Is someone held under water?

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My mother did this to me at 2 years old. It's very triggering and traumatizing to see it happen to others.
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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pinklemonade
That character was already dead when held underwater
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
98
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MeredithMorgenstern
For a split second during that underwater scene it's implied that she was forced down, probably by government agents.
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
94
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sevenminutes
Someone is drowned in a barrel of pickles (with brine).
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
86
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TheShape1978
When the mom first turns, they try to put her in the bath and she flails a LOT. Not exactly enough to seem like she’s forced underwater but it’s clear that the water is harming her in a similar way
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
69
No
2
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roosa
Blood waterboarding.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
51
No
3
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malovela
Not exactly, but someone who's tied up is lowered into water slowly from a crane. He's not HELD under water - no pressure is applied - but he can't get up because he's tied, so he drowns. It's seen from a distance.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
44
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6
3
megdoesmost
S2
 E2
End of episode, not quite held underwater but not helped.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
43
No
8
2
ErisFiestas
S1
 E1
It is mentioned that two bullies held their victim under water too long and it caused him to drown, a little boy is later held underwater by a spirit but he is saved
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
43
No
10
4
the main character wakes up in a filled-up bathtub in the very first scene. he is not held under, but he thrashes around as he gets out.
Movie Report
Yes
43
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0
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NoAviNK1
Beau fights a man in his bathtub, a dream sequence has an imaginary family seperated by a flood, and towards the end, someone drowns while being stuck under a boat
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
43
No
5
3
Pantalones
A boy's head is held underwater inside a cooler filled with water. He is submerged for a very disturbing amount of time while his brother tries to save him.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
42
No
0
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El_Logano21
Willy gets waterboarded and almost drowns in chocolate
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
41
No
6
2
413X
debbie is shown holding a kid under the water a kid at the city pool as retaliation for bullying. She spends several episodes prior training herself to hold her breath underwater.
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
37
No
0
0
two separate scenes
a young girl is trapped under frozen ice
someone tries to drown someibe else
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
33
No
0
5
Theon
S1E5: Homelander baptizes Hughie and holds him under water for an extended period of time. He is fine afterwards
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
33
No
0
1
Pantalones
Poirot is nearly drowned when another character holds his head underwater.
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
32
No
2
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LinnBeermann
Rose is being pushed down under water multiple times by a panicked passenger.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
31
No
1
1
helpfulbug
a character is drowned on screen
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
31
No
0
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dreamworkshera
a character is repeatedly held forcibly under water in episodes 4-5. this happens in episode for in 23:22 for around 15-20 seconds and then 47:20 for a minute.
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
30
No
6
7
itzyaboitrevor
No one is forcibly held underwater, but some have to swim through water to get away from creatures
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
30
No
0
1
wallflowers
At the 48:20 mark, it only lasts about ten seconds
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
30
No
5
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Corviday
After the wedding of Cellbit and Roier, Quackity gets taken away by the the Federation and ends up in a white room. The floor under him opens up and he falls into water. His pov cuts here and he's not seen again.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
30
No
8
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
29
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0
5
dido
(Early Series Spoiler) Lapis "I've drowned a lot of people" Lazuli attempts 2 drown two characters onscreen.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
29
No
11
1
RisingMoon
S3
 E3
in 11's dreamscape, she sees heather in abathtub begging for help. when 11 reaches for her, heather is yanked into the floor and the tub dissapears, showing heather screaming as she sinks to the bottom
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
27
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4
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JayR
While overcoming Sunny's phobia of drowning the description for the enemy's attacks can include Sunny being "dragged down" into the water.
Video Game Report
Yes
27
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1
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connogie
c!Connor is waterboarded by c!Tommy and c!Techno, which leaves him with trauma from the event. He makes up with Tommy, however, and it's not focused on.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
24
No
0
0
whatsupdog
Someone is waterboarded
TV Show Report
Yes
24
No
0
1
MovieWatcher10
S1
 E1
We see several flashbacks of two men where one tries to drown the other. This is a crucial part in an antagonist's backstory. I believe in the first episode there's also visual references to this?

The scenes in question are often shot in a chaotic way to stress the tense situation.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
23
No
0
1
The victims head was put into a full sink of water, they do get away and do not get hurt by water again.