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One Location Films

by Amadeus Magnus
Locked room mysteries, prison movies, “trapped” horror & disaster films, low-budget minimalistic art & independent movies… From “Buried” to “Quiet Earth”, movies set mostly in one location. Here’s the list: The Monster (1925) The Cat and the Canary (1927) The Circus (1928) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Sadie Thompson (1928) Freedom for Us (1931) Street Scene (1931) Grand Hotel (1932) The Petrified Forest (1936) The Rules of the Game (1939) The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Lifeboat (1944) One Body Too Many (1944) And Then There Were None (1945) Green for Danger (1946) 3 Godfathers (1948) Key Largo (1948)… Read more

Locked room mysteries, prison movies, “trapped” horror & disaster films, low-budget minimalistic art & independent movies…
From “Buried” to “Quiet Earth”, movies set mostly in one location.

Here’s the list:

The Monster (1925)
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
The Circus (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Sadie Thompson (1928)
Freedom for Us (1931)
Street Scene (1931)
Grand Hotel (1932)
The Petrified Forest (1936)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Lifeboat (1944)
One Body Too Many (1944)
And Then There Were None (1945)
Green for Danger (1946)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Key Largo (1948)
Rope (1948)
Obsession (1949)
Caged (1950)
Detective Story (1951)
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The Narrow Margin (1952)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
Suddenly (1954)
The Desperate Hours (1955)
Baby Doll (1956)
The Bad Seed (1956)
A Man Escaped (1956)
Moby Dick (1956)
Trapeze (1956)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Lower Depths (1957)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Game (1959)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Marie-Octobre (1959)
Le trou (1960)
The Children’s Hour (1961)
The Innocents (1961)
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Viridiana (1961)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Knife in the Water (1962)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The Haunting (1963)
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
The Collector (1965)
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
The Hill (1965)
Repulsion (1965)
Simon of the Desert (1965)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
The Incident (1967)
Marat/Sade (1967)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Odd Couple (1968)
The Party (1968)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
Airport (1970)
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Hoffman (1970)
The Big Doll House (1971)
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Horror Express (1972)
The Phone Box (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Silent Running (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972)
The Blockhouse (1973)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Butley (1974)
Dark Star (1974)
Inserts (1974)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Give ‘em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Murder by Death (1976)
Silver Streak (1976)
The Tenant (1976)
Abigail’s Party (1977)
A Special Day (1977)
La Soufrière – Waiting for an Inevitable Catastrophe (1977)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Long Weekend (1978)
Moby Dick (1978)
Alien (1979)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Scum (1979)
When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Airplane! (1980)
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Terror Train (1980)
Das Boot (1981)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Halloween II (1981)
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Deathtrap (1982)
Interrogation (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Animales racionales (1983)
Bad Boys (1983)
Le bal (1983)
Cujo (1983)
Streamers (1983)
Secret Honor (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Clue (1985)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
The Quiet Earth (1985)
The Shooting Party (1985)
‘night, Mother (1986)
St. John in Exile (1986)
Bad Taste (1987)
The Caller (1987)
Enemy Territory (1987)
Evil Dead II (1987)
La famiglia (1987)
No Way Out (1987)
Predator (1987)
September (1987)
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Die Hard (1988)
Talk Radio (1988)
Dead Calm (1989)
Home Alone (1990)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Mindwalk (1990)
Misery (1990)
Narrow Margin (1990)
La stazione (1990)
Tremors (1990)
La belle noiseuse (1991)
Closet Land (1991)
Delicatessen (1991)
In Between (1991)
Night on Earth (1991)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
La tarea (1991)
Alien³ (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Monster in a Box (1992)
Noises Off… (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Under Siege (1992)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Clerks (1994)
Death and the Maiden (1994)
Mouvements du désir (1994)
Oleanna (1994)
The Ref (Hostile Hostages) (1994)
Shallow Grave (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
What Happened Was… (1994)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Crimson Tide (1995)
The Deathmaker (1995)
Empire Records (1995)
Four Rooms (1995)
Friday (1995)
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
The Wife (1995)
Albino Alligator (1996)
