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12 Non-Horror Movies That Are Just As Scary

When we think of scary movies, our minds often jump to horror classics filled with jump scares, creepy monsters, and unsettling atmospheres. However, fear doesn’t always wear the mask of a horror film.

Darren Aronofsky’s devastating portrayal of addiction dives deep into the human psyche, presenting a harrowing journey through the lives of four individuals as they succumb to their addictions.

“Requiem for a Dream” (2000)

Also directed by Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan” explores the dark side of artistic perfectionism and the mental toll it takes on Nina, a ballet dancer striving for the lead role in “Swan Lake.”

“Black Swan” (2010)

This Coen Brothers masterpiece, while categorized as a crime thriller, delves into the abyss of human morality and the randomness of fate. 

“No Country for Old Men” (2007)

Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller places audiences in the vast, unforgiving expanse of space alongside its protagonist, played by Sandra Bullock. 

“Gravity” (2013)

Set in a dystopian future where humanity faces extinction due to global infertility, Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men” paints a terrifyingly plausible picture of societal collapse.

“Children of Men” (2006)

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