24

  • They All Must Die!

    25

  • L.I.E.

    26

  • Spring Breakers

    27

  • Eraserhead

    28

  • Apocalypse Now

    29

  • Michael

    30

  • Inland Empire

    31

  • Kids

    32

  • Compliance

    33

  • Funny Games

    34

  • The White Ribbon

    35

  • Shame

    36

  • Tyrannosaur

    37

  • Bully

    38

  • Happiness

    39

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    40

  • Man Bites Dog

    41

  • I Stand Alone

    42

  • Polytechnique

    43

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    44

  • The Class

    45

  • Ebola Syndrome

    46

  • I Saw the Devil

    47

  • We Are the Strange

    48

  • Under the Skin

    49

  • Dogville

    50

  • Gummo

    51

  • The Living and the Dead

    52

  • Hunger

    53

  • Naked

    54

  • Battle Royale

    55

  • Enter the Void

    56

  • The War Zone

    57

  • The Killer Inside Me

    58

  • Dead Man's Shoes

    59

  • Prisoners

    60

  • Gozu

    61

  • Lost Highway

    62

  • Hard Candy

    63

  • Dogtooth

    64

  • The Skin I Live In

    65

  • Breaking the Waves

    66

  • A Clockwork Orange

    67

  • Only God Forgives

    68

  • Heli

    69

  • Mulholland Drive

    70

  • Blue Velvet

    71

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    72

  • Oldboy

    73

  • Straw Dogs

    74

  • Dunkirk

    75

  • Loveless

    76

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    77

  • Red White & Blue

    78

  • Dead Ringers

    79

  • Visitor Q

    80

  • Hard to Be a God

    81

  • Black Swan

    82

  • Ingrid Goes West

    83

  • Gone Girl

    84

  • In the Company of Men

    85