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Top 20 Claustrophobia Movies 

Contagion (2011):

On a tryst with an old boyfriend, Beth (Gwyneth Paltrow) contracts what she thinks is a cold, only to discover, back home with her family, that it's a pathological infection of the nervous system, and it kills her. Her husband Mitch (Matt Damon) soon learns that the virus is spreading across the country, and that the entire country is quarantined -- but the most immediate threat for him and his daughter is looting and violence, the chaos ensuing from people's panic and fear. Mitch, it turns out, is immune to the virus, and it's up to him to suppress his sorrow and find a cure.
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In the new film Detour, Jackson Alder (Neil Hopkins) finds himself trapped by a mudslide inside his car, alone. It takes intense mental control, as well as purposeful distraction, to escape that kind of claustrophobic, panic-inducing situation (View it in iTunes.) So should you ever be in such tight quarters, you'll need plenty of material with which to distract yourself -- such as a list of the most claustrophobic movies to ever come out of Hollywood. By Diana Clarke.
Published on March 29, 2013

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