10 Movies like No Escape Room you must watch

10 Movies like No Escape Room? Say no more. We have collated 10 films that are similar within this popular sub-genre. 

With the popularity of escape rooms on the rise, horror filmmakers found a new inspiration to tell new terrifying stories.

If you’ve recently seen the 2018 film No Escape Room and are looking for new recommendations, look no further.

10 Movies like No Escape Room

1. No Escape (2020)

No Escape | 2020 (United Kingdom)
Director: Dan ShawWriter: Dan ShawStars: Dan Shaw
Summary: A student is all alone in an after school detention room, when the teacher doesn't return, mysterious events take place.
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: English

Also known as Follow Me, the film follows a group of friends, led by a social media influencer played by Keegan Allen, as they travel to Moscow to experience a unique escape room. But what started as a fun game, in true escape room subgenre fashion, quickly turns into a real-life threat. If you are looking for similar movies to No Escape Room, No Escape might be just for you!

2. The Game (1997)

The Game | September 12, 1997 (United States) Summary: After a wealthy San Francisco banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down as he begins to question if it might really be a concealed co... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Cantonese, German, Spanish, Thai

Michael Douglas stars in this 1997 film by David Fincher. In it, Douglas’ character is gifted a game for his birthday, but after he starts playing, he realizes that this may be more than just a game. It is the first of several examples of movies about games that became much more than that in this list of similar movies to No Escape Room.

3. Battle Royale (2000)

Battle Royale | December 16, 2000 (Japan) Summary: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill one another under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese, English

This 2000 Japanese film is known for being a huge inspiration to the acclaimed book and film series The Hunger Games. In the film’s dystopian future, the Japanese government forces a group of ninth-grade students to kill each other under the radical “Battle Royale” act.

4. The Baby’s Room (2006)

The Baby's Room | January 12, 2007 (Spain) Summary: In Spain, the sports journalist Juan has a perfect life with his wife Sonia: they have just had a baby and moved to an old house that needs to be repaired in a fancy neighborhood. When Juan'... Read all
Countries: SpainLanguages: Spanish

Set in Spain, Juan and Sonia move in with their new baby into their new home, an old house that needs repairing inside a fancy neighborhood. But as the days go by, they start to realize they might not be alone in the house. Investigating what might be going on, Sonia starts to think Juan might be crazy.

5. Stay Alive (2006)

Stay Alive | March 24, 2006 (United States) Summary: For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

This 2006 horror film focuses on a group of friends mourning the mysterious death of an old friend. They find the Stay Alive survival video game based on a real-life story. As they get deeper and deeper into the game, the line between entertainment and reality begins to blur.

6. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods | April 13, 2012 (United States) Summary: Five college friends head out to a remote cabin for a getaway, but things don't go as planned when they start getting killed. They soon discover that there is more to the cabin than it seems... Read all
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English, Japanese

A group of five friends from college go to a remote cabin looking for a break from life. But they soon start having out-of-this-world experiences, which eventually lead them to uncover dark secrets about the cabin in the woods. Drew Goddard directed and co-wrote the script with Joss Whedon.

7. Saw (2004)

Saw | October 29, 2004 (United States) Summary: Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, and soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

The first entry in the long-running horror franchise, 2004’s Saw, directed by James Wan, focuses on two strangers who, after waking up in a room with no recollection of what happened to them, discover they are objects of a notorious serial killer to play with. And the game is deadly.

8. The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring | July 19, 2013 (United States) Summary: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Latin

This 2013 movie by James Wan was the original in a franchise with long arms that inspired two sequels and multiple spin-offs. The story follows Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), a couple experienced in investigating paranormal events. They are called to a farmhouse by a spooked family who think they might have a dark spirit with them.

9. Circle (2015)

Circle | October 16, 2015 (United States) Summary: Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

This psychological horror-thriller focuses on a group of fifty strangers who wake up in a dark room. Every two minutes, one of them is killed; they soon realize they can choose who the victim is. The dark game then becomes a race to find out who is the one person worth saving.

10. Countdown (2019)

Countdown | October 25, 2019 (United States) Summary: When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must fi... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Latin

Countdown is a horror film about an app that seems to predict how much time each user has left to live. When Quinn (Elizabeth Lail) finds out she has two days left, she starts noticing a figure haunting her. She must then find out how she can save herself from the ill fate.

11. Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room | January 4, 2019 (United States) Summary: Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive.
Countries: United States, South AfricaLanguages: English

If you are looking for similar movies to No Escape Room, it’ll be hard to find something more alike than this 2019 January film that lit up the box office. After solving a puzzle to get in, six people are invited to participate together in a very special escape room experience with a $10,000 prize. However, the price they’ll have to pay to get there is much more than they imagined when they got in.

12. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The Purge: Anarchy | July 18, 2014 (United States) Summary: Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Countries: United States, FranceLanguages: English

Welcome to the perfect world of the future, a world without crime or war. And only once a year, the luxurious tranquility of life is replaced by anarchy. That night, everything is allowed: in the darkness of the streets, some seek revenge, others seek entertainment, and the rest are trying to live until dawn…

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