10 Movies That Take Place in a Single Location

Do you like movies that set in one place rather than movies with plenty of action and explosion scenes? Here are 10 one room-set movies you may like.

Rope (1948)

Rope Movie

Philip and Brandon, who live in the same house, kill a friend just for the sake of excitement. Then they put the body in a box and give a party to a group including friend’s father, in the room where the box is. Does it sound crazy? Rope is Alfred Hitchcock’s first movie in color and adapted from a theatre play.

The Sunset Limited (2011)

The Sunset Limited Movie

A man who wants to commit suicide and a devout person who tries to make him give up. This 90-minute movie is about this discussion which includes plenty of philosophical, religious, existential arguments.

The Man From Earth (2007)

The Man From Earth Movie

It’s a great science-fiction movie in a single room where people just sit and talk. University professor John Oldman decides to leave work one day. When collecting his household goods, their colleagues who are surprised at this sudden decision come to the house to see him off. And the story begins. Although it’s very low budget, the film is quite successful.

12 Angry Men (1957

12 Angry Men Movie

An eighteen-year-old boy accused of killing his father by stabbing him. 11 of the jurors believe he’s guilty but one isn’t sure.

Carnage (2011)

Carnage Movie

The parents of two children who fight with each other, come together and talk modernly to solve the problem. The friendly conversation turn into a discussion and from time to time the temperature of the discussion increases.

Locke (2013)

Locke Movie

This movie takes place in one location and also it has only one character. Ivan Locke has a very ordinary life. One day he gets an unexpected news and he has to go on a stressful journey. The whole story is just a man’s car journey and the phone conversations he made during that time.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club Movie

Five students, who are in the same high school but don’t have any communication with each other, must spend their entire day in the library with a supervising teacher, on a Saturday due to punishment. At the end of the day, these five “prisoners”, who have nothing in common with each other, will understand that their problems are not very different.

Buried (2010)

Buried Movie

Just like Locke, Buried also takes place in one location with only one character. Paul buried alive and now he must struggle to get out of the coffin.

The Exam (2009)

The Exam Movie

Eight candidates are called for a position of a mysterious company. These eight candidates with different characteristics, try to find the answer to an unclear question. Eight different characters, a single location and an uncertain question. The Exam is not the best movie in this list but it has a mystery and thrilling atmosphere.

Tape (2001)

Tape Movie

Tape is the story of three friends who came together ten years after graduation and tried to solve an old problem in a hotel room.