Our favourite movies for fans of escape rooms

Movies to watch once you’ve seen all fifty movies titled some variety of “escape room”.

Circle (2015)

Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.

Circle is the bottle episode of movies. A bunch of strangers find themselves standing in a circle, routinely needing to vote on which person should die. What’s going on? Who’s doing this to them? How can they escape?

Exam (2009)

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.

Exam is as close to an escape room movie as you can get without being a literal escape room movie. There are hidden locks, there are puzzles, there are black lights, what more could you want?

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

A team of father and son coroners investigates the death of a beautiful `Jane Doe’. As they aim to ascertain who she is and how she died they find an increasingly bizarre sequence of clues.

It’s like an escape room, except all of the locks are ghosts and all of the clues are in a corpse.

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.

Infinity Chamber (2016)

A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape.

A movie that leaves you wondering what the heck is going on … in a good way.

Cube (1997)

Six complete strangers with widely varying personalities are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

The cult classic that you’ll love or hate. Imagine an escape room that’s entirely based on that laser scene from Resident Evil.

Solver (2017)

When Luke Williams arrives at his late grandfather’s cabin, he discovers a mysterious puzzle leading to a dangerous secret.

It’s a cabin that’s literally turned into an escape room. What more can I say? Low budget, acting is hit and miss, but overall some cool concepts.

Saw (2004)

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.

The movie that kicked off a genre. It’s like an escape room inside of a blender.

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