We are all aware what claustrophobia is all about right but for those of us who are new to the idea, claustrophobia is the absolutely gripping fear of being in closed and trapped places like cabinets, elevators and the like. As it is with all phobias, the people with claustrophobia find it
extremely difficult to survive or even breathe if caught in a closed space so imagine what would happen if a claustrophobic person found himself in a grave with just a cellphone and a lighter to keep him company. Correct guys we are indeed talking about Buried, the new movie starring Ryan Reynolds. We have compiled an article listing the most claustrophobic movies that are not for the claustrophobic obviously.
10. Phone Booth
At number ten in our list we have Phone Booth, the movie starring Colin Farrell and which was released in the year 2003. The thing that would make this movie pretty unbearable for claustrophobic people is the fact that almost the whole movie takes place inside a phone booth. Imagine being trapped inside one with snipers trained at you! This movie has to be one of those underrated and ignored movies that in reality are actually pretty decent with the skill of the producers evident from how he made the whole movie in a phone booth.
This article might also substantially increase your list of horror movie to-watch as the next movie in our list is none other than Devil. This movie was released in 2010 and is known to be one of the best horror films where five people are stuck inside an elevator and one after the other, the people start dying. We do not want to spoil your surprise by saying anymore but surely being stuck in an elevator that appears to be claiming lives, not an ideal situation to be in and certainly not for the claustrophobic.
We next have another movie that was also released in the year 2010. This movie titled “Exam” takes place in just one examination room with several candidates where they are required to answer a non-existent question. The thrill of the movie obviously lies in the fact that it takes quite a bit of group dynamics to fight for one position when you also have the option of eliminating your competitors by shooting them dead. The closed room, however, makes it very claustrophobic.
7. Panic Room
We next have Panic Room which is now well known because of the young Kristen Stewart aka Bella from Twilight starring in the film. We leave it to you to watch the movie and figure out what happens but we can tell you this much that this movie will leave you all panicky and disturbed and if you are even slightly claustrophobic, we suggest you avoid the movie.
The next movie on our list is Cube. This movie was released in the year. Since it is a part of this article it is almost a given that it is bound to give rise to claustrophobic feelings even to those who don’t have an issue with closed and trapped spaces. And why shouldn’t it considering that a bunch of people are trapped inside a cube just for the pleasure of a sadist inventor and they have to make their way out based on nothing less than math. Watch the movie to figure it all out.
We next have the movie LIFEBOAT which was released in the year 1944. We know it is probably a bit too old going by the rest of the movies in the list but it is good value for money. For the nearly two hours you will caught in a number of twists and turns as the movie unwinds on a lifeboat. Not a very closed and trapped space we admit, but throttling none the less.
We next have a fairly recent movie what if you consider the previous one which release in the 1940s. Descent was released in 2005 and is one of those horror films filled with blood and gore. Claustrophobia strikes in where the star case has to make their way or should we say squeeze their way through caves.
3. The Fantastic Voyage
Remember how we said that this article will also add to the list of horror movies that you may like to watch. Well what if the article can also add to the list of funny movies. Fantastic voyage brings us to the end of our article, well almost, and this movie has been termed by many as ludicrous. What happens is that a scientist who has mastered the technique of miniaturization, shrinks about five people and injects them into his own body. There are no prizes for guessing which part is claustrophobic of course.
Last but certainly not the least we come to the movie that started this whole theme, Buried. Ryan Reynolds has acted exceptionally well although at some points the movie does seem to drag on. None the less this would make for the master of all claustrophobic places because there is nothing worse than being claustrophobic and then being trapped in a coffin underground thus the name Buried.
1. 127 Hours
Last but not the least we have 127 Hours where a man is stuck inside a mountain due to the fact that one of his arms is pinned underneath a rock rather a boulder. This whole movie was based on the real life story of a canyoneer Aron Ralston who got stuck in Blue John Canyon in Utah. The role has been played by James Franco and the way he is trapped for five consecutive days surviving on his own waste you can say, needless to say does not bear well for those who have a fear of closed spaces.