Whilst we are all aware that most films are fictional and everything that is unfolded is scripted, it does not stop us from feeling emotions. Throughout movie history, there are many moments that have been almost unbearably tense and these scenes are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Many of theses moments are now considered to be some of the greatest scenes of all time, and credit must go to the performer for making it believable, the director for establishing tension, and the writer for creating the nerve-shredding scenes. Here are 12 of the most intense movie scenes of all time.
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12. No Country For Old Men – Coin Toss
What is so nerve-shredding and shocking about this scene is the fact that the coin toss is so completely unnecessary, and it gives you an insight into just how dark Anton Chigurh is (and this is helped by a stunning performance from Javier Bardem). In the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men, this scene sees Anton arrive at a gas station where the attendant proves to be too talkative for the cold-blooded hitman. The tension mounts as Anton, showing no emotion, begins to enjoy seeing the attendant squirm as he makes him uncomfortable. He then asks him what the most he has ever lost on a coin toss is, and the tension sky rockets as the poor man does not know what is at stake but is forced into playing. The audience is left with clammy hands, and it is clear just how menacing this hitman is.