American Buffalo (1996)
Bound (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Get on the Bus (1996)
Gray’s Anatomy (1996)
12 Angry Men (1997)
Air Force One (1997)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Cube (1997)
Driftwood (1997)
From Today Until Tomorrow (1997)
Funny Games (1997)
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Deep Rising (1998)
The Dinner Game (1998)
Festen (1998)
The Interview (1998)
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
The Negotiator (1998)
On Board (1998)
Pi (1998)
The Big Kahuna (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Corndog Man (1999)
Deterrence (1999)
Guest House Paradiso (1999)
Battle Royale (2000)
Cast Away (2000)
Chinese Coffee (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Pitch Black (2000)
Red Planet (2000)
The Isle (2000)
Timecode (2000)
Under Suspicion (2000)
Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)
The Anniversary Party (2001)
Atraksion (2001)
The Business of Strangers (2001)
The Cat’s Meow (2001)
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Conspiracy (2001)
The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
The Experiment (2001)
Final (2001)
Gosford Park (2001)
The Hole (2001)
The Last Castle (2001)
The Others (2001)
Session 9 (2001)
Tape (2001)
Taurus (2001)
Waiting for Godot (2001)
8 Women (2002)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Gerry (2002)
Ghost Ship (2002)
Jet Lag (2002)
John Q (2002)
Maléfique (2002)
My Little Eye (2002)
Panic Room (2002)
Phone Booth (2002)
Resident Evil (2002)
Rose Red (2002)
Russian Ark (2002)
2LDK (2003)
Alexandra’s Project (2003)
Aragami (2003)
Dogville (2003)
The Dreamers (2003)
Identity (2003)
Kontroll (2003)
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Nothing (2003)
Open Water (2003)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)
Symetria (2003)
The Chorus (2004)
Cube Zero (2004)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Duck Season (2004)
Elevator Movie (2004)
The Face of Jizo (2004)
Hellevator (2004)
Innocence (2004)
Raincoat (2004)
Saw (2004)
Tell Me I’m Pretty (2004)
The Terminal (2004)
The Uninvited Guest (2004)
University of Laughs (2004)
The Bow (2005)
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
The Descent (2005)
Flightplan (2005)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Hard Candy (2005)
House of 9 (2005)
The House of Sand (2005)
In Bed (2005)
Isolation (2005)
London (2005)
Manderlay (2005)
The Method (2005)
Red Eye (2005)
Saw II (2005)
Bug (2006)
Cold Prey (2006)
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Five Fingers (2006)
The Genius Club (2006)
Glass House: The Good Mother (2006)
Inside Man (2006)
Lady in the Water (2006)
Last Train to Freo (2006)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Right at Your Door (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Unknown (2006)
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
[Rec] (2007)
12 (2007)
1408 (2007)
Ara (2007)
At the Bar (2007)
Bheja Fry (2007)
Black Water (2007)
The Condemned (2007)
Death at a Funeral (2007)
Disturbia (2007)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Funny Games U.S. (2007)
Fermat’s Room (2007)
Interview (2007)
Kisaragi (2007)
The Man from Earth (2007)
The Mist (2007)
The Orphanage (2007)
P2 (2007)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Shadow Puppets (2007)
Sleuth (2007)
Sunshine (2007)
Vacancy (2007)
Wind Chill (2007)
Blackout (2008)
Breathing Room (2008)
Doubt (2008)
Elevator (2008)
Felon (2008)
God on Trial (2008)
Heaven’s Heart (2008)
The Hide (2008)
Hunger (2008)
Martyrs (2008)
Mum & Dad (2008)
Nora’s Will (2008)
Pontypool (2008)
Quarantine (2008)
Shirin (2008)
Splinter (2008)
Still Walking (2008)
The Strangers (2008)
A Wednesday (2008)
[Rec] 2 (2009)
9 (2009)
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Across the Hall (2009)
The Canyon (2009)
Cargo (2009)
Celda 211 (2009)
Dead Snow (2009)
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Dogtooth (2009)
Exam (2009)
The Killing Room (2009)
Lo (2009)
Moon (2009)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Night Train (2009)
Pirate Radio (2009)
The Steam Experiment (2009)
Symbol (2009)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Triangle (2009)
Walled In (2009)
127 Hours (2010)
Buried (2010)
Captifs (2010)
Devil (2010)
Frozen (2010)
The Killing Jar (2010)
Lebanon (2010)
Nine Dead (2010)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
The Possession of David O’Reilly (2010)
Predators (2010)
Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)
Room in Rome (2010)
The Silent House (2010)
Sus (2010)
Unstoppable (2010)
Wrecked (2010)
247°F (2011)
Las Acacias (2011)
Carnage (2011)
Flypaper (2011)
Panic Button (2011)
The Pomegranate (2011)
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Retreat (2011)
Silent House (2011)
Sleep Tight (2011)
Source Code (2011)
The Sunset Limited (2011)
The Thing (2011)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Two Years at Sea (2011)
You’re Next (2011)
Amour (2012)
ATM (2012)
Caesar Must Die (2012)
Dredd (2012)
The Wall (2012)
All is Lost (2013)
Coherence (2013)
Detour (2013)
Fish & Cat (2013)
Locke (2013)
The Purge (2013)
Snowpiercer (2013)
This Is the End (2013)
Non Stop (2014)
Venus in Fur (2014)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Hidden (2015)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
In the Deep (2016)

PS: Please let me know if I am missing something.

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