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What Movie Scene Always Makes You Nervous, Even If You Know What's Going To Happen?

Do you still think about the trash compactor scene from Star Wars, or is that just me?

We all know about secondhand embarassment when you're watching a movie — but what about secondhand anxiety?

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Maybe I'm just an anxious person, but there are so many times I'm watching a movie and I'm literally biting my nails because I'm so anxious.


But what's the MOST anxiety-inducing scene in cinema? One that always comes to mind is when Rose is trying to break Jack's handcuffs with an axe while the water is rising in Titanic.

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I still can't believe she CLOSES HER EYES!! And that she actually succeeds after her test try was way off the mark.

Personally, I get especially anxious during any scene where a character could drown, like when Raoul falls into the phantom's trap in The Phantom of the Opera and the grate starts coming down.

Raoul looking up and seeing the grates coming down, then trying to turn a wheel to stop it, but it keeps coming down
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Even for the Phantom, this was cruel.

Or when characters are in danger of being crushed, like in the iconic trash compactor scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


Imagine if they'd gotten crushed and the franchise had ended there.

And we can't forget horror films — I will never forget when Chris wakes up in restraints and watches the video about what's about to happen to him in Get Out.

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This entire movie gave me anxiety.

Now it's your turn! Tell us what you think the most anxiety-inducing movie moment is and why in the comments and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!