Trapped: Mind-bending movies set in claustrophobic closed rooms

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Room (2015): A mother and her 5-year-old child have been imprisoned in a room. It is their entire world.
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Room (2015): A mother and her 5-year-old child have been imprisoned in a room. It is their entire world.

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The Man From Earth (2007): An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
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The Man From Earth (2007): An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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Locke (2013): 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.
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Locke (2013): 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.

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Cube (1997): 7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.
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Cube (1997): 7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

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Rear Window (1954): A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
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Rear Window (1954): A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

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Phone Booth (2002): Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist’s sniper rifle.
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Phone Booth (2002): Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist’s sniper rifle.

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1408 (2008): A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
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1408 (2008): A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

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Rope (1948): Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.
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Rope (1948): Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.

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Panic Room (2002): 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.
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Panic Room (2002): 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.

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The Hateful Eight (2015): 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.
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The Hateful Eight (2015): 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.

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Saw (2004): Would you kill to live? When a madman tries to teach how much life is worth, two men find themselves in a room with no idea how they got there or why they’re there.
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Saw (2004): Would you kill to live? When a madman tries to teach how much life is worth, two men find themselves in a room with no idea how they got there or why they’re there.

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Exam (2009): The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
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Exam (2009): The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.

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Buried (2010): 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.
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Buried (2010): 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.

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Devil (2010): A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
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Devil (2010): A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

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The Sunset Limited (2011): Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.
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The Sunset Limited (2011): Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.

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12 Angry Men (1957): A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
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12 Angry Men (1957): A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

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The Exterminating Angel (1962): The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.
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The Exterminating Angel (1962): The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009): A rich man’s daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father’s money.
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009): A rich man’s daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father’s money.

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