2 In A Room

by DukeEman | created - 29 Oct 2015 | updated - 14 Oct 2017 | Public

Some interesting movies with two main characters confined mostly to a room with maybe a few minimal locations. Some of these movies will be of great benefit for upcoming filmmakers to learn how to make low budget movies.

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1. Innocent Sorcerers (1960)

87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 958

Adorable characters end up in a room and talk about love, life and all that matters to the youth of the time...

2. The Collector (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 8,795

A sweet kidnapper and the captive female...

3. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 89,080

Bergman is a master in trapping his characters...

4. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 25,497 | Gross: $17.55M

A game of cat and blind mouse in this intense thriller...

5. John and Mary (1969)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Michael Tolan, Sunny Griffin

Votes: 1,848

Up and coming stars make this small piece a real gem...

6. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 42,258

A clever mind game...

7. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Votes: 15,800 | Gross: $5.25M

And talk they do...

8. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's play.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 10,912 | Gross: $19.28M

Lumet drags Caine back in, but this time to play with Reeve...

9. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,150 | Gross: $17.04M

Within the confines of a prison cell, and the imagination...

10. La tarea (1991)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

Virginia is taking a class at film school, and has decided on her solo project for the class. She will secretly film herself and her ex-husband Marcelo with a candid camera while they make love.

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo | Stars: María Rojo, José Alonso

Votes: 517

Sexual desires and in one long take...

11. A Pure Formality (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto

Votes: 9,001 | Gross: $0.20M

A great combination in an intense situation...

12. What Happened Was... (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 1,104 | Gross: $0.33M

The horror of a date in a confined space...

13. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 242,529 | Gross: $5.54M

I know they walk all over the place, but these two keep you fascinated in their conversations...

14. Besieged (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

While in exile in Italy, an African woman finds herself trying to get back home and free her imprisoned husband. But the only man that can help her do so is in love with her.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, John C. Ojwang

Votes: 4,406 | Gross: $2.03M

Bertolucci goes low budget but still keeps the political edge...

15. Gone with the Train (1995)

76 min | Drama

After his father's death, a young man (Gregor Bakovic) uses the black mourning flag and sews himself a pair of trousers. He then takes a train trip and meets a variety of bizarre characters... See full summary »

Director: Igor Sterk | Stars: Gregor Bakovic, Barbara Cerar, Istok Alidic, Ivo Barisic

Votes: 220

A glorious ride, all within a train compartment...

16. The Interview (1998)

Unrated | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.

Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery, Paul Sonkkila

Votes: 6,125

Cat and mouse game in the cop station...

17. An Affair of Love (1999)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A woman puts an ad in a magazine looking for a man to fulfill her fantasy of a stringless, anonymous pornographic affair.

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Sergi López, Jacques Viala, Paul Pavel

Votes: 5,009 | Gross: $0.35M

It's the time they spend in the room that makes it work...

18. Better Than Sex (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: David Wenham, Susie Porter, Catherine McClements, Kris McQuade

Votes: 2,073 | Gross: $0.09M

When strangers meet and have a one night stand the Aussie way...

19. Conversations with Other Women (2005)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

When a man and woman flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. As they break from the party to a hotel room, the flirtation turns into a night filled with passion and remorse.

Director: Hans Canosa | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart, Yury Tsykun, Brian Geraghty

Votes: 11,500 | Gross: $0.37M

You can't go wrong with this cast...

20. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 147,932 | Gross: $1.01M

Intense...

21. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

Votes: 30,354 | Gross: $0.07M

Just for the world created by a daughter and her dead father...

22. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 108,108 | Gross: $0.40M

Lars is the perfect Antichrist...

23. Leap Year (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover.

Director: Michael Rowe | Stars: Mónica Del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Armando Hernández, Diego Chas

Votes: 2,224

An intense sexual relationship done well...

24. Room in Rome (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso, Najwa Nimri

Votes: 20,756

Very sensual time spent in a room...

25. Nuit #1 (2011)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

61 Metascore

It starts as a one night stand that evolves in a long discussion with infinite subjects between a québécoise and an immigrant.

Director: Anne Émond | Stars: Catherine de Léan, Dimitri Storoge, Véronique Rebizov, Raphaël Boulanger

Votes: 762

A youthful sexual encounter of the best kind...

26. Nila (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A young man meets his childhood love one rainy night in the city of dreams. When they both realise that the desire for more can ruin what is special between them do they listen to their ... See full summary »

Director: Selvamani Selvaraj | Stars: Sruthi Hariharan, Sarvesh Sridhar, Vicky Vijai

Votes: 182

Mostly set in a cab and there are other locations, but a majority of it is with the two main protagonists...

27. Passengers (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 317,287 | Gross: $100.01M

A majority of the time it's 2 in a spaceship...

28. Verónica (II) (2017)

81 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A female Psychologist who has stopped practicing medicine, decides to take the case of Veronica de la Serna, a young woman whose previous therapist has mysteriously disappeared.

Directors: Carlos Algara, Alejandro Martinez-Beltran | Stars: Sofía Garza, Olga Segura, Arcelia Ramírez, Horacio Castelo

Votes: 1,093

A house in the woods and duel personalities to keep one entertained...



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