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Embracing Claustrophobic Movies

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 28, 2010 at 10:27AM

Riffing off such recent movies in tight spaces as Buried and Devil (which are struggling at the b.o.) and Danny Boyle's upcoming 127 Hours, Vulture posts their list of the eleven most claustrophobic films. They note: "Confining your film to a single space certainly has its advantages: a lower budget, obviously, but also an instantly suspenseful premise."
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Riffing off such recent movies in tight spaces as Buried and Devil (which are struggling at the b.o.) and Danny Boyle's upcoming 127 Hours, Vulture posts their list of the eleven most claustrophobic films. They note: "Confining your film to a single space certainly has its advantages: a lower budget, obviously, but also an instantly suspenseful premise."

The list: Lifeboat (1944, 95% on RottenTomatoes), Das Boot (1981, 100%), Daylight (1996, 22%), Cube (1997, 61%), Phone Booth (2003, 71%), Open Water (2004, 72%), The Descent (2005, 84%), [Rec]/Quarantine (2007, 96%;2008, 58%), Frozen (2010, 57%), Devil (2010, 43%), and Buried (2010, 84%).

This article is related to: Genres, Lists, Thriller, Drama


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