Small Spaces or One Location

by Joss0 | created - 02 Sep 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

One room, 1 location, or confined space type films. Trying to come up with things I've seen, recommendations welcome.

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1. Iron Doors (2010)

TV-MA | 80 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration.

Director: Stephen Manuel | Stars: Axel Wedekind, Rungano Nyoni

Votes: 1,427

2. Wrecked (2010)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive.

Director: Michael Greenspan | Stars: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Ryan Robbins, Adrian G. Griffiths

Votes: 14,458 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Brake (I) (2012)

R | 92 min | Thriller

38 Metascore

A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States.

Director: Gabe Torres | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger

Votes: 11,084 | Gross: $0.00M

4. ATM (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

Director: David Brooks | Stars: Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty, Mike O'Brian

Votes: 21,899 | Gross: $0.00M

5. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 330,020 | Gross: $18.34M

6. Chained (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond

Votes: 15,371

7. 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.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto | Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli, Lilian Tapia

Votes: 3,125

8. Frozen (I) (2010)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman

Votes: 63,461 | Gross: $0.24M

9. Freezer (2014)

R | 83 min | Action, Thriller

40 Metascore

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 »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Yulia Snigir, Peter Facinelli, Andrey Ivchenko

Votes: 3,108

10. Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

Director: James Ward Byrkit | Stars: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 93,376 | Gross: $0.07M

11. 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.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

Votes: 163,314

12. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 197,168 | Gross: $0.50M

13. 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.

Director: Andrzej Sekula | Stars: Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson

Votes: 59,369

14. Cube Zero (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young programmer whose job is to watch over the reality-warping Cube defies orders to rescue an innocent mother trapped in one of its rooms.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley

Votes: 34,497

15. 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 seemingly simple question. However, it doesn't take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine | Stars: Adar Beck, Gemma Chan, Nathalie Cox, John Lloyd Fillingham

Votes: 97,376

16. Love (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

A man spends years alone on a space station orbiting Earth after losing communication with Houston/Earth. Time is spent on maintenance, exercise, watching old messages and reading a journal by a soldier in the American civil war 1864.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Gunner Wright, Corey Richardson, Bradley Horne, Nancy Stelle

Votes: 8,319

17. Stranded (V) (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

27 Metascore

Four astronauts working at a lunar base suffer a meteor strike that brings an infection that leads to paranoia, fear and death.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Christian Slater, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault, Brendan Fehr

Votes: 3,741

18. Phone Booth (2002)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 240,326 | Gross: $46.57M

19. Alpha Alert (2013)

R | 84 min | Thriller

Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when one escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.

Director: Matthew Thompson | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Josh Stewart, James Frain, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 1,110

20. 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.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank, Laurence Fox

Votes: 42,663

21. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 123,742 | Gross: $33.58M

22. Altitude (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

Director: Kaare Andrews | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho, Landon Liboiron

Votes: 9,558

23. Paradox (2006)

19 min | Short, Thriller

Two men are stranded at the bottom of a well. One, with a serious injury to his head, thinks his has fallen in is own back garden in present-day Britain. But the other tells him they are really prisoners in a medieval dungeon. Who is right, and where are they really?

Director: Jeremy Haccoun | Stars: Simon McLinden, George Tardios, Martin Wimbush, Julian Agnew

Votes: 560

24. Nothing (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Gordon Pinsent, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 5,627

25. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 245,281 | Gross: $71.99M

26. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 141,914 | Gross: $1.03M

27. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 242,071 | Gross: $96.40M

28. Beaconsfield (2012 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama

The true story of Brant Webb and Todd Russell, who were trapped nearly a kilometer below the surface.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Shane Jacobson, Lachy Hulme, Cameron Daddo, Anthony Hayes

Votes: 402

29. Amber Alert (2012)

R | 80 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong.

Director: Kerry Bellessa | Stars: Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill, Jasen Wade, Caleb Thompson

Votes: 2,723

30. The 33 (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 33,032 | Gross: $12.19M

31. Rope (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 118,121

32. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 463,132 | Gross: $54.12M

33. The Eyes (2017)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6 strangers are kidnapped and through governmental technology have proof they have all killed before and are told 5 will die this night, one may walk, and the six have 2 hours to decide who gets to live.

Director: Robbie Bryan | Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Vincent Pastore, Megan West, Ana Isabelle

Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Skybound (2017)

82 min | Action, Thriller

Five plane passengers are unable to land after a mysterious disaster happened on the ground.

Director: Alex Tavakoli | Stars: Scarlett Byrne, Gavin Stenhouse, Rick Cosnett, Morten Suurballe

Votes: 4,074

35. The Tank (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Thriller

On April 26, 2012, six people entered an Isolated Confined Environment with the mission to simulate a trip to Mars. Their mission was a catastrophic failure.

Director: Kellie Madison | Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Jack Davenport, Brad William Henke, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 325

36. The Chamber (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A three-man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission and a civilian pilot become trapped underwater in a small claustrophobic submersible craft off the coast of North Korea.

Director: Ben Parker | Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Charlotte Salt, James McArdle, Elliot Levey

Votes: 993

37. Capsule (2015)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama, History, Sci-Fi

After years of flying fighter planes and 5 years as test pilot, Guy is now, Dec. 4, 1959, on a secret British space capsule orbiting Earth trying to reenter but things start going wrong. Can he, despite cold war, get back to Earth safely?

Director: Andrew Martin | Stars: Edmund Kingsley, Lisa Greenwood, David Wayman, Nigel Barber

Votes: 6,762

38. Relaxer (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

82 Metascore

With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.

Director: Joel Potrykus | Stars: Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland, Mahfuz Rahman

Votes: 499 | Gross: $0.00M

39. 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.

Director: Stig Svendsen | Stars: Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight

Votes: 5,412



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