101 Movies Based In One Roomby AnonymousCritic | created - 02 Sep 2014 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
As a film genre I am a fan of films based in one room. Simple concept which calls for good acting... they might not be the best films ever but they make you 'think outside the box'.
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1. Exam (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
2. Fermat's Room (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller
4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.
3. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery
A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 242,478 | Gross: $71.99M
4. Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)
R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.
8/10 - Also see The Wannsee Conference (1992).
5. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 193,533 | Gross: $0.50M
6. Deterrence (1999)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm
Votes: 2,463 | Gross: $0.14M
7. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 165,486 | Gross: $61.28M
8. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Votes: 210,465 | Gross: $52.16M
9. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama
Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.
8/10 (I like this version better)
10. 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 »
Votes: 8,911 | Gross: $0.20M
11. Pontypool (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.
Votes: 26,990 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Horror
Anthology series which mixes dark humor with genres like crime, horror or drama. The show invites viewers into some very different No.9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.
I tried not to include 'bottle episodes' in this list of films, but this series is a masterpiece, well worth a look...
13. Tunnel (2016)
TV-14 | 126 min | Action, Drama
A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.
14. 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.
16. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 262,173 | Gross: $25.59M
17. Circle (II) (2015)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.
18. The Perfect Host (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.
Votes: 23,486 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Elevator (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers - one of whom has a bomb - become trapped in a Wall Street elevator.
20. After the Dark (2013)
R | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
21. Finder's Fee (2001)
R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.
7/10 (Don't watch the last 3 minutes! trust me, just stop when he says I love you)
22. Last Passenger (2013)
R | 97 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle their warped driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board.
Votes: 5,560 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Locke (2013)
R | 85 min | Drama
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.
Votes: 121,544 | Gross: $1.36M
24. The Killing Jar (2010)
R | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
25. Freezer (2014)
R | 83 min | Action, Thriller
Robert is an ordinary man who is faced with extraordinary circumstances. He is locked in a meat freezer by Russian thugs who believe that he owes them 8 million dollars. Robert, who is in ... See full summary »
26. Rope (1948)
PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.
27. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 402,652 | Gross: $36.76M
28. Buried (2010)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Votes: 140,146 | Gross: $1.03M
29. Basic (2003)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A D.E.A. Agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger Drill Sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Votes: 56,255 | Gross: $26.54M
30. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 601,771 | Gross: $4.36M
31. Red Eye (2005)
PG-13 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.
Votes: 105,850 | Gross: $57.89M
32. Shelter (III) (2015)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An ominous disaster forces five survivors to wait out nuclear winter in a secret underground bomb shelter. With limited supplies and nowhere else to go, they struggle against the clock, ... See full summary »
33. The Hole (2001)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
34. Under Suspicion (2000)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »
Votes: 20,899 | Gross: $0.26M
35. Devil (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
Votes: 122,534 | Gross: $33.58M
36. The Vault (2011– )
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Vault is a reality television show set in the year 2016, where 150 contestants get more than they bargained for.
...this is not really a tv series, it is a collection of youtube clips that you can watch to your heart content... watch them back to back to view as a film.
37. Deathtrap (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's play.
Votes: 10,822 | Gross: $19.28M
38. Symbol (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
A man wakes up in a white room empty other than buttons on the walls, he must find out which button to push to get what he wants.
39. Cube²: Hypercube (2002)
R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.
40. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 353,906 | Gross: $56.00M
41. Inhuman Resources (2012)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
Six captive office workers are literally chained to their desks by deranged former regional manager Thomas Reddmann (Redd). He assigns his 'human resources' the impossible task of proving his innocence or suffering gruesome consequences.
42. The Man from Earth (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
43. Panic Room (2002)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.
Votes: 238,406 | Gross: $96.40M
44. Lo (2009)
80 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Love presents many challenges to couples...but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April. Kidnapped by demons, April's mystery begins to unfold when he finds an ... See full summary »
45. Dial M for Murder (1954)
PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller
A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.
Votes: 141,511 | Gross: $0.01M
46. Captivity (2007)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.
Votes: 21,987 | Gross: $2.63M
47. The Last Supper (I) (1995)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Votes: 13,518 | Gross: $0.44M
48. The Method (2005)
115 min | Drama
7 Spanish top corporate job candidates are left in a room and informed on computer screens about their tasks and that one of them is an observer. Let the psyching begin.
Votes: 9,555 | Gross: $0.01M