Movie scenes which will leave you breath­less

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THIEVES break into a blind man’s house and come to re­gret it in Don’t Breathe, out now. Hold­ing your breath for a long time is usu­ally a bad idea, since breath­ing is good for peo­ple, but here are some movies where oxy­gen takes a back seat.

Star Wars: Episode One – The Phan­tom Me­nace: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan have to avoid breath­ing when poi­sonous gas floods into the room. Seems the Force would be handy on those nights the dog eats some­thing that doesn’t sit well with him.

Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble – Rogue Na­tion: Tom Cruise has to nav­i­gate an un­der­wa­ter tur­bine for nearly six min­utes; just try hold­ing your breath that long. We’ll wait. With de­fib­ril­la­tors.

Apollo 13: When a mis­sion en­gi­neer re­alises that there’s only enough oxy­gen for two as­tro­nauts when there are three, Jack Swigert ( Kevin Ba­con) quips, “Maybe I should just hold my breath.” The other two agree and make it home with­out in­ci­dent.

Grav­ity: Since she was wear­ing a space suit, San­dra Bul­lock could hur­tle un­teth­ered through space while breath­ing nor­mally. That didn’t mean any­one in the au­di­ence was.

Harry Pot­ter and the Gob­let of Fire: Gil­ly­weed lets Harry sur­vive un­der­wa­ter for a long time, but noth­ing is pow­er­ful enough to get him out of the most messed-up school com­pe­ti­tion in his­tory. – Wash­ing­ton Post

Don’t Breathe.

Stephen Lang plays a blind war vet­eran in

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